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[Tonight in Somerville!] NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (new tunes, tacos, & free tix)

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 9:12 am | No Comments

The May 2017 edition of NEW MUSIC NIGHT is going down this very evening at the wonderful ONCE Lounge in Somerville starting at 6pm. For the uninformed: Two hours of nuthin’ but new songs spun between free ticket giveaways for a bunch of upcoming Boston-area shows, all while you chow down on some super-tasty tacos. It’s a fine time indeed, a nice way to start the week, and I say that not just because I’m your sonic selector. I simply love hangin’ at the place.

So what can ya win? How about pairs of tickets for imminent local appearances from Will Johnson (Centro-matic), John Moreland, Mary Timony (as Helium!), Land of Talk (!!!), Psychic Dog (album release!), When Particles Collide, PowerSlut, The Knock Ups, Charly Bliss, Yucky Duster, Lost Dog, Coco Hames (of the Ettes), and Little Bandit. Just show up, throw your entry in a Chinese take out container, and cross yer fingers that I call your name.

For the curious, below lies a look at last month‘s playlist, and if you want to dig deeper, check out my past & future ‘Nac Tracks monthly streaming Soundcloud playlists of newly-discovered songs. If you can’t make it tonight, shoot for next month’s NMN on June 12th from 8-10pm.

NEW MUSIC NIGHT playlist
April 2017 Edition – 4/24/17
ONCE Lounge, Somerville, MA

01. Marissa Nadler – “Rosemary
02. RRing – “100 Dollar Heat
03. Tara Jane O’Neil – “Blow
04. Thurston Moore – “Smoke Of Dreams
05. Will Johnson – “Predator
06. Doug Tuttle – “Can It Be
07. Adopted Highways – “Up
08. Eyelids – “Falling Eyes
09. Waxahatchee – “Silver
10. Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty
11. Sheer – “To Love And Feel Alive
12. Flock of Dimes – “Potential
13. TW Walsh – “Terrible Freedom
14. The Vacant Lots – “Night Nurse
15. Beach Fossils – “This Year
16. The Drums – “Blood Under My Bed
17. Land Of Talk – “This Time
18. Coco Hames – “Tiny Pieces
19. Happyness – “Bigger Glass Less Full
20. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Always Sad
21. The The – “Can’t Stop What’s Coming
22. The Mountain Goats – “Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds
23. Future Teens – “Party Ethic
24. Chain & the Gang – “Certain Kinds Of Trash
25. Guided By Voices – “Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean
26. Broken Social Scene – “Halfway Home
27. Black Helicopter – “And I
28. Angus – “I’m An Idiot
29. Kestrels – “Thorn” (MBV cover)
30. The Van Pelt – “His Steppe Is My Prairie” (2017 remaster)
32. Helium – “Hole In The Ground” (2017 remaster)
33. The New Pornographers – “Whiteout Conditions
34. Andrew Cohen & Light Coma – “Repack
35. The New Year – “Myths
36. Slowdive – “Sugar for the Pill
37. Sharon Van Etten – “The End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis cover)

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