By now everyone on the internets has seen the above photo of Glenn Danzig, wearing an effing Danzig shirt, walking through some Los Angeles parking lot carrying a box of Fresh Step kitty litter (edit: nice choice, Glenn, that shit clumps like a motherfucker).
Turns out there’s more to this shopping trip than just a clean litter box for his friendly-but-surely-evil feline friends.
PHOTOS: Click here for Derek Kouyoumjian's slideshow of Sunday's Neon Indian show.
Sunday was weird. I mean, it felt like Boston -- crisp scarf-weather air, a loose, relaxed Sunday afternoon in the South End, watching the leaves change colors and casually carousing the SoWa market. But then, a block or two over, something very un-Boston-like went down: a free, all-ages, kinda-outdoors-ish concert by Neon Indian in the neighborhood's hollowed-out, towering open-air brick Power Station, presented by Levi's and Urban Outfitters as part of their "Secret Generator Series."
One of the key bands in the early ‘90s “Scene That Celebrates Itself,” Chapterhouse’s contribution to the infamous but short-lived shoegaze genre can be summed up neatly within the four ultra-clean minutes of acclaimed 1991 single “Pearl.” With swirling guitars, a relentlessly smooth baggy beat (lifted from a John Bonham sample) and hypnotic, dream pop vocals wistfully dipped down from the moon and enhanced by Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell on backing vocals, few songs are as striking and identifiable.
You know it's a solid Boston Accents show when things kick off with Wasted Talent's Masshole masterpiece, "Khed." What'chu waiting for? Check out the rest of the play list from last night's WFNX 101.7 FM local rock show -- which now features the occasional hipster rap jam. The above Wasted Talent photo was shot by Dr.
Before the Temper Trap hit the House of Blues last week, the Australian alt-rock dudes dropped by the Ames Hotel for another acoustic session with WFNX. Above is their most well-known hit, "Sweet Disposition," -- yes, the jam from (500) Days of Summer and a roughly billion television commercials -- and below are some added clips from Wednesday's performance.
Spent this past Thursday evening out in Brighton’s subterranean depths, where synthpop duo Stereo Telescope helped christen a new basement show space. About a dozen friends gathered for the band’s performance, which doubled as a video shoot for an upcoming Stereo Telescope release, and a trial run to test out the room, complete with visuals effects and a fair amount of red wine.
DETAILS: M.I.A. plays Royale Boston on Mon + Tues, October 4 + 5
In September 2004, Diplo still had to explain who M.I.A. was -- no one had heard her music yet, and he described her as a dancehall artist of Sri Lankan descent. Later that month, on back to back nights, "Galang" was played in Boston for the first time: Diplo spun it during a Hollertronix set at the opening of Middlesex Lounge, and down Mass Ave, Nick Catchdubs played it at Enormous Room.
Harpers Ferry in Allston is closing on Halloween night. Rumors circulated earlier this week that the Brighton Avenue bar and live music venue was shutting down by the end of the year, but this morning Harpers Ferry confirmed that the end of a four-decade run is not only in sight, but closer than anticipated.