No, not the typical joint for a punk gig. But judging from down-the-block lines outside Hurricane O'Reilly's -- and from the raucous sing-alongs inside -- WFNX's invite-only GASLIGHT ANTHEM gig drew far more fans than yahoos. Jersey's Bosscore heroes brought the full band and played for an hour, then stuck around to hang out for at least that long afterwards. And security didn't kick out the stage divers, so there's that. The big surprise was a Replacements cover, which we'll be posting some quality video of later in the week. For now we've got the Flipcam take of "Patient Ferris Wheel" and a bunch more photos, all after the jump.
Having given a few cursory listens to the new U2 record, No Line On the Horizon,
we feel confident in concluding that it is not a masterpiece. We'll
hold off on calling it a dud until we've given the record the chance to
do that odd thing which records tend to do even in the age of instant
interweb leaks: grow on you.
Our dudes over at WFNX are throwing a members-only gig at Church on December 10 featuring TING TINGS, whom you came to know and love thanks to an iPod commercial, but whom our six-year-old knows as the "That's Not My Name" band. There is something a little Kidz-Boppish about 'em -- we'd describe their album as M.
On night one of the sold-out WFNX "Miracle on Tremont Street," the OTD cams were lodged alongside the Sandbox dudes in what felt like the hottest, tinyest dressing room in Boston. Fletcher managed not to puke anybody, Special Ed spilled our Red Bull, and we met Rush's manager -- not to mention Geddy Lee's nephew. More on him and his band in a few, as well as a dispatch from the Airborne Toxic Event kids.
LA hearthrobs stopped by scenic Lynn, MA to play a couple songs for the Sandbox dudes. Here's the good one, stripped down to words and guitar.
We were way late to the Paramore bandwagon, and only picked up on them a few weeks before Riot! hit stores this year, but for shit's sake, you knew we were gonna love this band: shamelessly pop, adorable teenage girl singer, and a hit song that bounds onto Top 40 radio despite being a) complicated, b) sung by a girl in a rock band who's not Avril Lavigne, and c) a song that casually smashes to smithereens a host of stereotypes about what nice girls are supposed to sing about.