And finally, there are appropriately magical sights to those legendary sounds. I mean, not that we didn't enjoy staring at that weird goblin creepoid featured on the artwork to M83's instant classic “Midnight City” every day on repeat since its July release.
Another episode of BOSTON ACCENTS is in the books, we opened with some neon pop bangers, got our rock and roll on, dipped into the gritty garage circles, danced with street punk, and closed out with a house track. Z'how it goes on the BA, every Sunday night from 8 to 10pm on WFNX 101.7 FM and wfnx.com. Listen up, get down.
After seeing her sing to a national television audience this spring on NBC’s The Voice, it feels like we, as a city, are somehow still getting to know CASEY DESMOND. A veteran of the Boston music scene since her 2005 self-titled debut record, Desmond appears ready for mainstream lift-off on the strength of the glittery electro-pop she always seemed destined to sing.
Digitalism are at the Paradise on December 1
On Sale Today
| December 1 at the House of Blues | $28-$50 | On sale @ livenation.com
Thursday, October 13
Digitalism + Data
Romance | December 1 at the Paradise |
$15 | On sale @ ticketmaster.com
Friday, October 14
It was a veritable 7-UP for the ears. Sweet and sour, lymon even. The sweetness of course was provided by English-singing Swedish songwriter JENS LEKMAN, who seemed to drop out of nowhere into the lap of Somerville’s Armory; not the usual spot one would expect to see one of the brightest Scandinavian exports, but fitting in its own nice-boy-at-the-community-center kind of way.
Sunday night on Boston Accents, at the late-breaking recommendation of a trustworthy source, I spun a song released back in February by a trio called FAT CREEPS. I know pretty much nothing about them other than what Facebook tells me: they label themselves as "lazy rock," they are comprised of people named Gracie, Mariam, and Chrissy, they are influenced by LSD, and their common interest begins and ends with Macaulay Culkin.
Union Square in Somerville certainly was blowing the fuck up this past Friday night. Not only did Radio open in grand fashion with the likes of the Organ Beats and Sidewalk Driver christening the new venue in glittery rock delight, but down the fine street of Somerville Avenue two of On The Download's new favorite Boston-area bands were ripping the roof off PA's Lounge.
The reaction to the passing of MIKEY WELSH was swift and immediate this past weekend. Social networking sites quickly spread the news of the 40-year-old artist and musician's unexpected death shortly after he was found in a Chicago hotel room Saturday afternoon, and online reactions and tributes began filtering in from Boston and beyond.
We started tonight's show with recognition of MIKEY WELSH, former Weezer bassist and longtime Boston rock and art scene veteran who died unexpectedly this weekend in Chicago. He was 40 years old. Boston Accents poured one out, and dedicated the first four songs of tonight's show to his memory and legacy.
According to online reports, Boston-area artist and musician MIKEY WELSH died earlier today at the age of 40. No cause of death has been made public. He had been living in Burlington, Vermont, with his wife and two sons.
UPDATE: Welsh was found dead yesterday in a Chicago hotel room. On September 26, he tweeted: "Dreamt I died in Chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep).
Guest blogger Clea Simon reports on the Bangles' show a the Wilbur Theater on Tuesday night;
Time, time, see what’s become of them. . . . Thirty years may have passed, but as amply proven on the new Sweetheart of the Sun, LA’s Bangles are still mining the best of ’60s pop, combining real rock guitar with girl-group vocals for a sound at once sweet and pure.
For this week's Cellars By Starlight column, the Phoenix had a radically inspired conversation
with Taraka Larson of PRINCE RAMA. We learned about the deep-psych duo's
roots in Boston's
underground experimental scene circa 2007-2008, particularly in the community
surrounding JP art/music collective house venue The Whitehaus
As Radio begins its live transmission out of Union Square this Friday, October 7, the ORGAN BEATS’ plea to “Stay the Night” is a fitting battlecry for a hearty inaugural weekend slate of rock. The new Somerville restaurant and live music joint (run by Aimee McGrath and Josh Banville of the Rosebud and booked by Ashley Willard of Boston Band Crush), gets the party started with the Beats on opening night, joined by the Rationales and ’11 Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble winners John Powhida International Airport.
Boston-based director MICHAEL GILL strikes again. Last year, Gill's Circumvision production company took home "Video Of The Year" honors at the 2010 Boston Music Awards for the HAVE NOTS' "Used To Be," and today he unveiled another visually-striking video from the acclaimed Boston punk band, for the hard-hitting "Louisville Slugger."
Mighty Mighty Bosstones are at the HoB on December 29
Postponed Show Alert
Adam Carolla |
November 5 at the House of Blues | new date: January 20 [all tickets honored]
Crystal Stilts |
November 29 at Great Scott | $10 | On sale @ ticketweb.com
Thursday, October 6