Bunch of rad shows this week, and so we have a bunch of wet hot American phlipcam action for a gross, muggy day here in Boston. The clip up top features CRAFT SPELLS, which dropped their feel-good summertime jam "After The Moment" early in their set last night at the WZBC Spring Concert at Great Scott in Allston Dance City.
I'm rolling downhard Lazy Avenue and re-posting my blurb from 8 Days A Week, an excuse to hype tonight's show in Allston RC and post these two videos, which have been on a constant loop pretty much since getting back from SXSW a few months ago. One hell of a show, this one.
Just when we were about to anoint Foster the People’s "Pumped Up Kicks" as the official Summer Jam 2k11, along comes CRAFT SPELLS with their tropical indie love letter "After the Moment."
For twenty minutes on Thursday night, my friend Akhil and I rounded the perimeter of the Scoot Inn looking for a way in. It was 1:30 a.m., the venue was at capacity and Talib Kwali was performing inside. We had just seen Beach Fossils fans almost tear down an outdoor stage tent at Shangri-La, we were drunk and we really wanted to see some hip-hop.
Nothing caps off a muggy mid-summer Sunday in Allston Rock City like a fuzzed-out, epilepsy-inducing lo-fi surf-rock performance by Brooklyn's Beach Fossils. The barefooted gang of four opened up last night's triple-stacked gig at Great Scott (alongside Warpaint and Javelin) with a sly bang, and the Phoenix was there to brave the sardine crowd and strobe lights to record the second song in their 40-minute set, "The Horse."
Our intrepid videobloggers P. NICK CURRAN and ADDISON POST spent SXSW week tracking down some of their favorite bands. Or, in the case of Gwar, being tracked down by them. Here's a few of the highlights:
BEAR IN HEAVEN INTERVIEW:
More video: Bear In Heaven live at SXSW
BEACH FOSSILS INTERVIEW:
Video of Beach Fossils performing Day Dream at Lovejoys, sometime during South by Southwest 2010. Shot by Addison Post. Also: stay tuned for our interview with these guys, in which they rate their favorite celebrity porn.