A few months after unleashing a 28-song month-long “Covers Project” in which he gave a solo shine to lost classics by the Stooges, Bad Brains, and Galaxie 500, indispensible Boston rock veteran RYAN LEE CROSBY is back with original material and a full backing band. The former Cancer to the Stars screamer and longtime folk singer-songwriter has released two new tracks as we await the full-length follow-up to 2009’s Out To Dry (and a possible CTTS reunion).
Ok, two things of note going on in Central Square tonight, on both sides of the musical spectrum...
Over the past month or so we've been pretty hot on that monster GREY VALLEY GHOST track "They Way We Kill," naming it our current Mp3 of the Week and giving the zesty alt-rock ripper a few spins on WFNX, both on the morning Breakfast Show and Sunday nights on Boston Accents
On a calm late-summer Tuesday night at T.T. The Bear’s, local lovlies THE FAGETTES, PAJAMA PEOPLE and their friends got noisy, but not quite noisy enough to drown out the wamp-wamps and wub-wubs of Throwed directly underneath the stage. The floor of TT’s was literally rumbling with dubstep, and the front doors were flooded with Throwed's VIP line overflowing far down Brookline Street into the crowd of smelly, jean jacket-clad patrons of TT’s.
The JD McPHERSON show at T.T. The Bear's last night was likely one of the most fun things happening in the city at the time... of course, the bar for awesomeness was set pretty low. Yesterday was Tuesday, and hardly anything cool ever happens on Tuesday. But this would’ve been pretty fucking rad even by weekend standards.
Let this be a lesson to all -- you lose in the finals of the Rock And Roll Rumble and your next video will be shot on a giant 1991 Sears Roebuck solid state camcorder.
Ahh, oh well, this new SPIRIT KID video still looks rad. "The Wrong Kind Of Money" was directed by the talented Avi Paul Weinstein, apparently a stealth garage-sale hawk and the man responsible for Spirit Kid's insanely cool stop-motion video for last year's "My Imagination."
Boston rock trio STATIC OF THE GODS have built a reputation on electronic guitar pop that bakes warmly in a haze of shoegaze and post-rock. If their sound were a color, it’d be a bright-but-dense green — a vivid dream-pop forest of tall, lush melodies and weightless sonic oxygen. The first 100 or so seconds of “Hauntings,” off the upcoming Midnight Fires EP, sways through those trees with an early-’90s Seattle breeze before heartbreak gives way to a gentle avalanche of ache and subtle power pop.
The '90s, they're back, you know? Between last month's unearthing of the Space Jam website to Shaq taking over the city to that new Cage the Elephant song sounding a whole fucking lot like Tripping Daisy's "I Got A Girl," the most unappreciated decade since the 1890s is finally getting some respect.
THURSDAY 01.13 | THROWED @ Middle East downstairs
Is Throwed Boston’s biggest dance party? Several hundred screaming-mad, scantily clad, college-aged electro kids can’t be wrong, right? Despite Facebook groups like “Enough with the Throwed Pictures,” E-Marce’s party was promoted from Tuesdays to Thursdays.