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[Last Tuesday’s Playlist] Boston Accents Farewell Party – Night 2 – DJ Sets

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm | No Comments

One week ago we were given a communal chance to bid farewell to a Sunday-night radio staple: The Boston Accents local music program that ended when WFNX was officially swallowed by the ACME Clear Channel mega-corp. While the station itself threw its own one-night goodbye show at the Paradise a month back, Boston Accents host Michael Marotta upped the ante by inviting a dozen of his favorite local bands to play over three nights at Allston’s Great Scott. Two of the shows sold way out, and the first one came pretty close, which is no small feat on summer weeknights. It was a bittersweet celebration that was, of course, way more on the sweet side than the bitter.

I was honored to play a small part in the partying, along with my DJ partner Jay “Clicky Clicky” Brietling, as we soundtracked the before-between-and-after-band moments of the second show with our own personal song selections. Naturally, we kept things local: Our favorite tracks from Boston-area bands past and present to honor the mission of Boston Accents. I kicked things off after the soundchecks, just before 9 o’clock, playing a set that lead into the Dirty Virgins opening slot, along with another short set before Soccer Mom took the stage. Jay took over from there, surrounding Mellow Bravo and Mean Creek, and you can check out his tracklists over at his place. His sets leaned just a little more old-school, while I mostly stuck to the last decade-or-so, though we both had some outliers (I’ll take any opportunity to play SwirliesSunn” in public). Some of you may notice a quintet of songs in my set that follow a bit of a theme, so bonus points if you get that…

Soccer Mom on stage. I heart them.

Set 1
Pants Yell! – “Not Wrong
Wheat – “Don’t I Hold You
Travels – “Smile
You Can Be A Wesley – “Creatures
Lockgroove – “Engine Drone
Charlene – “Ripoff
The Broken River Prophet – “December Wolves
Sharp Darts USA – “Turn It On Again
Ghost Box Orchestra – “Oh, the Moon Hangs Low
Young Adults – “Impression

Set 2
Swirlies – “Sunn
Pixies – “Alec Eiffel
Girlfriends (now known as Bent Shapes) – “Big Machines
The Dirty Dishes – “Blur

  • Again, check out Jay Clicky Clicky’s playlists.

  • Kumar’s Blizznog has some words on the second night.

  • During their closing set, Mean Creek covered the Replacement’s “Left Of The Dial“, which they played again last weekend at the Paradise. There’s video at the Phoenix, thanks to Boston Band Crush.

  • Daykamp has some photos from the first night.

  • And the rest of my photos of night 2 are right here.

    Mean Creek finishes up night 2


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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