There’s a well-known episode in the first season of The Twilight Zone circa 1960 titled "The Hitchhiker" where a pretty blonde, driving cross country, keeps seeing the same man hitchhiking on the side of the road over and over again no matter how fast she drives or how many miles she travels. Understandably, it really starts to freak her out.
Our inaugural playlist of 2013 is hellbent for fuzz, kicking off with a ferocious track from indie veterans GUILLERMO SEXO. “Echo Out My Call” is a buzzed-out call-to-arms, and the first serving off the band’s new EP Bring Down Your Arms, out digitally this week. Rueben Bettsak of GSexo will be a guest on Boston Accents today, January 17, debuting his band's new songs and selecting other faves from around town (5pm EST, wfnx.
So this was a good time. Many thanks to PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA for dropping by WFNX and co-hosting BOSTON ACCENTS with me, and selecting today's playlist. We went nearly all-throwback, and dusted off some old classics. Burma hits the Sinclair in Cambridge this Saturday, January 19, and well yeah, we think you should attend.
Last month, while doing research for the extensive history of Captured Tracks that ran in our December 28th issue, I visited the label's office in Williamsburg. On the day I stopped by, Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils came by the office. This happened to be the same day that the label announced the band's sophomore record, Clash the Truth, out on February 13th.
There are more booking agent changes in the live music scene over in Central Square.
Earlier this week we reported on T.T. The Bear’s Place bringing in a local talent buyer to round out its daily calendar, and today neighboring club the Middle East went a step further, replacing Shred with a familiar face: its former booking agent KEVIN HOSKINS, who ran booking at the Cambridge club from 2004 to 2010 and has had a role in the venue since 2002.
This is when you reach for your internet radio. Tune in to WFNX this afternoon at 5pm EST when PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA co-hosts BOSTON ACCENTS. He'll join me live in the studio as we discuss Burma's latest record Unsound, their show Saturday night at the Sinclair in Harvard Square -- we hear a horn section is involved -- and Burma's enduring legacy here in Boston and around the world.
RIBS “Please Don’t Go” -- Starting the show today with RIBS, who has their song "Silencer" featured on Teen Mom 2 on MTV last night, only to have it air during the scene where Chelsea's French bulldog Frankie gets mauled and killed by the neighbor's husky. What in the hell?
FAT CREEPS “Dad Weed” -- Two new jams from the Creeps, posted today, from their upcoming split with Zebu off Feeding Tube Records.
Happy Monday everyone, and the start of a new week brings some rad news. Allow me to welcome THE SOUND MUSEUM as the new official sponsor of BOSTON ACCENTS. The long-standing rehearsal and studio complex is this year celebrating 30 years of being a part of the Boston rock scene, and we couldn't be happier having them a part of the WFNX family.
The soothing jingle of Boston’s ongoing game of booking agent musical chairs has once again stopped, leaving two of the city’s more well-known clubs with familiar faces enlisted to bring bands to their respective stages.
A few weeks ago, RYAN AGATE of RTT PRESENTS was named booking agent of the 70-person O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, and today, RICHARD BOUCHARD, formerly of music blog Boston Band Crush and an independent promoter working as INDIE ROCK RANGER PRESENTS, was brought onto the team at T.
Despite of our city's dispiriting 2am closing hour, which snuffs the club music experience way too early, Boston is home to a great many house music and techno DJs of note. WILL MONTONE is one such. Like many, he was a fan first; he even worked at Boston's beloved Boston Beat Record Store. He's also a track maker.
With their new album WOLF'S LAW about to drop, our old friends THE JOY FORMIDABLE swung by the WFNX.com studios with an acoustic guitar to preview a new song, "Silent Treatment," and also gave a simpler twist on their smash hit "Whirring." (In stark contrast to the bombastic, eight-minute-screaming-guitar-freakout version they performed during a secret WFNX on Lansdowne Street back in 2011.
"Where's Fugazi when we need Fugazi?"
That's exactly the kind of idealistic cri de coeur you'd expect to hear from one half of JAPANDROIDS. We've been championing Vancouver's finest duo forevs, but it wasn't until their last swing through town at the Paradise that we got drummer David Prowse to come hang out at the WFNX.
It's your last chance to hear the full DROPKICK MURPHYS record-release set from Tuesday -- when they celebrated their new Signed and Sealed in Blood by blasting through an hour-long set from McGreevys on Boylston Street. WFNX.com was there to capture the spectacle -- free show by Murphys live at their own bar? Mayhem! -- and tonight at 6 pm they'll be streaming the set in its entirety.
Here's a fast-action head's up fit for a fun-filled Friday: volcanic Welsh rock trio THE JOY FORMIDABLE will be dropping by WFNX.com this afternoon to hang out, spin some tunes, talk about their new record Wolf's Law -- out January 22 here in the states via Atlantic Records -- and perform a stripped-down set live in our studios.