ThePhoenix.com's K. Bonami fought her way through a forest of stoners to bring back this rare footage of last year's Swedish hipsterbait Dungen and J. Mascis's medieval, middle-aged metal band Witch. From the Middle East on June 8:
When it's raining, no one can see you cry.
Fresh back from the drizzly Dashboard Confessional gig on City Hall Plaza -- yes, the FNX freebie -- we bring you video shot by our own K. Bonami. Pics and report coming soon.
Say what you will about this year's Best Music Poll, the hippie kids sure love them some Matisyahu, who plays the Pavilion tonight. BMP is always an occasion for some of us older dudes -- you know, us early-30s geezers -- to sit around telling the interns about the good old days. So here goes.
It's probably the most famous WFNX show ever: depending on who's telling the story, it was either the night Nevermind came out or the night before -- Google isn't much help here -- and the band that was about to break punk or whatever was playing a gig at Axis for the station that had been the first (there still weren't that many) to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
1. There was no way Lil' Jon was gonna let that whole snap craze just waltz on by untouched by his genius. After you get done watching that, check out the runner up -- we stress, this is only the RUNNER UP -- in the official film-yourself-doing-stupid-shit-to-Lil-Jon's-SNAP-YO-FINGERS contest. The actual winners are over here
Click above to watch the video.
OMG, we're obsessing. Those of you familiar with OTD have figured out we have a weakness for girlgroops. This includes Korean-American girls surnamed Frampton who when they say they love Atreyu mean the character from Never Ending Story instead of the screamo band.
Until someone decides to put out "Long Way To Happy" as a single, nobody is going to realize how good the new P!nk album is. Their loss. Alas, it appears the next focus track is "Who Knew," which is OK in a Max-Martin-attempting-Sonic-Youth kind of way. Sigh. We love Max Martin, but come on. If they're going to do Max Martin, why not just release "U + Ur Hand" (which is totally the Joan-Jett-meets-Kelly-Clarkson-meets-Salt-N-Pepa jam of the year) and get it the fuck over with.
All photos (c) K. Bonami. From top: Taco Bolt; Damon & Naomi; Ghost; terrastockists in the wild; Paik; Lightning Bolt; terrastockists; Lightning Bolt; the Spacious Mind.
Our most dedicated Lightning Bolt fan, the international woman of mystery K. Bonami, journeyed to the lost land of Terrastock, refusing all transportation except rail car, bicycle, and hang glider.
The Alloy Orchestra used to have the new-scores-for-silent-films racket sewn up around here, but over the past few years what was once a novelty has become a niche market, and one of the awesomest bands to jump into the genre has been Devil Music. Aside from being one of the most underrated art-punk trios in town, they also do shit like get their friends together into 30-piece orchestras and put on sold-out neo-classical shows, and then turn around and tour the country playing live to The Cabinet of Dr.
Eisley are that close-knit Christian family band from Tyler, Texas. Their album Room Noises is lush and whimsical dream-pop, but they’re young and ambitious, too: they’ve toured with Coldplay and Brand New, so no way was Sherri DuPree’s head cold going to but a crimp in their style at the Paradise last night.?xml:namespace>
Go ahead, try not to get choked up while watching this shit. Also, so true: they do have good hair. We've gotten used to Mission of Burma being a band again. What we can't get used to is Mission of Burma on MySpace.
Starring: Roger Miller, Clint Conley, Peter Prescott, Steve Albini Jr., Sonic Youth, Mark Kates, Shred, Moby, a young Joyce Kulhawik, and that dude from Christmas who was in Combustible Edison.
This public service annoucement brought to you by the best damn bubblegum-metal band in Waltham.
DOWNLOAD: Damone, "Out Here All Night" (mp3)
Can we mention again what a great fucking song this is?
Not much to say about the video, except that it was shot by Jim Jarmusch, and that it appears to have been shot in less time than it takes to play the song. There's the part we're already referring to around here as the "running of the cows," and then there's the performance footage, which makes pre-Nevermind Sub Pop videos look like Anton Corbijn product.
1. Meant to post this up on OTD's 33rd birthday last week -- you'll know why as soon as you hear the Birthday Boy kick shit -- but, y'know, better late than never. Trust us, you need thiz. What we have here are Da Muzicianz, the new Ying-Yang/Mr. Collipark offshoot (not his "intimate club" steez, just regular old crunk-azz, kick-motherfuckerz-in-the-ballz shit).