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[Somerville Tonight!] NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (& last NMN’s playlist)

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 1 Comment

This evening brings this month’s installment of New Music Night back to the Once Lounge in Somerville, MA, kicking off promptly at 7:30pm. For the uninitiated: A couple hours of nuthin’ but carefully sequenced new songs spun for your listening pleasure as you inhale tasty tacos and/or get your drink on. Getting to hang there and provide your Monday evening soundtrack is one of the highlights of my month, so come take advantage of my music-nerd obsessiveness and the Once crew’s first-rate cooking skills.

Plus: Ticket giveways! I’ll be drawing winners for pairs of tix to see upcoming shows including Nothing at the Sinclair, A Giant Dog at O’Brien’s, & Black Helicopter’s EP release show next month at Great Scott.

The latest iteration of the NMN poster from Daykamp, in princely purple…

And belatedly, here’s the playlist from last month’s edition. It went a little somethin’ like this…

Monday, April 11th, 2016
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. PJ Harvey – “The Orange Monkey

02. Britta Phillips – “One Fine Summer Morning


03. Andy Sadoway – “IOU

04. Tangible Excitement – “Northland Food Court

05. Lush – “Lost Boy

06. Chris Cohen – “Torrey Pine


07. Nada Surf – “Rushing

08. David Bazan – “Trouble With Boys


09. Systems Officer – “Xon

10. Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – “Quit Being Dicks

11. Sunflower Bean – “Easier Said

12. Guillermo Sexo – “Eclipse

13. Wussy – “Ceremony” (New Order cover)


14. Wire – “Nocturnal Koreans

15. Young Elk – “Debts

16. Undersea – “Winter Lungs

17. Bleached – “Sour Candy

18. Bent Shapes – “86’d In ’03

19. Matt Tong – “Christopher

20. The James Rocket – “We Are Here For You

21. Beverly – “Contact


22. Ship Thieves – “Born Into This

23. Christopher Leaf – “I’ll Try For You

24. Bob Mould – “The End of Things

25. Robert Pollard – “I Can Illustrate

26. Hallelujah The Hills – “The Girl With Electronics Inside


27. So So Glos – “Missionary

28. Savak – “Reaction


29. A Giant Dog – “Sleep When Dead


30. Pinkshinyultrablastv – “Molkky

31. The Gotobeds – “New Dress (Debutante)

32. Summer Cannibals – “Go Home

33. Metz and John Reis – “Caught Up

34. Into It Over It – “Vis Major

35. White Lung – “Hungry

36. Witching Waves – “Twister

37. Eagulls – “Skipping


38. Eric Bachmann – “Belong to You

39. Mogwai – “Bitterness Centrifuge

Many of the songs can be streamed through my monthly ‘Nac Tracks playlists on Soundcloud. Keep an eye/ear on the in-progress May edition, and if you can’t join us this evening, pencil the next NMN for Monday, June 13th.


One Response to “[Somerville Tonight!] NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (& last NMN’s playlist)”

  1. rudie
    May 20th, 2016 @ 6:07 pm

    Nice to see Nada Surf in this list!

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