Having to work in the morning didn’t stop people from coming out to Great Scott last night to see CRAFT SPELLS and GARDENS AND VILLA, a West Coast duo -- Seattle and Santa Barbara, respectively -- currently on tour across the country together. But despite the far-away origins of the touring package, the night began with some local flavor.
The wispy charm and charcoal-pop sounds of Seattle’s CRAFT SPELLS has been so embedded within our collective headspace, we here on Brookline Avenue decided to throw the "Boston Phoenix presents" tag on their Sunday night gig at Great Scott in Allston. Be sure to check out this week's feature on the 'Spells, and for added promotion treats, we reached out to Justin Vallesteros as he and tourmates GARDENS & VILLA -- also on Sunday's bill, alongside local pop distortionists DIRTY DISHES -- foundf themselves stuck in traffic en route to a D.
Yeah yeah, the show isn't for another few weeks, but we're so stoked on CRAFT SPELLS' sunshine-sparkle summer jam "After The Moment," well, we couldn't just make out with it under the bleachers -- we had to preach.
And preach we will until July 31, when the recently-relocated-to-Seattle-because-it-rules-there kids of Craft Spells bring their sweet jams to Great Scott, a party the Boston Phoenix is hosting with Boston-based creative consulting company G-House.
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."