A few weeks ago, WFNX program director Paul Driscoll was giving an interview to a local news crew when he quipped that the final days of the alt-rock radio station would be like an "Irish wake." Here in the world of BOSTON ACCENTS, we're taking that attitude out of the Lynn studio and into the Allston clubs. The final Boston Accents show is slated to air on Sunday July 15 (with an all-night sleepover theme where all are invited to hang out with us), and the following week we go out in motherfucking style with three nights of rock and roll at Great Scott in Allston
Has the ticket price for Radiohead’s show at the Comcast Center got you down? Is your rent paid but you don’t know what to do with all those quarters you’ve saved up from busking and they’re causing you to freak out? Bummed that you can’t listen to the new Walkmen CD because reminds you of that girl who looked like Mischa Barton that you never got with? Take a baton to the arm at the No NATO protest and need some musical band-aids? Well, grab your leather jacket and ready your throwing elbow, because Ghosts of Punks Past THE MOB are coming out to kick your asses this Memorial Day Monday at Great Scott.
Photo by David Goodrich.
Breaking news y'all! Boston's favorite garage rock trio are a trio no longer. And they're changing their name.
As of today, GIRLFRIENDS are officially BENT SHAPES.
"The only thing constant is change," wrote bassist Supriya Gunda in an email to the Phoenix this weekend.
Our Spring Preview of eight new Boston records set to give the city's scene a re-charge kicks off tonight at Great Scott with THE DARKER HUES, who release new record Nothing Tastes Like Failure right in the heart of Allston Rock City.
Want to catch the gig on the free? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org with DARKER HUES in the subject line and we'll select one winner at random by 4pm, good for one patron and a guest to rock the eff out, on us.
Three minutes is not a long time. But for post-punk/post-hardcore/post-yesterday hellions GRASS IS GREEN, a spry 180 seconds is all that’s needed to kiss up, break up, and make up within the beautifully messy confines of song. “Nice Guy of the Year Award,” the first track off Ronson — Grass Is Green’s upcoming third album in as many years — is a complex ruckus of a number with a sweet, sensitive undercoating, true to the quartet’s often-schizophrenic serving of animated, jittery rock and roll.
At every crappy punk show I've ever been to, at least one band dialed a Misfits cover in for some easy audience approval. I really hate it when that happens. It’s unimaginative, it’s lazy, and over the years these “tributes” to Danzig and the gang have rendered me unable to enjoy the original tracks. No exaggeration -- About two months ago, I stormed out of the Midway in JP when some ragtag cluster of amateurs opened their set with “Last Caress.
2010: The year the Dirty Dishes released their self-titled EP.
2011: The year everyone pegged the Dirty Dishes to blow the fuck up.
2012: The year the Dirty Dishes blew the fuck up.
Yesterday the artsy Boston rock quartet posted a new single, "Hush," and the seductive track is just screaming for national attention.
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).
Eleven months from now, when everyone's busy trying to one-up each other with their Best of 2012 lists, two records that got the release party treatment on the same Saturday night in late January should be among the rare consistencies in everyone's Top Whatevers.
This weekend, melodic pop-rock trio BUTTERKNIFE drop new EP Do The Needful, which will be available for free at the Middle East in Cambridge, and across the mighty river Charles fast-rising Americana act COYOTE KOLB unveil United State at Great Scott in Allston.
That long-awaited and long-ago-completed new BON SAVANTS record -- the follow-up to 2006's Post-Rock Defends The Nation -- is finally starting to see the light of day. The Boston indie rock quintet, which has been kinda-sorta-maybe on hiatus the past few years after frontman Thom Moran escaped to the West Coast for grad school, today unveiled two new songs, "Motion Sick" and "Song The Destroyer."
Sweet mistress autumn, where have you gone? It’s kinda fucked how the selfish year-end holidays come along to seduce us away from the greatest season of the year, and by the time you’re frantically pulling up your pants the next morning you glance outside making sure your ride wasn't towed only to find a frigid snow dusting blanketing the ground in cold white evil.
Yes! The long-awaited debut EARTHQUAKE PARTY cassette, -- if you don't count the live online release we did with the lovely Allston trio over the summer, ahemz'ies -- has finally been posted online. Recorded with Jeremy Mendicino (Pretty & Nice) at Esthudio in Brighton, Vs Pizza is a mother-f'ing sonic tornado, three songs clocking in at around five minutes total.