For the last two days, we've given away pairs of tickets to see PASSION PIT live at Royale (presented by Bowery Boston and American Express) - and a shout-out to Sean Stewart, who won yesterday's contest with some sweet anagrams (like "pop it's a sin"). Today, we've got a pair of tickets plus a meet and greet with the band to give to a fan.
So, you may recall that yesterday we asked you to guess how many words wound up in our big interview with Michael Angelakos. Surely most of you just copied+pasted the text into a Word document and found out that way, but whatever. Anyway, today we'd like you to get a little more creative. Go to our page on Facebook and post your favorite Passion Pit anagram (anagrams, for those who don't know, are words or phrases that are created by re-arranging the letters from a different word or phrase).
This Saturday, Bowery Boston and Zync team up to bring a sneak-attack show starring PASSION PIT at the new Royale (a relatively small place to see these guys nowadays). Tickets are going fast. We have a pair waiting for the first person who can guess the word count of that epic interview we did with Michael Angelakos last year and post it on our Facebook site
The Museum of Fine Arts has just released its fall indie-rock schedule -- killer, as usual -- which includes dates for Why?, the Dodos, Low, No Kids, Jolie Holland, and Au Revoir Simone, among many others. Check back, we'll be doing ticket giveaways for all of 'em. In the meantime, though, we're giving away tix to the MFA's summer-ending indie blowout with Grizzly Bear (the day after they open for Radiohead) and Violens outdoors (weather permitting) in the MFA's courtyard on August 14.
Yes, boys and girls, it’s time once again for Santastic!, the third-annual installment of holiday mix-and-mash-ups performed and compiled by the redoubtable djBC. (Fresh from snagging the BMA for “Outstanding DJ.”)
As always, this year’s edition is a corker. For kids who’ve been waiting for the red-suited man all December, Divide and Kreate’s “Velvet Santa” sets up a rendezvous between a pre-creepy Michael Jackson and a very naughty Lou Reed on some dingy New York City street?xml:namespace>
Pretty stoked about the Arctic Monkeys show this weekend, would be even more stoked if it wasn't happening on Mothers' Day -- or if we didn't have baby-mamas who don't really want to hear us whine please please please let us go hang with the Guns N Roses of Britpunk. Be that as it may, stay tuned next week for the full-court press: interviews, live mpfrees, photos, and more.
Pimping her ride: Amanda prepares to part ways with a longtime friend
So we get this crazy email from a rap group that shall remain nameless, begging us not to blog about Amanda Palmer selling the Dresden Dolls' station wagon on ebay, because they were really hoping to land that ride. Pause, full stop.
It's possible a few of you haven't seen the latest video from UK indie sensations the Cribs, in which the band performs its new single "Men's Needs" while trying to ignore the naked girl stumbling around the set, knocking over their gear and hacking off bandmates' limbs with an axe.
The Bad Plus, "And here we test our powers of observation"
Thanks to everyone who sent YouTube clips -- the winning ones are above, and those dudes are all headed to the Bad Plus show on Sunday at the MFA.
IF YOU GO:
The Bad Plus may do witty covers of "Smells like Teen Spirit," "Heart of Glass," and the theme song from Chariots of Fire, but it's all backed up by muscular playing and a terrific sense of the strange.
OTD's President's Day Ticket Giveaway marathon continues....
Some of you may have heard about Close Calls with Brick Walls, Andrew W.K.'s import-only follow up to The Wolf. If you don't live in Japan, you probably haven't, and you'd be forgiven if you'd assumed that Andrew had fallen off the face of the earth.
Pretty stoked for the next leg of the Museum of Fine Arts indie-rock concert series, which kicks off with Denmark's UNDER BYEN. The meticulous orch-pop group, whose name translates as "Below the City," have won a dedicated international following, inspiring the wags at Pitchfork to describe them as "like Björk and Mogwai falling down a well together."
Oh no they didn't.
Oh yes we did. We had our dude Jef Czekaj, of Nickelodeon Magazine fame, duncecap-and-kazoo us a poster for the most highly anticipated event of the winter: the Clipse's two-night tour-kickoff celebration at the Middle East, brought to you by the Boston Phoenix's "Excuse" concert series, and yours truly.