Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year's Eve 2013

There are some great shows happening around town on and around New Year's Eve. The Deer Tick show at The Sinclair should be a blast. It's sold out, so hopefully you have tickets already...



First Night Boston presents The Magnetic Fields at Symphony Hall (Tanya Donelly opens) and Lee Fields and The Expressions at Jordan Hall (Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents open). Other performers include Cuffs, Cass McCombs, Emily Elbert, Major Stars and Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys.

Girls Guns and Glory play their 3rd annual Hank Williams Honky Tonk at Lizard Lounge on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day (eve). Special guests Miss Tess and The Talkbacks open.

If you want to get a jump on the holiday, The Might Mighty Bosstones "Hometown Throwdown" is happening Sat, Sun and Mon at House of Blues. A great pre-holiday double-bill is The Hold Steady and Lucero at Royale on Sun, Dec 30.

Here are some shows happening on New Year's eve...
  • First Night Boston
  • My Morning Jacket @ Agganis Arena
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ House of Blues
  • Bad Rabbits @ Brighton Music Hall
  • Deer Tick @ The Sinclair (sold out)
  • The Four-Legged Faithful @ Toad (FREE)
  • Tim Gearan, Dennis Brennan @ Atwoods
  • Girls Guns and Glory (Hank) @ Lizard
  • Dwight and Nicole @ Regattabar
  • Hayley Jane & the Primates @ Plough and Stars
  • Duppy Conquerors @ Sally O'Brien's
  • Sidewalk Driver, more @ RADIO 
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kinda Replacements

Color Me Obsessed, a film about The Replacements is currently steaming for free on youtube, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Check it out at the link below, if you can.

Kinda brilliant, kinda dumb, kinda Replacements

   
The film contains no footage or interviews with the band. An early recording is included below. The Replacements 'Careless' live at 7th Street Entry 1981




Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting For The End Of The World

While we're all, you know... waiting for The End of The World. A couple of my favorite songs about the apocalypse. I'd recommend both discs mentioned below, but you might want to get to your local record store quick, just in case.

Elvis Costello and the Imposters performing "Waiting for the end of the World", "Radio Radio" and "Mystery Dance" live in Memphis. The original end of the world song appears on the excellent My Aim is True (1977).



R.E.M. performing "It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine)" from MTV Unplugged. The original song appears on their excellent Document (1987).
 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New York, New York

The 121212 Concert had it's moments, but for my money this song is a more fitting tribute to NYC.

Donate to the Sandy Relief effort at 121212concert.org 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Lumineers - Ho Hey

The Lumineers and their song are blowing up, as they say. They're selling out most shows on their current tour, including Feb 13 at the House of Blues. They got a few mentions on ABC's wildly popular 'Nashville' show last week, as local bands competed to open for them. Glad I got to see them at Toad last October.

Update: The Lumineers will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Jan 19, 2013

More info at thelumineers.com

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sound City documentary

Official trailer for 'Sound City', a documentary on the legendary LA recording studio, by first time director Dave Grohl. The studio operated from 1970 to 2011 and many famous albums were recorded there.

More info at soundcitymovie.com

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jason Isbell at The Sinclair

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is scheduled to play The Sinclair Cambridge on Thursday, Dec 6. It remains to be seen whether the show will be rescheduled or moved, due to opening delays at the venue.

Update: The show was moved to Royale on Tuesday, Dec 11

Jason's song "Alabama Pines" was named 2012 Song of the Year at the Americana Music Association. 
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ray LaMontagne at Orpheum Boston

Ray LaMontagne plays two sold-out shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on November 23 and 24. That's Thanksgiving weekend, which can be a great time to see a show. With students and residents out of town, it makes it easier to park and get around town. And musicians from the area, like Ray, tend to schedule hometown shows around the holidays.

Rays current tour is solo acoustic. More info at raylamontagne.com

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Green Day Boston 1994

This week's free Aerosmith concert at their old apartment building at 1325 Comm Ave in Allston looked like a lot of fun. I had to work, but was able to stream it on their website at my desk while having lunch. They did lots of old songs and really sounded great. It was broadcast by AXS.tv who also carried the Americana Music Awards earlier in the year.

The concert reminded me of the free Green Day show in 1994 that turned into a slight riot before they pulled the plug. I was at that one and while the music wasn't as hoped, it was an experience. My first indication that it was going to be big was seeing the lines of people getting on the train at Alewife. They finally just let everyone go for free.


The Phoenix listed the show as #6 in their 40 Greatest Concerts in Boston History. The film clip below comes from the upcoming documentary "We Want The Airwaves: The WFNX Story" and tells the story...

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WFNX Green Day Segment from Jason Steeves on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

For The Love of the Music: Club 47

"For The Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival" is a documentary exploring the rich history of Club 47, the iconic Cambridge, Massachusetts folk music mecca from 1958-1968.The film screens at Club Passim on Tue, October 16 at 7pm

More info at www.passim.org/club/film-screening-love-music-club-47-folk-revival
Official website loveofthemusic.com

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Will Dailey and The Rivals

Will Dailey and The Rivals have a must-see October residency, Thursday nights at Precinct.

Website: willdailey.com
Facebook: facebook.com/events/161675920622888


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How Can I Make You Happy from Will Dailey on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New England Americana Festival Schedule

Thursday and Friday, September 13 and 14
  • Club Oberon, 2 Arrow Street
  • Doors at 6pm, Event starts at 7pm
  • Wristbands to enter all venues: $15
  • 3-Day passes are available for $35
  • Special Performances by BABES IN BOINKLAND
 Thursday @ Oberon (7pm)
  • Atwoods Bluegrass Band (Jimmy Ryan, Erin Royer, Scotty Corneille & Sean Staples)
  • Three Day Threshold
  • Old Jack
  • Patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels
  • Rick Berlin & The Nickle and Dime Band
  • Chasing Blue
  • Larcenist
  • Jeff Conley
  • Audry Ryan
Friday @ Oberon (7pm)
  • Dennis Brennan Band
  • Bow Thayer & The Perfect Trainwreck
  • Coyote Kolb
  • John Colvert & The Great Brighton Fire
  • Sam Reid & The Riot Act
  • This Way
  • Tallahassee
  • Adela & Jude
  • Eric Royer & His Guitar Machine
Saturday, September 15 
  • Free outdoor stage at Winthrop Park from 2pm – 7pm
  • Block Party between indoor venues begins at 7pm
  • Club PassimTommy Doyle’sCharlie’s Kitchen (eve) 
  • Wristbands to enter all venues: $15
  • 3-Day passes are available for $35
Saturday @ Winthrop Park (Free, outdoors, 3pm)
  • Sarah Blacker
  • Greg Klyma
  • Brian Carrol
  • Cask Mouse
  • Fiddlin Quinn & His Big Folks Band
Saturday @ Club Passim (7pm)
  • Ryan Fittzsimmons Band
  • Susan Cattaneo
  • The Whiskey Boys
  • Sam Otis Hill & Co.
  • The Bean Pickers Union
  • Red Heroine
Saturday @ Charlie's Kitchen (7pm)
  • Abbie Barrett & The Last Date
  • Dietrich Strause
  • Daniel Byrnes Band
  • JD & The Newton Gang
  • Brian McKenzie
  • The Little War Twins
Saturday @ Tommy Doyle's Loft Stage (7pm)
  • The Rationales
  • Comanchero
  • Highway Ghosts
  • The Silks
  • Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
  • Tad Overbauch & The Late Arrivals

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bob Mould - The Descent

Bob Mould performed "The Descent" from his new album "Silver Age" on Late Night with David Letterman. Bob Mould and band will be performing "Copper Blue" and "Silver Age" at Paradise Rock Club on Mon, Sep 10.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Rodriquez: Searching for Sugar Man

"Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary about Rodriquez, a little known but critically acclaimed musician in the late 60's. While he never achieved success in America, he became a phenomenon in South Africa. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out many years later to find out what really happened to their hero.

The trailer is below, as well as a live version of the film's namesake song. The song "Sugar Man" was banned in apartheid South Africa.

Rodriquez plays Johnny D's on Sat, Oct 27. For more info, see worldmusic.org/concerts_event_indiv.php?p_seq=950

The film is currently playing at Kendall Square Cinema.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

New England Americana Festival Sep 13-15


The New England Americana Festival moves to the right side of the Charles and takes over Harvard Square Sep 13-15, 2012. And it will really be a happening; 50+ bands, 5 venues, 3 days.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WFNX Finale

WFNX 101.7FM, Boston alternative rock radio station is going off the air. This Friday is expected to be the final day of terrestrial programming, but look for them to continue online at wfnx.com.

For more info read Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

Boston Accents is hosting a three night "Funeral Party" J uly 23-25at Great Scott. See the poster below for the great line-ups each night


The Boston Phoenix also put together a great sampler of songs from the bands. Check it out (or download it) here:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Gone Daddy Gone

I've got to admit that Gnarls Barkley does a nice cover, but it was great to see Gordon Gano perform this and other Violent Femmes songs with the Lost Bayou Ramblers at Green River Festival 2012. It was a great weekend!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tweed River Festival: Aug 3-5, 2012

 

This year's Tweed River Music Festival runs Aug 3-5, 2012 in Stockbridge, VT. For more info and tickets see tweedrivermusicfestival.com 

RSVP at facebook.com/events/355391977863096/

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The History Of Rock In 100 Riffs

Chicago Music Exchange‘s Alex Chadwick performing 100 rock riffs in one continuous take. Pretty impressive for a Stratocaster. I'd like to see the pedals and amps too.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers

Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (SK6ERS) "Stripped Down and Fully Clothed tour" plays Arts in Armory on Sat, Jun 30. The acoustic show might sound something like the video of "Tool Old to Die Young" (Will Hoge cover) on The Voice Project below.


Mote info at sk6ers.com
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chuck Prophet at Lizard Lounge

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express (with special guests) are playing two nights at Lizard Lounge, July 10 and 11. I saw them last time there. Trust me, do not miss it. I'm planning to see them on the main stage at Green River Festival on Sat, July 14.

More info at chuckprophet.com 
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Friday, June 8, 2012

Matthew Sweet - Sick of Myself

Matthew Sweet plays "Girlfriend" at Paradise Rock Club on June 19. This song is actually from "100% fun", but hopefully he'll play this one too. The video is directed by Francis Ford Coppola's son Roman.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First Aid Kit - Emmylou

"Emmylou" by First Aid Kit,. the Swedish sist er duo of Johanna and Klara Söderberg. The video, shot in Joshua Tree National Park, pays homage to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.


I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
 and you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too

First Aid Kit plays Royale on Fri, September 28.
More info at thisisfirstaidkit.com
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Prescott Park Concert Series

The River House Restaurant Concert Series 2012 schedule has been announced.

Held at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH each Wednesday night, you'll find some top-notch performers from around the globe. All offered in a gorgeous setting for a mere suggested $8 - $10 donation. Concerts start at 7:00PM.
More info at prescottpark.org/wednight.cfm

ANI DiFRANCO - June 20, 2012 - Ani DiFranco - though small in stature - has kindled a substantial influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over that is nothing short of huge. She decided early on in life to use her voice and her guitar as honestly and unflinchingly as she could, writing and playing songs that came straight from her own experience, her boundless imagination, her sharp wit, and her ever-more-nuanced understanding of how the world works. You'd be doing yourself a disservice by missing Ani's debut performance at the Park!

SHAWN COLVIN - June 27, 2012 - We are thrilled to welcome back Shawn Colvin who stands out among female singer-songwriters of today as a singular and enduring talent, with ten albums and three Grammy Awards (including Record of the Year, Song of the Year). This South Dakota-born folk-rocker is known for her unmistakable vocals and matchless guitar stylings, and offers music that is honest and warm-hearted. With a brand new album in hand, don't miss this incredible performer.

LAKE STREET DIVE - July 11, 2012 - How is it that something so unlikely can also be so infectious, so naturally exhilarating? Pulling in familiar elements and irreverently scrambling and recombining them, Lake Street Dive are at once jazz-schooled, DIY-motivated, and classically pop obsessed. Beginning with catchy songs that are by turns openhearted and wryly inquisitive, this northeastern quartet proceeds to inject them with an irresistible blend of abandon and precision. This is one of those groups we like to call a *discovery act*, or simply a *do not miss*.

PETER YARROW - July 18, 2012 - Peter's talents as a creative artist - both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer - are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done," "Light One Candle," and "The Great Mandala." As a member of the renowned musical trio, he has earned many gold and platinum albums, has been awarded numerous Grammys, and nominated for several more. Peter in Portsmouth? Win! 


LUCINDA WILLIAMS - July 29, 2012 - Williams' blend of whiskey soaked Americana tunes paired with her rousing gravely-tinged vocals are the prefect recipe for a stellar musical performance that will not only get your head and body bopping about; it will also serve as the perfect ambient backdrop to get the Piscataqua churning with glee. Simply put: Lucinda rocks. When Time Magazine calls you "America's Best Songwriter," you know it will be a show not to miss.

HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN - August 1, 2012 - Back by popular demand! Be prepared to be blown away. Picked by such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson to tour the globe, this Austin-based band has grown to become one of the hardest-swinging Western swing trios on the planet. With a repertoire based on a fusion of vintage jazz and the Grand Ole Opry, you'll hear not only the influences of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, but those of western idols Bob Wills and Hank Williams among many others. The Globe & Mail says their fiddler would be charged with arson "if rosin was flammable". Catch this act!

SUZANNE VEGA - August 8, 2012 - Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs.  Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. And now she'll arrive at one of the world's best-known summer fests... Prescott Park Arts Festival!

THE COWBOY JUNKIES - August 15, 2012 - Canada's acclaimed folk/blues/country band comes to Prescott Park! Since the platinum success of their seminal 1988 release The Trinity Session - an album which helped set the stage for the burgeoning Americana roots music movement - Cowboy Junkies have attracted an uncommonly dedicated international following which has remained loyal to the band. Over the late '80s and '90s, this Canadian group recorded a succession of critically acclaimed albums that found favor in the alternative rock community. This show promises to be one of the most interesting and serene musical experiences of the summer!

THE DUHKS - August 29, 2012 - Banjo? Check. Fiddle? Check. Guitar? Check. Drums? Yes. Check. The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Duhks have always gravitated towards traditional roots-based song structures, but they've never stopped evolving since their inception five years ago. Due to a collective musical worldview that knows no boundaries, the Duhks are primed and ready to get you out of your seats (or off your blanket) and into your dancing shoes!

IRIS DEMENT - (Friday) August 31, 2012 - One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, in 1988 she moved to Nashville, where she contacted producer Jim Rooney, who helped her land a record contract. To her credit, she has won the Grammy Award for her collaboration with John Prine on his album, "In Spite of Ourselves." The wife of enrapturing folk icon Greg Brown (who played our stage last year), we are psyched to welcome Ms. Dement to the festival lineup!

THE KRUGER BROTHERS - (Thursday) October 11, 2012 - Some call it jazz. Some call it classical. Some call it bluegrass. Certainly, the music of the Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. At the end of the day, when you have the legendary Doc Watson singing your praise, you know you're doing something correctly... Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, the Kruger Brothers' remarkable facility with their instruments and unique take on the American Songbook has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. "The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent," (Bluegrass Journal). And magnificent is what we like to see on our stage!


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Daniel Johnston - Life in Vain

Daniel Johnston performing "Life in Vain" with The Swell Season on Austin City Limits. The cult hero singer-songwriter was the subject of the 2006 documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston"

Daniel Johnston and Friends headline a CD release and concert at  Rochester Opera House on Sat, May 12. Proceeds benefit The Brett Fund.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dr. John - Such a Night

The recent passing of Levon Helm reminded me of The Last Waltz. It is a star-studded concert film, but for me, one of the highlights has always been Dr, John's performance.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 5-time Grammy award winner, he is undoubtedly a living legend.

Dr, John plays Paradise Rock Club on Wed, June 6

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jack White UNSTAGED

Jack White UNSTAGED, live from Webster Hall, NYC on April 27, 2012. The video was directed by filmmaker Gary Oldman. More info at Jack White VEVO.

The concert included songs from Jack's new album Blunderbuss, as well as songs from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. Backed by an all female band for the first set and all male band in the second. A mosaic of fan photos was created during the show, you can view is at amexunstaged.americanexpress.com/jackwhite/photomicrosite/mosaic.html

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Set list

(female band)
Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
Missing Pieces
Freedom At 21
Love Interruption
Hotel Yorba
Two Against One
Top Yourself
I’m Slowly Turning Into You
Blue Blood Blues
Take Me With You When You Go

[intermission]

(male band)
Sixteen Saltines
Cut Like a Buffalo
Weep Themselves To Sleep
Trash Tongue Talker
You Know That I Know
Were Going To Be Friends
Hypocritical Kiss
Hello Operator
Carolina Drama
Seven Nation Army
Goodnight, Irene

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression

One if the highlights of Record Store Day 2012 for me was the Legacy Recordings re-issues of Uncle Tupelo on vinyl. The RSD12 exclusive was a limited edition box set of 4-7" singles, but also the first three albums (No Depression, Still Feel Gone, March 16-20, 1992) on 180 gram vinyl.


The good news is that both the vinyl albums and an enhanced 2-CD version of No Depression are set for release on May 22. One could make the case that for any of these albums could be the greatest Americana albums of all-time.

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Uncle Tupelo - No Depression - No Depression by Legacy Recordings

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Band - The Weight

The Band performing "The Weight" from "The Last Waltz", the ground breaking concert film directed by Martin Scorsese. This was one of the songs that was recorded in a sound stage without an audience and features The Staples Singers.
 
Levon Helm 1940-2012

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Paul Williams Still Alive

Paul Williams Still Alive is a film by Stephen Kessler about actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams, who gained notoriety in the 1970's and then seemingly disappeared. 

The film will screen as part of IFFBoston on Tue, May 1 7:00pm at Coolidge Corner

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Under African Skies

Under African Skies is a film commemorating Paul Simon's classic Graceland album on it's 25th anniversary. It retraces the evolution of the album, as well as describing the cultural and political climate of South Africa during that time. More info at paulsimon.com/us/graceland25

The film screens as part of IFFBoston on Sun, April 29 8:00pm at Somerville Theatre

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dick Dale - Nitro

Dick Dale, the legendary King of Surf Guitar, plays The Middle East Downstairs on Thu, July 19. More info at dickdale.com

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Remembering Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain Feb 20, 1967 - Apr 5, 1994

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Green River Festival 2012

Green River Festival is July 14 and 15 in Greenfield, MA. This celebrates the 2nd annual 25th anniversary and also Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. The 2012 line-up is shown below.
For more info and tickets see greenriverfestival.com 

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

David Johnston

David Johnston "Carnival of the Soul" CD release party is at Lizard Lounge Sat, Mar 31. The band features John Sands, Marty Ballou, Chris Rival and more........ With special guests Dennis Brennan and Jimmy Ryan. Further reading:
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rock and Roll Rumble 2012

 


Boston's 33rd annual Rock and Roll Rumble got underway Sunday, April 1 (no foolin') at TT the Bear's. More info at rockandrollrumble.com and bostonemissions.com or on Twitter at @rocknrollrumble

Preliminary schedule (Winners in Bold)
  • Sun, Apr 1 The Grownup Noise, Endless Wave, the Rationales, Cooling Towers
  • Mon, Apr 2 Thick Shakes, Animal Talk, Garvy J., Grey Valley Ghost
  • Tue, Apr 3 The Susan Constant, the Tin Thistles, Ghosts of Jupiter, Letterday
  • Wed, Apr 4 - [Day of rest]
  • Thu, Apr 5 Cask Mouse, Never Got Caught, Parlour Bells, the Fagettes
  • Fri, Apr 6 Pray For Polanski, BrownBoot, Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck, the Bynars
  • Sat, Apr 7 The Grinds, Sherman Burns, Motherboar, Streight Angular
Semifinal #1: Thu, April 12
Semifinal #2: Fri,  Apr 13
  • 9:30 – Sherman Burns (Wildcard)
  • 10:15 - Ghosts of Jupiter
  • 11:00 – The Rationales
  • 11:45 - Garvy J.
 Finals: Fri, Apr 20
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Beware of Mr. Baker

Beware of Mr. Baker is a documentary film on legendary drummer Ginger Baker. More info at bewareofmrbaker.com

The film screens as part of IFFBoston on Mon, April 30 9:15pm at Somerville Theatre

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Ginger Baker documentary, "Beware of Mr. Baker" SXSW Preview from Jay Bulger on Vimeo.

Swervedriver

Swervedriver on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Mar 26, 2012. See them at Brighton Music Hall on Thu, Mar 29.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teenage Kicks

Snow Patrol performing a cover of "Teenage Kicks" at BBC Maida Vale Studios as part of their 75th anniversary in 2009. Snow Patrol plays The Orpheum Theatre on April 12.

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The song may be most famous for being John Peel's favorite song. A lyric from the song is inscribed on his gravestone: "Teenage dreams, so hard to beat".

The studio may be most famous as the site of the Peel Sessions, which included such bands as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Joy Division, Nirvana and The White Stripes.

The Raconteurs also did a rockin' version of the song in London, as a tribute to Peel, who was one of the earliest and biggest supporters of Jack White's previous band The White Stripes. The song starts at about 4:38 in the video below.


Below is the original by The Undertones

Friday, March 23, 2012

Andrew Bird: Fever Year

Andrew Bird: Fever Year a documentary concert film by Xan Aranda, covering singer-songwriter Andrew Bird. More info at FeverYear.com

The screens as part of IFFBoston on Thu, April 26 7:45pm at Somerville Theatre

Andrew Bird plays House of Blues Boston on Sunday, May 6. Official website andrewbird.net

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour

Band of Skulls play Paradise Rock Club with We Are Augustines on Monday, Mar 26. More info at bandofskulls.com

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Friday, March 16, 2012

MARLEY a film by Kevin MacDonald

The new documentary film on Bob Marley will be screened at SXSW and released on April 20 (aka 4/20).

Watch the trailer below and more film clips on the Bob Marley channel on youtube. Info at bobmarley.com

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Billy Bragg - A New England

Billy Bragg plays The Music Hall on Saturday, June 30

I know the song references a "new" England, but I like to hear it as "New England". Info at www.billybragg.co.uk
 
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