It’s been an eventful week for DEAD CATS DEAD RATS – the most dangerous entertainers to emerge from North of Boston since John Cena.
Last Wednesday, they collected both the honor of the 2011 Best Music Poll’s Best Boston Punk Act and from us a semi-coherent explanation as to why the Swaggerin’ Growlers were flaunting the defaced local punk trophy all over the Brighton Music Hall and internet).
Yes, the word "epic" is grossly overused and has lost any and all of its merit. But there's just no other way to describe this nearly-15-minute clip from Wednesday's BEST MUSIC POLL party at Brighton Music Hall. (Plus it's Friday, two days later, and my brain is fried).
During BODEGA GIRLS' second "interlude set," they were joined by COSMO and BOBBY of DOM and performed Dom's "Living In America," followed by AMANDA PALMER for a cover of her "Map of Tasmania," and then, lastly, by BILL JANOVITZ, when the ensemble busted out a lost BUFFALO TOM b-side, "Does This Mean You're Not My Friend."
Before FREEZEPOP were awarded our office-made gold record for winning Best Album/EP in the 2001 Best Music Poll, they showed Wednesday's award party crowd at Brighton Music Hall exactly why they are one of Boston's true electronic music pioneers. Here they are performing "Special Effects," off the award-winning record Imaginary Friends Wednesday night at the BMP party, courtesy of video shot by Mick Murray.
Well, here's Wednesday's grand BMP finale.
As the Bruins rolled into the third period en route to a Game 7 Stanley Cup victory, the roof blew off the Brighton Music Hall well before Zdeno Chara lifted that 36-pound silver chalice over his head in Vancouver. In wrapping up a legendary night at the first-ever Best Music Poll awards party, PETER WOLF, DUKE LEVINE and BILLY BEARD hit the stage and joined BODEGA GIRLS and Nikki Dessingue of STEREO TELESCOPE for a blazing rendition of J.
Sick of BODEGA GIRLS yet? Well, here's something different -- a Bodega original. Not satisfied with playing only Boston Rock Songs of Yesteryear at Wednesday's BMP Party at Brighton Music Hall, our house sprinkled in some of their own tunes, and here for "School Night" they rocked large in an epic, all out, no-holds-barred jam session.
More video of Wednesday night's shit show Best Music Poll awards party keep rolling in, and here man-about-town Mick Murray gives us those frisky BODEGA kids covering legendary Boston-born new wave gem "Voices Carry." 'TIL TUESDAY's 1985 original is damn near untouchable, but Bodega's Carmen O'Conner did one hell of a job channeling the great Aimee Mann Wednesday night at Brighton Music Hall.
So here's MEAN CREEK performing "The Comedian" at last night's Best Music Poll awards party at the Brighton Music Hall, roughly a half hour before it was named WFNX Boston Accents Song of the Year. Listen and love.
Tonight, we rage.
After weeks of planning, plotting and counting up a gazillion votes, The Phoenix is ready to throw down at tonight's Best Music Poll awards at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston. Fear not, we'll have the Bruins on the televisions as they shoot for their first Stanley Cup since 1972, and the awards should be over around whenb the 3rd period starts.
We're handing out the 2011 BMP Awards -- No shit! Actual handmade craptastic trophies! Announced by people you may recognize! It all goes down at Brighton Music Hall on June 15. (Our annual Best Music Poll issue hits the stands hours later, and the results will be available for posterity at bestmusicpoll.
Sleigh Bells are at the 'Dise with Mr. Dream + CSS + Wet Witch on Tuesday
All right, this one goes out to all you procrastinators. You know who you are. Still wallowing on your couch in footie pajamas, drinking beers, and hoovering Lo Mein to the soundtrack of Two and a Half Men re-runs every night? We feel it's our responsibility to let you know that that's just plain sad and, furthermore, it's musically irresponsible.
Mount Peru are at the Middle East Upstairs this Friday
Seems like we just can't get any love from our Best National nominees. (Only one, Wiz Khalifa, makes a stop in town this week.) But that's ok, we know they're busy. We'll just hang with all the Boston acts working hard for those Best votes all week long.
BRIAN KING / ORANJULY: Thursday, April 28 @ T.T.'s with Oh No Oh My + Pray For Polanski
As the countdown to this year's Boston Music Poll awards continues, we're been rounding up the nominees with gigs around town each week. This week, a shit ton of our Boston Jazz (and one lone National nominee) and Boston
Electronic acts dominate around town.