Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros play the Orpheum Theatre May 12
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time I arrive at Brighton
Music Hall in Allston yesterday for a pre-show
chat, London-based indie-pop-punk outfit FANFARLO are running a little late. The musicians are onstage,
bundled in thick knit scarves and jackets, politely addressing the sound tech
in quiet English accents.
Well, shit. Hope y'all placed your bets early and high on ex-Boston sweethearts Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of KARMIN. Those crazy kids appeared on SNL this past weekend, and pulled off a reverse-Lana-del-Rey performance. (Sorry, Lana del Rey.)
The duo opened with their latest single, "Brokenhearted," a power-pop anthem featuring Heidemann's absurdly quick rap chops, and closed with a brand-spankin' new song, "I Told You So," a grittier nod to the pair's love of hip hop hooks, complete with.
It always seemed more than a coincidence that the
name "Don Cornelius" rang with echoes of "Don Corleone." Sure, Corleone was a fictional
mob boss, while Cornelius was the real-life host of Soul Train. And, yes, Corleone
sat in a dim room dotted with cigar boxes and leather furniture, while
Cornelius had a neon soundstage filled with young people bouncing to the newest
Well, wouldn't you know it, KARMIN aren't wasting their time
over there in Hollywoodland: not long after arrival, their first music video debuted on VEVO this morning. The single, which samples Black Sheep's 1991 hip-hop hit "The Choice Is Yours," hit
airwaves October 20.
Since they left Boston, where they were nominated as Best New Act in last month's Boston Music Awards, the rising pop duo has scooped up an AMA (New
Media Honor), landed a spot on Jingle Ball's tour circuit, and announced an album release date for January.
"This day and age, you better be able to put on a great live
show because it's really one of the ways you're going to make a name
for yourself." CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS.
Last Friday at the House of Blues, Fitz & the Tantrums brought their soul-inflected indie pop to Boston. Right before the band's encore performance of their hit
"Moneygrabber," singer/songwriter Michael
told the audience that the band likes to get down
and party -- literally.
Jim Hewitt's self-recorded 2010 EP, Imago Demos (under the temporary
moniker Young Minds), wasn't just a bedroom project. The Allston songwriter was
so uncomfortable singing in front of his roommates that he'd venture out to his
car in order to record his vocals in isolation. Recently, Hewitt re-emerged as ORCA ORCA, named for nothing
really beyond a casual affinity for killer whales.
Our list of the Top 100 Britpop Anthems of the '90s is now on the streets, in the cloud, and on the airwaves. If you can't pick up an issue, we've given you the entire list online. What's that? You don't agree with it? We would've never guessed. And we defintely wouldn't want you to go voting every song on the list up or down and completely re-arranging the thing
We don't have to remind you how much we love to party with DOM. We invited them to play our SXSW party, they jumped on stage at our Best Music Poll Awards party, and then they destroyed Lansdowne Street in the middle of our Clambake. And we're kind of blown away by their upcoming Family of Love EP, which unveils five new songs you probably haven't seen 'em play live yet.
Marotta is on a well-deserved vacation far, far away -- leaving the bossman to ruin his indie cred by reviewing country music on the blog. -- The Ed.
Bob Marley and the Wailers performing at Paul's Mall folk club on Boylston Street, July 1973. Photo by Clif Garboden.
The founding father of reggae spread his music and man seed far and wide before passing away at age 36, and throughout the world, his name implies love more accurately than that of ‘God.
CAVE IN secretly recorded a new album last year and didn't tell anyone about it until about a week ago, when news of its existence leaked onto Amazon -- catching even the band's label, Hydrahead Recordings, off guard. And by "off guard," we mean that they knew about it but were supposed to let us tell you first.
I don't know what to tell you about what went down tonight at dusk at the Fader Fort: I have seen the future of rap and its name is ODD FUTURE? Nah, right. South by Southwest is often, at bottom, several thousand professionals deciding by fiat what the agreed-upon agendas will be for the next three months. Artists are carefully groomed, worked like dogs, and put mercilessly through ther paces.
As I’m finishing this post from Austin, TX, our 5-day journey to SXSW is now complete. Our last two stops en route to Austin were Memphis, TN and Denton, TX. On Monday morning, we woke up in Asheville. Shane and John went exploring for a bit, while Anna and I hung at the house – she made copies of some Quilt cassettes, I put together blog post about Fredericksburg, and we made Ezekial toast with kale.
Presented by Mike and Jay Beckwith and Mike Eleftheratos, No Life Fest
-- held at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Saturday and Sammy's
Patio in Revere on Sunday -- boasts a monolithic lineup pairing Boston's
best with high-profile groups from New York, Connecticut, and Rhode
Island. Saturday 3.