Thursday night On The Download jumps off the digital page and into the nightclubs at the first-ever Boston Phoenix vs Ryan's Smashing Life throwdown at Great Scott. We're rolling with the Allston Dance City theme, partying with one of our favorite Boston-based music blogs while showcasing three local acts set to blow up in the 2k11: BEARSTRONAUT, THE CINNAMON FUZZ and DIRTY BOMBS
Hey, we're throwing a party. On The Download is teaming up with ace music blog Ryan's Smashing Life for a midweek dance party on Thursday, February 17 at Great Scott. The night features an electronic troika of OTD faves: BEARSTRONAUT, THE CINNAMON FUZZ and DIRTY BOMBS, with DJ sets by Ryan and I, my first non-pill DJ gig in ages.
Last month, "On the Download" premiered the first MP3
from Dirty Bombs, a Voltron-esque local supergroup featuring
members of Televandals, the Luxury, and Conservative Man. Their collective
mechanical roar persists here with "In Every City," a blistering
post-millennial rock joyride that opens like an explosion, breaking at once into
its electro-disco chorus before bouncing along through seas of fuzzed-out synths and thumps while maintaining a
vicious alt-rock edge.