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Full report from the Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year parade over here. Also, because we've been looking for an excuse to post it, the nine-minute "director's cut" version of "What Goes Around," which has been described as the next best thing to a Justin/Scarlett sex tape:
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Chis Keene and Aurore Ounjian were kicking around town as an indie-folk duo called, in true Damon & Naomi fashion, Chris & Aurore. But lately they’ve been fleshing out their songs with a full band, and they’ve rechristened themselves MEAN CREEK
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Yes, it's a bad day to be a 'droid in Boston. But while the BPD sweeps up after a Mooninite invasion, our favorite home-grown robot-rock outfit are gearing up for a takeover.
Temporary detour: tonight's "THROWED" has been moved from Harpers Ferry down the block to Great Scott. It'll be back at Harpers' next month, supposedly with Andrew WK headlining. We'll say it again: "Throwed" next month with AWK at Harpers. Now back to this month. Back to tonight. Back to E-Marce, Redd Foxx and our dude David Day.
Long before he was catching 8.5s on P4K, Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste was skulking around Cambridge, keeping an amazingly low profile given that his ancestors are pretty damn Harvarded-up. His Bear family broke out of Brooklyn, but he brought the clan back to Mass to record Yellow House at his mom's house (guess what color?) in Watertown, and he'll be back in Boston to play the Museum of Fine Arts's indie-rock series this Friday, February 2.
Carter Tanton spent his formative years in Baltimore, playing in bands and eventually recording a solo album that Philly indie label Park the Van (Dr.?xml:namespace>
Pour one out for Dave "Disco D" Shayman. Disco D, the producer who introduced Kevin Federline to baile funk and crafted K-Fed's infamous debut single "PopoZao," commnitted suicide on Monday at the age of 26. Catchdubs, the Urb, and the Hollertronix board give him thoughtful eulogies. According to a post by a friend on Hollerboard, a funeral service in Michigan and a memorial service in Washington, DC, are planned for later this week.
Normally, I'm not much of a third wave ska fan. I find the entire Moon Ska catalogue sleep-inducing (that being said, neither am I one of these I'm-ashamed-to-admit-I-ever-listened-to-ska-in-high-school-music-fans.) But Westbound Train are an entirely different animal. A typical record of theirs boasts knowledge of more influences than your average Boston Phoenix record review.
Google shows its solidarity with the KISS Army.
Somewhere, you can bet Gene Simmons is blood-capsule-spitting mad again this year, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum again declined to grant KISS entry onto its rolls. We're hoping for another Army protest. As psyched as we are that Grandmaster Flash made it in with the Furious Five, someone explain to us how R.
Perhaps responding to our plea a week back when we linked to the YouTube vid of James Brown's historic Boston Garden performance recorded on the night Dr. King was murdered, WGBH has launched a "netcast" that examines the concert and the events leading up to the broadcast -- as well as the political wrangling that went on behind the scenes.
The lily pad - boston's beloved forum for original, creative music - has been forced to cancel all shows until further notice.