a new month is upon us (and because I'm leaving for SXSW in five days,
and I can't do much other than pace and ponder where it was that I
packed up my shorts last October), I'm going to piggyback a bit off my first post from two weeks ago.
A rundown of shit-hot shows worth your precious time and effort during
what is shaping up to be a piss-cold month.
Last week we caught up with Steven Ellison, d/b/a FLYING LOTUS, for a fairly rare interview that looked inside the mind of one of the more intriguing experimental artists of 2011's ever-eclectic music scene. Friday night, FlyLo hits Royale on Tremont Street, and we have a pair of tickets to give away thanks to the folks at GHouse and Bowery Boston.
FRIDAY 05.28 | CHUCKIE @ Royale
Don't worry, it's not the Chuckie who climbs out of your
toybox in the middle of the night and chews your face off. It's Chuckie the lovable Dutch DJ who's been causing outbreaks of jawdrop
wherever he spins. Catch the rising star before he takes the party back to the Hague.
Now that we can hear about actual dance music being made in Boston without having our monocles drop into our drinks, we can put the wildness of it all behind us and focus on culling through the virtual crates of local talent for the best cuts. Lo and behold: “How We Lustre.” It doesn’t get much smoover than this. Local DJ/producer Brenden Wesley’s CREATURES OF HABIT come on just strong enough with their loungy noir number.
THURSDAY 04.01 | JOHN B @
Elements | The Phoenix Landing's long-running sanctuary showcase of
today's finest drum 'n' bass welcomes architecturally coiffed UK superstar
John B. Despite the date, this shit is no joke.
512 Mass Ave,
Cambridge | 10 pm | 19+ | $10 |
617.576.6260 or myspace.com/elementsdrumnbass
THURSDAY 03.25 | UNTITLED @ Good
Life | Join the folks from Allston's beloved Rescue boutique
for the second installment of UNTITLED -
a heaping serving of new-wave and post-punk classics plus a pop-up mall
featuring Rescue, Orchard skate shop, and Creep Street. Throw in some $3 'Gansett
tallboys and you've got the makings of the dirtiest retail binge ever.
FRIDAY 03.19 | DJ ILGIN @
Underbar | At Underbar, see what they get busy to in Istanbul. Turkey's #1 lady of the decks, DJ Ilgin, follows
her month-long US tour to Boston for a night.
Expect rich, thick, electric funky house realness. And cologne.
275 Tremont St,
Boston | 10 pm | 21+ | underbarsuperlounge.
THURSDAY 03.11 | THROWED @ Middle
East upstairs | Our man Southern Belle joins the Series and NYC electro hunx Designer Drugs and DJs
E-Marce and Denny Le Nimh for a long night of all sorts of 18+
inappropriateness. Fans of hard-edged indie, electro, and bass? This is your
472 Mass Ave,
Cambridge | 9 pm | 18+ | $12 |
Artist's rendition of "No Tomorrow"
THURSDAY 03.04 | EVOLUTION @ Good
Life | Evolution presents a veritable pile-up of local legends
as house-hoisting residents Bruno, Eli Wilkie, Brendan Wesley, Joseph
Colbourne, Coatti Mondi, and John Barera welcome learned luminaries Caseroc and
Alex from Queens.
| CASH 4 GOLD | @ Milky
Way | Bling is in the air at Cash 4 Gold, where breaking out your best
moves can make it rain shiny trinkets. DJs Just Joan and Ms. Thang spin disco,
jams, breaks, and soulful pop while MC Michelle spreads the wealth. We just
nominated this shit for Best Dance Night. Go see why!
284 Amory St,
Jamaica Plain |
9 pm | 21+ | Free | www.
FRIDAY 02.12 | SINDEN WITH SHUTTLE | Middle East downstairs | One of Together’s hottest showcases brings together London hipbone threat Sinden (Mad Decent, Atlantic Jaxx), the skittering spacescapes of Shuttle (whom you may recognize from behind Passion Pit’s drum kit), and the return of electro duo Staccato from LA-la land.
It’s a record-release party of epic proportions this Sunday at Great Scott. Local sound artist BRENDAN MURRAY follows up last year’s acclaimed long-form drone fest, Commonwealth, with an untitled album of shorter, more delicate pieces. Brooklynite Daniel Lopatin (a/k/a ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER) has a beautiful new vinyl record of drifting, kraut-synth inspired works called Betrayed in the Octagon