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Lightning Bolt + White Mice + BEARD12.09.06 at MassArtAlso check out K. Bonami's video below . . .
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Dave Pino is the kind of guy who would think it's clever to have a myspace address that, spelled backwards, reads "Satan Is Lord." He owns a Segway and worships Camaros, and he is the bitchingest guitar hero ever to come out of Waltham, Massachusetts. So it was probably inevitable that we'd run into him at the bar just before Bang Camaro's set during the release party for Guitar Hero 2 a couple weeks ago
Cynthia Von Buhler
Those of you old enough to remember the Women of Sodom will appreciate the new mp3 from Cynthia Von Buhler, who masqueraded as a dominatrix-y singer in the evenings while perfecting simultaneous commercial- and fine-arts careers during the daylight hours. Von Buhler, who moved to NYC to become an art star a few years ago, has just released a new book for children The Cat Who Wouldn't Come Inside
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They're too bigshot to write home anymore except in form-letter emails, but CERTIFIED BANANAS are finally in superstar DJ territory. In case you hadn't heard, Sam a/k/a P-Nice has been living in NYC and runnin' thangs for Brooklyn's legendary The Rub crew; right off the bat he got himself an official remix by UK bigshots the Editors, alongside huge names like SebastiAn and friends like Ghislain, even beating out Paul "Phones" Epworth for a spot on the wax
Having shamelessly posted our report about the Dolls' bickering over the Onion Cellar on the Dolls' Shadowbox messageboard, we were pickled to see Amanda Palmer chime in again to clarify. (And also doubly pickled to see Shadowboarders adopting our wink-nudging nickname for the production.) For those of you who can't be bothered to click on the dotted line, we reproduce Amanda's response below.
Let us now praise ugly music -- the type of heavy metal that summons the image of screaming, mud-clotted, matted-haired troglodytes pillaging Cro-Mag villages, outfitted in nothing but loincloths and warpaint and Marshall stacks. From Allston, filthy and flailing, come MOTHERBOAR, who hark back to the glory days of Boston sludge, when Scissorfight, Slughog, and Roadsaw brought stone-age thrash back from the grave.
Go ahead, call us whores. We don't care. We'll take any traffic we can get, emokid or not. And we've been sitting on some sweet, exclusive live mp3 tracks recorded over at FNX over the past couple of months. They're up in conjunction with the VWGreenRoom.com, a little site we built for the day job, where bands show up, play stripped-down acoustic sets for radio/interweb contest winners, and everyone goes home happy.
That is the question. We're talking, of course, about this year's Pazz and Jop poll, and in case you haven't been keeping up with the drama, go read the Times recap and/or the thumbnails at Idolator, the Gawker music blog that is also sponsoring a rival poll this year. The Voice fired Chuck Eddy and Robert Christgau this year, which has lots of rock critics feeling icky about participating.
Business as usual: alone, together.
ThePhoenix.com reports that Amanda Palmer is severely bummed out with the progress of The Onion Cellar, with drummer Brian Viglione taking sides and defending the American Repertory Theatre and the play's director, Marcus Stern. Palmer apparently had in mind something like The Producers minus the humor: "a dark, unsettling musical with stories that involved, among other things, Nazi recollections, the Holocaust, rape, anorexia, and over-medication," as the article describes it.