Killer show tonight! We got into the details of the T.T. The Bear's Place renovations, played the entire Creaturos demo -- all 13 minutes, son -- and announced our ROOM PARTY next Sunday at the Liberty Hotel for the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS. Live broadcast! Drunken interviews! Terrible-sounding in-room performances! Band pillow fights! Oh my.
Say what you will about becoming a Company Man or whatever, but this is awesome news from our very own radio station. WFNX today announced tomorrow's FREEFORM FRIDAY, November 11, and its upcoming FLASHBACK WEEKEND which soundtracks your Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 to 27.
Essentially, Freeform Friday is when the station allows the DJs to play whatever the hell they want.
Rolling into November, tonight on BOSTON ACCENTS we dropped new styles and sounds from Movers & Shakers, Night Fruit, and unveiled the entire upcoming Earthquake Party EP. Hey, it happens. Hang with us every Sunday night from 8 to 10 pm, on the FM radio dial at 101.7 or streaming online at wfnx.com. If you feel it, follow us on Twitter (@BostonAccentsMA) and like like like our hot sauce on the book of faces
The remarkable vault of DUANE BRUCE strikes again. Yesterday the former WFNX DJ unearthed Nirvana's 1990 gig at ManRay in Cambridge, and today he comes through with the SMASHING PUMPKINS' now-legendary September 23 show at Axis. You know, the 'FNX 8th birthday party that also featured Boston heroes BULLET LAVOLTA and those crazy cats in NIRVANA, who, you know, would release some album called Nevermind the very.
Thanks to former WFNX DJ DUANE BRUCE, this one's now up on the interwebs: the fabled performance given by the pre-Grohl version of NIRVANA at once-and-future goth club MAN RAY in Cental Square, Cambridge, on April 18, 1990. Depending on who you ask, there were somewhere between 60 and 75 people in attendance.
We should have a podcast of tonight's show, broken up into four hour-long segments, posted online later this week. But in the meantime, here's a recap of our Boston Phoenix GOTH100 Halloween playlist, taking dark hitz and deeper cutz from our spooky sonic collection and tossing them into the rock couldron with a few random treats from my personal collection (when was the last time AND ONE got played on WFNX? Or hell, WUMPSCUT, even?)
It's a New Music Spooktacular on BOSTON ACCENTS tonight, mixing up some fresh new rock and pop jams with some creepy experimental sounds from the New England underground. Feels good to be back in the studio after a one-week absence. We're back in action next Sunday night from 8 to 10pm, only on WFNX, 101.7 FM and streaming online at wfnx.
Welcome to the Ghost Host edition of the Boston Accents playlist recap! As you may or may not know, I landed my dumb ass in the hospital earlier this week, and was discharged around 4pm this afternoon. Doctors told me I needed to stay in bed a few days after release, so to keep the BOSTON ACCENTS momentum alive, we decided to load up the setlist with nominated songs from this year's BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS, which were announced on Tuesday (pre-hospital, bro).
Boston Phoenix music editor and WFNX "Boston Accents" host MICHAEL MAROTTA couldn't make it into the studio tonight, so he's running the show by remote control and live-chatting below. See you at 8 p.m. sharp.
Another episode of BOSTON ACCENTS is in the books, we opened with some neon pop bangers, got our rock and roll on, dipped into the gritty garage circles, danced with street punk, and closed out with a house track. Z'how it goes on the BA, every Sunday night from 8 to 10pm on WFNX 101.7 FM and wfnx.com. Listen up, get down.
We started tonight's show with recognition of MIKEY WELSH, former Weezer bassist and longtime Boston rock and art scene veteran who died unexpectedly this weekend in Chicago. He was 40 years old. Boston Accents poured one out, and dedicated the first four songs of tonight's show to his memory and legacy.
WFNX's monthlong welcome-back celebration kicked off Saturday night at an Undisclosed Location -- a/k/a LANSDOWNE PUB -- for a free show with THE JOY FORMIDABLE, who were playing the final gig on this leg of their tour -- after which they take a quick break and join the FOO FIGHTERS as opening act.
Here's tonight's Boston Accents playlist. Not shown: my rant about the stupid two-week club rule, me stumbling like fuck over the name of the new Wheat song, and me dancing around the WFNX studio like an idiot to Conservative Man. Hang out with me next week, Sunday night from 8 to 10pm streaming live on wfnx.com or at 101.
Here is tonight's Boston Accents playlist, and it's a fucking doozy. We kicked it off with a double shot of THE FAUX, then rolled back to the early-'00s for some post-millennial garage rock ruckus, gave some love to the Granite State, and debuted a brand new STEREO TELESCOPE remix from DJ DIE YOUNG, which got finished roughly 16 minutes before I entered it into the WFNX library.
EDITOR'S NOTE: It was no accident that, the night before Nevermind came out -- September 23, 1991 -- Nirvana chose to play Boston. (It ranks second only to James Brown at the Garden in our list of the 40 Greatest Concerts in Boston History