The time has arrived. The last day of human programming on WFNX arrives next week – Saturday, July 21, to be precise – so that means there’s one last Sunday on the schedule before the sale to Clear Channel goes into high-gear and the station begins its transition to a web stream.
Of course, that means there’s one last BOSTON ACCENTS on the FM dial before we vacate our longtime home of 101.
And after tonight, there’s only one more show left – our time is nearly up on the FM dial, which is essentially the new AM dial. Don’t miss the grand finale for our Boston Accents as we currently know it, starting next Sunday at 8pm – we’ll have a bunch of in studio guests and maybe, just maybe, we’ll break curfew and party all night long.
So check it -- it was revealed this week that WFNX will live on as an online streaming station, breathing extended life into the 29-year-old alt-rock radio station. But we still only have two more shows here on the FM dial, and we don’t know what kind of form Boston Accents will take on (night, name, format, everything) once the station ceases its radio waves on Saturday, July 21.
Last week I hit up Q Division in Somerville to take part in PARLOUR BELLS gang-vocal recording session for "Airwaves," a track the glam-infused noir-pop band whipped up specifically as a tribute to WFNX, just in time for their performance Saturday, June 30, at the We Want The Airwaves tribute show at the Paradise Rock Club
Happy Sunday, and good tiding to all. This is our 4th to last Boston Accents on WFNX, and the countdown to extinction is really in full swing. Tonight we hyped Saturday’s big party at the Paradise, the WFNX Tribute “We Want The Airwaves.” Thanks to Bruce McDonald (who will host a warn-up show on WFNX Friday from 2 to 6pm) for hooking us up with a pair of tickets to give away, and props to Parlour Bells – performing that night alongside O Positive, Orbit, Garvy J, and a host of former WFNX DJs – who recorded “Airwaves” last week as a salute to our radio station.
It lives. And then it will die again. But not before some pure sonic destruction and the hands, lips, and feet of RIBS.
Last month, when we hosted the Daily Pravda at the Hard Rock Cafe, we thought it was the final WFNX Local Exposure gig, the free concert series that highlights a rising Boston band currently featured in regular rotation on the ol' 101.
Happy Father’s Day! Good vibes all around Boston on this beautiful spring day, so we’ll play a set dedicated to the dads around town, spin some Best Music Poll winners – that’s SOPHIA CACCIOLA of DO NOT FORSAKE ME OH MY DARLING there up top!; check out the full winner’s gallery here – and also get into some bands playing around Boston this week.
Hola Sunday! So while the past few weeks have focused on the negative – like our Funeral Parties and the death of WFNX, arriving around July 20 – tonight we’ll go back to focusing on bands playing shows around town. We broke it up into three segments: dance party to kick things off, a calendar-minded rock and roll creamy middle, then an old-school closing set to honor the We Want The Airwaves: A WFNX Tribute party at the Paradise on June 30.
A few weeks ago, WFNX program director Paul Driscoll was giving an interview to a local news crew when he quipped that the final days of the alt-rock radio station would be like an "Irish wake." Here in the world of BOSTON ACCENTS, we're taking that attitude out of the Lynn studio and into the Allston clubs. The final Boston Accents show is slated to air on Sunday July 15 (with an all-night sleepover theme where all are invited to hang out with us), and the following week we go out in motherfucking style with three nights of rock and roll at Great Scott in Allston
After a several weeks of in-studio guests (from the Daily Pravda to Hooray For Earth, Parlour Bells to RIBS), last night we set off on a solo journey through the rugged and wise seas of Boston rock. Felt weird to be up at WFNX all alone, but there was one important message to be delivered, so we needed your full attention: The Boston Accents Funeral Party lineup has been set, and goes down over three nights in July.
We’re not dead yet! As I mentioned on the Phoenix music blog On The Download last week, Boston Accents will be on the air every Sunday until the FCC transfers our license to Clear Channel in a few weeks. That gives us a handful of shows before we go bye-bye, and tonight we marked the occasion by bumping a fuckton of new jams from across Boston rock.
It's been five days since ADAM 12's final broadcast last week on WFNX 101.7 FM, the result of the sale of the alt-rock station's FM frequency to Clear Channel, and people both online and IRL are still talking about it. Most likely a result of people constantly asking him what he played -- he's probably gotten a bunch of questions like "Hey, what was that awesome song you spun at 4pm?!?!"' -- this afternoon the on-air host posted his entire five-hour playlist
Boston Accents is dead! Long live Boston Accents!
So here’s the deal: BOSTON ACCENTS has been granted a stay of execution by WFNX program director Paul Driscoll (thx bb), and will stay on the air for the duration of the station’s lifespan. Transferring the 101.7 FM frequency could take several weeks, possibly even up to 60 days.
Hi, how are you? Been quite a week, eh? So our time here at WFNX is coming to an end, what with the recent sale of the station to Clear Channel. But we’re told it’ll take a few weeks for the FCC to transfer the license, and WFNX has been gracious in letting BOSTON ACCENTS continue its run until the very end. So with that, here’s tonight’s playlist – shout out to RIBS for hanging in the studio and allowing us to world premiere their new EP, Russian Blood, which gets the record release party treatment this Friday May 25 at T.
Happy Mother’s Day, and props to Manchester City for winning the Premiership. What a day! We capped it off by bringing HOORAY FOR EARTH into the studio, trying to put an end to all this “Are They Boston or New York?!” nonsense. Not sure we did, because Noel Heroux still lives in Brooklyn and doesn’t appear to be moving back anytime soon.