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.
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
Rumble Night #4 preliminary round winners: Cask Mouse
The first time I had ever heard the name CASK MOUSE was via text message last January from Carl Lavin, who was at O’Brien’s Pub the night they rootsy folk act played on a bill with Jim Healey, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, and Keith Pierce of Mellow Bravo. It was one of those “You should see the crowd reaction this band is getting” messages I’ve occasionally gotten from Lavin over the past decade or so (the first one was for like Black Rebel Motorcycle around 2001).
The holiday music on the radio sucks, we got over the Waitresses back in high school, and we’re still having jingle-rock nightmares over last year’s televised Pomplamoose torture. So here’s the 2011 Boston Phoenix Holiday EP, featuring a few of the finest holiday songs to emerge this month from the Boston rock scene, available for free download via our Bandcamp
Well this should make up for not being able to play the Faces Nightclub Demolition party last week (sorry we missed it, Cambridge, how'd it all go down? Did you love it? Any bodies turn up?). At the end of the day, who needs an old disco funeral on a rainy day on Route 2 when you got Dave Navarro applauding your musical echoes.
The campaign was spirited, the campaign was lively, the campaign was pure -- but we are saddened to report that PARLOUR BELLS will not be performing at tomorrow's Faces nightclub demolition party. According to the Boston Globe, the proud-but-weathered Faces sign, long a Route 2 symbol of the glory days of disco past, will come down tomorrow in an invite-only ceremony.