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.
In other parts of the country, the notion of an ENDLESS SUMMER might be all about surfing. Here in Boston, it's about the dance party, and our true-school year-round residents perform a season-long jig across the city while the students are gone, gone, gone. The kids are almost back in town -- the smell of U-Haul is in the air from Allston to Cambridge, and tonight the Phoenix descends on the latter for an electro-pop explosion that'll find us riding high on the Middlesex Lounge's tasty waves of synth.
"Just Like Heaven" by THE CURE is on the very short list of songs that pretty much never get stale, but every now and then it gets a refresher by a young band looking to add their own shine to the '80s modern rock classic.
Here, Boston blip-pop trio STEREO TELESCOPE run it through the synth-cycle on the eve of their tour with some lovely keyboard pixie I've never met before named CASEY DESMOND, which takes them down to Texas for SXSW and back home again on a magical keyboard carpet ride.
I recently read somewhere that "sometimes it's easier to ask for forgiveness, than to ask for permission." So during Day 3 of my unexpected confinement to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton -- after landing in the ER with pulmonary hypertension, acute bronchitis and pneumonia around 3am Wednesday morning -- I said fuck it, it's time to make up for all the shows I'm missing this week by bringing a show to me.