We are now just eight days away from the Halloween re-launch of WFNX, and we're celebrating tonight with a Boston Accents-flavored dance party just over the Green Monster at the Lansdowne Pub. I'll be spinning the dance party before and between the live acts, GENTLEMEN HALL and CASEY DESMOND, adding some hometown dance hits (Color Channel, Bearstronaut, Seer Group) into my modern indie and electro-pop playlist that's heard every Friday night at the pill.
If there were two acts that embodied the 2012 sound of BOSTON ACCENTS before it was yanked off the FM dial in July, it'd be GENTLEMEN HALL and CASEY DESMOND. Both electronic-pop-leaning artists have paved new ground in a traditionally rock and roll town, and both hit the stage tomorrow night at the Lansdowne Pub for Night 2 of our WFNX Disorientation series, the next party leading up to the station's re-birth online this coming Halloween.
Remember that time we all got together at Great Scott for the Boston Accents funeral parties back in June? That was a good time, though bittersweet. We concluded three nights of live shows -- a dozen Boston bands in all -- with a raucous performance by GENTLEMEN HALL, one of the many mainstays of the not just the local show on WFNX but the regular rotation as well.
By now, you've heard the news: WFNX is relaunching this Halloween as an online radio station, and we're throwing a series of Disorientation 2012 parties leading up to the sonic resurrection. It kicks off a week from tonight with a FREE SHOW at the Lansdowne Pub (not too far from WFNX's new home base inside the Boston Phoenix newsroom), featuring New Jersey guitar rock dudes THE STATIC JACKS, Boston indie heartthrobs CAMDEN (dubbed "Boston's answer to the Strokes" by Boston Magazine), and the latest addition to the WFNX team, Phoenix assistant music editor LIZ PELLY