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

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm | No Comments

One Monday each month I host an evening of new music at the magical ONCE Lounge in Somerville, Massachusetts, and today happens to be one of those Mondays. So at 7:30pm I’ll kick off another New Music Night while the Once staff serves up a selection of killer tacos. Given the weekend’s lingering sadness & anger, I’m looking forward to this one more than usual.

Bonus: Ticket giveaways throughout the night to a bunch of much-recommended Boston-area shows. I’m particularly psyched about this month’s freebies, which include upcoming local appearances by Pale Monsters, Sidewalk Driver, Guillermo Sexo, Pale Hands, Black Helicopter, Shatner, Vic Firecracker, Eldridge Rodriguez, Wye Oak, Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor, Thin Lips, Quilt, Widowspeak, David Bazan, Laura Gibson, Hallelujah the Hills, The Barbazons, the Thalia Zedek Band, Black Beach, and Marissa Nadler. Whew.

So come by, hang out, and test your ticket-winning luck while you fill your ears and heart with new songs. And your belly with fresh tacos.

Here’s the latest iteration of the NMN poster from the wonderful Daykamp Creative, this time in soothing fountain blue…

And while I’m at it, here’s the playlist from the previous installment of NMN in May, with a few embedded for your listening pleasure. You can hear more over on my monthly “Nac Tracks” streaming playlists. Dig in…

Monday, May 16th, 2016
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. Andy Shauf – “The Worst In You

02. New Dog – “Our Whole Life

03. Marissa Nadler – “Katie I Know


04. Chris Page – “Bakelite In The Moonlight

05. Andy Sadoway – “Having Trouble Again

06. Trashcan Sinatras – “Autumn

07. David Bazan – “With You

08. Womanizer – “Lie No 5

09. Blessed Isles – “Round and Round

10. Hotelier – “Doing the Unstuck” (Cure cover)

11. Idle Pilot – “Questionable Status

12. Dowsing – “Red Legs Kicking

13. Great Hare – “A Second Chance


14. Modern Baseball – “Everyday

15. Grave School – “Eugene OR

16. A Giant Dog – “Not a Miracle

17. Hurricane #1 – “I Wanna Kill You

18. Jackal Onasis – “Runty Little Puppy

19. The Rutabega – “Nosy Neighbors

20. Yuck – “Bled White” (Elliott Smith cover)


21. Mo Troper – “Happy Birthday

22. Nothing – “Vertigo Flowers

23. Pink Milk – “Detroit


24. Major Leagues – “Leave

25. Augustines – “When Things Fall Apart

26. Ghost Box Orchestra – “Days are Forever

27. Tancred – “Bed Case

28. Speedy Ortiz – “Death Note


29. White Hot Moon – “A Satisfactory World For Reasonable People

30. Black Helicopter – “Under The Gun

31. Savak – “Alive In Shadows

32. Psychic Teens – “Winter Grey

33. Radiohead – “Ful Stop

34. Low – “Not a Word” (with S Carey)

Mark your calendar for the next NMN on Monday, July 18th. Summahtime. At last.


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