It's been nearly three years since Cassavettes disbanded, but GLENN YODER has retained his position as one of Boston's finest Americana songwriters, and today he and his WESTERN STATES Winter Preview in the Phoenix, where we wrote:
Glenn Yoder & the Western States :: Javelina :: Recorded with Dave Minehan at Woolly Mammoth in Waltham, the former Cassavette rocks out a bit more than in past turns, but still retains the charm that made his former band one of Boston's brightest.
It was a pretty great year of Boston music in 2012. Several bands broke out of the imaginary confines of our city and brought our sound to global audiences, from Amanda Palmer to Converge to Passion Pit to the Dropkicks. But the real sounds of Boston were cultivated around Allston and Somerville, in Cambridge and Brookline, as well as all the surrounding cities and towns, all helping to craft a soundtrack of Boston that felt unparalleled compared to recent years.
On Saturday night, no fewer than seven of Boston and Providence's more prominent house music and techno DJs brought "BassWave," their traveling showcase of DJ styles to Good Life. The first BassWave night took place about a month ago in New Bedford, ground central for much of our area's DJ activity; it returns there, to Bar 908, on New Year's Eve.
THE THERMOSES “Christmas in Allston” -- Recorded a few years ago by Roger from Yale MA/Pretty & Nice, Kevin from Everyday Is A Mixtape and others.
YOU CAN BE A WESLEY “Bamp” -- New fucking music from the Wesleys! Playing New Year's Eve at Pizzeria Regina in Allston with CreaturoS, the Migs and others.
have an irrational love affair with electronic music. Most of my days
are spent perusing the scenes of cities I've never been to -- London,
Berlin, Tokyo -- attempting to stay abreast on movements that I'm not a
part of. On a national scale, I've remained cautiously optimistic in
regards to the whole EDM boom, with my (admittedly selfish) hope being
that some of these kids drawn to the arena-sized spectacle will
eventually catch on to some wayward shit and DJs that I adore will
garner bigger bookings as a result.
All day this Saturday, WFNX Radio becomes Radio Clash.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the death of JOE STRUMMER, guitarist of THE CLASH who died on December 22, 2002 at the age of 50, at midnight tonight WFNX kicks off a 24-hour run of the legendary guitarist's work. One-time WFNX jock Morning Guy Tai holds court during the entire day, spinning Clash tunes, as well as Mescaleros, Latino Rockabilly War, Strummer's sizable soundtrack work, and other related projects.
Much <3 to Boston electro-pop duo STEREO TELESCOPE for coming by the WFNX studio today to perform an acoustic set, pick some tunes, and hype up Saturday's Electric Xmas party at Brighton Music Hall in Allston. We also gave away five pairs of passes via our social media sites and text alerts, so congrats to all the winners.
Most people live with a general assumption, implanted in their minds repeatedly by the music-industrial complex, that music is a good thing. But is it? “Sure,” you’re saying, snapping your fingers along with your favorite tune playing on your favorite Internet radio channel, “of course it’s a good thing!” Well, maybe to you, at that moment, but not so much for, say, Manuel Noriega at the end of 1989, when, holed up in Panama City’s Vatican embassy, our U.
Coeur De Pirate is at Brighton Music Hall on June 6
Fear Nuttin Band
+ Hub Dub + Dubbest | January 11 at Brighton Music Hall
| $10 | ticketmaster.com
Sean Price + Roc
Marciano + Buckshot | January 15 at Brighton Music Hall
| $15 | ticketmaster.com
The Neighbourhood |
January 16 at Brighton
Music Hall | $10 | ticketmaster.
We're all still dragging ass after last night, but that didn't stop NEMES from barging into the studio armed with a box drum, violin and acoustic guitar and laying down some tunes. Go check them out fully-loaded Friday night when they hit Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square with Dressed For The Occasion, then be on the lookout for a new record from them in 2013.
We're still dusting off the collective bangover from last night's shit-show WFNX Holiday Party, so while shake off the cocktail cobwebs, here's a collection of videos captured by the irresplacable Mick Murray. It was loud as all fuck last night at the Lansdowne Pub, so the sound isn't perfect, but you get the idea.
Here's something cool to do today while fucking around at your desk and counting the hours until your holiday break: watch a live stream of Sub Pop labelmates METZ and KING TUFF performing live at the Pitchfork.TV offfices in Brooklyn. (Watch the stream here starting at 12:30.) Both bands will play for about thirty minutes; King Tuff first, then METZ.
Posting today's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist with one foot out tha door! Headed to Lansdowne Pub for the WFNX HOLIDAY PARTY, where I'll do my best not to be the grinch. By now, you know the deets, so head down to Fenway and party it up with the crew. Here's what we threw down on the show today.
GOZU “Salty Thumb” -- First taste of new record The Fury of a Patient Man out this April on Small Stone Records.
Quick-hit edition of BOSTON ACCENTS today, the 40-minute variety, as we gave WFNX guests Tegan & Sara some room to breathe in their afternoon session with Sabrina. We still got to mostly everything that was on tap for today, including opening up with a spotlight of the WFNX Holiday Party tomorrow, December 18 at the Lansdowne Pub and featuring MEAN CREEK and THE SCROOGES, with a special Christmas-y performance by THE FIELD EFFECT and DJ sets from KNIFE (Good Life Boston) and others.
A few hours before TEGAN & SARA play Agganis Arena tonight, opening for the Killers, the Sisters Quin are re-routing over to WFNX for a live chat on-air with Sabrina around 4:30 pm EST. We'll let them pick out a few songs and talk about their new record Heartthrob, which the Phoenix's Annie Zaleski chronicled this week in magazine