WFNX's monthlong welcome-back celebration kicked off Saturday night at an Undisclosed Location -- a/k/a LANSDOWNE PUB -- for a free show with THE JOY FORMIDABLE, who were playing the final gig on this leg of their tour -- after which they take a quick break and join the FOO FIGHTERS as opening act.
china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering
that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's
Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, and Ice-T, the only thing Perry Farrell
& Co. should've been doing with china for the music fest's big 2-0
is breaking it over unsuspecting festivalgoers' heads.
Nearly a year after Ayad from Passion Pit told me to check out THE JOY FORMIDABLE, the first band he signed to his NYC-based Black Bell boutique record label, I finally had a chance to see the Welsh noise-rock trio in live action last night at Allston's Brighton Music Hall. The Joy Formidable are, quite simply, a sonic tornado, as evidenced here in this nearly-8-minute-long phlipcam clip of current single "Whirring."