Remember that time we threw a party at the Liberty Hotel during the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS? Yeah that was awesome. We aired some of the infamous bathtub interviews on Boston Accents on Monday, but if you were still hungover from the BMAs rager like us, perhaps you missed it. Fear not -- we posted the audio to the WFNX soundcloud page, and it feels like we're all back in the tub.
Quick hit before we clear out for the weekend -- listen in to WFNX.com all-day Saturday and Sunday as we run through all our 2012 selections in the Boston Phoenix's annual new-band spotlight, 50 Bands 50 States. From Massachusetts (Speedy Ortiz) to California (Fidlar), from Texas (Pure X) to Minnesota (Polica), we're adding 50 new jams into our library to run all weekend long.
We are now just eight days away from the Halloween re-launch of WFNX, and we're celebrating tonight with a Boston Accents-flavored dance party just over the Green Monster at the Lansdowne Pub. I'll be spinning the dance party before and between the live acts, GENTLEMEN HALL and CASEY DESMOND, adding some hometown dance hits (Color Channel, Bearstronaut, Seer Group) into my modern indie and electro-pop playlist that's heard every Friday night at the pill.
If there were two acts that embodied the 2012 sound of BOSTON ACCENTS before it was yanked off the FM dial in July, it'd be GENTLEMEN HALL and CASEY DESMOND. Both electronic-pop-leaning artists have paved new ground in a traditionally rock and roll town, and both hit the stage tomorrow night at the Lansdowne Pub for Night 2 of our WFNX Disorientation series, the next party leading up to the station's re-birth online this coming Halloween.
Remember that time we all got together at Great Scott for the Boston Accents funeral parties back in June? That was a good time, though bittersweet. We concluded three nights of live shows -- a dozen Boston bands in all -- with a raucous performance by GENTLEMEN HALL, one of the many mainstays of the not just the local show on WFNX but the regular rotation as well.
By now, you've heard the news: WFNX is relaunching this Halloween as an online radio station, and we're throwing a series of Disorientation 2012 parties leading up to the sonic resurrection. It kicks off a week from tonight with a FREE SHOW at the Lansdowne Pub (not too far from WFNX's new home base inside the Boston Phoenix newsroom), featuring New Jersey guitar rock dudes THE STATIC JACKS, Boston indie heartthrobs CAMDEN (dubbed "Boston's answer to the Strokes" by Boston Magazine), and the latest addition to the WFNX team, Phoenix assistant music editor LIZ PELLY
Like Protokoll back in the mid-2000s, we're always moving forward here at the Phoenix. So after the dust settles on our three-night Boston Accents Funeral Party next week, we're launching a new live music series at the W HOTEL and their subterranean DESCENT nightclub.
The ELECTRIC SUMMER MUSIC SERIES kicks off Thursday, July 26 at the W with a special live performance by INTO THE ALPHA, a new experimental electronic project from Cobi Mike of Gentlemen Hall.
I stumbled into a Vivian Girls acoustic set while walking between the Fader Fort and the Mess With Texas show. No drums (Ali played tambourine), a relatively clean guitar (meaning notes/chords were for once discernible) and a bright, boomy bass. Their vocals were hardly mic’d, but the room, which was hardly more than a concrete bunker, amplified their voices plenty.
As many people are aware, PHOENIX and THE PHOENIX have many things in common. We're both huge French electro-pop stars, obviously. And when you Google either of us, you come up with results in Arizona. That's what you get for being famous.
Well, after years of people confusing us, getting each other's email, and admiring each other from afar, we've finally decided to prove to everyone that we're actually not the same person -- by showing up together in the same room at the same time.