Weekly Playlist kicks off with the premiere of ANIMAL TALK’S brand spankin' new single, “Mama Was A Teenage Rocker,” a smooth rock jam that coats an electronic gloss over some tasty ‘70s grooves. Speaking of teenage rockers, Allston’s THE SYMPTOMS may have just graduated high school in June, but “Don’t Leave” is an experimental pop slider aged well beyond their collective years, and the young risers' record release party is set for Wednesday, September 26 at T.
Rumble Night #2 preliminary winners: Garvy J
After a pretty solid opening night on Sunday, the Rumble trudged on last night with perhaps the series’ most eclectic bill. Looking back on it, I guess you can say it was fairly predictable that the gravel-pit glam rock of rock of GARVY J would take home the honors (disclosure: I was a judge, and the end result was accurate), but the night offered three other glimpses into varying scenes that proved just as interesting as who was going to win.
Some sweet Class of 2012 double-dipping going on tonight around town, as ANIMAL TALK kick-off a sold Thursday night rock show at T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge (with BrownBoot, the Future Everybody, and Blackboard Nails), while over a few friendly bridges CAMDEN put down the telephones and headlines a glitzy affair at Allston's Great Scott (Daily Pravda, Cooling Towers, and Paper Snakes in tow).
Welcome to the sounds of CLASS OF 2012. Last night we unveiled the soundtrack to our annual Best New Boston Bands feature, a 12-track compilation spanning metal to electro to psych to folk to indie, available for free download via Bandcamp. Last year we hooked up a handful of mp3s, but this year we're going full-frontal awesome.