Break out the guyliner: the Dresden Dolls have announced a reunion, or a return from hiatus, or whatever the fuck you want to call it, to play two Boston shows on November 2nd and 3rd at the Wilbur Theater. They'll be playing their two studio albums in their entirety - the first night, The Dresden Dolls, and the second, Yes, Virginia
Question of the day: How many generators does it take to power a secret chillwave show?
The answer arrives Sunday, Oct. 3 when Neon Indian hits Boston for a live performance at a top secret location. The gig is a collaborative effort between Levi's and Urban Outfitters, and because the show is powered by a generator, organizers are saying it could pop-up anywhere in the city.
are two things I learned about Broken Social Scene from their Friday
night show at the House of Blues. The first is that Kevin Drew is a
trouper. The closest thing BSS has to a front-man, Drew admitted to the
crowd upon taking the stage that he was suffering from MSG-induced
allergic reaction thanks to some bad Asian food he had eaten earlier in
the day (he disclosed the culprits, but I'll spare them the negative
Things I did not expect to hear at the Superchunk show: a heartfelt tribute to Buffalo Tom. Sure enough, though, Mac McCaughan was up there talking about how back in the 90s, Superchunk had aspired to a "Buffalo Tom-like intensity." With all due respect to the (underrated) BuffTom, I'd say they surpassed that particular yardstick long ago.
If you're a frequent reader of this blog, then you know damn well how much faith we have in Reks, who's rocking tonight at The Middle East with Moe Pope, Singapore Kane, Kali, Wispers, JFK, and a few other cats who you should be up on. As you might have realized - we don't do much show promo here on JTTS (unless, of course, Trees is benefiting from it financially), but this is a show that should absolutely not be slept on.
Attention commuter rail passengers: Deftones are scheduled to swing by the Newbury Comics flagship location in Back Bay (332 Newbury St.) for an in-store signing tomorrow at 3 p.m. Later in the day the California alt-metal veterans hit Agganis Arena as part of the BLACKDIAMONDSKYE tour with Mastodon and a still-Layne-Staley-less Alice In Chains (Jerry Cantrell be damned, we're still not sold on this resurrection).
No doubt in Thursday's Phoenix there will be more ink-stained attention on Friday's Mystery Roar mega-party at the Middle East downstairs, a Dopamine Records' dance-crazed bill that also features Bodega Girls, Soul Clap, Hesta Prynn, DJ Die Young and Baltimoroder, oh my!). But in the meantime, check out the news bulletin created by Videodrome Discotheque VJ/DJ Craig MacNeil
Last night while most folks were experiencing Boardwalk Empire hysteria, Dave Duncan teamed up with WFNX radio and offered up the best in new and tested Boston-based rock n' roll. In case you missed the latest edition of the always-enjoyable and often informative Boston Accents, check the playlist below and follow the linkage to potentially find your new favorite local band.
There was little chance that I was going to miss Caribou's return trip to Boston after last May's psychedelic drubbing, which still ranks up there as one the best shows I've seen this year. And even though the venue was different, the result was pretty much the same: synchronized drum madness, whirling synth peaks, and strobe lights.
The dawn of so-called 'frat-rap' is upon us, or so I'm told. Better yet - I hear that Greater Boston is the hub of this semi-surreal misogynistic hipster-hop spin-off movement.
If that's indeed the case, then it's important to celebrate all the college-styled party cats who came before Asher Roth and Sam Adams, and who opened doors for this sort of thing.
Pavement announced their reunion about a year ago and revealed this Boston date about six months ago. In the time between those announcements, it seemed like people went from being super-jazzed about the prospect of Pavement playing live shows again to seeming a little lukewarm on the whole thing.
dreamy and check out astral dance-poppers School of Seven Balls
performing "Heart Is Strange," the synth-soaked single off their new
album Disconnect from Desire, at the Middle East Downstairs on September 11, 2010.
while you're at it, dig the beautifully hazy electronics and slightly
off-putting falsetto of openers Active Child (that voice simply does not
match that dude).
Active Child play a new song
On sale Friday, September 17
Wild West Presents: Vince Vaughn & Kevin James Comedy Roadshow | November 1 at
the Orpheum Theatre, Boston
| $43-$63 | On sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.com
Brandon Flowers | November 26 at the House of Blues, Boston | $38-$48 | On sale at 10 am via livenation.
Another take on Sunday's indie-palooza at the Bank of America Pavilion with Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls. Check out Alex Cavallo's Phlipcam video here.
If you look at the giant curvature of the ceiling covering the seats at the Bank of America Pavilion at just the right angle, you can almost feel like you are in the belly of some terrible whale when you are at the wrong show.