I was trying to explain to a fellow “old person” just what it is about ODD FUTURE, aka OFWGKTA, the sprawling collective of ADHD-generation horror-core/skateboard rappers that's making “the kids” around the world lose their collective pubescent shit before their show last night at the Paradise. No, no, you don't get it, I said.
WTF is going down on Newbury Street? Tyler, the Creator's Goblin signing is causing the locals to go mental. All just a warm up for tonight's OFWGKTA show at the Paradise? The Globe is reporting at least one arrest at the rapper's afternoon appearance in the Back Bay. (Above photo by Guillermo Antonini, @collabprojekt)
Holy sour indie rock grapes! Do NOT upset Atlanta serious-rock dudes MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA, kids. That's the Lesson of the Day after Phoenix contributor Ryan Reed was called out by Man-O for a review he wrote in Paste last week.
@ManchesterOrch Just in case we are unclear... fuck you Ryan reed.
Jollett might be the most charming lead singer ever. What kind of
she-devil would break up with this guy and leave him stumbling through
the streets, drunk and alone? Scratch that. THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT might be the most charming band ever.
At the very least, they're the most charismatic alt band I've seen take
the stage at the HoB in quite a few months.
After their wild ride through last month’s Rock And Roll Rumble at T.T. The Bear’s, we’re familiar with the underdog tale of OLDJACK and how Dan Nicklin’s crew overwhelmed the festivities with an assault of awesome, wild-carding their way into the final round. So what comes next for these blue-eyed soul rockers? OldJack are back May 14 at the cozy Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, helping friends The Rationales celebrate the release of new album The Distance In Between
By now you've read over and over Chris Faraone's expose on the making and selling of Los Angeles hip-hop collective ODD FUTURE, you've endured more than a few Shaq'rolls in trying to snag a leaked copy of TYLER, THE CREATOR's debut record Goblin, and you've sold your first and third born to get into tomorrow night's very-fucking-sold-out show at Fort Paradise.
Bob Marley and the Wailers performing at Paul's Mall folk club on Boylston Street, July 1973. Photo by Clif Garboden.
The founding father of reggae spread his music and man seed far and wide before passing away at age 36, and throughout the world, his name implies love more accurately than that of ‘God.
Bon Iver are at the House of Blues on August 5
Christina Perri |
July 27 at Brighton
Music Hall, Allston | $15
| On sale now @ ticketmaster.com
Friday, May 13
Bon Iver + The
Rosebuds | August 5 at the House of Blues, Boston | $35-$45 | On sale at 10 am @ livenation.
On the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's death, it's only appropriate to ask -- are we ready to get 'Baked on Lansdowne Street?
WFNX Radio's annual Clambake fest was announced this morning on the Breakfast Show, and the lineup is all sorts of indie spectacular -- COLD WAR KIDS, BUFFALO TOM, DOM, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, NOAH AND THE WHALE, YOUNG THE GIANT, and one more Boston heavyweight we'll reveal in the coming weeks.
Common's not an MC who subsides on beef. In fact he sports the opposite stereotype, and is more likely to trade noodle recipes with Mos Def than shots and insults with the boorish likes of Jim Jones. Common had a skirmish way back with Ice Cube – resulting in the legendary Pete Rock-produced dis track “The Bitch In Yoo” – which is hilarious in retrospect since he's since become what he accused Cube of being.
With all the global news of the past few weeks -- from birthers to bin Laden to the Royal Dreading, to borrow a quip from Morrissey -- it’s easy to forget that the southern part of our fair country is in shambles. The destruction created by tornadoes last month is still being felt in the southern region of the US.
If you're headed to see Deftones tonight at the House of Blues, hit up the Landsowne joint on the early side to catch FUNERAL PARTY, a rising Los Angeles dance-punk band -- and pack of crazy motherfuckers -- that we hosted back at our SXSW party in March. It'll be odd to see how Funeral Party's frenetic energy translates to a older metal crowd mostly there to see the 'Tones and Dillinger Escape Plan, but either way, these dudes know how to throw it down.
It seems every time BAD RABBITS -- up for three Best Music Poll awards; voting ends Thursday, kids -- post another video/download in their Live Covers Session series, we jump out of our office seats and post the shit out of it. We did it for their Deftones re-up ("Sextape"), and again for their Michael Jackson cover ("Human Nature").
More to come on RIBS' tour kickoff show in next week's Phoenix, but in the meantime here's a quick-hit phlipcam clip of "Please Don't Go" from last night's explosive and very-well-lit gig at Great Scott (pardon the shitty sound -- it was loud and heavy). Also peep the East Coast tour itinerary below, and if you know anyone in those fine American cities, spread the good word for one of our Class of 2011 favorites