BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND are here to show us two things: 1) there’s more to Joel Roston than the complex combinations he put together as part of the late Boston hardcore outfit Big Bear, and 2) Noell Dorsey of Guillermo Sexo still has that hauntingly operatic voice even without the catchy shoegaze of that crew. Roston and Dorsey first began working together in 2005 but just recorded their upcoming Beautiful Weekend album, Holy Hype!, over the course of last year.
Mere mention of 3DCOSBY takes us on an acid-ride flashback deep into the wooly, trippy sweater patterns great comedian Bill wore back in the hazy-lazy ’80s. But there’s more than just nostalgic joyrides through the boobtube in the artfully bent sounds of Matt Ross and Daniel Harris, an experimental duo who became fast friends at the ripe old age of three and who shared a childhood love of Michael Jackson, afternoon soccer practice, and hours watching the New Kids on the Block cartoon TV series.
The artwork for DIRTY VIRGINS’ self-released Whiskey Dick EP is an eyecatcher. Not because of the pale, female, thonged ass yawning for attention (the “y” in “Dirty” traces a whale tail!) but because of the old fat dude caught staring it at. Clutching a light beer and boasting a perfectly round, crescent-moon preggo belly, this mess of a man provides a nice visual for “I Like You,” a trembling garage-rock do-si-do from Allston’s newest DIY dudes that shows a kindler, gentler side until rolling off the rails in a noisy dust-up towards the end.