1. YOU CAN BE A WESLEY, “CREATURES” (mp3)
2. BODEGA GIRLS, “SHE’S INTO BLACK GUYS”
3. THE STERNS, “GIVE ME BACK MY METAPHORS”4. THE DAILY PRAVDA, “TERRIFIED”
5. CLATTER CLATTER, “DOWNPOUR”Check out New England Product on WFNX 101.7 every Sunday, 11 pm–midnight.
You Can Be a Wesley at T. T.'s
One reason I love EDM (electronic dance music) clubs/nights is because of the eclectic group of people that attend -- and last night at the Phoenix Landing was no exception.
Last week, recent Metal Blade signees Gwar brought their show to the House of Blues. Our editor, Lance Gould, caught up with them for a brief interview which managed to cover a wide range of topics.
Obviously, clearly and going so freely along without saying that it’s reached what appears to be a full gallop, the place to be tonight is Middle East Downstairs, as Mr. Dan Deacon and his Dan Deacon Ensemble test the limits of the club’s sound and ventilation systems with their popular, populous dismantling of everything that used to be really organized and unscented about electronic music.
Esteemed electronic-music composer HANS TUTSCHKU often performs his work, which is based on very precise sound spatialization — as in the amazing 32-speaker Hydra-loudspeaker orchestra at Harvard, where he is a professor and the director of the university’s electro-acoustic studios. This Saturday he’ll slum it in stereo (so to speak) at the Open Sound experimental-music series, for which he’ll perform an improvisational set with violinist HILLARY ZIPPER, a veteran of the avant-experimental group Onda.
JAY-Z is still procrastinating -- though he's yet to complete his long-awaited Blueprint 3, according to the folks at LiveNation he's taking "a break from putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album" to play a "series of intimate performances to connect with fans." We suspect Jigga is just doing some method-style preparation while balling and shot-calling in the nation's finest gambling establishments.
The Dead Weather
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A public works crew is reportedly on its way to Quincy to clean up the wet spot left by the entire neighborhood spontaneously orgasming at the news that Aerosmith have invited Dropkick Murphys to be their "special guests" at the Comcast Center (nee the Tweeter Center, nee Great Woods) in Mansfield on June 16.
Video documentation of new music from a pair of beloved Oregonian carpetbaggers has surfaced. First, the Shins, now with a revamped lineup - and let's leave that one alone for the time being - do a song called "Double Bubble" in California.
And then Stephen Malkmus and his merry band of Jicks do a punchy new song called "Senator" in his adopted town:
To get yourself excited for this Thursday's Animal Collective show at the HoB-Bo, you can listen to a stream of their recent set at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. over at NPR. Also their big box set is out now.
Deano Sounds and Jay, of "Soul Shake"
1. Honey & The Bees, "Love Addict"
2. Etta James, "Seven Day Fool"
3. Eddie Bo, "Hook and Sling"
4. Mosquitoes, "The Fly" (aka Manny Corchado, "Pow-Wow")
5. The Fascinations, "Girls Are Out to Get You" Deano Sounds and Jay spin deep funk, Northern Soul, and soul classics at "Soul Shake" (sponsored by To the Disco) every Saturday at Highland Kitchen
Hey, stop reading this and eat something. You’re going to need a layer of something to absorb your intake at Charlie’s Kitchen tonight. And I’m not even talking about cliché “rock beers,” I’m talking about very sad beers. Why? It is NIGHT TREES' last show, evah. That sucks. They don't even have a MySpace page anymore.
One of last year's more underrated albums was House With No Home from a Portland (Oregon) collective called Horse Feathers. They stopped by T. T.'s on a night when a million things were going on, and despite coming off a "rough night" (their words) in New York, and despite the Thermals show at the Middle East booming audibly in the background somewhere, they still delivered a quite pleasant set.