CRASH MIDNIGHT “151” -- New single from the Boston rock crew, off new record Lost In The City out this spring.
TOWNSHIP “All Your Stuff” -- Keeping the theme, catch Township at Radio tomorrow night with Muck & the Mires.
CAT SOUNDS “I Love You”
BENT SHAPES “Panel of Experts” -- Das Shapes released a rad new video today, and play Great Scott on Saturday.
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The boys are back in town.
The day after dropping their biggest album to date, Signed and Sealed in Blood -- expected to debut in the top 5 on the Billboard chart -- Boston's fifth major sports team, DROPKICK MURPHYS, opened up their hometown watering hole, McGreevys, to the public for an hour-long singalong.
THE DEEP NORTH “Wake Up” -- From their EP of the same name, released in November. Catch them at Church on January 19.
CLOUD COVER “Cannibalism” -- New track from Jenny Tuite of Dirty Dishes. Released on YouTube.
CONFESSIONS “I’ll Always Be Your Girl” -- Synthpop project from Amanda Dellevigne of Night Fruit and Alex Garcia-Rivera of Cold Cave/Give Up The Ghost.
The day after a report that ManRay could resurface in Central Square, a band that would fit right in at the underground nightclub is playing across the street from its former location. San Francisco's THE SOFT MOON, with all their murky guitar-pop post-punk haze and daze, play T.T. The Bear's Place tonight alongside Montreal's MAJICAL CLOUDZ and our homegrown RIBS, who were named Best Rock Act in last month's Boston Music Awards.
Those looking forward to the ManRay reunion February 1 at Brighton Music Hall have a new reason to celebrate: Cambridge Day reported last night that the legendary Cambridge nightclub could be resurrected at the vacant Blockbuster lot at 541 Massachusetts Avenue.
ManRay owner Don Holland recently met with the Cambridge Licensing Commission and detailed plans to eventually re-open the dance club with a concert hall set-up, a VIP area, and best of all, a restaurant
Beverly-based post-rock band CASPIAN had a pretty stellar 2012, hitting the long-winding road several times in several time-zones over several continents and finding September's brilliantly-crafted Waking Season (Triple Crowd Records) on several Year-End lists (including ours). Today the experimental/instrumental quartet announced a coast-to-coast headlining tour, and it's a motherfucker: 30 dates crossing the country and back, launching February 16 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and wrapping up March 24 in Burlington, Vermont.
Here's today's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist, setting the tone for the full-record stream of the DROPKICK MURPHYS new album, Signed and Sealed In Blood. Listen in tomorrow on WFNX as we are joined in the studio by Westland!
DROPICK MURPHYS “Tessie” -- It's Dropkicks Week here at WFNX, and we gave away a pair of passes to tomorrow's CD release party at McGreevys by asking this question, appropriate with yesterday's end to the NHL lockout: What's the name of the fight song the Dropkick Murphys wrote for the Boston Bruins roughly a decade ago? Answer: "Time To Go"
CALEB GROH “Catastrophic Culprit” -- Kicking off with a track from Mr Groh, who will be moving to Nashville on March 1. We'll miss ya, dude.
THE YEAR MILLION “Twice The Joy” -- Debuting two new tracks from the Year Million, off their new record Broken Circuits.
THE YEAR MILLION “Something Better” -- Opening track off the EP.
Aesop Rock is at the Paradise on February 12
Month Bob Marley Celebration" w/ Midnite | February 5 at Brighton Music Hall | $20 | ticketmaster.com
Memory Tapes |
February 7 at Brighton
Music Hall | $10 | ticketmaster.com
Aesop Rock + Rob
Sonic + DJ Big Wiz + Busdriver | February 12 at Paradise Rock Club | $20
First show of 2013! Woo! After devoting all of last week to the Best of 2012, we looked ahead today on BOSTON ACCENTS to what new sounds we can expect in the early months of 2013, including a few cuts from the Boston Phoenix Winter Preview, a teaser of the upcoming Class of 2013 feature, and a few other new jams we've been feeling here at WFNX.
Northampton’s POTTY MOUTH bestowed a belated Christmas gift on listeners late last week, previewing a track off their upcoming LP. “Damage” (not to be confused with their summer EP, Sun Damage) is a slow-burning bundle of shaky nerves; reverb-laden guitar leads riding shotgun with antsy overdriven guitar and bass, all pushed along by tom-heavy drums.
There are freak accidents, and then there’s the case of JONATHAN TOUBIN. In December 2011, the acclaimed New York City DJ was asleep at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon, when around 11 a.m. a taxi cab crashed through the wall and landed on top of him. He awoke from a drug-induced coma a month later with a cracked skull, hearing loss, and significant bodily injuries that included severed tendons, punctured liver, and fractured ribs.
There's a ton of rad stuff going on tonight -- My Morning Jacket at Agganis, Deer Tick and Two Gallants at the Sinclair, Bad Rabbits+ at Brighton Music Hall, Color Channel+ at Great Scott, Sidewalk Driver+ at Radio, You Can Be A Wesley and CreaturoS at Regina Pizzeria (lol), the Heroes dance party at T.T. The Bear's Place -- so clearly most of the WFNX airstaff will be out and about around town, dropping ball with the rest of Boston.
Making his first performance visit to Boston in his long and masterful career, Lisbon's DJ VIBE dropped a 105-minute set on a Bijou audience that included quite a few of the city's best-known DJs. They were there to see, at last, one of the originators of "Portuguese tribal," as distinctive a sound -- sultry and bluesy, racy, fierce and low-low down -- as any in the entire 26-year saga of house as a genre.