Like Motörhead before them, DOOMRIDERS live up to their name: they sound fucking evil. They’re one of the few side projects whose careers might actually be impeded, rather than enhanced, by the main-band association: their new Darkness Come Alive (Deathwish, Inc.) is even more accessible than Converge’s new Axe To Fall
Unless you're the type who actually likes running 10K charity races, then it's rare that you get to enjoy yourself while doing the right thing. That said; here's an opportunity to party philanthropically, as Reef the Lost Cauze, Outerspace, 7L&Esoteric, Slaine, Jaysaun, Freddy Madball, and DJ Stress are rocking Church next Monday (10/19) to raise money for a friend in poor health.
The fact that Audible Mainframe isn't one of the most propped bands in America has always aggravated me. Not just because they sound great - that can be said of every act and artist I endorse (if I do say so myself) - but because they write hits that I want to sing along with beside thousands of fellow fans in dope venues across the country.
This weekend, our bowling buddies HALLELUJAH THE HILLS kick off a month-long jaunt in support of their critically-acclaimed -- and Phoenix-beloved -- album Colonial Drones. They also dropped us single #2, "Flight of the Paper Pilots," to slide to you on the sly. Which we're totally stoked about, since it's our fave from the album: a live standout, it's an irresistably upbeat tune that invariably climaxes with the front row shouting along with the closing coda, "I'm gonna die!" HtH make their way back to town November 21 at Great Scott (full tour dates below).
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Eyedea & Abilities + Themselves | Saturday, November 28 at the Middle East
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Those of us with an abiding love for Crypt-era Back from the Grave garage-punk, Something Weird's VHS collection, and Halloween pop-up stores are seriously looking forward to seeing Dead Man's Bones play a gig tomorrow night at Middle East, which, as you can see from the cue cards in the video above, is the first stop on their nationwide jaunt. Below: just a taste of what to expect . . .
Last Thursday at Felt was the night that two became one: Boston and chiptunes.If chiptunes ever take over the world, the audience at Boston8bit's
"Nintendo Music Thursday" will brag and preen. They were there; you
weren't. Far more likely, however, chiptunes will go down in limited
history as another form of arcane computer performance art.
Never did I think Wooderson from Dazed and Confused would be relevant to my life. “That's what I love about these college girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age,” the Matthew McConaughey character says while trolling the sidewalk outside the local pool hall, which could easily be the one outside the Middle East tonight.
I know there's a lot of other things in the news right now that people would rather talk about -- moon bombing, Obama's prize, CB Bucknor, Jim + Pam, etc. -- so I'll be brief in discussing last night's Grizzly Bear show.
The Grizz are in an interesting place right now. Sure, they're nominally a hip, "indie rock" band, but their sound is pretty far removed from the Pavements, Superchunks, and Neutral Milk Hotels of the world (to say nothing of Animal Collective or Deerhunter).
It should be of no surprise to hip-hop heads that the A&E collaboration project between Brooklyn and Boston legends Masta Ace and Edo G is beyond butter. But this video soars past any and all expectations. If this joint doesn't win a VMA next year, I'm jumping on the fucking stage.
Sure, MATT & KIM are confirmed Brooklynites, but they're also native New Englanders -- and, as Matt told a packed crowd at the 500-capacity Lansdowne across from Fenway Park last night, "this is the only place I feel at home." Sure, he probably says that everywhere. But it's also true that he grew up going to shows in Boston, and hell, you know us -- we'll claim anyone for this town.
We've been racking our brain but have yet to find an analogue for OWL CITY, the only rock band we can recall to perform live without use of a single amplifier. (Someone only half in jest suggested that perhaps they don't travel with amps because they can't physically lift them.) In their defense, rock accoutrements are completely superfluous to OC's brand of pristine, frictionless digi-pop.