This afternoon our pals over at Sleepover Shows posted a few videos from our fund raiser back in May, an effort that helped raise some coin for the southern communities decimated by tornados. Together, The Phoenix along with SOS and fellow music blog Ryan's Smashing Life downed more than our fair share of Great Scott picklebacks as THE WANDAS, LARCENIST, and OLD JACK provided a bluesy, Boston-flavored alt-country soundtrack for charity, with all proceeds from the door benefitting the Red Cross.
With all the global news of the past few weeks -- from birthers to bin Laden to the Royal Dreading, to borrow a quip from Morrissey -- it’s easy to forget that the southern part of our fair country is in shambles. The destruction created by tornadoes last month is still being felt in the southern region of the US.
Herewith: five songs that debuted this past Sunday on the launch of WFNX’s new weekly local-music show, Boston Accents. Tune in to 101.7 FM or listen online at wfnx.com every Sunday from 8 to 10 pm as host Dave Duncan offers up the best in New England–bred rock.
1 _Bon Savants, “Tidal Waves”
2 _Eli “Paperboy” Reed, “Come And Get It”