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READ: Jon Garelick's review of Sonny Rollins show
Wondering why they're nominated for BEST METAL BAND in this year's BEST MUSIC POLL? Click on this you'll get an idea: it's "Heavy Lies the Crown," recorded last week at the Middle East, where DOOMRlDERS were finishing off a tour with Red Sparowes. If you missed it, your next chance to see them is at this weekend's NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL
Tonight, those of you who can make it over to the Independent in Union Square in Somerville have a chance to be among the first to hear Together (it hasn't even leaked yet!), the newest from Canadian pop supergroup THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, thanks to Matador, WZBC, and Bradley's Almanac. Oh, and Pabst Blue Ribbon, also.
Some people are mad at how boy bands and metal bands are pretty much indistinguishable these days. Not us. We're big fans of Dillinger Escape Plan's Justin Timberlake cover; and we're giving a thumbs-up to the new EP by 2010 BEST MUSIC POLL nominees A LOSS FOR WORDS, on which they cover a fistful of Motown classics.
FRIDAY 04.16 | DENNIS
Underbar | If you ditched the cold and hit this year's Winter Music
Conference in Miami,
there's a good chance you had your ass taken over by "Hey Hey" - the addictively bouncy and
welcomely ubiquitous breakout hit from Dennis Ferrer. See what else the man can
take hold of when he hits Underbar this Friday.
For any rap fan who's familiar with the larger musical
canon, dopamine fires every time familiar classics are transformed into new rap
masterpieces - as is the case
here. To say that Hartford's
lyric laureate Blacastan merely "flipped" Simon & Garfunkel's "The
Boxer" does no justice to this irresistible interpolation.
On sale Thursday,
The Futureheads | June 7 at the Paradise Rock Club, Boston | $15
| On sale at 12 pm
+ Kevin Devine + Bad Veins + The Dig | June 17 at the House of
Blues, Boston |
$18.74-$28.74 | On sale at 1 pm
On sale Friday, April
Mobb Deep + Termanology | June 26 at the Middle East downstairs, Cambridge | $18 | On sale at 10 am
Less than a week following the performance that landed her band a giant photo and rave review in the New York Times,
Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino was huddled with her iPhone in
the corner of a classroom at Tufts. "Sitting in a corner watching
fluffy lumbers, googling maine coons," she tweeted from the Crane Room
last night as she waited to perform.
Gleefully stolen from Brooklyn Vegan
The "newly renovated, state-of-the-art nightclub" now known as ROYALE (on Tremont St. where the Roxy used to be) is teaming with Bowery Presents to bring some pretty sweet shows to Boston in the coming weeks and months. The lineup includes two dates from PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED in May, BROKEN BELLS in June, and DEERHUNTER in August.
Mayhem - Mystery Roar from Mystery Roar on Vimeo.
We're going to start this off with a huge tease. The biggest news
to come out of our interview with AMANDA PALMER can't be printed --
yet. But we'll let this much slip: you're going to be seeing a lot more
of her in the Boston area this fall, in a role you've never seen her play before, which may also be the role she was born for.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor -- the Artists Formerly Punctuated as Godspeed You Black Emperor! -- have announced that "god's pee has
decided to roll again." That is, the Canadian post-rock
experimentalists are going back on tour after a decade-long hiatus and playing nine U.S. shows, along with a handful of European dates.