If you're working press at the BMAs, they hand you the list of winners when you walk in. Which usually makes for a serious anticlimax. But we can't front: maybe it was just that a bunch of bands we actually like won shit or played or bought us drinks, but this was the best year of the Avalon-era music awards. We know, big whoop: That and an undisclosed sum of money might someday get this event to break even mean something.
Don't even bother going to their MySpace page because there ain't no music there yet. But trust us on this: bonkers shit on the way. The Properazzi crew -- Red Foxxxworthy and that dude Mike Mistaker -- are making dreams come true. This is how they did it last weekend. Central Square, get ready for an invasion.
(Old) Cars. Tittsworth. Discuss.
The Cars, "Just What I Needed (Tittsworth B-more remix)" (mp3)
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.
DOWNLOAD: DJ Mark E. Moon, "Kidzmix" (mp3)
In case you missed him spinning at the Children’s Museum a couple of weeks ago, DJ Mark E. Moon — the nom de guerre of a prominent local cartoonist/indie-rocker/party-rocker — has uploaded an ingenious mixtape that brings the anything-goes strategies of 2ManyDJs and Hollertronix to the Kidz Bop crowd.
our favorite local party-rap duo have a new album called Smoke Machines in Lazervision (Bodies of Water Arts and Crafts) — a half-hour of ass-agitatin’ analog beats, rhymes about White Russians with soy milk, text-message disses, and shaking ass, and a even a four-on-the-floor rendition of the Pixies’ “Gigantic,” which they’re dropping on Allston hipsters and assorted other freaks this evening at Great Scott.
In case the Elle spread didn't change your mind about the midget, maybe you'll take our word for it: Mac Big Digits reviewed the Streets gig for the fishwrap, and we'll add our two cents to his opinion. She was pretty good, completely endearing, fucking adorable.
In lieu of the leaked track from a couple weeks back, she played a new song we still haven't tracked down yet.
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You know how Amanda Palmer do: even when no one's looking, the girl's like a walking episode of Pants Off Dance Off. So no surprise that she can't just take Dresden Dolls on a tour opening for Panic! at the Disco (a/k/a The Emo Band Top 40 Radio Is Playing Now That They've Run Out of Good Fall Out Boy Songs).
Photos: 1-6, Dashboard Confessional at City Hall Plaza (c) K. Bonami, except Carrabba (c) Byron SmithPhotos: 7-10, Paper/Excuse at Bill's, (c) Matt Teuten
Loose ends from last Thursday's emostravaganza, with the free FNX/Snapple-abbetted Dashboard gig on Government Center, followed closely by the afterparty: the debut of the Phoenix's monthly Excuse shindig at Bill's, in this case hosted by the girls and boys of Paper.
Singing and dancing sock puppets, cartoons, inflatable lobsters, underground mutant prairie dogs from hell — expect the works this Sunday, June 4 at UNCLE MONSTERFACE's afternoon, all-ages “extravaganzathonarama” at the Middle East for their self-released debut full-length, letter green (i love you), a 25-minute synth-rock acid trip that you and your kid nephew alike will freak out to.
Top: She's the Car. Bottom: Therefore I Am
DOWNLOAD: Therefore I Am, “I Get Nervous In Cars” (mp3)DOWNLOAD: She’s the Car, “Vibeke” (mp3)
We take an interest in scenes of all flavors, and right now the one that’s got the most juice in Boston is the teenpunk underground that’s grown up around venues like the ICC Church and bands like Vanna and the Receiving End of Sirens.
We're so turning our entire weekend over to Compound 440r. Mr. MicL Potvin just checked in to inform us of a late-breaking gig by Japanther Friday night over at MIT. Which is sort of like just casually mentioning that there's gonna be a fucking hurricane in someone's living room. Oh, the furniture damage. For those of you who attended the Steer Roast, this is the same address: 70 Amherst Street, 9 pm.
That dude DJ Mark E. Moon has been awful quiet lately -- too quiet, buried-in-the-lab quiet, building-birfday-mixtapes quiet. We should've known that he wasn't kidding when he told us his Dipset-ized Neutral Milk Hotel "King of Karat Flowers" remix was part of a longer suite. But after that, there was his baile-funk Belle and Sebastian remix and then .
DOWNLOAD: DJ C featuring Tiger Saw, “Fish Town Freighter (Remix).”
Cambridge beat scholar, party scientist, Boston bouncer, remixer of M.I.A., and ragga maniac DJ C is the busiest man in Boston these days: he’s prepping a half-dozen releases on two continents including 7-inches, 12-inches, CDs, and digi-only downloads with guests ranging from Kid606 to Ghislain.