This week in the fishwrap, new contributor P. Nick Curran takes the pulse of a burgeoning neo-folk scene congregating monthly, sans amplification, at an undisclosed location in Allston. When we got the footage back we did a few double takes, because it looked like newsreel of Cambridge in the '60s. Who knew? Chalk us up as converted fans of Nick Beaven and the group Old Hannah -- whose singer, A.K., hits some notes Joan Baez would probably get nostalgic for. We've got three clips: one (above) of Old Hannah, and two more after the jump . . .
So this promoter
drops by Phoenix headquarters the other day with a
couple of Chinese food containers. And while I was heartbroken to discover that
he didn’t bring egg rolls and lo mein, homeboy brought other tasty treat:s
music, rice candy, and concert tickets.
Here’s the deal:
the Chinatown Throwdown - which also
swings through New York and Philadelphia
next week - comes to Harpers
Ferry next Tuesday,
If you're going to see Cold War Kids tonight at the Wilbur Theatre, and you get there early, you'll hear glam-poppers Amazing Baby opening up for them. If you enjoy what you hear, you'll be pleased to know that you can get an EP of theirs for free on their site and they'll be playing Great Scott next Thursday.
WFNX's New England Product Top Five:
1. PASSION PIT, “THE REELING” (mp3)
2. WILD LIGHT, “NEW YEAR’S EVE”
3. HOT BOX, “A1”
4. ME AND JOAN COLLINS, “(I MASTURBATE) A LITTLE TOO MUCH”
5. MISKATONIC, “FAVORITE RECORDS”
Check out New England Product on WFNX 101.7 every Sunday, 11 pm–midnight.
Ida Maria, "Oh My God" (live at the Paradise)
Two nights ago, Ida Maria and Glasvegas, two of the more buzzed-about acts these days, packed the Paradise Rock Club. Ida Maria was probably the more impressive of the two; though she was both charismatic and energetic, her onstage antics didn't overshadow her voice, which was strong enough to carry stretches of the performance completely on its own. Glasvegas, on the other hand, sounded good, but after their first handful of songs it all started blending together in a sea of reverb and strobe lights.
Before the show, both bands stopped by to visit with our friends at WFNX at their studio at One Financial Center to perform acoustically. After the jump, we've got video of both bands acoustic at FNX and electric at the Paradise; you can decide for yourself which you prefer.
It's one thing to make it rain dollar bills in da cluurrrb. But we wonder how psyched all these nice white ladies would be if they realized Flo-Rida was treating them like strippers?