Personal admission: I like anniversaries and birthdays. I like the angle, the hook, and the unlimited pun opportunities, both as a journalist and dance party promoter (my proudest work, from the pill a few years ago: "You're the One For Me, Fifty! Happy Birthday Morrissey!"). So while I was kinda excited to learn that Interpol's EP celebrated its 10-year anniversary earlier this month, it's an even greater thrill to note that RADIOHEAD's OK Computer -- a record I bought for $40 on import at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square a few days after its release -- came out in the UK 15 years ago tomorrow.
Uhhhh we're still recovering from last night's PBR-fueled BEST MUSIC POLL AWARDS party at the secret location a/k/a the FOURTH WALL PROJECT next door to us. We'll be back there tonight to help mop up. Huge thanks to BIRTHDAYS and Justin from EARTHQUAKE PARTY and PRIMORDIAL SOUNDS DJS for soundz and also to EVERY FUCKING BAND IN BOSTON for crushing it this year.
It's crunch time. Voting for this year's poll
closes May 18...that's soon! Local nominees in hip-hop, psych/experimental,
electronic, jazz, live act, new act, and more are bringing it full force this
week. Try to get out and see as many as you can, then get those votes in before
it's too late. Power to the people.
Between "Deep Heaven Now" and the big National nominees
swinging through town (M83 is back again! Sold Out-- again-- though, good for you if you nabbed those tix) it looks like you're not going to be
getting much sleep trying to catch all the BMP talent on the calendar in the upcoming
week. Better get yourself a Red Bull, because your live music schedule is officially stacked with a solid
mix of both local and national noms.
It's official, ya'll. The ballot for BMP 2012 is live,
which can only mean one thing. It's time for you to get your ass off the couch and out on the town to check out some live music. How else are you going to make a fully
educated decision when casting your vote for your favorite local
and national nominees? You can call it homework, you can call it reasearch.
The countdown to the Phoenix's annual, reader-voted BEST MUSIC POLL is just about over. To find out who won, check online and in the fishwrap tomorrow morning: this year's Best New Act will be staring back at you from newsboxes all over the city.
This evening at 5 pm, we continue our BEST MUSIC WEEK series of free, outdoor concerts in Downtown Crossing -- with $3 Bud and a wine bar for the adults.