It’s LIFESTYLE night on Boston Accents. Sean Drinkwater and Ad Frank from Boston’s synthpop veterans hung with me tonight in the studio, playing new tracks, talking about their February 11 masquerade ball at Great Scott, and sampling tunes from their musical orbit. We also debuted a fuckton of new music, so saddle up and ride the Marotta Express.
The fine folks at Allston Village Main Streets like to remind us that, yes, indeed, “It’s All in Allston.” It’s more than a catchy slogan, and certainly more than a shallow battlecry for old dudes like me who have lived there for the past decade, refusing to retire to Brighton or Cambridge or even Waltham as the college students remain the same vomitinous age while washed-up gents like me keep getting older and sober by the second.
Editor's Note: Ever since DURAN DURAN broke onto the scene 30 years ago, the synth strobe of debut single "Planet Earth" serving a legendary declaration of an evolving electronic pop landscape, Nick Rhodes has answered his fair share of questions from music journalists. So as his band, fresh as ever, prepares to hit the Wang Performing Arts Center tomorrow night, October 28 -- part of a continuing globe-trot in support of last year's All You Need Is Now -- the Boston Phoenix decided to skip the usual promotional interview technique and enlist one of Boston's synthpop veterans to hold it down and talk shop: SEAN DRINKWATER