If you’re going to go out, go out with a bang. Better to burn out than fade away. Being in a band is a pain in the ass. These are all truisms that apply to Boston’s always punchy and melodic THICK AS THIEVES, who’ll call it quits after the release of their latest (and last) record, Practice Resurrection Like the Fox Makes Tracks, their fifth release since they formed in 2004.
In the middle of my Boston Rock Spring Preview, out March 7, was this beautifully obnoxious bulge of record-release parties all going down on the same night in the same hood (and one literally on top of another). There were eight new releases spotlighted in total, and nearly half arose in Cambridge at the same time.