As I walked down
the Paradise corridor toward the Murs show last
night I worried that the joint might not be stuffed to the balconies. It’s not
like I expected a riotous sell out, but considering that Lil Wayne and Jay-Z
packed the biggest room in Boston
one night earlier, it would have been extra disheartening if hip-hop’s most important
major label artist couldn’t draw a serious crowd.
The Ontario-born, London-dwelling, math-whiz musician Dan Snaith has been kicking around the electronic music world since 2000, when he released an EP called People Eating Fruit, under the moniker Manitoba. Originally, music was a part-time gig, pursued on the side while Snaith taught and pursued a PhD in math.
Wow, it's feeling so 1993 right about now. We lost track of Kim Deal after the last Pixies tour wrapped, and thus were wholly unprepared for the leak, over the weekend, of a brand-spanking-new Breeders album to the internets. Sure, this is the Kelley Deal version and not the Pod-era Tanya Donelly version, but nope, we're not complaining.
Jesse Gallagher of Apollo Sunshine: “Top 5 Fresh Foods for
4_Sunflower seed milk
Apollo Sunshine play the Paradise
Wednesday, October 3, with Dr. Dog and the High Strung.
First off, this was recorded a couple of hours BEFORE the band stormed off stage at the Paradise the other night, apparently pissed off by a bunch of drunken yahoos. So no more enlightenment on that point, but FNX's Sandbox crew gets to the bottom of his new haircut and preference for chewing tabacky.
DOWNLOAD: Kings of Leon's Caleb Falowill interview (mp3)
Au Revoir Simone
Fujiya and Miyagi
Peter Bjorn and Johnwith Fujiya and Miyagi, and Au Revoir SimoneMay 4 at the Paradise, BostonPhotos: Carina Mastrocola
[Check back next week for exclusive Peter Bjorn and John live mp3s]
We were going to blog today. Really. We know it's late, so here's what we meant to tell you around 12 hours ago...
1. Holly Golightly is playing the Paradise right about now with Keys to the Streets of Fear. She's doing a duo thing you can listen to over here.
2. Our knowledge of '77 UK punks the Prefects? Nil, except that our dude Nick Blakey, who is never wrong about this shit, is creaming his pants.
SOOOO is for the children. No idea how they'll all fit on the Paradise Lounge stage, but Canada's answer to !!! stop by tonight en-route to SXSW, courtesy of the Happy Endings crew. Sample some mpfrees and a remix from SOOOO's Nik7 over here.
Camera Obscura, the Essex GreenJanuary 27 at the Paradise, BostonAll photos (c) Kelly Davidson
Thanks to the dudes over at Arts & Crafts, we've got AMY MILLAN tickets and CDs to give away in advance of her solo gig Wednesday at the Paradise. Those of you who don't know Amy, check the video and track below. We'd post more of her bio here except that we'd be spoiling the super-easy "trivia" question you'll need to answer in a second.
It's been a long time coming, but after a long roller coaster ride the S-O-V is finally blowing up. There was a moment, back when her NYC debut ended in a puke-stained tank, and her subsequent US minitour bombed, where it looked like it was going to kill the buzz that greeted her first two batches of UK singles.