Bradley's Almanac

Mp3s: Drew O’Doherty

I first saw Drew O’Doherty live during his days as the second guitarist with now-defunct Boston band The Ivory Coast. While Drew wasn’t the frontman (that’d be Jay, now of The Sea Navy), and I’m not aware of how involved he was in the band’s songwriting (their excellent disc ‘Clouds‘ came out in 2001 on […]

Suicide Squeeze Turns Ten

Starting tonight in Seattle, lucky locals and long-distance travelers get to be part of record label Suicide Squeeze’s 10th Anniversary celebration. A dozen bands over three days at Neumo’s, and I sure wish it wasn’t on the other side of the country. Hard to believe it’s been a decade since I ordered Elliott Smith’s “Division […]

Directing Your Attention…

If you will, kindly allow me to direct your attention to a couple of ‘Nac-related items that you’ll find elsewhere on the inter-nerd today… There are a few reasons I dig the Clicky Clicky music blog: Proprieter Jay is an excellent writer, he updates it regularly, and he’s based right here in Boston. It’s at […]

Gouge Away…

I’ve got an embarrassing backlog of things to write about, some of which have been sitting in my draft folder for over two months. Pathetic, I know. A job change, along with a busier than expected spring, put me way off my game, and it’s been all I can do just to set aside the […]

[Live MP3s] David Bazan in Cambridge, MA 2006

First, the semi-straight facts: In the beginning, Pedro the Lion was David Bazan, and David Bazan was Pedro the Lion. A revolving cast of musical friends made up the studio and touring band, and he/they released a couple 7-inches, an EP, and then his/their first full length, the brilliant ‘It’s Hard To Find a Friend‘, […]

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  • Almanac Archives

  • Boston-Area Action

    Sunday, January 21st
    Tennis
    @ the Royale


    Wednesday, January 24th
    Sleigh Bells
    @ the Paradise


    Wednesday, January 24th
    Destroyer
    Mega Bog
    @ the Sinclair


    Friday, January 26th
    The Posies
    @ City Winery Boston


    Saturday, January 27th
    Red Mantis
    Silver Screams
    Wrought Iron Hex
    Greylock
    @ O'Brien's


    Wednesday, January 31st
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Night Beats
    @ the Royale


    Thursday, February 1st
    Funeral Advantage
    Teenender
    Deep Secret
    Lady Pills
    @ Great Scott


    Saturday, February 3rd
    Hot Stove, Cool Music benefit
    @ the Paradise


    Saturday, February 3rd
    Steve Earle
    @ City Winery Boston


    Friday, February 9th
    Girlpool
    @ the Paradise


    Saturday, February 10th
    Weakened Friends
    Backwards Dancer
    Cold Fronts
    Pushflowers
    @ Great Scott


    Saturday & Sunday
    February 10th & 11th
    Ian Hunter
    & the Rant Band
    @ City Winery Boston


    Thursday, February 15th
    Major Stars
    Black Helicopter
    Henry H. Owings (of Chunklet)
    @ the ONCE Lounge


    Friday, February 16th
    Steve Earle
    @ City Winery Boston


    Friday, February 16th
    Robert Plant
    @ the Orpheum


    Saturday, February 17th
    Porches
    @ Brighton Music Hall


    Saturday, February 17th
    Noel Gallagher’s
    High Flying Birds
    @ the Boston Opera House


    Sunday, February 18th
    X Ambassadors
    Now, Now
    @ House of Blues


    Wednesday & Thursday
    February 21st & 22nd
    Frightened Rabbit
    Wintersleep
    @ the Sinclair


    Saturday, February 24th
    Phoebe Bridgers
    Soccer Mommy
    @ Great Scott


    Thursday, March 1st
    Shopping
    French Vanilla
    @ Great Scott


    Monday, March 5th
    Ezra Furman
    Anna Burch
    @ Great Scott


    Tuesday, March 6th
    Jessica Lea Mayfield
    @ Great Scott


    Thursday, March 8th
    Titus Andronicus
    Rick from Pile
    @ the Sinclair


    Thursday, March 8th
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    @ the Sinclair


    Thursday, March 8th
    Tune-Yards
    @ the Royale


    Friday, March 9th
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    Tashi Dorji
    @ Sanders Theatre, Harvard


    Friday, March 9th
    OMD
    @ the House of Blues


    Saturday, March 10th
    Nada Surf celebrating the 15th
    anniversary of their "Let Go" LP
    @ Brighton Music Hall


    Friday, March 10th
    Pale Monsters (album release!)
    The Life Electric
    The Courters
    @ the Lizard Lounge


    Wednesday, March 14th
    Clan Of Xymox
    Stoneburner
    @ the ONCE Ballroom


    Friday, March 16th
    Palehound
    @ the Sinclair


    Friday, March 16th
    MGMT
    @ the Orpheum


    Friday, March 23rd
    Born Ruffians
    @ the Sinclair


    Friday, March 23rd
    The Music of XTC
    Mad Dogs & Janovitz
    @ the ONCE Ballroom


    Friday, March 23rd
    Glen Hansard
    @ House of Blues Boston


    Thursday, March 29th
    Dean Ween Group
    @ Brighton Music Hall


    Saturday, March 31st
    S. Carey
    @ Great Scott


    Tuesday, April 3rd
    Yo La Tengo
    @ the Paradise


    Friday, April 6th
    Superchunk
    Swearin'
    @ the Sinclair


    Saturday, April 7th
    Ought
    @ the Sinclair


    Tuesday, April 10th
    Franz Ferdinand
    @ House of Blues Boston


    Tuesday, April 17th
    Waxahatchee
    Hurray for the Riff Raff
    Bedouine
    @ the Somerville Theatre


    Tuesday, April 17th
    My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
    @ Brighton Music Hall


    Tuesday, April 17th
    Ministry
    Chelsea Wolfe
    @ the Royale


    Wednesday, April 18th
    Preoccupations
    Freak Heat Waves
    @ Brighton Music Hall


    Friday, April 20th
    The Afghan Whigs
    Built To Spill
    Rituals of Mine
    @ the House of Blues


    Friday, April 20th
    Buffalo Tom
    @ the Paradise


    Saturday, April 21st
    Jeff Rosenstock
    Martha
    Bad Moves
    @ the Paradise


    Sunday, April 22nd
    The Darkness
    @ the Royale


    Thursday, April 26th
    Matt & Kim
    Tokyo Police Club
    Future Feats
    @ the House of Blues


    Friday, April 27th
    They Might Be Giants
    @ the House of Blues


    Saturday, April 28th
    Peter Hook & the Light
    performing both of the
    "Substance" collections by
    Joy Division & New Order
    @ the Paradise


    Saturday & Sunday
    April 28th & 29th
    Turnover
    Camp Cope
    Summer Salt
    @ the Sinclair


    Tuesday, May 1st
    Calexico
    @ the Sinclair


    Wednesday, May 2nd
    Dr. Dog
    Son Little
    @ the House of Blues


    Friday, May 4th
    The Breeders
    @ the House of Blues


    Friday, May 4th
    Panda Bear
    Geologist
    @ the Paradise


    Sunday, May 6th
    Loma
    (mems of Cross Record & Shearwater)
    Jessica Williamson
    @ Great Scott


    Friday, May 11th
    Power Trip
    Sheer Mag
    Fury
    Red Death
    @ the Paradise


    Wednesday, May 16th
    Editors
    @ the Paradise


    Friday, May 18th
    The Fratellis
    @ the Paradise


    Saturday, June 2nd
    Japanese Breakfast
    @ the Sinclair


    Friday, June 8th
    Nathaniel Rateliff
    & the Night Sweats
    with Deer Tick
    @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion


    Friday, June 8th
    Eels
    @ House of Blues


    Wednesday, June 11th
    Jimmy Eat World
    Alex Lahey
    @ House of Blues


    Tuesday, July 17th
    Weezer
    Pixies
    @ Xfinity Center


    July 21st & 22nd
    Foo Fighters
    @ Fenway Park


    Tuesday, July 31st
    David Byrne
    @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion


    Friday, August 10th
    Pedro the Lion
    @ Brighton Music Hall