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My Week In Music Tweets 1

Posted on November 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm | No Comments

It’s been quite a while since I’ve pulled together one of those ‘music miscellany’ posts, in which I gather all the various music-related news and links that have struck a chord with me, and there’s a pretty straightforward reason: The ‘Nac Twitter account. It’s been fulfilling my compulsion to share the cool, quick stuff, but it leaves the ‘Nac slightly neglected, and leaves you surfers and RSS-readers out entirely. So, despite my distaste for the word ‘tweet’, I’ll be firing off a compilation of them under this title every weekend.

It won’t strictly be a cut-and-paste — I’ll be expanding beyond Twitter’s character-constraints to include more details and full links, and I’ll be editing the ‘real time’ items to make more sense in retrospect. I may also occasionally throw in something that didn’t get, um, tweeted, and will probably include random non-music links I love as well (and by probably, I mean definitely. See bullet #1 below).

So here’s the first installment, my past 7 days on Twitter, for the 2nd week of November, 2009…

  • Attention Boston: The 1st-ever East Coast edition of the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East!) takes place from March 26th-28th, 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Gabe & Tycho say it best: “PAX East is not an event run by some giant corporate entity; it’s a big party we throw for the gaming community in general and PA readers in particular.” And it’s a can’t-miss. Early registration is officially open.
  • Wow, @AfternoonRecs is reissuing @JohnVanderslice‘s back catalog on sweet, sweet vinyl. Hot diggity. Pre-order them here.
  • Sorry to see @MarcBernardin let go from Entertainment Weekly. Always dug his print and online articles. But hey, silver lining: more good comics from him. Keep tabs on his projects at his blog.
  • Currently streaming the new episode of The Big Takeover radio show @RabidInKennel radio show on Break Thru Radio featuring Mr. @LouBarlow.
  • Feel fortunate to be catching 2/3 of Pants Yell! (joined by Frank Drake and Joe Mahoney) perform some Smiths covers at the Plough & Stars as part of its 40th anniversary weekend. (photos here)
  • Just finished Bill Willingham‘s “Peter & Max: A Fables Novel”, and Cory @Doctorow has it right on.
  • Um, wow. The @ShitMyDadSays twitter feed is being adapted into… a sitcom. Yeah, I think I’ll watch that.
  • Hey Boston: I’m giving I gave away a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s Jesus Lizard show @ParadiseRockClb (Congrats to Tristan F., who won those tix on Friday).
  • Absolutely cannot wait to see Mogwai‘s upcoming live concert film. Here’s the teaser for “Burning”. Consider me teased.
  • Caught a screening of “Up In The Air” a few days back and loved it. Director @JasonReitman gives great Q&A. Here are a couple photos.
  • Totally digging on the new Pants Yell! album right now. Another hi-quality notch on the Slumberland Records belt. The label celebrates their 20th anniversary on Friday the 13th in D.C. and on Saturday the 14th in NYC. Pop Tarts Suck Toasted has got the occasion covered, with some fantastic features and Q&As with Slumberland bands past & present.
  • Great news: After some stunning EPs, Montreal’s Under Electric Light (@uel_music) hopes to release debut LP soon.
  • File under “Fascinating“: Boston’s Mayor has declared Saturday, November 14, 2009 to be “Leonard Nimoy Day” in our fair city. View the text of the proclamation right here. Nimoy is appearing at this weekend’s New England Fan Experience here in town (@nefanx).
  • It’s official: First Night Boston 2010 includes a show with @KristinHersh (2 sets!), Chris Brokaw + Geoff Farina, & @DrewODoherty. Oh yes. It’s at the Emmanuel Church on Newbury St. on, duh, December 31st, and you can purchase a First Night button right here. By the way, you should check out Mr. Farina’s website, which has returned to active duty after some silent time.
  • Another great First Night Boston 2010 lineup, as some Boston legends team-up: Buffalo Tom, Neats (reunited!), & Lyres at the Orpheum. Buy your First Night button here, and check out the recently-released Neats “1981-84: The Ace Of Hearts Years” collection.
  • Great news from @MergeRecords: Next week they’ll be releasing professionally documented audio & video of Lambchop‘s glorious, fest-stealing set from the XXMerge 20th Anniversary fest that I was lucky enough to attend over the summer. Check out the trailer, which consists of set-ender “Give It” (incorporating some “Once In A Lifetime” lyrics for good measure). The collection has a great cover shot by photog PJ Sykes.
  • Getting ready for tonight’s Jesus Lizard show here in Boston by listening to @WFMU‘s stream/mp3 of JL’s ATP set.
  • Check out all the panel participants for the upcoming Music Hack Day Boston (@MusicHackDayBos). Really looking forward to that.
  • Follow the ‘Nac on Twitter for the continuing story…


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  • Boston-Area Action

    Saturday, December 16th
    Bent Shapes (farewell show),
    Laika's Orbit, & Beware the
    Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion
    @ Great Scott

    Monday, December 18th
    Big Brave
    Child Bite
    @ Great Scott

    Thursday, December 21st
    @ Sonia

    Friday, December 22nd
    Love Love & Friends Xmas Show!
    with special guests Rick Berlin,
    Field Day, Bob Kendall,
    Anna Rae/Hemway, & Martha Marin
    @ the Midway Cafe

    Thursday, December 28th
    Cymbals Eat Guitars
    @ Great Scott

    Saturday & Sunday
    December 30th & 31st
    Deer Tick
    @ the Sinclair

    Sunday, December 31st
    Speedy Ortiz
    Wendy Eisenberg
    @ Great Scott

    Saturday, January 6th
    Fur Purse (LP Release Party!)
    with Whore Paint,
    Shepherdess, and Sister
    @ the Midway Cafe

    Wednesday, January 10th
    Craig Finn & the
    Uptown Controllers
    with John K. Samson
    @ City Winery Boston

    Friday, January 12th
    Passion Pit
    @ House of Blues

    Saturday, January 13th
    40 musicians form 8 new
    bands & perform that night
    @ the Sinclair

    Saturday, January 13th
    Lana Del Rey
    Jhene Aiko
    @ TD Garden

    Saturday, January 13th
    Horse Jumper of Love
    Mini Dresses
    Strange Passage
    @ Great Scott

    Saturday, January 13th
    Camper Van Beethoven
    @ the Middle East Downstairs

    Thursday, January 18th
    Family Planning
    Olivia Neutron-John
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Sunday, January 21st
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday, January 24th
    Sleigh Bells
    @ the Paradise

    Wednesday, January 24th
    Mega Bog
    @ the Sinclair

    Friday, January 26th
    The Posies
    @ City Winery Boston

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

    Saturday, February 3rd
    Steve Earle
    @ City Winery Boston

    Friday, February 9th
    @ the Paradise

    Saturday, February 10th
    Weakened Friends
    @ Great Scott

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

    Friday, February 16th
    Steve Earle
    @ City Winery Boston

    Friday, February 16th
    Robert Plant
    @ the Orpheum

    Saturday, February 17th
    @ 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, February 21st
    Frightened Rabbit
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, March 1st
    French Vanilla
    @ Great Scott

    Tuesday, March 6th
    Jessica Lea Mayfield
    @ Great Scott

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

    Thursday, March 8th
    @ the Royale

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

    Friday, March 9th
    @ the House of Blues

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

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

    Saturday, March 31st
    S. Carey
    @ Great Scott

    Tuesday, April 3rd
    Yo La Tengo
    @ the Paradise

    Saturday, April 7th
    @ the Sinclair

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

    Tuesday, April 17th
    Chelsea Wolfe
    @ the Royale

    Friday, April 20th
    Buffalo Tom
    @ the Paradise

    Sunday, April 22nd
    The Darkness
    @ the Royale

    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
    Camp Cope
    @ the Sinclair

    Friday, May 18th
    The Fratellis
    @ the Paradise

    Saturday, June 2nd
    Japanese Breakfast
    @ the Sinclair

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

    Tuesday, July 17th
    @ Xfinity Center

    July 21st & 22nd
    Foo Fighters
    @ Fenway Park

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