Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Buffalo Tom "Skins"

"Skins", the new disc from Buffalo Tom is due out this winter. It's listed as 3.8.2011 on buffalotom.com. Check out their website for a free download. Here's the video for "Down" from "Skins".

Buffalo Tom will be heading to Europe in March. The tour dates are listed on Bill Janovitz' blog.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem have just released their new album "Smart Flesh" and are kicking off a new tour. Their Boston area show will be at Old South Church on Fri, March 4. Tickets available at royaleboston.com

Below is a haunting video for "Ghost Woman Blues", which they performed on Late Show with David Letterman on Jan 12, 2010.

I saw them at Johnny D's when they opened for Sarah Borges at Johnny D's a couple of years ago. I'll always remember them practicing harmonies a cappella in the alcove before the show.

I always liked the harmonies on "To Ohio" from their album "Oh My God Charlie Darwin".

   The Low Anthem, Oh My God Charlie Darwin - To Ohio by foundations

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Residency News

The Sea Monsters, winners of Best Residency in the 2010 Boston Music Awards finished up their SUN night run at Precinct. I'm hoping that they'll resurface in the year ahead. In the meantime, you can catch Christian McNeill with friends Tim Gearan, Jimmy Ryan and Eric Royer on WED nights at TOAD.

The Giant Kings finished their blazing December residency at Lizard. I was lucky enough to be there on the last night, which featured a finale with Peter Wolf.

The TUE night Session Americana residency at Lizard will feature Laura Cortese in January. She's a great fiddle player and has a beautiful country voice. Last month's guest was Duke Levine.

A new TUE residency at TOAD features The Wild Sea at 7pm and The Blue Ribbons at 10pm.

TUE night also continues with the most excellent dAVID jOHNSTON bAND at Bull McCabe's.You should go see them. It's a cool Irish pub and it's free.

A new WED residency at Rosebud features The Get Backs. This band will bring the funk and soul, with a great line-up including Lyle Bewer, Matthew Stubbs, Sax Gordon and more. See the Facebook event for more info.

Atwoods continues with Elastic Waste Band (Wed), Dennis Brennan (Thu) and Tim Gearan (Fri)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Girls Guns & Glory, The Sweet & Lowdown @ Lizard

Girls Guns and Glory with The Sweet & Low Down performing the music of Hank Williams on the anniversary of his death (1953). Avi and Celia from Hey Mama also joined the celebration. It was a great night of honky tonk roclk & roll at Lizard Lounge on New Year's Day, 2011.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

David Wax Museum

In case you missed David Wax Museum at the Newport Folk Festival, First Night Boston or around town, get ready to mark your calendars. The David Wax Museum's CD Release Extravaganza will be Thu, Feb 3 at OBERON in Harvard Square. Below is their new video, which was featured in this story from NPR's All Songs Considered.

They said to expect up to ten musicians, horns, accordions in addition to the donkey jawbone. They expect that their moms will be there too, so keep the cursing to a minimum.