Foals are at the House of Blues on May 9 with Surfer Blood and Blondfire
Kid Mountain + Winter + Horsehands | February
25 at Great Scott | $8 | ticketweb.com
Color Channel +
Earlynineties + Abadabad | March 4 at Great Scott | $8 | ticketweb.com
March 9 at the House of Blues | $27.
It’s been just more than two years since YOUNG ADULTS released their noisy blitz-punk debut LP Black Hole. Since then, bassist Danny O’Neill (ex-Protokoll) joined the band and guitarist Chris Villon relocated to Northampton, but they remain one of Boston’s most viciously sludgy live acts, and finally return with new material.
Another day, another step closer to the return of alt-underground nightclub MANRAY. The Cambridge Licensing Commission voted unanimously last night "to approve owner Donald Holland’s application for a change of location from 21 Brookline St., where ManRay first opened as a gay club... to 541 Massachusetts Ave.
Last week, DREAMHAUS, a third-floor Allston residential dwelling that also serves as a DIY show space and community meetingplace, was burglarized in broad daylight. Many of the personal items belonging to the residents (which include the Phoenix Assistant Music Editor Liz Pelly and contributor Ali Carter, as well as musicians Emily Reo, Cameron Potter of Little Spoon, and Noah Klein of FMLY and Cuddle Formation) were stolen, and a donation page on the space's tumblr has been established "for the reimbursement of our losses, damages, and towards the future protection of our home.
Back in the Monday swing after a few days away, courtesy of a blizzard and Peter Hook, not in that order, today BOSTON ACCENTS welcomed the fine young lads of CAMDEN to the WFNX studio. The band debuted two new tracks, which will be posted online tomorrow, and it was even Jim's 25th birthday. We opened with "Roadrunner" by the Modern Lovers, to support Joyce Linehan's excellent cause in making it the Official Song of Massachusetts
UPDATED FEB 13: A bill to declare "Roadrunner" the official rock song of Massachusetts will be filed on February 14. And there's a Facebook page. Scroll down for details.
It appears the two sides of Joyce Linehan’s life – politics and rock and roll – are coming together in a manner both spectacularly absurd and brilliantly inevitable.
You’ll see LIAM HAYES at the end of Roman Coppola’s new film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan, but you probably won’t see him anywhere else. Hayes, who has released three records under the name Plush (his fourth, Korp Sole Roller, will just be released under the name Liam Hayes this spring), plays only the occasional rare concert.
The show. It must go on.
The blizzard named Nemo wasn't very emo this past weekend, forcing the postponement of WFNX's NOTHING FEELS GOOD pre-Valentine's Day soiree at Radio in Somerville. Thankfully, we've been able to keep a majority of the show intact and offer it up tonight, in a make-up date moment of serendipity, with a reduced cover and even more feelings than before.
Most people know Derek Archambault as the unabated vocalist of Boston dark hardcore outfit DEFEATER (or around town in New Hampshire, he's the tall dude with the snappy Twin Peaks haircut that works at the record store). But many are unaware of the softer side of his musical repetoire.
The Breeders are at Royale on May 9
On Sale Now
GARBAGE + IO ECHO
| March 26 at the House of Blues | $35-$49.50 | livenation.com
THE BLACK ATLANTIC | March 26 at T.T. the Bear's Place | $10
DUNCAN TRUSSELL |
March 29 at Great Scott | $20 | ticketweb.com
HUNTERS | April 21 at T.
Due to the cold-hearted reality of alphabetization, WESTLAND was the thirteenth and final band listed in the Phoenix's recent Class of 2013. But if you've listened to Boston Accents on WFNX at all since January, it's clear that the Massachusetts pop-rock band is at the top of our lists. Tonight Westland hits the Middle East in Cambridge for their official Intimacy Without Intricacy, a sterling EP of hook-laden pop jams that already feature two of our favorite tracks of the year in "Steady Now" and "Jack & Coke."
On Sunday morning we drove from Vermont to New Hampshire and saw lots of frozen creeks. The NH show was in Newmarket but we didn’t know anything to do there so we drove to Dover for the afternoon and sat around at Adele’s coffeeshop. At Adele’s Joe was looking through some old photos for an article someone is writing about his record label Don Giovanni which turns 10 this year.
We first heard from Boston electronic duo CASE & POINT early last year when they bootlegged everyone from the xx to Doctor P and caught the attention of Swedish dance duo Icona Pop with their big-room banger remix -of-summer anthem “I Love It.”
Now producers Casey Vadum and TJ Jordan have created Room Service Vol.
It is important at times to remember that music isn’t just a commodity intended to spur discussion: that it is also a product ostensibly with a degree of usefulness, whether to provide the backbeat for social lubrication, the emotional haze with which our nostalgic memories are affixed to, or one thousand and one other purposes.
Staff Spins: What We're listening to at the Phoenix...
CHARLI XCX “You (Ha Ha Ha)” [Atlantic/Asylum] “Because we used to be the cool kids/You were old school/I was on the new shit” confidently offers the artist born as Charlotte Aitchison on throbbing new single “You (Ha Ha Ha),” the first entry for Best New Jam of 2013