20 MORE PHOTOS: Julian Casablancas at the Paradise
Lucky us: Boston was on the short-list of JULIAN CASABLANCAS's solo-tour schedule. If you missed Daniel Brockman's interview with him in these pages last week, we grilled him again up in the WFNX studios prior to his Paradise Rock Club gig on Friday night.
Got more footage of Boston rocking out on New Year's Eve? Hit us on the Facebook. In the meantime, here's footage of Waltham's original-lineup reunion -- and, from the same gig, Damone's Noelle LeBlanc channeling Pat Benatar. (Also, check the Flickr slideshow from their Back to the Future-themed First Night prom: maybe the most amazing photobooth images of 2009.
It dawned on me this morning in the shower - as I was scrubbing off last night - that I've been listening to Wu-Tang for almost 20 years. That might not seem like a big deal to Sting and Aerosmith fans, but in hip-hop that's virtually unmatched longevity.
Raekwon's Paradise performance was hardly one of the most memorable Wu spectacles I've witnessed.
Recorded live at the Regent Theater in Arlington during last night's "Rock N Soul Revue" to benefit the Music Museum of New England, we bring you 21st century Boston soul legend ELI PAPERBOY REED teaming up with 20th century Boston soul legend BARRENCE WHITFIELD on a roof-raising version of William Bell's "Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday."
The end of the year is often regarded (among writerly types, anyway) as a time for looking back. But it's also a time when we look forward to what lies ahead of us. And one of the surest bets for 2010? That'd be Transference, the forthcoming record from SPOON, who've been pretty reliable in the past. We don't have video of any of the new songs they performed at WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street concert at the Orpheum last week, but instead, we've got old favorite "The Way We Get By."
These guys again? Well, what can we say - it's been a hell of a year for PASSION PIT, and not to brag or anything, but we kind of saw it coming. Okay, fine, it wasn't exactly a difficult prediction to make: they won "Best New Act" in our Best Music Poll last year (earning themselves a spot in that year's concert), they became a blog sensation, and they packed venues around town all before their full-length debut, the delightful Manners, had even leaked in full.
In order to win tickets to today's Phoenix show, readers friended us on Facebook and posted both their favorite Phoenix song and Phoenix article on our wall. Invites have been sent to the winners of the show invites -- we're sorry to those who weren't picked, but a video of today's set will be up on the site in the coming week.
VIDEO: Back home from Brooklyn, it's the Toothaches! Motion pictures and words by P. Nick Curran and Addison Post
Well past midnight on a Saturday, Rose Blakelock and Zimmy Ayer of THE TOOTHACHES descended through a busted basement bulkhead, past piles of scrap wood and discarded abike frames, into a single-lit room where several people sat Indian-style on a rotted carpet.
Just before taking the stage at the House of Blues on Friday, METRIC ran over to the Hard Rock in Boston to perform a quick unplugged set for an intimate, fans-only unplugged set. The surprise of the bunch was an acoustic rendition of their version of the Strokes' "The End Has No End."
When Cave In signed off at the tail end of 2006, we feared one of Boston’s greatest post-metal bands had perished before its prime. So when a couple of years later they snuck back into the studio and then unveiled a blistering new EP with a one-off show at Great Scott, we grabbed our cameras — just in case it turned out to be a last hurrah.
No secret here: Google and YouTube, arguably the two most powerful entities on the web, are way, way behind in the live-streaming video space. While they've lagged, UStream and Livestream -- to name just two companies in a rapidly-evolving niche industry -- have made live broadcasting an everyday part of most bands' digital arsenal.
We'll have photos and review of Paramore's sold-out House of Blues show tomorrow. For now, here's their one quiet moment: the gentle folk song from Brand New Eyes, performed pretty much the way it appears on the album.
Also, if anyone has video of @YELYAHWiLLiAMS covering Chaka Khan, get at us.