Last week we got the participating bands in the 2013 ROCK AND ROLL RUMBLE, and last night we got the nightly lineups, randomly drawn out of RICHARD BOUCHARD'S hat live on the air during organizer ANNGELLE WOOD's local rock program, Boston Emissions on WZLX. It's official -- start your amps.
Of course, enough people by now have noted that among the very best elements of the Rumble are pairing up bands that would normally never share a bill together.
The best thing about this here online radio thing is we can pretty much do what we want. So when INFINITY GIRL offered up their new EP, Just Like Lovers, to be debuted on BOSTON ACCENTS, we decided, fuck it, let's play the whole thing beginning to end. So that's what we did. The noisy Cambridge -gazers are at T.
Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon is at T.T. the Bear's tonight, and we have one pair of tickets to give away.
In last week's Phoenix, music writer Jonathan Donaldson profiled the Le Bon, writing:
"Listening to the music of the 28-year-old songwriter is pleasantly familiar . . . A cross-section of Le Bon's 2009 debut, Me Oh My, and her new follow-up, Cyrk (Control Group), reveals an interest in vintage UK folk and ominously minimal psychedelia.
I could probably come up with a bunch of reasons why tonight's show at T.T.'s -- featuring the cochlea-clawing Big Bear, Michigan title-holders Child Bite, partytime splatter-psych upstarts Horsehands and Local Band We'd Most Like To Donate Robes To, Ice Dragon -- is the show for you, but they'd all be pure speculation, and it's much easier just to ask Big Bear's Joel Roston.
Duke Spirit, Cuts Across the Land
Okay, so we’re not perfect. Back in April, we offered the breathless prediction “This will be your last chance to see UK’s the DUKE SPIRIT
in a room as small as T.T. the Bear’s Place.” Wrong! The band — who
work the seemingly surefire combination of toothsome blonde mic-humping
frontwoman + bits of the Stooges and Goo-era Sonic Youth + fuzz bass —
return to T.