As my car pulled out of the concrete cyclone that is Logan Airport around dinnertime Tuesday, PETER HOOK set the tone of the evening not more than 15 minutes after our meet-up. "Oh, that's a bit worrisome," he dryly offers after we approach the Sumner Tunnel (named for William H. Sumner, the son of Governor Increase Sumner -- not Bernard, my friend).
Here's the playlist from tonight's show, kicking off with a bit of a dance party tip before cruising through new jams from War Presidents, Water Moccasins, the Bynars, New Highway Hymnal, Vanzetti and a few we debuted last week, like hott jams from Viva Viva and Township. Hang with us next Sunday at 8pm only on WFNX.
Here's tonight's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist, complete with show notes, band links, and my usual ragtime blah-blah-blahs. Listen in every Sunday night from 8 to 10pm at 101.7 FM or online at wfnx.com. This week we debuted a fuckton of dope new jams, and showed some love to Bostonians who bounced to Brooklyn as a nod to today's 10th anniversary of Sept.
It's a Labor Day edition of Boston Accents -- and the first one with me in the pilot seat. Woo! Tune in to WFNX 101.7 FM every Sunday night for the best in New England-bred rock and pop, as well as local show news, notes, and my usual ragtime bullshit sessions.
Fiends in Human Shape - "Death Won’t Find You," off debut EP We Will Burn The Very Heavens; performing live at T.
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Oh hey it's here! After multiple bulletins, carefully-placed teasers, a few print ads, a couple of online announcements, many tweets, and a few weeks of co-hosting duties with the great Adam 12, BOSTON ACCENTS re-launches this Sunday night at 8 pm on WFNX 101.
Our list of the Top 100 Britpop Anthems of the '90s is now on the streets, in the cloud, and on the airwaves. If you can't pick up an issue, we've given you the entire list online. What's that? You don't agree with it? We would've never guessed. And we defintely wouldn't want you to go voting every song on the list up or down and completely re-arranging the thing
china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering
that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's
Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, and Ice-T, the only thing Perry Farrell
& Co. should've been doing with china for the music fest's big 2-0
is breaking it over unsuspecting festivalgoers' heads.
Hey! Put on WFNX right now, we got Haverhill's THE NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL live in the studio, acting as our gritty rock and roll house band for the morning show. Download their recent Phoenix Mp3 of the Week, catch them at Deep Heaven Now IV this weekend in Somerville, and keep it posted to OTD for a recording of this morning's rock and roll performance.
Last night's Boston Accents loval music show was divided into two parts: the first hour featuring Halloween-appropriate songs, and the last 60 minutes dedicated to the late Billy Ruane, playing an hour of his favorite New England-based performers past and present. Host Dave Duncan also took calls from Aly Spaltro (Lady Lamb The Beekeeper), Sean Slade
(Fort Apache) and Mike Gill (Murder Mile & videographer), who shared their Ruane stories and memories live on air.
METRIC headlined the indoor portion of the WFNX CLAMBAKE, meaning they didn't go on until somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 am. But as the videos show, nobody seemed to mind too much. More video, photos, and audio below.
VIDEO: Metric, "Help, I'm Alive"
GOGOL BORDELLO performed acoustic at the first annual WFNX CLAMBAKE this past Sunday, much like their previous performance for WFNX at the Hard Rock Cafe downtown. We have photos, audio, and more video below.
VIDEO: Gogol Bordello, "Avenue B"
The first annual WFNX CLAMBAKE went off this past Sunday, which meant MATT AND KIM were doing their thing on the big outdoor stage on Lansdowne Street. Check out photos and the audio of WFNX's conversation with them below.
PHOTOS: More from Kelsey Marie Bell, Derek Kouyoumjian, and Melissa Ostrow.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND don't do a ton of these, but prior to headlining the Orpheum last week, they stopped by Woodward at the Ames Hotel to play a quick, mostly-unplugged set for a select few lucky WFNX listeners. Ezra had a cold, so they only did three songs: the new "White Sky" off Contra, plus "I Stand Corrected" and "A-Punk" from their debut.