"Bouncement"Ghislain Poirier, Beat Research's DJ C and DJ Flack, Zebbler/Sean StevensMarch 30 at the Linwood GrillPhotos by Matt Teuten
Regular readers of OTD know we're all over Mark E. Moon's jock. Up til now he's focused on dropping Certified Bananas-style indie-rap smashups, but in honor of his joining the MySpace megaverse -- as good an excuse to revisit his way-too-slept on Neutral Milk Hotel remix -- he's put together a two-minutes-and-change minimix that throws gimmicks out the window and just kills shit, flipping the ubiquitous Justice/Simian track "We Are Your Friends" until it flips the bird at social networking.
When you've driven an entire metropolitan area into a state of talking-junk-food-induced panic, what the hell can you do for an encore? Peter "Zebbler" Berdovsky and Sean Stevens, the young men who punk'd Boston with lite-brite Mooninites and '70s haircut jokes, will attempt to answer that question tonight.
This week on the main site, we dipped back into the archives to dig up the faxes that Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love sent us back in '93 in response to a profile that appeared in our pages about Mary Lou Lord and her brief but intense relationship with Kurt around the time that Nevermind came out. Courtney has always downplayed the relationship, but Everett True's new Nirvana: The Biography (DaCapo) refutes Courtney's version of the tale, confirming that for a time Kurt was telling people how in love he was with Mary Lou, and even dreaming about moving to Boston to be with her.
Bloc PartyMarch 28 at the OrpheumPhotos: Carina Mastrocola
Before Bloc Party visited the Orpheum, FNX had them over to First Act on Boylston street for a low-key, acoustic, afternoon roll in the hay. We've got the mpfrees below. If this is the kind of thing you tend to go apeshit for, scuttle over to www.
DOWNLOAD: The Information, "Alchemy In the Age of Science" (mp3)
Three things that bode well for the new EP by THE INFORMATION, as gleaned from the in-the-studio video they recently posted on their MySpace page: 1) They've got more guitars and they know how to use them; 2) The man behind the board is legendary producer Paul Kolderie (Weezer, Dresden Dolls, etc.
30 Seconds To Mars
"Taste of Chaos"feat. the Used, 30 Seconds to Mars, Aiden, Saosin, and Senses FailMarch 22 at Tsongas Arena, LowellPhotos by Carina Mastrocola
RUNNING THANGS: We finally got a photo of Sylvia from MassConcerts, the world's awesomest publicist-type-person.
"TASTE OF CHAOS"feat. the Used, 30 Seconds to Mars, Aiden, Saosin, and Senses FailMarch 22 at Tsongas Arena, LowellPhotos by Carina Mastrocola
DOWNLOAD: Wheat, "Move = Move" (mp3)
By some freak occurrence in the musical time-warp that existed during the change of millenniums, one of Boston's most beloved abstractionist indie-pop bands ended up sharing a label with John Mayer and tours with Liz Phair. Unlike the Flaming Lips, with whom they shared a producer, WHEAT never found a way to fit in -- for that matter and to their credit, they never really tried.
Three more tracks just leaked off the Timbaland album, and maybe it's time to ask: what's the story with this off-brand nonsense?
And before you go awww some more, let's say up front: nobody in this office is gonna deny dude a well-earned victory lap. That's why we're carping on the bloginstead of in the paper of record.
Man, we downloaded this album so long ago we forgot it wasn't out already. Apparently James Murphy's impressario instincts have kicked in -- he's been telling every interviewer in the world to tell you that if you're ever going to buy Sound of Silver to please buy the album this week so they can get on the Billboard charts.
Modest Mouse at the Orpheum TheatreFriday, April 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm Tickets are $31.50 On-sale Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Till We Die (CD Rel.), One in Vain, Prospect Hill, Breathe, and Escape To Everything at Avalon Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 5:30 pm Tickets are $15.00 adv / $20.00 d.o.sOn-sale Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 10:00 am
Q. Whatever happened to my rock and roll?A. Eat shit, motherfuckers.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Myspace.Preorder.
Isis, Jesu, and ZozobraMarch 17 at the Middle East, CambridgePhotos: Rev. Aaron
UPDATE: Alas, a March blizzard can indeed keep the PRV v. BOS showdown from going down: word came down around 5:30 that Thunderdome is officially postponed. Look for a new date in a week or two.
There. You've been reminded. Not even a March blizzard can keep the PRI v.