Remember those round things with the hole in the middle that played music? No, not vinyl; every serious audiophile and hipster worth their mustache tattooed index finger has a turntable these days. I’m talking compact discs -- yeah, those silver shiny things that look like Blu-rays but play music instead of, say, Sylvester Stallone’s epic 1986 masterpiece Cobra ($4.
The show. It must go on.
The blizzard named Nemo wasn't very emo this past weekend, forcing the postponement of WFNX's NOTHING FEELS GOOD pre-Valentine's Day soiree at Radio in Somerville. Thankfully, we've been able to keep a majority of the show intact and offer it up tonight, in a make-up date moment of serendipity, with a reduced cover and even more feelings than before.
Feels like only yesterday RADIO in Union Square crashed our city's live music circuit with a raucous launch party featuring the likes of Organ Beats, the Rationales, Sidewalk Driver, and John Powhida International Airport. Hell, we still have Tad McKitterick's glitter lodged deep within our trousers.
Hold on to your butts, THUNDERBLOODS just fucked up your peaceful July Tuesday. And it's pretty much what we'd expect from former members of Bodega Girls, Kingsley Flood, Read Yellow, and other Boston luminaries.
Thunderbloods are comprised of Evan Kenney, Taylor Sullivan, Jesse Vuona, Steven Lord, and Austin Bousley, and the quintet posted two new bluesy rock anthems to their Bandcamp this afternoon "Nashville Days And L.
UPDATE: Wendell has to cancel his trip home due to illness. This morning he posted to his Facebook the following message: "Last night, I woke up violently ill, dry heaves, burning up and itching like crazy. Going to see doctor (who I spoke to late last night) this morning. In no condition to travel. I'm terribly sorry for this and have emailed Radio to tell them I will not be there.
Sidewalk Driver performs at Radio's opening night in October.
With a push to expand to live music to seven nights a week and the recent opening of its downstairs room, Moe’s Lounge, Somerville rock club RADIO recently added two new talent buyers to its booking team.
CHRIS BARRETT (Kingsley Flood, Eddie Japan) and ROBIN GOODHUE (Ammonia Booking, Livver) have joined co-owner AIMEE MCGRATH in bringing both local and national bands to the 200-person capacity Union Square venue that opened last October.
Technically? Not the first time Ms. LeBlanc has released something under her first name. Back in 2001, there appeared an album called This Summer, credited to 15-year-old NOELLE; RCA later re-issued it as Damone’s debut. Now, with a decade of trials and tribulations under her belt, LeBlanc’s new one-off EP Good Ol’ Daze (recorded between Organ Beats albums) takes her back to the start: bedroom-crush lullabies lured into synth-pop reveries.
Those privy to the cochlear destruction caused by a live Clouds performance should brace themselves appropriately for the band’s new side project. Retaining much of the heaviness of Clouds, J/Q have added an element of melodic fuzz pop that is perhaps a bit more palatable to radio-friendly ears, and “Binary Life” is a cosmic wave of sludge with punches of synth-laden onslaughts and moments of dropped-out vocal-driven echoes.
If “graveyard-pop” was a legitimate genre, British band VERONICA FALLS wouldn’t be so hard to classify. Their self-titled debut, which came out last fall on Slumberland Records, flaunts a wide array of classic indie influences; it’s packed with surf-pop hooks, gloomy harmonies, guitars saturated in reverb.
Around this time last year, a music community came together for the Di Guardia family. United by the memory of baby Emilia Marie, who passed away a few short weeks after birth, the first CALLING ALL ANGELS benefit brought good spirits and teary-eyed memories to T.T. The Bear's in Cambridge. It also brought the music, as Casey Desmond, Gem Club, Spirit Kid, Sidewalk Driver and a handful of others filled a sunny Cambridge afternoon with the goal of raising money for the Beth Israel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
MOVERS & SHAKERS @ Middle East upstairs
The textured citrine sounds of Movers & Shakers’ latest record, National Harvester, are perfect for November — Americana soul drenched in road-weary tales of love, loss, and empty bottles. Recorded and produced over eight months at Starlab in Somerville, the disc ages wisely with each late-night listen.
Well this should make up for not being able to play the Faces Nightclub Demolition party last week (sorry we missed it, Cambridge, how'd it all go down? Did you love it? Any bodies turn up?). At the end of the day, who needs an old disco funeral on a rainy day on Route 2 when you got Dave Navarro applauding your musical echoes.