More to come on RIBS' tour kickoff show in next week's Phoenix, but in the meantime here's a quick-hit phlipcam clip of "Please Don't Go" from last night's explosive and very-well-lit gig at Great Scott (pardon the shitty sound -- it was loud and heavy). Also peep the East Coast tour itinerary below, and if you know anyone in those fine American cities, spread the good word for one of our Class of 2011 favorites
Perhaps the most famous ribs in Boston last year were the ones Jacoby Ellsbury fractured, ribs that forced the Red Sox outfielder to sit out most of the 2010 season. Now that the Fenway heartthrob is all healed up, 2011’s ribs to watch are of the rock-n-roll variety. One of the louder members of our Class of 2011, RIBS the band are poised for a breakthrough.
In this week's Phoenix we hype 11 local bands you should know in 2011.
While the feature includes tasty tidbits like each band's bio, next show around town, and individual live video links, we decided to save a handful of mp3s for our beloved On The Download readership.
Below are downloadable tracks from five of our selections -- Banditas, Stereo Telescope, Doomstar!, RIBS, and cover darlings Night Fruit, photographed above by Kelly Davidson -- so load these hott jams onto your iPod and welcome the new sound of the New Year.