Currently being seen by a lot more eyes as the opening band on the Killers' current tour, Wild Light is a band we can say we knew way back when. Catch them above at a show they played not long ago at Great Scott, just before they left to get famous. After the jump, another video.
Saturday at Coachella brought Amanda Palmer to the WFNX house to chat up her high-school Neutral Milk Hotel musical and perform, as has become the custom, yet another Radiohead cover on ukulele. This time it was "Fake Plastic Trees." Plus Cage the Elephant play the hit, and Fleet Foxes speak into the microphone without spontaneously breaking into falsetto harmony -- a first, quite possibly.
The shenannigans are just getting started at the WFNX house at Coachella. Jenny Lewis, the Black Keys, the Duke Spirit, the Hold Steady, and Franz Ferdinand dropped by to chat, and Silversun Pickups stopped by to perform acoustic versions of their new single "Panic Switch" and old fave "Lazy Eye." For live updates, keep an eye on wfnx.
The best of what we've heard lately...
Papercuts, "You Can Have What You Want" (mp3)Devin King's review pretty well covers it: the album is not supremely original, but also impossible to stop listening to once it's got its hooks in you. They open for Vetiver at Harpers Ferry on May 6.
WFNX NEW ENGLAND PRODUCT TOP FIVE
1. THE EVERYDAY VISUALS, “BOOM BOOM BOOM” (mp3)
2. MEANDJOANCOLLINS, “(I MASTURBATE) A LITTLE TOO MUCH”
3. HARRIS, “LUCINDA”
4. THE BIG BIG BUCKS, “SWEATY AND DESPERATE”
5. PAWNSHOP DIAMONDS, “MOTORCADE”
Check out New England Product on WFNX 101.7 every Sunday, 11 pm-midnight.
Speaking of things risen from the dead, ANAL CUNT's Seth Putnam is back and evidently better than ever. Last year he took the original AC lineup on a tour performing the group's pre-1991 scumfuck output; now he's put together an A.C. all-star lineup (Tim Morse on drums, Josh Martin on guitar) for a greatest-hits tour that kicks off tonight at Church.
week two of an influx of Providence's
most spellbinding performers gracing our ears with a show of tricked-out organs
and infinite drones. MUDBOY (a/k/a Raphael Lyon) is a veteran of the legendary Fort Thunder
noise-art scene. Known for his theatrical performances, Lyon
combines found sounds and modified keyboards to create what's sometimes called
Daniel Striped Tiger, photo by Christopher Huang.
Dudes in sleeveless T-shirts who looked as if they’d been bathing in Taco Bell bathrooms for months rolled amps through the quiet, misty Harvard quad to Holden Chapel, where a stately portrait of a shiny-domed professor looked down on a mess of kids flailing around to screamo cadre the Saddest Landscape.
Buffalo Tom | June 26 at Paradise Rock Club, Boston | On sale Thursday, April 16, at noon | http://www.livenation.com
Blondie/Pat Benatar | August 8 at the Bank of
America Pavilion, Boston
| On sale Thursday, April 16, at noon | http://www.livenation.com
BonTaj Roulet: Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal
| August 15 at the Bank of America Pavilion, Boston
| On sale Thursday, April 16, at noon | http://www.
In his review of the Books' show at the ICA from last Friday, Phoenix music editor Michael Brodeur describes a new song, "Cold Freezing Night," just unveiled that evening:
“Cold Freezing Night,” was assembled from collected soliloquies offered by
(surprisingly violent) children of the early ’90s into their respective Talkboys
(now rescued from thrift stores — and the realm of the private — by the duo).
It's official: Phil Spector is guilty of second-degree murder. His victim, a 40-year-old House of Blues hostess who'd once held a bit role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, was found shot in the face, in Spector's mansion, in February 2003. (If you have a hard time taking Phil Spector seriously because of his infamously goofy mugshots, we recommend you take a look at the crime scene photos.) It will be much less fun to tell stories about what a kook Spector was in the studio, since the tales of his terrorizing Ronnie Spector and waving a gun at the Ramones will now reverberate less as talismans of music-biz bravado than as symbols of the industry's complicity in sweeping its heroes' dirty laundry under the rug. Phil Spector's life was a tragedy long before he pulled the trigger. Now it's epic tragedy. And the soundtrack was written long ago. We play you the five most dripping-with-irony hits in Phil's long, storied career . . . AFTER THE JUMP >>>