Happy Thursday, where today on Accents we spotlighted two shows this weekend at the Middle East, yelled about a whole bunch of ragtime, figured out which words we can never spell properly, and opened the show with three straight songs by the same artist. No rules radio, Boston style. Here's what we heard...
EARTHQUAKE PARTY “Little Pet” -- Kicking it off with three songs in four minutes, the entirety of EqP's new EP, Let's Rock, OK?. Band is playing the Mean Creek homecoming party December 1 at Great Scott, then the next night at the Boston Music Awards, but I'm unsure if I'm allowed to say that publicly. The punk trio is up for Best Rock Act in this, the 25th annual, Boston Music Awards.
EARTHQUAKE PARTY “Hello Weirdo”
EARTHQUAKE PARTY “One More Night Could Ruin Us”
MONIKER “Formic Army” – Lead track off new record Ansible from these Allston experimental rock dudes; the new album dropped Monday and gets the proper release party treatment this Saturday at the Middle East in Cambridge...
LEFT HAND DOES “I Don’t Know If I’m Driving” -- ...with this quartet who has a bit of INXS vs Talking Heads thing going on here on this track, my favorite cut off their upcoming record Encounter Safety. Also on Saturday's bill are...
HERRA TERRA “Hyperborea” -- ... perhaps Central Mass' finest electroni-whatever band, and this track was pulled off their Hyperborean EP that came out this year. Solid fookin bill.
MUY CANSADO “Not For Nothing” -- Another show spotlight, also at the Middle East, this time on Friday, and this and the following track are available on the Phoenix Weekly Playlist via On The Download.
NAKED ON ROLLER SKATES “Payphone” -- Friday's Mid East show doubles as the record release party for NORS's Songs From A Wooden Box, dropping simultaneously with Muy Cansado's Let It Go.
OLDJACK “Chorus Line” -- On our PHX Playlist we also features older songs from Oldjack and Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins, but I decided to spin this Oldjack tune instead because it rules.
Chorus Line by OldJack
MOUNT PERU “Simmer Jinx” -- Total summer jinx with the snow outside, catch Peru Friday night at Johnny D's in Davis Square, Somerville.
QUILT “Young Gold” -- It's the one-year anniversary of Quilt's self-titled record, which took home Best Album/EP in our 2012 Best Music Poll. Catch the Q and Ghost Box Orchestra on November 11 at Brighton Music Hall.
HALLELUJAH THE HILLS “Get Me In A Room” –- Segment on words I can't ever spell, like parallel, or architecture, or hallelujah. Ja Hills is at Great Scott tonight.
CALEB GROH “Catastrophic Culprit” -- Caught Mr Groh at Red Star Union in Cambridge last night for a BMA pre-party, the singer/guitarist is up for Folk Act of the Year in the BMAs. Very talented young man, this guy.
IAN JAMES “All For Nothing” -- Shout out to the bastard child of Jimi Hendrix and Boba Fett.
VIVA VIVA “Dead In Yr Tracks” -- Suitable closeout tonight with the BMA Best Live Act nominee, who play Reach Out And Rock at the Middle East November 27, the Prince Children's Education Fund Benefit.