A few months ago I wrote about Wasted Talent - the not-really-a-rap-group comprised of Nabo Rawk (of Porn Theatre Ushers notoriety) and DJ Paul Foley (of stealing yo' date on the Good Life dance floor fame). In said article, I mentioned that they had a single dropping soon about junkies on the Orange Line.
Photos and review coming soon from last night's BLINK-182 extravaganza. In the meantime, here's the Journey cover everyone's talking about -- we're now averaging about a Journey cover every three days in Boston. And yes, it's really Don't Stop Believing this time.
Dear Paul McCartney,
To Sir Paul,
It's me, Mary. You may remember me from the show last night at Fenway Park - I was the one in the grandstand, dancing, and singing along with every song you performed last night. And, okay, I may have cried a little bit...
01. drive my car 02. jet 03. only mama knows 04. flaming pie 05. got to get you into my life 06. let me roll it/ foxy lady 07. highway 08. long and winding road 09. my love 10. blackbird 11. here today 12. dance tonight 13. calico skies 14. michelle 15. mrs. vanderbilt 16. eleanor rigby 17. sing the changes 18.
Fresh off the Toobs, here's MGMT performing "Electric Feel" and "Time To Pretend" last night at Fenway Park, warming up the boomers for Sir Paul:
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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Live on Stage, performing their musical "The Nightman Cometh"
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During the last week of June, a fan of the Boston pop-metal band DAMONE noticed
an unusual number of comments showing up on a video she'd posted to
YouTube. Damone themselves saw a sudden spike in the iTunes sales of
"You're The One," a song from their 2006 album Out Here All Night
Ahhh, metal. It's been a while since we checked in with our long-haired bretheren, and in the absence of a decent Ozzfest we found ourselves craving a visit to Mayhem Fest. Actual review and slideshow are coming soon, but in the meantime here's some cheap thrills.
The view from Bleacher Bar.
Most summer days, working in the Fenway sucks. In the mornings, last night's Fenway assholery is as unavoidable as a puke stain -- or, just as often, an actual pile of puke -- on the Brookline Avenue sidewalk.
As of my experience Sunday afternoon at the Middle East, I now know exactly what it's like to be inside someone's mouth. As observed by Chestnut P. Growler of local openers and Best Music Poll nominees the Swaggerin' Growlers, the sold-out room was like an oral interior - moist, dark, claustrophobia inducing, and in dire need of some Scope. Yuck times a million. Headliners Bomb the Music Industry would be an awesome band if so many friggin' people didn't come to their shows.
"Feels nice to have people clapping after you play, not talking while you play," mused Laura Stevenson mid-set. I can't help but think that's been a consistent problem for Laura Stevenson and the Cans throughout this tour with hyper-kinetic outfits BTMI and Andrew Jackson Jihad. Stevenson's voice has a serene, lullaby-like quality, and there were accordion and violin parts sprinkled in for some pizzazz. But the Cans' open-mic-night-style folk irritated me with its comparative blandness. I took some brutal notes, but the kids seemed to dig 'em, so I'll chalk it up to surliness on my part.
You came out in droves to vote PASSION PIT into the top slot in four categories of our annual BEST MUSIC POLL, then filled City Hall Plaza over the weekend when they played a shit-hot set at the 2009 BMP Concert.
Next stop: Radio City.
Passion Pit's "The Reeling" was nominated for "Breakthrough Video" in the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (September 13), and they're gonna need some help, because they're up against some fairly amazing names: Bat for Lashes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Death Cab, and Gnarls Barkley.
25 MORE PHOTOS: Gaslight Anthem at Best Music Poll 2009
GASLIGHT ANTHEM played "The '59 Sound" (alas, sans Bruce Springsteen, who performed it with them at Glastonbury) and all the faves from their album of the same name -- inspiring one of City Hall's few contemporary circle pits. This was one of their last gigs before they take a four-month break and gear up for their next album, so savor it. AFTER THE JUMP: Stream their full set -- including sincere props to Boston, and an accompanying FU to St. Louis -- watch their pre-show interview, or download it and take it with you.
This is some "had a dream last night that they
put this crazy tour together" type shit. Since all the great metal tour
names have already been taken -- "Monsters of Rock," "Clash of the
Titans" . . . er, the"Rock Star Chaos Piss Taste of Mayhem" or whatever
they're calling this thing we're on our way to right now -- and because
"metalocalypse" is too hard to pronounce, we're going to need something
next-level to use as a shorthand for this bill over the next few
Though D-Tension is a WFNX DJ, and Akrobatik is the most recent Best Music Poll winner for Best Local Rap Act, this fusion was not a deliberate Phoenix-prescribed arrangement. As it turns out, D is just stuck between his drug-addled 80s days and the Boston rap scene on which he's been an integral player for a damn decade now.
JC Frenzy (photo by Melissa Ostrow)
1. "When I Grow Up," originally by the Pussycat Dolls, covered by Mayday Parade on Punk Goes Pop Vol. 2
2. "Umbrella," by Rihanna covered by All Time Low on Punk Goes Crunk
3. "Apologize," by OneRepublic covered by Silverstein on Punk Goes Pop Vol.