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[It’s IFFBoston Time!] The Music Docs Of The 2016 Independent Film Festival Boston

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 9:57 am | No Comments

It’s April in Boston, which means the tulips have taken root in the Public Garden, the Sox have finally taken the field at Fenway, and now the renowned Independent Film Festival Boston takes to our best area theaters for a solid week of carefully-curated cinematic offerings. Now in its 14th year, the all-volunteer IFFBoston kicks off tonight at the Somerville Theatre with an opening selection of “The Hollars”, directed by and starring Newton-native (and former-Jim Halpert) John Krasinski along with Anna Kendrick and (the always-excellent) Margo Martindale. It’ll wrap up a week from today at the Coolidge in Brookline with a screening of “The Intervention”, directed by (and also starring) Clea Duvall with a solid cast that includes Melanie Lynskey (most recently in HBO’s criminally-cancelled “Togetherness”), Natasha Lyonne, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, and Ben Schwartz.

Those two features bookend a jam-packed, diverse lineup that, as usual, includes a healthy dose of music-related films. I’ve made a habit of spotlighting those particular selections each year, so here’s a quick rundown for the 2016 edition. It should be noted: This time, it’s personal. Because Pants.


“Colin Hay: Waiting for My Real Life”
directed by Nate Gowtham & Aaron Faulls

co-director Gowtham will be at the screening

A documentary on singer-songwriter Colin Hay, the former front-man of Australia’s Men at Work.

Screening at the Somerville Theatre
on Monday, May 2nd at 9:45 PM
Tickets & more info


“Hazzard’s Cure”
documentary short directed by C.S. Ward

From the website: “Heavy-metal drummer & longtime Oakland resident Clint Baechle makes art and music while living comfortably outside of society.”

Playing as part of “Shorts B = Bravo: Documentary”
Screening at the Somerville Theatre
on Friday, Apr 29th at 7:15 PM
and Sunday, May 1st at 5:30 PM
Tickets & more info


“High Water Mark: The Rise & Fall Of The Pants”
directed by Bill Simmon

director Simmon will be at the screening

Well, here’s where I throw any and all objectivity out the window. I’ve seen this one, I’m in this one, hell, I lived this one. This is the story of a 90s-era Burlington, Vermont quartet called the Pants and the scene that birthed them. It’s both a universal musical story of a band trying to quote-unquote ‘make it’, and part celebration of a particular time & place (including a bonus Bernie Sanders tie-in). What helps it stand out is the personalities and talent of the gents involved, and the obvious passion of director Simmon, who spent 10 years working on this sucker. He’ll be at the screening for a post-film Q & A on Friday night.

Showing at the Somerville Theatre
this Friday, Apr 29th at 10:00 PM
Tickets & more info


“Presenting Princess Shaw”
directed by Ido Haar

From the website: “Princess Shaw struggles to be heard by posting her songs on YouTube. Then, someone living 7000 miles away discovers her.”

Screening at the Somerville Theatre
on Friday, April 29th at 9:30 PM
Tickets & more info


“Los Punks: We Are All We Have”
directed by Angela Boatwright

From the website: “Explores the Latino punk rock scene of South Central and East Los Angeles.”

Playing at the Somerville Theatre
on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00pm
Tickets & more info


“Who Is Lydia Loveless?”
directed by Gorman Bechard

director Bechard & subject Loveless will be at the screening

This one is a highlight, a deep dive into the in-progress career of rocker Lydia Loveless from director Gorman Bechard, who was responsible for past IFFBoston docs on Grant Hart & the Replacements. I was fortunate to get an early look at this one to write the synopsis for this year’s festival program guide, so I’ll save myself some typing by having you go read that. Then grab your tickets and leave time for a sure-to-be-lively post-film Q&A with Gorman & Lydia herself. Don’t think she’s bringing a guitar with her, but one can hope.

Showing at the Brattle Theatre
this Friday, April 29th at 7:00pm
Tickets & more info


Keep an eye on the IFFBoston Twitter feed and Facebook page for up-to-date fest info, hit their comprehensive website for info on planned parties & panels, and check out write-ups on some of the other IFFB selections from The Artery, the Boston Globe, Cambridge Day, and Boston Common.

[Last NMNight’s Playlist] NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (next one is Monday, April 11th!)

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm | No Comments

Another month, another New Music Night in the books at Somerville’s ONCE Lounge (and, of course, pulling together this playlist post took a tad longer than I’d hoped).

Listen through, click the links for more info on each new release, and spend some cash on the artists you dig. Many, many special songs to be found below (I was especially psyched to premiere songs off new releases from locals TW Walsh, Magic Shoppe, and Bent Shapes), and a bunch of them sit on the just-finished, 57-track February ‘Nac Tracks new music streaming playlist on Soundcloud. So hop over there for more, and keep an eye out for the March edition starting shortly.

Join me at the next New Music Night on Monday (taco!) night, April 11th at 7:30pm. Details over on Farcebook, where I’ll eventually share up which ticket giveaways I’ll be doing that evening.

NEW MUSIC NIGHT
Monday, February 1st, 2016
7:30 – whenever
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. Carter Tanton – “Twenty-nine Palms” (with Sharon Van Etten)
      From his upcoming “Jettison The Valley” LP, arriving on March 4th
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

02. New Dog – “Joe Brainard’s Idea
      from the “Teeth Marks” LP, due out March 4th
      [ Stream it on Bandcamp ]

      

03. Robyn Hitchcock – “Raymond And The Wires
      Demo from his upcoming next LP
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

04. The Lowlifes – “In Winter
      New project from Matt Pond & Chris Hansen
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

05. Freakwater – “Number One With A Bullet
      From their recently-released “Scheherazade” LP
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

06. Laura Gibson – “The Cause
      From her upcoming “Empire Builder” LP, out in April
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

      

07. Mount Moriah – “Davis Square
      From their just-released “How To Dance” LP
      [ Watch the “Baby Blue” video at Merge ]

08. Lost Film – “Temporary
      Title track from their new free-to-download EP
      [ Stream the entire EP on Soundcloud ]

09. The Okay Win – “Give Em Hell
      From their new “Cannon Mouth” EP
      [ Stream & buy it on Bandcamp ]

      

10. Linden – “Bones
      Their new Slumberland single, available via iTunes
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud / Watch the video ]

11. Recreational Drugs – “A Song For Dogs
      From their recently-released self-titled debut EP
      [ Stream the EP on Soundcloud ]

12. Eric Bachmann – “Mercy
      From his upcoming solo LP, due out 3/25 on Merge
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

      

13. Field Music – “Disappointed
      From their just-released LP, “Commontime”
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

14. Jennifer O’Connor – “Start Right Here
      From her “Surface Noise” LP, out this week on Kiam Records
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

15. Martin Courtney (of Real Estate) – “Northern Highway
      From his latest LP, “Many Moons”
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

16. Shearwater – “Only Child
      From their “Jet Plane and Oxbow” LP
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

17. Courtney Barnett – “Three Packs A Day
      From the new Milk Records “Good For You” compilation
      [ Stream the comp on Bandcamp ]

18. Wheat – “Walking Song
      Just-released new single
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

19. Jennylee (of Warpaint) – “Offerings
      From her “Right On” LP
      [ Watch the “Never” video on YouTube ]

20. The I Don’t Cares – “Outta My System
      From Juliana Hatfield & Paul Westerberg’s “Wild Stab” LP
      [ Watch the song’s video on YouTube ]

21. TW Walsh – “The Glow
      The closing track off his new LP, “Fruitless Research”
      [ Stream the song on Bandcamp ]

      

22. Dressy Bessy – “What Is Life” (George Harrison cover)
      B-Side off their “Lady Liberty” RSD 7-inch
      [ Stream it on YouTube ]

23. Wussy – “Dropping Houses
      Off their “Forever Sounds” LP, out this week
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

      

24. All Dogs – “Sunday Morning
      From their latest LP, “Kicking Every Day”
      [ Watch the new video on YouTube ]

25. Nada Surf – “I Love You All The Time” (EODM cover)
      In solidarity with Bataclan terror attack victims & survivors
      [ Stream & buy the cover at the Play It Forward site ]

26. PJ Harvey – “The Wheel
      Off her upcoming “Hope Six Demolition Project” LP
      [ Watch the video on YouTube ]

27. DIIV – “Blue Boredom” (with Sky Ferreira)
      From their new LP, “Is the Is Are”
      [ Stream the track on YouTube ]

28. Beverly – “Victoria
      From their upcoming LP, “The Blue Swell”, out in May
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

      

29. Film School – “Give Up
      From their just-released “June” EP
      [ Stream the EP on Soundcloud ]

30. Purling Hiss – “Fumble Tumble
      From the just-released “Something” EP
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

31. Magic Shoppe – “Redhead
      Off their “Interstellar Car Crash” EP
      [ Stream the track on Bandcamp ]

32. Tancred – “Sell My Head
      From the “Out Of The Garden” LP, due out 4/1
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

      

33. Bleached – “Keep On Keepin’ On
      From their “Welcome To The Worms” LP, out on 4/1
      [ Watch the video on Soundcloud ]

34. Bent Shapes – “New Starts In Old Dominion
      From their upcoming Slumberland LP, “Wolves of Want”
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

      

35. Halfsour – “Grump
      From their recently-released “Tuesday Night Live” LP
      [ Stream the song on Bandcamp ]

36. The Thermals – “Hey You
      From their “We Disappear” LP, due out 3/25
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

37. Two Inch Astronaut – “At Risk Student
      From their just-released “Personal Life” LP
      [ Stream the LP on Bandcamp ]

38. Dead Heavens – “Feel Low
      New 7-inch from Walter Schreifels latest project
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

39. Yuck – “Cashout” (Fugazi cover)
      Newly-released non-album cover song
      [ Stream their version on YouTube ]

40. So So Glos – “A.D.D. Life
      From their upcoming “Kamikaze” LP, due out in May
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

41. The Jonny Cohen Love Machine – “Surf Clam
      From the “A Quiet Reminder” LP, out now on Teenbeat

42. Explosions In The Sky – “Disintegration Anxiety
      From their upcoming LP, “The Wilderness”, due out 4/1
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

See you at Once in April, I hope…

[Last NMNight’s Playlist] NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (the next one is Monday, Feb. 1st!)

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 9:54 am | No Comments

Another evening spent in the corner of Somerville’s wonderful Once Lounge, spinning new songs for friends & strangers, but this time… with tacos! And we all know everything is better with tacos. Yes, the once-a-monthly New Music Night has officially moved to Mondays, now teamed up with Once’s ultra-tasty taco nights. Your next opportunity to partake? Monday, February 1st. Bring open ears and a healthy appetite.

In the meantime, have a look below at my playlist from the previous edition, nearly every song with a link to listen. Many can also be found in the monthly Nac Tracks streaming playlists I’m always adding to on Soundcloud. Check out November, December, and for a preview of next time, the ever-growing January collection. 59 cuts and climbing.

NEW MUSIC NIGHT III
Monday, December 21st, 2015
7:30 – whenever
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. Doug Tuttle – “Falling To Believe
      new from the former MMOSS member
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

02. Quilt – “Eliot St.
      from their upcoming “Plaza” LP, out next month
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

03. The Magic Es – “Running Through
      from their debut EP, “We Are Magic”
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

04. The Friday Swaps – “Half Past
      from their WIAIWYA singles club 7-inch
      [ Stream & buy on Bandcamp ]

05. Linton and Stewart – “Looking For A Stranger On The Shore
      collaboration between Amy (Aislers Set/Henrys Dress) & Stew (Boyracer)
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

06. Cozy Catastrophes – “Go Steady With Me
      off their debut LP, “Have You Ever Heard Of…?”
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

07. Damien Jurado – “Exit 353
      first shared song from his next LP, “Visions of Us on the Land”, out in March
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

08. TW Walsh – “Young Rebels
      off his upcoming “Fruitless Research” LP, out 2/12
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

      

09. David Bazan – “Read My Mind” (The Killers cover)
      from his Polyvinyl 4-track Single Series contribution
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

10. Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – “Business Interruptus
      from the Pinback guy’s upcoming full-length
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

11. Beverly – “Crooked Cop
      first single off their Spring-scheduled sophomore LP
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

12. Halfsour – “Porch Sittin’
      from their imminent Jigsaw Records LP, out Jan. 29th
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

      

13. Dressy Bessy – “Lady Liberty
      latest single, featuring guest guitar from REM’s Peter Buck
      [ Stream the song on YouTube ]

14. Pete Astor – “Really Something
      off the upcoming solo LP from the Loft/Weather Prophets member
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

15. Half Japanese – “Hold On
      from the ‘Perfect’ LP, out next week on Joyful Noise
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

16. The Muscadettes – “My Baby Boy
      from their recently-released “Side B” EP
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

17. The Minders – “Needle Doll
      from their upcoming fan-funded LP, “Into The River”
      [ Listen to the song on YouTube ]

18. Idaho – “Lumberjack
      from their just-released collection of pre-Idaho material
      [ Stream it on Bandcamp ]

19. The Besnard Lakes – “The Plain Moon
      from their “A Complex Coliseum Museum” LP, out this week on Jagjaguwar
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

20. Two Inch Astronaut – “Good Behavior
      from their “Personal Life” LP, out Feb. 5th on Exploding In Sound
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

21. The I Don’t Cares – “King of America
      2nd single from Paul Westerberg & Juliana Hatfield.
      Their debut LP, “Wild Stab”, is due out this week.
      [ Grab the track on iTunes through Westerberg’s site ]

22. Nada Surf – “Believe You’re Mine
      from their upcoming “You Know Who You Are” LP, out 3/4 on Barsuk
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

      

23. Trashcan Sinatras – “Ain’t That Something
      from their fan-funded “Wild Pendulum” LP, due out soon
      [ Hear the track by joining the PledgeMusic campaign ]

24. Soft Science – “Breaking
      from their new split 7-inch with The Luxembourg Signal
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

25. Overlake – “Travelogue
      from their new 7-inch on Killing Horse Records
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

26. Pinkshinyultrablast – “The Cherry Pit
      from their sophomore LP, “Grandfeathered”, out 2/26 on Club AC30
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

      

27. DIIV – “Under the Sun
      Off of “Is the Is Are”, out 2/5 from Omnian Music Group
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

28. School of Seven Bells – “Open Your Eyes
      from the upcoming “SVIIB” LP, out 2/26 on Vagrant
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

29. Wild Nothing – “TV Queen
      off their “Life of Pause” LP, out 2/18 via Captured Tracks
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

30. jennylee – “Never
      from the Warpaint member’s debut LP, “right on!” from Rough Trade
      [ Watch the video on YouTube ]

31. Thee Oh Sees – “Fortress
      new single from Castle Face, next LP later this year
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

32. Washer – “Pet Rock vs Healing Crystal
      off their debut LP, “Here Comes Washer”, out this week on EIS
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

      

33. Weekender – “Loving Hating
      off their new “Floaty Feeling, Blue” EP from Papercup
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

34. Big Ups – “Capitalized
      a teaser for the next album, perhaps?
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

35. Beach Slang – “Like A Daydream” (Ride cover)
      from their “I Made This For You” covers cassette
      [ Stream their version on Bandcamp ]

36. Pink Frost – “Where Days Go
      from the newly remastered/remixed “Gargoyle Days” LP
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

37. Coaches – “That Not This
      from the recently-released “Shush” EP
      [ Stream it on Soundcloud ]

      

38. Ringtail – “Mask Of Bees
      their debut single, with an EP on the way
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud ]

      

39. Summer Camp – “I Don’t Wanna Wait ‘Til Christmas
      from their Christmas EP, available on iTunes
      [ Watch the video on YouTube ]

40. Funeral Advantage & Catenine – “Last Christmas
      from the “A Very Allston Christmas Vol. 1” digital compilation
      [ Stream the song on Bandcamp ]

41. Magic Magic – “Blue Christmas
      from the “A Very Allston Christmas Vol. 1” digital compilation
      [ Stream their Christmas cover at Bandcamp ]

42. Elizabeth Morris – “The Season
      from the Allo Darlin’ member’s latest solo EP, “Athens”
      [ Stream it on Bandcamp ]

43. Great Lake Swimmers – “They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore
      (with guest Julie Doiron of Eric’s Trip)
      from The Line Of Best Fit’s free “Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada VII” compilation
      [ Stream the track on Soundcloud ]

44. Southerly – “When I Go Deaf” (Low cover)
      from their covers series
      [ Stream their version on Soundcloud ]

      

Show up to the next New Music Night on Monday, February 1st, and in addition to the tasty tacos, you’ll be served (world?) premieres of new songs from Magic Shoppe, New Dog, and Mr. TW Walsh. Honored to be able to do so. You can also enter to win pairs of tickets to a few upcoming Boston-area shows, and hopefully some merch if I can swing it. See you then, I’m hopin’…

[Last NMNight’s Playlist] NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (the next one is on Dec. 21st!)

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm | No Comments

In the “better late than never” category (though aren’t they all, at this point?), here’s the overdue playlist for my most recent stint at the DJ table in the wonderful ONCE Lounge in Somerville, MA. It was the second official NEW MUSIC NIGHT, with a couple hours of just-or-not-quite-released tracks served up alongside some seriously top-notch, locally-sourced eats. Handed out a bunch of Boston-area rock show tickets, too.

More timely is my official announcement of the next installment: Monday, December 21st. Taco Time! Yes, we’re moving to a Monday evening this month, which happens to be ONCE’s weekly (super delicious!) Taco Night. Total bonus, and just a few days before the Christmas holiday. I’ll be doing my best to include some just-released festive songs alongside the regular new music and ticket giveaways, of course.

Follow the many, many links below to stream and buy any of the songs I played, and check out my October & November ‘Nac Tracks Soundcloud playlist to stream a ton more songs not included here. For an idea of what might pop up at the next New Music Night, keep an eye/ear on the December Nac Tracks as well…

NEW MUSIC NIGHT II
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
7:30 – 9:30pm
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. The Album Leaf – “New Soul
      from the forthcoming LP “Between Waves”, out in 2016
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

02. The Davenports – “Miranda In Her Room
      new song with Shirley Simms (Magnetic Fields) on vocals
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

03. All Boy/All Girl – “Andrea Amati
      the latest single from this NYC septet
      [ Stream at Bandcamp ]

04. The Lowlifes – “Used to Be
      a Beach House cover from Matt Pond‘s new project
      [ Stream at Stereogum ]

05. Birthmark – “How You Look When You’re Falling Down
      title track from Nate Kinsella’s 4th LP
      [ Stream at Polyvinyl ]

06. Soccer Team – “Too Many Lens Flares
      from their debut LP on Dischord Records
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

07. Martin Courtney – “Airport Bar
      from the Real Estate member’s first solo LP
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

08. Keeps – “I Don’t Mind
      from their debut LP, out in 2016 on Old Flame
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

09. Trashcan Sinatras – “Best Days On Earth
      first shared track from forthcoming crowd-funded LP
      [ Stream at YouTube ]

10. Mal Blum – “Robert Frost
      from Mal’s new LP, “You Look A Lot Like Me”, on Don Giovanni
      [ Stream at YouTube ]

11. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – “Laid” (James cover)
      from the just-released “Hell” EP
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

12. New Manners – “Give Me Your Bones
      from their sophomore EP on The Native Sound
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

13. Stove – “Lowt-ide Fins
      off the debut solo LP from this former Ovlov member
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

14. The Besnard Lakes – “Golden Lion
      from their forthcoming full-length “A Coliseum Complex Museum”
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

15. Coke Weed – “Dead Man Walking
      from their “Mary Weaver” LP, just out on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

16. Mount Moriah – “Calvander
      from their recent Merge Records 7-inch
      [ Stream over at Merge ]

17. Eternals – “Out Of Context
      off their forthcoming sophomore LP “Isn’t That Anyone”, out in Spring 2016
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

18. Hallelujah The Hills – “It Takes a Somervillage
      from a special single benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition
      [ Stream (and donate) at Bandcamp ]

19. Field Music – “The Noisy Days Are Over
      from their forthcoming “Commontime” LP, out Feb. 5th, 2016
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

20. Shearwater – “Quiet Americans
      from the upcoming LP “Jet Plane and Oxbow”, out early 2016
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

21. El VY – “Need A Friend
      mems of the National & Menomena / from debut, “Return To The Moon”
      [ Watch the lyrics video at YouTube ]

22. Pelzig – “Battles
      from the upcoming LP “Medium Cool World”, out 11/27/15
      [ Stream at YouTube ]

23. Pity Sex – “What Might Soothe You
      first single from forthcoming “White Hot Moon” LP
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

24. Eldridge Rodriguez – “U-Lock
      off the just-released LP from the singer/songwriter of The Beatings
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

25. Wavves – “Pony
      from their latest record, “V”
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

26. Wimps – “Suitcase
      title track from their new LP on Kill Rock Stars
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

27. Knife Pleats – “Borders
      from their debut LP on Lost Sound Tapes
      [ Stream at Bandcamp ]

28. Song and Dance Men – “Bugs Are Nowhere To Be Found
      from the Brazilian band’s new LP on TBTCI Records
      [ Stream at Bandcamp ]

29. Christopher Leaf – “Show Me the Way (Let It End)
      new track from ex-Young Leaves frontman
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

30. Fuzz – “Rat Race
      from their latest LP, “II”
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

31. Sheer – “Uneasy
      title/closing track from their new LP
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

32. Psychological Zombie – “Savage Mercy
      from their debut LP, “Loneliness Is Blue And Not Blue” on Killer Wail
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

33. Basement – “Promise Everything
      from the upcoming “Promise Everything” LP, out in January
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

34. Beach Slang – “Anything Anything” (Dramarama cover)
      from their new all-covers mixtape via Bandcamp
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

35. Cheatahs – “Su-Pra
      from their new LP, “Mythologies”, on Wichita
      [ Stream at Soundcloud ]

36. Ghost Box Orchestra – “Sound of (Eternal Now)
      title track from their new EP
      [ Stream & buy at Bandcamp ]

RSVP for the next edition of NEW MUSIC NIGHT on Monday, December 21st at 7:30pm at the ONCE Lounge right here. And save room for those tacos.

[Giving Thanks / Live MP3s] RIDE in Boston 2015

Posted on November 26, 2015 at 7:46 pm | 4 Comments

It’s Thanksgiving here in the States, a day when many of us squash any lingering shame associated with long-past cultural genocide by eating, among many, many other things, actual squash. Along with over-indulgence, we use the occasion to reflect on our lives, or the year so far, then get grateful all over Facebook or Twitter. Some go for sincere, some for snark, some stay silent.

I’m going for sincere, but very specific: Today I’m giving thanks for Ride‘s decision to reunite and hit the road. It was almost exactly a year ago that the band announced their return and plans for a tour, one that eventually brought them back to the Paradise here in Boston. I’d been lucky enough to see them a few times during their original go-round, most memorably in that same room with the Pale Saints in June of 1992. It was the stuff from which the best musical memories are made.

To see them come back last month, more than 23 years later, with a stellar setlist (Sennen!), an adoring crowd, and such an obvious appreciation for being on stage, was a true gift. After all this time they seemed like even better players – Mark & Andy’s voices were stronger, the songs felt tighter, the energy amped-up. I’ve seen too many reunited bands go through the motions, and this was the total opposite. Four old friends, on the final day of a long tour leg, who may have been tired but never let it show on stage. They even took time to hang with fans at the after show party (so many photos, so many autographs) when they could have easily snuck off to the bus. Gentlemen, all.

And so, as they near the end of a whirlwind year and their final scheduled live dates, I offer my utmost thanks to Loz, Steve, Mark, & Andy of Ride. For giving us another taste. Thanks, guys.

RIDE
live at the Paradise, Boston, MA
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

more photos here

[ Download the set as one .zip file ]

01. Intro
02. Leave Them All Behind
03. Like A Daydream
04. Chrome Waves
05. Seagull
06. Sennen
07. Ox4
08. Mouse Trap
09. Cool Your Boots
10. Black Nite Crash
11. Time Of Her Time
12. Dreams Burn Down
13. Taste
14. Vapour Trail
15. Drive Blind

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16. Today
17. Chelsea Girl

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  • Boston-Area Action

    Tuesday, May 3rd
    Super Furry Animals
    postponed to 7/24
    @ The Sinclair

    Thursday, May 5th
    Solids
    Stove
    Clique
    Kiss Concert
    @ O'Brien's

    Thursday, May 5th
    Local H
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Friday, May 6th
    DYR FASER
    Katie Von Schleicher
    Lina Tullgren
    Audrey Ryan
    @ the Loft, Somerville

    Friday, May 6th
    Sunwatchers
    Major Stars
    Minibeast
    The Modern Voice
    @ the Midway

    Saturday, May 7th
    Horse Feathers
    Fruit Bats
    @ the ONCE Ballroom

    Saturday, May 7th
    M. Ward
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, May 7th
    Brian Jonestown Massacre
    The Veldt
    @ the Paradise

    Saturday, May 7th
    Ben Folds
    Dotan
    @ the Orpheum

    Sunday, May 8th
    Big Ups
    Dirty Dishes
    Kal Marks
    Washer
    Strange Mangers
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Sunday, May 8th
    Hop Along
    Speedy Ortiz
    Two Inch Astronaut
    @ the Sinclair

    Monday, May 9th
    Frightened Rabbit
    Caveman
    @ House of Blues

    Monday, May 9th
    Wild Nothing
    Charlie Hilton
    @ the Sinclair

    Tuesday, May 10th
    We Are Scientists
    Prism Tats
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Wednesday, May 11th
    Converse presents
    a free show with
    Deerhunter &
    Mini Dresses
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, May 12th
    Rogue Wave
    Hey Marseillies
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, May 12th
    Hallelujah the Hills
    (album release!) Swale
    Beach Toys
    @ Great Scott

    Friday, May 13th
    King Gizzard &
    the Lizard Wizard
    @ the Sinclair

    Friday, May 13th
    Yeasayer
    @ the Paradise

    Friday, May 13th
    Old 97's
    Heartless Bastards
    BJ Barham
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, May 14th
    Bent Shapes
    The Spook School
    Gay Sin
    @ the Lilypad

    Saturday, May 14th
    Mary Lorson (Madder Rose)
    Tanya Donelly (Belly/Throwing Muses)
    Fuzzy (Hilken & Chris duo)
    @ Cafe 939

    Saturday, May 14th
    Plants & Animals
    @ Great Scott

    Sunday, May 15th
    Dead Meadow
    Ghost Box Orchestra
    Sand Reckoner
    @ the ONCE Ballroom

    Sunday, May 15th
    The Kills
    @ the Paradise

    Tuesday, May 17th
    The Coward Flowers
    Idle Pilot
    Joe Froeber &
    the Drunk Monkeys
    Drug Dogs
    @ Great Scott

    Tuesday, May 17th
    Trashcan Sinatras
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Wednesday, May 18th
    Rick (From Pile),
    JJAAZZ (Kevin from
    MATH the Band),
    Request Freebird
    (formerly ACLU Benefit),
    & Rosie & the Rosies
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Wednesday, May 18th
    Twin Peaks
    Ne Hi
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, May 19th
    The Kills
    @ the Paradise

    Thursday, May 19th
    Beach Slang
    Potty Mouth
    Dyke Drama
    @ the Sinclair

    Friday, May 20th
    Kiefer Sutherland
    (yes, that one)
    Austin Plane
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Saturday, May 21st
    AWESOME DAY FEST
    with Eldridge Rodriguez,
    Gondoliers, Dyr Faser,
    & Ted Billings
    @ O'Brien's

    Saturday, May 21st
    Scissorfight
    White Dynomite
    Murcielago
    Idiot Genes
    @ Great Scott

    Sunday, May 22nd
    Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop
    (Iron & Wine)
    @ the Wilbur

    Wednesday, May 25th
    A Giant Dog
    Black Bear
    Zip-Tie Handcuffs
    @ O'Brien's

    Wednesday, May 25th
    Four Tet
    Anthony Naples
    @ the Paradise

    Wednesday, May 25th
    Southern Culture
    on the Skids
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, May 26th
    Somos
    Nothing
    Nowhere
    @ Upton VFW, Upton, MA

    Thursday, May 26th
    Kittyhawk
    Dowsing
    Save Ends
    Lilith
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Thursday, May 26th
    Debo Band
    @ the Sinclair

    Tuesday, May 31st
    Braids
    @ Great Scott

    Wednesday, June 1st
    Brian Carpenter &
    the Confessions
    Field Day
    Future Carnivores
    @ Great Scott

    Wednesday, June 1st
    Eagles of Death Metal
    Thelma & the Sleaze
    @ House of Blues

    Thursday, June 2nd
    Bloc Party
    MS MR
    Oscar
    @ House of Blues

    Friday, June 3rd
    The Sonics,
    The Woggles,
    Barrence Whitfield
    & the Savages
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Friday, June 3rd
    Chvrches
    @ House of Blues

    Friday, June 3rd
    Damien Jurado
    Ben Abraham
    @ the Sinclair

    Saturday, June 4th
    The Neighborhoods
    @ New World Tavern

    Saturday, June 4th
    Coo & Howl
    Reindeer
    Heart Harbor
    Audrey Ryan
    @ the Loft, Somerville

    Saturday, June 4th
    Nada Surf
    Big Thief
    Bird of Youth
    @ the Paradise

    Sunday, June 5th
    Nothing
    Culture Abuse
    Wrong
    Gold Muse
    @ the Sinclair

    Sunday, June 6th
    Nothing
    Culture Abuse
    Wrong
    @ the Sinclair

    Tuesday, June 7th
    DIIV
    The Paranoyds
    @ the Sinclair

    Tuesday, June 7th
    Modern English
    The "Mesh & Lace" Tour
    with
    Shadow Age
    & DJ Chris Ewen
    @ the MidEast Down

    Wednesday, June 8th
    Yoni & Geti
    Tall Tall Trees
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Thursday, June 9th
    Pity Sex
    PWR BTTM
    Petal
    @ the Sinclair

    Friday, June 10th
    Bearstronaut
    Dirty Bangs
    Superhuman Happiness
    Party Bois
    @ the Sinclair

    Friday, June 10th
    My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
    @ the Middle East Downstairs

    Saturday, June 11th
    Buffalo Tom
    @ the Paradise

    Monday, June 13th
    Graveface Roadshow with
    Stardeath & White Dwarf
    Casket Girls
    TW Walsh
    Hospital Ships
    @ Great Scott

    Monday, June 13th
    The Jayhawks
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday, June 15th
    Beth Orton
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Thursday, June 16th
    Dungen
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, June 16th
    The Cure
    The Twilight Sad
    @ Agganis Arena

    Friday, June 17th
    Duran Duran
    Chic (ft. Nile Rodgers)
    @ Xfinity Center

    Friday, June 17th
    Miracle Legion
    @ the Sinclair

    Saturday, June 18th
    Black Helicopter (LP Release!)
    Shatner
    Vic Firecracker
    Eldridge Rodriguez
    @ Great Scott

    Saturday, June 18th
    At the Drive In
    @ the House of Blues

    Sunday, June 19th
    Marissa Nadler
    @ Great Scott

    Sunday, June 19th
    Wye Oak
    @ the Sinclair

    Monday, June 20th
    Minor Victories
    @ the Sinclair

    Monday, June 20th
    Mark Lanegan
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Wednesday, June 22nd
    Mitski
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Wednesday, June 22nd
    Bonnie Prince Billy
    & the Bitchin Bajas
    (together & apart)
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, June 23rd
    Modern Baseball
    Joyce Manor
    Thin Lips
    @ House of Blues

    Friday, June 24th
    Deerhoof
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Friday, June 24th
    Quilt
    Widowspeak

    Friday, June 24th
    The Neighborhoods
    @ New World Tavern, Plymouth

    Saturday, June 25th
    Eternals (LP Release)
    Dirty Bangs
    Abadabad
    @ the Sinclair

    Saturday, June 25th
    Dead Kennedys
    @ the Paradise

    Sunday, June 26th
    The So So Glos
    Big Ups
    @ Great Scott

    Monday, June 27th
    Pere Ubu: "Coed Jail!:
    Songs from 1975-1982"
    @ the Sinclair

    Wednesday, June 29th
    Steve Gunn
    Promised Land Sound
    @ Great Scott

    Saturday, July 2nd
    Black Mountain
    @ the Sinclair

    Sunday, July 3rd
    Gravel
    Fucko
    Hellrazor
    Halfsour
    Me In Capris
    @ O'Brien's

    Tuesday, July 5th
    David Bazan
    Laura Gibson
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, July 7th
    Steve Winwood &
    Steely Dan
    @ the Xfinity Center

    Thursday, July 7th
    Andy Sadoway
    The Old Paints
    Rachel Hael
    @ O'Brien's

    Thursday, July 7th
    Swans
    Okkyung Lee
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, July 9th
    Wheat
    Eldridge Rodriguez
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Monday, July 11th
    Guided By Voices
    @ the Paradise

    Tuesday, July 12th
    Hey Mercedes
    @ the Sinclair

    Tuesday, July 12th
    Joe Jackson & his band
    @ the Wilbur Theatre

    Wednesday, July 13th
    Wussy
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Thursday, July 14th
    A. Sinclair
    Philosophical Zombie
    Rachel Hael
    @ O'Brien's

    Thursday, July 14th
    Bob Dylan
    Mavis Staples
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Friday, July 15th
    Modest Mouse
    Brand New
    @ the Xfinity Center

    Saturday, July 16th
    Hall & Oates,
    Trombone Shorty
    & Orleans Avenue,
    Sharon Jones &
    The Dap-Kings
    @ the Xfinity Center

    Sunday, July 17th
    Paul McCartney
    @ Fenway Park

    Sunday, July 17th
    Miracle Legion
    Bent Shapes
    @ the Sinclair

    Monday, July 18th
    Holy Fuck
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Tuesday, July 19th
    Marissa Nadler
    @ Great Scott

    Tuesday, July 19th
    Jane's Addiction
    Dinosaur Jr.
    Living Colour
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Thursday, July 21st
    M83
    @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

    Friday, July 22nd
    Fur Purse
    Thalia Zedek
    Weather Weapon
    Phurnne
    Death Cloud
    @ the Midway in JP

    Saturday, July 23rd
    The FUs, Silver Screams,
    Electric Street Queens,
    and Il Mostro (mems
    of The Humanoids)
    @ the Midway in JP

    Saturday, July 23rd
    case/lang/veirs (neko case,
    kd lang, & laura veirs)
    @ Boarding House
    Park in Lowell, MA

    Saturday, July 23rd
    Flight Of The Conchords
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Sunday, July 24th
    Super Furry Animals
    @ The Sinclair

    Sunday, July 24th
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts,
    Blondie, & Cheap Trick
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Sunday, July 31st
    Bryan Ferry
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Monday, August 1st
    Bells≥
    Friendship Commanders
    The Effects
    Drew O'Doherty
    @ O'Brien's

    Monday & Tuesday
    August 7th & 8th
    Piebald
    @ the Royale

    Monday, August 8th
    The Go-Go’s
    Farewell Tour
    with Best Coast
    & Kaya Stewart
    @ the House of Blues

    Tuesday, August 9th
    Belly
    @ the Royale

    Thursday, August 11th
    L7
    @ the Paradise

    Friday, August 12th
    Belly
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, August 20th
    Bonnie Raitt
    Richard Thompson Trio
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Friday, August 26th
    The Claypool/Lennon Delirium
    @ House of Blues

    Thursday, September 8th
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    @ House of Blues

    Thursday, September 8th
    The Anniversary
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Monday, September 12th
    The Specials
    @ the House of Blues

    Tuesday, September 13th
    Jenny Lewis &
    the Watson Twins
    @ the Citi/Wang Center

    Tuesday, September 13th
    Glen Hansard
    @ the Orpheum

    Thursday, September 15th
    Lush
    @ the Royale

    Tuesday, September 20th
    The Proclaimers
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Wednesday, Sept 21st
    Explosions In The Sky
    @ the House of Blues

    Monday, October 31st
    Tegan & Sara
    @ the House of Blues

    Wednesday, November 9th
    Jesu
    Sun Kil Moon
    @ the Sinclair

    Saturday, November 26th
    Peter Hook & the Light
    performing Joy Division &
    New Order's "Substance"
    @ the Sinclair