Songs from Albert Hammond Jr's solo album have been floating around the internerd for a while now, and with the record due out next week (at least in countries like England and Japan), the kid has announced a couple of club dates. Gig #2 is at T.T. the Bear's Place on the night before Halloween. Try to contain your excitement.
Remember that time we told you how to get tix to that secret Pixies show at the Paradise summer before last? The DVD of that gig came out today. Our copy is, as they say, "in the mail," so we're doing the same thing you're doing: watching the trailer on YouTube.
Meanwhile, in lieu of another Pixies album, Frank Black is headed for Avalon on October 24.
The mysterious K. Bonami got caught in a mosh last night at the Wolf Eyes show. Luckily, the camera was rolling. Holy fuck: we haven't seen ultraviolence like this since the Misfits at the Channel in '83 (on video: we aren't that old). Fave part is where they go "Whaaaaa!" and then they go "AIIIIIIGH!" and the thingee goes "GSGVHGHSHASDZZZZRR!" and the kids all pump their fists like it's a Dropkick Murphys chorus.
Red Hot Chili Peppers & the Mars VoltaOctober 2 at TD Banknorth Garden, BostonAll photos by Carina Mastrocola
It wasn't enough that Robby Roadsteamer stole the show (not to mention a trophy) at the Boston Music Awards last week . . . now everyone's favorite mock-mookmetal superstar has got actual-mookmetal superstar Corey Taylor of Slipknot singing his tune. Click below for the clip where the masked marvel sings a few bars of the rhino-hearted one's "I Put a Baby In You."
Unlike their more famous, even-less-inventive retro-rock power-trio counterparts Wolfmother, NYC's EARL GREYHOUND do Zeppelin and the MC5 without coming across entirely contrived and utterly boring. Yes, the combination of chick-with-Afro and Creem-flavored influences will make Abbey Loungers scream "I LIKED THE BELLRAYS THE FIRST TIME AROUND!" But as Rummy might say, you go to the rock show with the late-’60s-Detroit-proto-punk-and-’70s-hard-rock band you've got.
Photos by Rita Lombardi.
NEMO, schmeme-o. Music aside, Friday night's "Graphic Takeover" at the Paradise Lounge, organized by our friends at Alphabet Arm Design, took a second to focus on the packaging: t-shirts, framed; skateboard decks (including the Lif board everyone's been talking about), hung; stencils, stenciled; embroidery, limited-editioned; etc.
The RaconteursSeptember 29 at the Orpheum, BostonPhotos by Carina Mastrocola
Bar-band bonding: The Raconteurs at the Orpheum.