Most business is conducted via the internet these days, but rock bands are still forming the old fashioned way: by responding to DIY flyers posted on bulletin boards at practice spaces, hip neighborhoods, and colleges. Early last year, Greg Alexandropoulos plastered a notice throughout the halls of the music department of UMass-Lowell looking to start an alt-rock band with electronic leanings, and shortly thereafter WESTERN EDUCATION was born.
For a second we can stop bitching about how local rap cats never get to rock shows with major touring acts. For one, the homey Wispers is opening for Yelawolf at the Paradise this Friday. But before that, Lowell wit rapper D-Tension and Boston-schooled rhyme polemicist Elemental Zazen are propping Murs at Royale this Thursday.