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The 2011 WFNX Clambake is now roughly 48 hours away, and the party on Lansdowne Street and the House of Blues could double up as a Bruins Stanley Cup bash as we await the black and gold's return from Vancouver (Also: parade on Friday?). Either way, both the afternoon outdoor stage and the late-night HOB stage should be off the chain, and to help you plan your Clambake properly, we jacked the set times for Thursday's party.
BUFFALO TOM loves MEAN CREEK, Mean Creek loves Buffalo Tom, and we love them both even harder than their combined love for each other. Is that even possible? Who knows. But we do know that we blew our Buffalo Tom load last month when their latest record Skins hit the interwebs and brick n' mortar shops, and hell it's been 17 minutes since our last Mean Creek love letter
It’s November 17 of last year, and the Billy Ruane memorial party is slowly creeping towards midnight. Nearly five hours deep into a marathon of performers and presenters, the Middle East downstairs suddenly jolts with energy. BUFFALO TOM has taken the stage (with Ed Valauskas filling in for bassist Chris Colbourn), and by the first few jangly alt-rock chords of set opener “Guilty Girls,” it’s evident the beloved Boston trio is back.
To hold us over until the March 8 release of new album Skins and their April 8 show at the Paradise Rock Club, BUFFALO TOM dropped a new acoustic EP, Bones, for free download today via buffalotom.com.
It includes Skins track "Arise, Watch," "C.C. & Callas" off 2007's Three Easy Pieces, and a classic jam from 1993, Big Red Letter Day's "Treehouse."
Sometime shortly after midnight a few weeks ago at the Billy Ruane memorial party, Buffalo Tom jolted a slowly fading Middle East crowd with a fistful of spirited '90s alt-rock vengeance. The Boston trio co-headlined with a brisk three-song set, including Ruane favorite "Larry," but it was enough to feel like the world would be a better place -- and Boston a better city -- with an active and successful Buffalo Tom among us.