If you were a punk (before we were a punk) then you might have been at this 1982 punk rock fashion show -- held at Axis, then known as Spit -- which was captured on camera by the folks at KinoDV. Yes, we know the song is not contemporary to the video: but trust us, this is the real deal.
VIDEO: Punk Rock Fashion at Spit, 1982
Bang Camaro at Avalon
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Photos by Caitlin E. Curran
Most overheard comment when OTD first walked down Lansdowne St. last night: "Kings of Leon aren’t playing?!" Yep, KOL backed out at the last minute (minus many cool points for them) but it was truly their loss because the crowd at Best Music Poll was plentiful and apparently fueled by Red Bull - nearly seven hours after they trickled in, as the Cinematics played an ear-splittingly loud cover of a Beck track from Sea Change on the outdoor stage, Axis was packed to capacity as Silversun Pickups began their explosive set 15 minutes early, explaining that they were bored backstage and everyone was there already anyway.?xml:namespace>
This, dudes, is going to sell out quickly. We'll have VIP tix to give away eventually, but do you really want to rely on OTD's spotty blogging schedule to get into this?
FNX/Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll Concert 2007June 6 at Avalon, Axis, Bill's Bar, and outdoors on Lansdowne StreetTickets $32.50
Is the singer from My Chemical Romance trying to look like Billy Corgan? Why would a human being do such a thing? More pertinent question: we understand why young persons would go apeshit for some emo band's classic-rock move -- plus it's Halloween, children like costumes -- but what was with all the old people at Axis last night? "Honey, get a babysitter: we're going to see My Chem!" Weirdness.
Photos (c) Byron Smith.
Wales's Bullet for My Valentine are having their breakout year: introduced to the headbanging faithful via tours with Rob Zombie and Lacuna Coil, they landed the most coveted opening slot in New York (Guns N Roses' Hammerstein shows) and then set out to headline a Trustkill tour, which brought 'em to Axis last night.
From top: Charlatans UK, Aberdeen City, Aberdeen City, Nada Surf. All photos (c) Carina Mastrocola.
(Second in a series of reports from last night's Phoenix/FNX Best Music Poll blowout on Lansdowne Street.)
The Charlatans haven’t really had the chance to jump the shark — not here, and not in the UK, where their songs never managed to plug into their homeland's gigantic hype machine.
All photos (c) Carina Mastrocola
(First in a series of shitloads of photos and maybe even some words from last night's Phoenix/FNX Best Music Poll party.)
Brit Pop and Pop Punk don't have a lot in common, and Charlatans UK and The Academy Is... didn't get any closer by playing on the same street during last night's Best Msic Poll extravaganza.
Poison the WellAt Axis, April 10
Poison the Well are hard to place within the metal/hardcore spectrum. Their secret recipe mixes nu-metal and emo with traditional-breakdown hardcore, creating an ultra-melodic sound unique among young metalcore dinosaurs. Their crossover sound allows them to attract wide audiences [just like C.
Tickets to this thing go on sale this Thursday. Watch this space for pre-sale links.
Now let's talk about the Best Music Poll ballot for a second. For reasons that are lost to history, the one category where OTD really holds an sway in the nominations are in the metal categories. And so first of all, we'd like to apologize to Doomriders, who made the local metal album of the year (perhaps the national metal album of the year), and did not get nominated for a damn thing in this year's BMP.
Not as sick as OTD is of them. But they're sick. And they're not playing Axis tonight. Hope it wasn't anything we said.
From the Yellowcard website: "Unfortunately, Yellowcard's 1/27 show in Boston, MA has been cancelled due to illness."
That is all. More OTD coming soon.