Eric Penna of Ketman: “5 Awesome Songs in a Language Other Than English”1_“Construção,” Chico Buarque2_“Initials B.B.,” Serge Gainsbourg3_“Qui Peut Dire,” Françoise Hardy4_“Abracadabra,” Sylvie Vartan5_“Dvacet,” the Plastic People of the Universe
Ketman celebrate the release of their new full-length, El Toro, upstairs at the Middle East Saturday.
DOWNLOAD: Bodega Girls, "She's Into Black Guys" (mp3)
Hardcore screamer turned folk-rocker Jake Brennan? Fronting a sleazy, sex-and-drugs-obsessed party band? With help from half of Read Yellow and Mac from Big Digits? It shouldn’t work — hell, it shouldn’t even exist. And yet here are Bodega Girls, playing a twisted version of throwback-jersey disco, with nods to Donna Summer and the Jackson 5.
Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller: “Top 5 Random Interests While in Spain”1_Movie: Le Scaphandre et le papillon|The Diving Bell and the Butterfly2_Music: Richard Leo Johnson, The Legend of Vernon McAlister3_City: Gijón, Spain4_Airline: none5_Street: any of the 10 or 12 in the hilly section slightly east of Washington Street near Brookline Village
Electric Laser People: “Top 5 Animated Face Melts”
1_“Muto” by Blu2_“George Washington” by Brad Neely3_“Amateur” by Lasse Gjertsen4_“Tony vs. Paul” by Free Poster Films5_“Tetris” by Guillaume Reymond
Electric Laser People play P.A.’s Lounge Friday.
As readers of certain message boards will recall, we've had our ups and downs with Ben Sisto. But last weekend's second installment of "Love During Wartime" (a/k/a Sisto Act 2) showcased the side of Sisto we've always admired: it's the kind of give-Boston-a-big-hug pep-rally that will be sorely missed when dude finally moves to New York.
True Colors Tour 2008Bank of America PavilionAll photos (c) Carina Mastrocola
No, indeed: we don't think Hank done it this way. At least we're pretty certain Hank never played a museum. But as Jay Farrar put it, Remis Auditorium was a nice temporary respite from beer-and-cigs rock clubs (the following night they completed their mini-tour of Bay State art halls by taking a gig at MassMOCA).