The Dismemberment Plan, the phenomenal D.C. post-punk band who were one of the best live bands of their era and also released one of the best albums of the 90s (no joke), will be reuniting next year for a brief tour, one that will take them to Boston for the first time since their breakup in 2003. Barsuk will also reissue Emergency & I on vinyl in January - some of the songs off of that haven't aged too well, but at the same time, this song alone would be worth the price of admission.
Vampire Weekend--Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
The weather was fittingly inclement for the last show of the summer at the
Bank of America Pavilion last night. In fact it was damn freezing. Not
that it deterred any of the very amped up Vampire Weekend fans who
turned out in droves to see the clean-cut indie kids play the last gig
on the last leg of their summer tour.
Behold: below, some greatest hits from "GOLDEN SOUNDS," the Brookline Access Television series run by BATV programming coordinator and Tunnel of Love guitarist ANDY MCBAIN. If Tunnel of Love didn't blow your pussy out . . . well, this will. We had the pleasure of taking in a taping of the show last night at BATV's brand-new, $1.
Move on over Baby Bieber, there's a new prepubescent pop star in town. In
what seems to be a new trend of established rap icons taking on
miniature aspiring singers as their protégés, Jay-Z has signed Will
Smith's daughter Willow to his label Roc Nation. The thing is, this
child is only nine years old. When I was nine years old my favorite (and
only) jam was the Fraggle
Rock theme song and my highest ambition was to own a pair of light-up
Reebok sneakers (Never got them.
Breaking news -- the Internet has just been completed with Evan Roth’s NOW That’s What I Call GIFs collection, “Cache Rules Everything Around Me.” Hell, there’s even an Izzy Alcantara sighting! Kick that catcher like he stole something, Izz!
This is ten minutes of pure pop culture bliss (and cats, a whole lotta cats), set to the mix-master tuneage of Girl Talk.
If you grew up in the 90's, chances are you watched The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
Which was, unarguably, (seriously, don't try to argue this) the coolest
kids show on TV at that time. And a lot of other times, too. Seriously,
Steve Buscemi, Debbie Harry and LL Cool J all had cameos on that
show. And while, looking back, Artie (aka the Strongest Man in the
World) was actually sort of a super creep, (Neighborhood Watch would
have been all over this guy.
Take the time to pour one out this afternoon for former LFO singer and founder Rich Cronin, a Kingston native who passed away yesterday after a battle with leukemia. He was 35.
LFO -- short for Lyte Funky Ones -- were a Fall River-based '90s boy band responsible for the hits "Summer Girls" and "Girl On TV," and chances are, a decade later, most folks can still sing along to the instantly-memorable "Summer Girls" lyrics about loving girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch and how yes, Chinese food makes them sick.
Long have we pined for a time machine to take us back a few years so we could hop into some crowded Allston basement and catch Night Rally just one more time. Scientists are still working on it. What's important for now is that NR drummer and shadow crooner Luke Kirkland is finally unleashing his long-awaited MARCONI record September 11 at a stacked Great Scott release party with Pretty & Nice and friends.
Last week we reported the line-up for next month's three-day Homegrown II festival at the Temple in Jamaica Plain, but this morning the stakes were raised to epic levels.
Organizer Dan Shea unveiled not only a wonderfully colorful flyer for the second annual Homegrown (as seen above), but also appealed the the entire city of Boston in a move to unite everyone from the musically-talented whales in the Atlantic to fresh-faced college kids burdened by too much homework and, as he put it, their "mundane skin" (sorry Mom!).
I debated for at least seven minutes this afternoon whether or not to post this ghetto-assed phlipcam video of last night's Does It Offend You Yeah? show at Royale. I captured two other songs -- DIOYY's Vin Diesel-approved nu-rave electro freak-out "We Are Rockstars" and the second track from headliner Kele -- but both were even shittier sounding than this one (no doubt a result of Royale's booming sound system, of which my hand-help Flip is no match).
On sale on Friday, September 10
Mos Def + Talib Kweli | October 3 at the House of Blues, Boston | $32.50-$49.50 | On sale at 10 am via livenation.com
KT Tunstall + Hurricane Bells | November 29 at the House of Blues, Boston | $25-$35 | On sale at 10 am via livenation.com
Boston Bruins vs.
Back in July Somerville’s Starlab practice space and recording studio had a fund raising BBQ and outdoor show to help raise money to knock out some debt and fancy up the place (read: repair water damage and other rampant fuckery in the basement).
About $1,500 was raised as bands like Doomstar and Drug Rug played under the sun for cute kids in jorts and tank-tops noshing on burgers and other grub donated by nearby Union Square businesses.
Happy Labor Day! OTD takes a quick break from backyard BBQs and patio drinking to post last night's WFNX 101.7 FM Boston Accents playlist, featuring the best in New England-bred rock and roll. On tap for tonight's local tip -- either the Charms at Somerville's PA's Lounge or RIBS over at Great Scott in Allston Rock City
We haven't heard from our undercover operative at ATP NY yet, although from the Globe's blog post, we see that he accomplished our pre-arranged mission to sabotage Sound Effects' efforts to see Mudhoney and the Scientists -- WHOOPSIE. You already saw the Stooges, but click here to read our old pal Brodeur passing up the opportunity to say "Fuck Buttons" in a family newspaper.