FRIDAY 02.19 | KIKI | @ Milky
Way | Kiki co-conspirator Rizzla
is down in Connecticut celebrating the glories
with Andrew W.K. tonight. That leaves D'hana alone with the decks, spinning
"fay jamz all nite." Which means jams good for gays - i.e.,
dancehall, soca, vogue. Kiki is JP's highest-potential queer shakedown.
Lesson to lesser metal bands: there's no need to stop at just covering an Ozzy song. If you're gonna re-do an '80s classic, go hard or go home: put on the pirate blouse, rent a pornstache, crank up the smoke machine, and set the focus on soft. To wit, the video for Shadows Fall's version of Ozzy's "Bark at the Moon":
Our sister station WFNX scored an exclusive living-room-style acoustic show with TEGAN AND SARA, who stopped by the Ames Hotel in Boston on Saturday before their Orpheum Theater gig. The sisters played for an audience of about 20 listeners (and us) -- but fear not, if you weren't among the winners, we've got video right here.
"Hansel and Gretel Re:Imagined" | MassArt Pozen Center | January 13, 2010
Video-of-video -- especially when it's Flip video of a major-scale video installation -- is never gonna cut it. That said, we had to do something to gesture at how good the Zebbler-curated "Hansel and Gretel Re:Imagined" VJ showcase was.
(Our in-house House expert, DJ Ms. DD -- whose alter-ego, Michael Freedberg, has been covering dance music for the Boston Phoenix for more than 25 years -- texted us the following after hitting up the Together Fest this weekend. Enjoy.
Ayo, drug fiends: good seeing you at SINDEN's set last night at the Middle East downstairs. Apologies if you were there and not tripping your face off -- but we're gonna need a urine sample before we even begin to take you seriously. As if there was any question, we now understand why the dude runs UK radio; what Diplo does with a loveable dose of slop, Sinden stitches into short, taut, mule-kickingly efficient waves.
FRIDAY 02.12 | SINDEN WITH SHUTTLE | Middle East downstairs | One of Together’s hottest showcases brings together London hipbone threat Sinden (Mad Decent, Atlantic Jaxx), the skittering spacescapes of Shuttle (whom you may recognize from behind Passion Pit’s drum kit), and the return of electro duo Staccato from LA-la land.
By now you may have heard about Google's recent music-blog shutdown, where certain popular mp3 blogshave been removed from the internet altogether - and with notice only coming after the deletion had occurred. (Read Google's statement on the matter here, in which they apologize for deleting at least one blog without prior warning).
Part motivational speech and part theme to your next car chase, this standout jam off the debut EP from the JP garbáge-rock trio THICK SHAKES is nothing short of fire under your ears’ asses. Mixed in with the Shakes’ usual recipe is an unexpected Farfisa scratch that feels like a spoonful of sand in a cup of black coffee.
At a time when some celebrities are leaping out of the closet,
jazz fingers poised, one lone artist is boldly retreating back inside.
That individual, of course, is venerable R&B trailblazer R. Kelly
-- a man who knows no boundaries. No, really, none. Having recently added "yodeler" to his extensive and utterly bizarre resume of accomplishments, Kelly has announced he's returning to Trapped in the Closet
Just in from Michael Potvin -- a/k/a the parental half of #1 DAD AND DJ FRED MERTZ:
das racist and royal bangs can't make it in this stupid weather, so there will not be a show at great scott tonight. we're working on putting the bands that can make it onto another show tomorrow night but its all up in the air.
We can't haz Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell? Sadface.
A big boo-hiss for NEON INDIAN,
who announced today that they're cancelling their scheduled appearance
at GREAT SCOTT tomorrow night -- which was to have been one of the
bigger cards for this week's electronic-music festival TOGETHER BOSTON.
Instead, tomorrow night they'll be appearing on JIMMY FALLON. We're
trying to figure out what to call this -- a reverse McCain?
Scott gig has been re-scheduled for March 9, and all tickets will be
honored at the later date. That said, we highly recommend showing up at
Great Scott tomorrow night anyway, since the opening bands -- Portland,
Oregon's SOUTHERN BELLE and Boston's own MYSTERY ROAR
-- will be playing. After the jump: Mystery
Roar plays the Together Festival national anthem.
High On Fire
On sale Wednesday,
Russell Peters | April 23 at the
$45-$65 | On sale Wednesday at 12 pm
On sale Friday,
AZ & Cormega | March 13 at the Middle East downstairs, Cambridge
| $17 | On sale Friday at 10 am
Gilbert Gottfried | March 26 at the Wilbur Theatre,
$29-$32 | On sale on Friday at 12 pm
. . . he gets weirder. New album promo for his "lost" third album Close Calls with Brick Walls contains no music -- probably not a bad idea; it was released a few years ago in Japan, and we recall it being pretty just OK. But the video does include Andrew's interpretive-dance recitation of the Darth-Vader-uses-the-dark-side-to-throw-shit-at-Luke scene from The Empire Strikes Back, this time starring a toy santa, a blow-up lobster, and a big white dog.