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[Tonight In Somerville] New Music Night at the ONCE Lounge (plus past playlists)

Posted on November 28, 2016 at 10:01 am | No Comments

The November edition of New Music Night goes down this evening at the ONCE Lounge in Somerville, and I’m deep into prepping the 2-hour playlist of nothing but new tracks. While you’re absorbing the carefully-selected songs (and savoring tacos from the ONCE kitchen), I’ll be picking winners’ names for tickets to some ace upcoming local shows, including Boston-area appearances from Kristin Hersh, Matt Pond PA, Sad13 (Sadie from Speedy Ortiz), and Kurt Vile. Admission is free, taco time starts at 5pm, and I’ll be behind the DJ table promptly at 6 o’clock. Come hang, chow down, listen up, and say hello if you get a chance.

Bonus: As New Music Night wraps up at 8pm, another excellent Bob Colby-presented show kicks off with sets from Só Sol and Cold Expectations. Admission is also free, though donations are encouraged, so toss some dollars in the hat if you’re so inclined. Find more details over on the FB event page.

Want an idea of what you’re in for during tonight’s DJ set? Have a look at the playlists from the previous two NMN installments…

New Music Night playlist
from Monday, October 24th, 2016
@ ONCE Somerville

01. Minor Victories – “Cog” (Orchestral version)
02. Lou Barlow – “Anniversary Song
03. Tony Molina – “See Me Fall
04. Kristin Hersh – “Hemingway’s Tell
05. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – “Let Me Get There
06. Really Big Pinecone – “Big Plans
07. Squirrel Flower – “Not Your Prey


08. Thee Oh Sees – “The Poem
09. Soft Pyramids – “Planes
10. Plastic Flowers – “Falling Off
11. Suburban Living – “If It’s Real
12. Allison Crutchfield – “Dean’s Room
13. Cleo Tucker (of Girlpool) – “Call It Tie
14. Nice Try – “Glow
15. Loney Dear – “Humbug
16. Flock of Dimes – “Potential
17. Mary Onettes – “Juna


18. The Hermit Crabs – “Wonderful” (Rose Melberg cover)
19. American Football – “Desire Gets in the Way
20. Sleepy Monks – “Bodiddly
21. Crying – “Wool in the Wash
22. Dead Cats Dead Rats – “Radio Face
23. The Magic Es – “Colour Up My World
24. Exit Verse – “Sleeping In Graceland
25. Ted Leo – “More Hard Times
26. Sad13 – “Devil In U


27. Vanishing Life – “Realist
28. Affordable Hybrid – “Bat
29. The Wedding Present – “Bells
30. Elephants – “In Place Of
31. Peyton Pinkerton – “Lips and Lungs” (premiere)
32. Hundred Plus Club – “Reminders
33. Terry Malts – “Used To Be


34. Philosophical Zombie – “Inanimate Ending
35. J. Robbins – “Static
36. Pill – “Fetish Queen
37. Major Stars – “For Today
38. Psychic Dog – “Rev Mike
39. Honey Lung – “End Of Time
40. La Bete Blooms – “Breaking In
41. Mint Mile – “City of Speed Traps


42. J Mascis – “Waltz 2” (Elliott Smith Cover)
43. Caspian – “127 North

New Music Night playlist
from Monday, September 19th, 2016
@ ONCE Somerville

01. Sharon Van Etten – “Not Myself
02. Lou Barlow – “In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel cover)
03. Ultimate Painting – “Song For Brian Jones
04. Dyr Faser – “Estranged
05. Wilco – “Someone To Lose
06. Tanya Donelly – “Tooraloo


07. The Dodos – “Never Meant” (American Football)
08. American Football – “Give Me The Gun
09. Hiss Golden Messenger – “Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
10. Douglas Fir – “I Know That You Don’t
11. Flock Of Dimes – “You The Vatican
12. The Minders – “Into the River Pt. 2
13. Philosophical Zombie – “Dream On


14. Soft Pyramids – “Paper Houses
15. LVL UP – “Spirit Was
16. The Needy Sons – “Lost Against the Twilight
17. Pixies – “Tenement Song
18. The Dazies – “Little Things
19. The Wedding Present – “Lead
20. Terry Malts – “Seen Everything
21. Boys Forever – “Voice In My Head
22. Halfsour – “Ten Year Tenure


23. Strange Passage – “Lament
24. Tokyo Police Club – “My House
25. Tangible Excitement – “Muddled Whine
26. Bodyheat – “Moon Singer” (Rose Melberg cover)
27. Real Numbers – “Wordless Wonder
28. Split Single – “Leave My Mind


29. Nancy Sin – “Room For Rent”
30. La Sera – “Queens
31. Krill – “Happy
32. James Rocket – “Clothes Make the Man
33. Pansy Division – “He’s Trouble
34. Kestrels – “No Alternative


35. Expanda Fuzz – “It’s Your Glow UFO
36. Kim Gordon – “Murdered Out
37. E – “Great Light
38. Cavemen – “Too High To Die
39. Poster Children – “If You See Kay” (demo)
40. Whoa Melodic – “Goodbye Good Luck And See You

For more ‘Nac-endorsed new music, check out my always-in-progress Nac Tracks playlists over on Soundcloud.


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