First show of 2013! Woo! After devoting all of last week to the Best of 2012, we looked ahead today on BOSTON ACCENTS to what new sounds we can expect in the early months of 2013, including a few cuts from the Boston Phoenix Winter Preview, a teaser of the upcoming Class of 2013 feature, and a few other new jams we've been feeling here at WFNX.
There's a ton of rad stuff going on tonight -- My Morning Jacket at Agganis, Deer Tick and Two Gallants at the Sinclair, Bad Rabbits+ at Brighton Music Hall, Color Channel+ at Great Scott, Sidewalk Driver+ at Radio, You Can Be A Wesley and CreaturoS at Regina Pizzeria (lol), the Heroes dance party at T.T. The Bear's Place -- so clearly most of the WFNX airstaff will be out and about around town, dropping ball with the rest of Boston.
It was a pretty great year of Boston music in 2012. Several bands broke out of the imaginary confines of our city and brought our sound to global audiences, from Amanda Palmer to Converge to Passion Pit to the Dropkicks. But the real sounds of Boston were cultivated around Allston and Somerville, in Cambridge and Brookline, as well as all the surrounding cities and towns, all helping to craft a soundtrack of Boston that felt unparalleled compared to recent years.
THE THERMOSES “Christmas in Allston” -- Recorded a few years ago by Roger from Yale MA/Pretty & Nice, Kevin from Everyday Is A Mixtape and others.
YOU CAN BE A WESLEY “Bamp” -- New fucking music from the Wesleys! Playing New Year's Eve at Pizzeria Regina in Allston with CreaturoS, the Migs and others.
All day this Saturday, WFNX Radio becomes Radio Clash.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the death of JOE STRUMMER, guitarist of THE CLASH who died on December 22, 2002 at the age of 50, at midnight tonight WFNX kicks off a 24-hour run of the legendary guitarist's work. One-time WFNX jock Morning Guy Tai holds court during the entire day, spinning Clash tunes, as well as Mescaleros, Latino Rockabilly War, Strummer's sizable soundtrack work, and other related projects.
Much <3 to Boston electro-pop duo STEREO TELESCOPE for coming by the WFNX studio today to perform an acoustic set, pick some tunes, and hype up Saturday's Electric Xmas party at Brighton Music Hall in Allston. We also gave away five pairs of passes via our social media sites and text alerts, so congrats to all the winners.
We're all still dragging ass after last night, but that didn't stop NEMES from barging into the studio armed with a box drum, violin and acoustic guitar and laying down some tunes. Go check them out fully-loaded Friday night when they hit Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square with Dressed For The Occasion, then be on the lookout for a new record from them in 2013.
We're still dusting off the collective bangover from last night's shit-show WFNX Holiday Party, so while shake off the cocktail cobwebs, here's a collection of videos captured by the irresplacable Mick Murray. It was loud as all fuck last night at the Lansdowne Pub, so the sound isn't perfect, but you get the idea.
Posting today's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist with one foot out tha door! Headed to Lansdowne Pub for the WFNX HOLIDAY PARTY, where I'll do my best not to be the grinch. By now, you know the deets, so head down to Fenway and party it up with the crew. Here's what we threw down on the show today.
GOZU “Salty Thumb” -- First taste of new record The Fury of a Patient Man out this April on Small Stone Records.
Quick-hit edition of BOSTON ACCENTS today, the 40-minute variety, as we gave WFNX guests Tegan & Sara some room to breathe in their afternoon session with Sabrina. We still got to mostly everything that was on tap for today, including opening up with a spotlight of the WFNX Holiday Party tomorrow, December 18 at the Lansdowne Pub and featuring MEAN CREEK and THE SCROOGES, with a special Christmas-y performance by THE FIELD EFFECT and DJ sets from KNIFE (Good Life Boston) and others.
A few hours before TEGAN & SARA play Agganis Arena tonight, opening for the Killers, the Sisters Quin are re-routing over to WFNX for a live chat on-air with Sabrina around 4:30 pm EST. We'll let them pick out a few songs and talk about their new record Heartthrob, which the Phoenix's Annie Zaleski chronicled this week in magazine
Quick shot playlist from today's show, huge thanks to Glenn and Nate from PARLOUR BELLS for dropping by to talk about their new record Thank God For The Night, which you can acclimate yourself with via my recent Cellars by Starlight column in the Phoenix or down below via Bandcamp after the playlist jump.
MVSCLES “Sweet N Sour” -- Nicked this off the August Allston Pudding compilation, electronic duo that's a breakout pick for 2013.
SATELLITES FALL “One Night” -- New track from Boston/Providence rock quartet, off Midday Records. Playing the Middle East on January 14.
BENT SHAPES “Panel of Experts” -- Ben P and his krew released a new flexi-disc today, celebrating all things 12.
Ho-ho-WHOA! Come rock out with the Phoenix and WFNX.com at our first-annual MISTLETOE, MUSIC & MISFITS HOLIDAY PARTY -- Tuesday, December 18 at Lansdowne Pub.
We've decked the halls with rock and roll, so join us as we welcome live performances by MEAN CREEK, our city's rising indie rock heroes whose latest record Youth Companion was just named "Album of the Year" in the 2012 Boston Music Awards, and THE STOOGES, the world's only all-Santa Stooges cover band, ripping through Iggy's suitcase of hits and other '70s garage rock classics.
After four kickass years of publishing Boston music news, show promos, and song reviews (among, you know, a billion other things), the good folk of BOSTON BAND CRUSH decided to call it a day this morning (read the full announcements here). Co-founder ASHLEY WILLARD and editor RICHARD BOUCHARD joined me in the WFNX studio to discuss the blog, its four years on the daily beat all over Boston, and all sorts of other verbal ragtime.