Rumble Night #3 preliminary round winners: Ghosts of Jupiter
Back in the mid-2000s, the Rock And Roll Rumble was suffering from a sort of self-inflicted crisis. A proud, three-decade franchise of WBCN, the bands that were winning the damn thing did not mesh at all with the hard rock radio station’s format.
The night before they dropped comeback EP Ready at the Middle East in Cambridge, Boston rock dudes LETTERDAY swung by the Converse store at 348 Newbury St Friday night for an acoustic session. The band stripped down their normally anthemic sound to fit neatly within the second-floor of the Back Bay retail hub, giving the crowd a solid half-hour set of new material and old, some even dating back to their all-ages suburban shows of several years ago.
After a year of reflection, now comes the resurrection for Boston pop-rock darlings LETTERDAY. Back from extended hiatus with a fine-tuned lineup, a sharper perspective, and a fresh batch of songs from this already well-oiled rock and roll machine, Letterday last month announced their comeback with “Don’t Go,” the first single off towering new record Ready.
Last night in the Back Bay, rising roots sextet KINGSLEY FLOOD kicked off our new live music series at Converse, which brings in the Phoenix's Mp3 of the Week acts to the second floor of the lifestyle apparel's 348 Newbury Street shop.
The ridiculous rain outside seemed all too appropriate for launching a series with a band that features "flood" in their moniker, but undeterred, the Kingsleys belted out a 30-minute urban Americana set that served as a warm-up for their three-night record-release party stand at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, which runs tonight through Saturday
Few things are as timeless as beating an old friend with a baseball dropped in a plastic shopping bag (or, for those more difficult, out-of-reach jobs, enlisting its fabled cousin, the 8-ball in a tube sock). But possessing more impact than a carefully-swung bag o' nickels is the reason behind the beating, and LETTERDAY'S new music video for "Don't Go" conveys true the meaning of brotherhood (and summertime boy-band hallucinations).