Ho ho whoa! Our second-annual Phoenix Holiday EP is another seasonal serving of Christmas songs that will help you forget Pomplamoose ever existed. After famously fending off "Jerks" for much of her breakout 2012, former Tufts University student STEPHIE COPLAN and her merry band of PEDESTRIANS demand “No Assholes on Christmas” this year, and two cuts from acts on the bill for the Boston Band Crush Holiday Spectacular Friday at Brighton Music Hall, THE FIELD EFFECT (this week's What's F'N Next band) and EMILY PEAL turn in two distinct bell-jingling covers.
In recent years THE HUSH NOW -- Boston’s finest purveyors of Halloween greetings spawned from the depths of their spooky lounge of rock -- have done everything from fleeing from the charm of Mephistopheles to dancing with the midnight ghosts of Dudley town. While they're in the studio prepping a new record, the follow-up to last year's Memos, the Hush Now kick off our Playlist of Evil with “The Flapper,” a stylish spin around a depraved soul’s dark carnival of desire.