I can has clam? You bet.
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.
Quick hit: THE SHEILA DIVINE posted another free download to their Bandcamp page today, the brand-spanking-new track "Fragile Thing Called Man." It's a skillfully-paced, moody modern rock jam that recalls a bit of Echo & the Bunnymen and clocks in at more than five minutes long. Judging from the first few spins here at Phoenix HQ, "Fragile" sounds perfect for a long, frigid walk home through the Fens at twilight. Get it now and warm the eff up.
Over the summer the Sheila Divine announced a reunition, enlisting Kickstarter to help raise $5,000 to record a new album. In less than two months, their fans and supporters almost tripled that goal.
“The Sheila Divine Returns” campaign officially closed yesterday with 310 backers coughing up $13,001.
At last month’s Rock Shop, a bunch of music writers got tipsy and talked to a bunch of music players. Afterwards, everybody hung around and exchanged CDs, business cards and ideas, and at one point we were all kicked out of the Middle East because, well, if music writers and music players know one thing, it’s how to shut down a bar.
Last Thursday, veteran Boston indie-rock band the Sheila Divine announced they were officially reuniting after eight years to record a new album, and reached out to fans via fundraising website Kickstarter.com to help pay for it. Recently, several local acts — including Aloud, 28 Degrees Taurus, Drug Rug, the Russians, Arms & Sleepers and others — have gone the Kickstarter route to fund albums and tours, with Drug Rug earlier this month tapping the site to help pay for a new van.