Gleefully stolen from Brooklyn Vegan
The "newly renovated, state-of-the-art nightclub" now known as ROYALE (on Tremont St. where the Roxy used to be) is teaming with Bowery Presents to bring some pretty sweet shows to Boston in the coming weeks and months. The lineup includes two dates from PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED in May, BROKEN BELLS in June, and DEERHUNTER in August.
SLEIGH BELLS + Saturday, March 20 at Fader Fort
Our videographer P. Nick Curran was lucky enough to catch it on video: right up there is the moment SLEIGH BELLS became stars. Not that they were without buzz coming in. They emerged blog-famous from CMJ this winter; MIA's putting out their album in May. And there's no secrets about their appeal: ex-screamokid Derek Miller blaring feelgood metal riffs, ex-popsinging siren Alexis Krauss earning her tattoos with updated Digital Hardcore swagger, iPod handling the rest.
SXSW DAY ONE
12:20 PM. PASTE MAGAZINE PARTY AT GALAXY ROOM. Sneak in the door just in time to learn how to pronounce BASIA BULAT's first name, and to see her play a really great song on a granny harp -- which will be your new favorite instrument if you like to hammer on shit and strum on shit at the same time. I have no idea why there aren't more black metal bands with electric granny harps.