Taking a break from exporting the Boston Bounce shizz to folks up in the Windy City, Mashit Recs honcho DJ C comes back to bump laptops with the "Pan Am" crew tonight at Enormous Room, kicking off an East Coast mini-tour that'll swing him through Rhode Island, New York, and Maryland before winding up back at the same joint on July 28, that one with his old Beat Research pals Flack and Wayne & Wax. More details and a free mixtape link after the jump >>>
BIRD FLU: tonight at Enormous Room
Mr. Collipark, eight zillion kids with youtube accounts, four out of five bloggers, and Winnie the Pooh agree: teenage sensation Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat" (a/k/a "Superman That Ho") is officially the viral hit of 2007, has spawned a superhero dance craze that's even more fun than that whole Chicken Noodle Soup thing, and is probably the grimiest-sounding rap vocal ever to become a hit.
IF YOU GO:
Cousin Cole & Certified MaxFriday the 13th at Enormous Room10 pm, $3
Cousin Cole is THAT DUDE. We've been geeking out on his shit for a while now, starting with his genius/hysterical/blog-meme-creating B-more-ish rework of the "Atlantic Records, T.I. Clearance" drop. But his new TOUGHER THAN FEATHERS EP on Flagrant Fowl is freshly-dropped and completely ace: if we DJ'd, we'd be dropping his Ignition-remix-remix every damn night.
For anyone still smarting from the sudden absence of Federline-related club happenings -- don't look at us like that -- it turns out there were better things to do tonight all along. Chief among them our adopted Providence/Brooklynite party kingpins Certified Bananas, this month bringing in that dude DJ Morsy, a selector famous (make that infamous) for his exceptionally fantastic Emo Thug mixtape.
The bad news: Wayne Marshall, the smartest person we know email from time to time, done moved to Chicago. (Dude, there's a hole in our heart that can only be filled by you
If anyone needs us, you know where we'll be . . .
have been doing it real big
If Chris doesn't drop "War Munga," dem gonna riot.
Rucker: lord of the Ring.
A few weeks ago, our old pal Rucker announced he was dive-bombing the mid-week slot at Enormous Room. "I'm taking back Tuesday!" he IM'd us, and just like that, a name for the night was minted. Many of you know Mr. Rucker from his column in the fishwrap and his stint as FNX's local music guy.
1. We had one of those psychic moments last week hearing T.I.'s "What You Know About That?" on the radio. Although we'd observed on these coordinates back in January that the song borrows its synth chords from "Hey Joe," it had simply never occurred to us that someone could do a mashup of these songs. So anyway, the spark went something like this: "Gee, someone should really try to mash those up," followed seconds later by the thought, "Hmmm .
Crappy camera phone photo by OTD.
The above is from the Enormous Room on Tuesday night, where Mission of Burma's Peter Prescott and Roger Miller manned the decks during the local release party for Burma's new The Obliterati. What did they play? Well, the entire album, for starters, and then some stuff you wouldn't expect.
With their second post-reunion album The Obliterati about to hit the shelves, Mission of Burma yesterday announced a brief tour that'll kick off July 13 at the Paradise. Advance tickets are available beginning today (UPDATED: click here for the presale). Those of you here in Boston are also invited this Tuesday, May 16 to Enormous Room in Central Square for the official CD-release/listening party.
In case you haven't been here in a week, it's our birthday . . . almost. We're celebrating tonight at Enormous Room. This post was supposed to be up hours ago, but we started getting hammered at noon, Cami just left to pick up some Suicide Girls, and, well, you're lucky we haven't puked on our keyboards yet. But in honor of OTD's first anniversary, and to remind you of why you love us, we present .
1. P. Nice and the Audiovandal have been working overtime on what they're calling their first official mixtape -- that is, the first one that they're not giving away for free on the internet, even for a little bit. Or at least that was the plan until we badgered them into giving us a preview. Whereupon instead of just giving us the first five minutes, they turned around and produced a full-on "trailer" -- like they're Clinton Sparks or Kanye West or some shit!
Nick Catchdubs and Certified BananasApril 14 at Enormous Room
Click on the archives and you'll note that the first official On the Download post was made on April 17, 2005. We put up something about the Converge show at Harpers Ferry. None of you were reading, because we didn't tell anyone about it for a couple of months.
We know the Federales are Googling, so let's get this up front: if you're looking for the other Boston George -- the Weymouth kid who more or less singlehandedly invented the cocaine game, as seen in Blow -- we have no bananas. Instead, we've got tracks by the pseudonymous Boston George who wrecks Enormous Room most Saturday nights at Jam Hot (as previously seen in the Phoenix