If this cut doesn’t make the hairs on your arms stand up, then you must have waxed them along with that hollow chest of yours. Although “Bricks” may sound like a too-good-to-be-true remixed remnant from Aesop Rock’s Float days, it’s actually the work of Boston’s young, bold, and bright Fameless Fam. Here, the crew’s TIME CRISIS production duo spatter drums, keys, and synthetics on the canvas while Fam MC Virtue rips enlightened Gandhi rhymes and vocalist Exquisite Corpse cracks a hook that transcends all and any hip-hop expectations.
The Temper Trap-- Love Lost
Even though we couldn't get any of you interested in a free pair of
Temper Trap tickets to last night's show at the House of Blues (for
shame, there's a few of us over here who would take a free pair of
tickets to a paint-drying exhibition if they were offered 'cause, well,
they're free) I made it over there.
Kings of Leon
On sale Friday, October 1
Chucho Valdes with the Afro-Cuban Messengers | October 28 at the Berklee
Boston | $46.25-$56.25
| On sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.com
FRIDAY UPDATE: The word is out! The free Neon Indian show will go down Sunday at 540 Harrison Ave., at the Power Station -- which makes sense for the "Secret Generator Series." Doors open at 3pm. Woot!
So Levi's & Urban Outfitters this week unveiled two clues as to where, oh where, Sunday's free Neon Indian afternoon show will be held
Phoenix contributors P. Nick Curran and Addison Post recently spent a night with this week's Cellars by Starlight subjects Night Fruit, and in case you missed that on our music page, we decided to post it here to On The Download.
Night Fruit kick off a fantabulous bill this Saturday at T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge, alongside Film School, The Depreciation Guild, and fellow Bostonians Static of the Gods.
A few months ago, in reporting on the strange life and death of hip-hop deity Guru, I was fortunate to get an incredibly candid interview with Brownman, the acclaimed Canadian trumpeter who toured with Jazzmatazz toward the end of Guru's life and career.
Today, with permission from me and Brownman, FuckSolar.
Franklin Soults live review of the COME reunion show Sept. 26 at T.T. The Bear's is below; the above video by narlus, and the Cellars By Starlight preview in this week's Phoenix is by Matt Parish.
“I’d like to thank all of my friends,” said Thalia Zedek Sunday night at T.T. The Bear’s Place, just as Come prepared to cap their outstanding two-hour reunion show.
To be honest, I'm not sure what took so long. Sean Price is no technophobe; in fact, he was probably the first MC I ever saw write a verse on his Sidekick before stepping in the booth - and that was four years ago. Perhaps he was surveying the landscape; or maybe he just thought this Twitter shit should would go away, and that he could laugh at everybody else when so much hysteria eroded.
If you've been meaning to check out that flash new 2011 Buick Regal, but want to only if you're noshing on "Beantown inspired grub" while Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves perform in the background -- hey now, you're in luck. Thrillist teams up Reed and Buick -- finally! -- tomorrow night for a fun lil' soiree at the Arts For Humanity Epicenter, and you need to RSVP by today to get in
Me attempting to review last night's LCD Soundsystem show at the Orpheum can best be likened to me reviewing pizza. Or my parents. My fanboy tendencies for James Murphy know no bounds. But I can say without bias that of the three times I've seen the band on this tour in support of This Is Happening (with the previous two coming at festivals), this was far and away the best performance.
We have no idea what the haters are smoking -- it's certainly not the good shit -- because last night's Best Coast performance at the Middle East in Cambridge was pretty spot-on and nowhere near the live trainwreck some critics have reported. After raw, rocket-fueled performances by Young Adults and Male Bonding, Bethany Cosentino and her crew were a wall of mesmerizing pop noise, barrelling through her set and sounding like a young and emboldened Juliana Hatfield.
Friday’s JP Fest at Temple Sound & Stage -- known around town and in show listings simply as The Temple -- somehow managed to fit 12 sets by local garage rock and electronic acts into less than five hours. Bodies of Water Arts & Crafts’ all-ages festival featured a stand-out, noise-punk-influenced, genre-bending set by Skimask; a super-fast, all-too-short set by the Needy Visions; a DJ set by Chris Devlin of Spank Rock; a rare Amoroso reunion; and eight other acts alternating between the main stage and the floor.
The Middle East restaurant and nightclub today confirmed Shred as its new downstairs talent buyer, capping off a turbulent week at the Cambridge venue after previous booking agent Kieran Fallon resigned after three months on the job.
Shred, a former ‘BCN DJ who currently books shows around the area under his Team Shred Productions banner, downplayed his new role.
If you consistently read the Phoenix, you know we're pretty high on Best Coast, which hits the Middle East tonight with the UK's Male Bonding (Also endorsed). But be sure to roll up to the Central Square rock club early this evening for some bold local flavor provided by Young Adults. The show is a warm-up of sorts for the Allston trio's record-release party at Great Scott next month, of which we had this to say in our fall local music preview: