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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…

NEW MUSIC NIGHT
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.

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

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 1 Comment

This evening brings this month’s installment of New Music Night back to the Once Lounge in Somerville, MA, kicking off promptly at 7:30pm. For the uninitiated: A couple hours of nuthin’ but carefully sequenced new songs spun for your listening pleasure as you inhale tasty tacos and/or get your drink on. Getting to hang there and provide your Monday evening soundtrack is one of the highlights of my month, so come take advantage of my music-nerd obsessiveness and the Once crew’s first-rate cooking skills.

Plus: Ticket giveways! I’ll be drawing winners for pairs of tix to see upcoming shows including Nothing at the Sinclair, A Giant Dog at O’Brien’s, & Black Helicopter’s EP release show next month at Great Scott.

The latest iteration of the NMN poster from Daykamp, in princely purple…


And belatedly, here’s the playlist from last month’s edition. It went a little somethin’ like this…

NEW MUSIC NIGHT
Monday, April 11th, 2016
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. PJ Harvey – “The Orange Monkey

02. Britta Phillips – “One Fine Summer Morning

      

03. Andy Sadoway – “IOU

04. Tangible Excitement – “Northland Food Court

05. Lush – “Lost Boy

06. Chris Cohen – “Torrey Pine

      

07. Nada Surf – “Rushing

08. David Bazan – “Trouble With Boys

      

09. Systems Officer – “Xon

10. Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – “Quit Being Dicks

11. Sunflower Bean – “Easier Said

12. Guillermo Sexo – “Eclipse

13. Wussy – “Ceremony” (New Order cover)

      

14. Wire – “Nocturnal Koreans

15. Young Elk – “Debts

16. Undersea – “Winter Lungs

17. Bleached – “Sour Candy

18. Bent Shapes – “86’d In ’03

19. Matt Tong – “Christopher

20. The James Rocket – “We Are Here For You

21. Beverly – “Contact

      

22. Ship Thieves – “Born Into This

23. Christopher Leaf – “I’ll Try For You

24. Bob Mould – “The End of Things

25. Robert Pollard – “I Can Illustrate

26. Hallelujah The Hills – “The Girl With Electronics Inside

      

27. So So Glos – “Missionary

28. Savak – “Reaction

      

29. A Giant Dog – “Sleep When Dead

      

30. Pinkshinyultrablastv – “Molkky

31. The Gotobeds – “New Dress (Debutante)

32. Summer Cannibals – “Go Home

33. Metz and John Reis – “Caught Up

34. Into It Over It – “Vis Major

35. White Lung – “Hungry

36. Witching Waves – “Twister

37. Eagulls – “Skipping

      

38. Eric Bachmann – “Belong to You

39. Mogwai – “Bitterness Centrifuge

Many of the songs can be streamed through my monthly ‘Nac Tracks playlists on Soundcloud. Keep an eye/ear on the in-progress May edition, and if you can’t join us this evening, pencil the next NMN for Monday, June 13th.

[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’…

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    @ the Middle East Upstairs

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

    Thursday, July 14th
    Shepherdess
    @ the ONCE Ballroom

    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
    NEW MUSIC NIGHT!
    (with tacos!)
    a night of new music
    with ticket giveaways
    & delicious eats
    hosted by DJ Bad Squirrel
    (that would be me)
    @ the ONCE Lounge

    Monday, July 18th
    Holy Fuck
    Doomsquad
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Monday, July 18th
    Night Beats
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Tuesday, July 19th
    Marissa Nadler
    Wrekmeister Harmonies
    Muscle and Marrow
    @ Great Scott

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

    Thursday, July 21st
    The Julie Ruin
    Seth Bogart Show
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, July 21st
    Silversun Pickups
    @ House of Blues

    Thursday, July 21st
    M83
    Chairlift
    Sofi Tukker
    @ 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
    Eugene Mirman
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

    Sunday, July 24th
    The Besnard Lakes
    @ Great Scott

    Sunday, July 24th
    Super Furry Animals
    Chris Forsyth
    @ The Sinclair

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

    Sunday, July 24th
    Rachael Sage
    @ the Burren

    Tuesday, July 26th
    Femi Kuti & The
    Positive Force with
    The Brighton Beat
    and DJ Carbo
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Wednesday, July 27th
    The Kickback
    Weakened Friends
    Cold Fronts
    Parks
    @ the Middle East Upstairs

    Thursday, July 28th
    Garbage
    Kristin Kontrol
    @ House of Blues

    Saturday, July 30th
    Rocket From The Crypt
    @ the Sinclair

    Saturday, July 30th
    The Fenway Recordings
    Sessions Presents:
    White Lung
    Plague Vendor
    & DJ Carbo
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Sunday, July 31st
    Two Cow Garage
    @ Great Scott

    Sunday, July 31st
    Bryan Ferry
    @ Blue Hills Pavilion

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

    Friday, August 5th
    X
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    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
    Boris
    Earth
    @ the Paradise

    Tuesday, August 9th
    Belly
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday, August 10th
    Kyle Craft
    Mass Gothic
    @ Great Scott

    Thursday, August 11th
    L7
    @ the Paradise

    Friday, August 12th
    Belly
    @ the Royale

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

    Sunday, August 21st
    Prophets of Rage
    (mems. of Public Enemy,
    Rage Against the Machine,
    and Cypress Hill)
    @ the Xfinity Center

    Monday, August 22nd
    NEW MUSIC NIGHT!
    (with tacos!)
    a night of new music
    with ticket giveaways
    & delicious eats
    hosted by DJ Bad Squirrel
    (that would be me)
    8pm @ the ONCE Lounge

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

    Thursday, September 1st
    Positive Negative Man
    Black Helicopter
    Minibeast
    Thalia Zedek Band
    @ Great Scott

    Tuesday, September 6th
    Band of Skulls
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday, September 7th
    Corrine Bailey Ray
    @ the Royale

    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

    Wednesday, September 14th
    Peaches
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday & Thursday
    September 14th & 15th
    Okkervil River
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, September 15th
    Lush
    @ the Royale

    Thursday, September 15th
    Rocky Votolato
    Chris Staples
    @ Great Scott

    Thursday, September 15th
    Rocky Votolato
    @ Great Scott

    Friday, September 16th
    Blind Pilot
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, September 17th
    Cold Cave
    Tr/st
    @ the Middle East Down

    Saturday, September 17th
    Car Seat Headrest
    Lucy Dacus
    @ the Sinclair

    Sunday, September 18th
    The Album Leaf
    Sister Crayon
    @ the Sinclair

    Sunday, September 18th
    Young the Giant
    Ra Ra Riot
    @ House of Blues

    Saturday, September 17th
    Allah-Las
    Tops
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Tuesday, September 20th
    The Proclaimers
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Tuesday, September 20th
    Band of Horses
    @ the Orpheum

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

    Sunday, Sept 25th
    Peter Bjorn and John
    @ the Royale

    Monday, Sept 26th
    Kula Shaker
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Tuesday, Sept 27th
    The Levellers
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Tuesday, Sept 27th
    Buzzcocks
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday, Sept 28th
    Russian Circles
    Helms Alee
    @ the Sinclair

    Thursday, Sept 29th
    Dar Williams
    @ Somerville Theatre

    Friday, Sept 30th
    Luna
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, October 1st
    Diarrhea Planet
    @ the Sinclair

    Sunday, October 2nd
    Poster Children
    @ Great Scott

    Monday & Tuesday
    October 3rd & 4th
    Built To Spill
    Hop Along
    @ the Paradise

    Tuesday, October 4th
    Temper Trap
    @ the Royale

    Wednesday, October 5th
    The Faint
    Gang of Four
    @ the Paradise

    Thursday, October 6th
    Descendents
    Beach Slang
    @ the Royale

    Thursday, October 6th
    Warpaint
    @ the Paradise

    Friday, October 7th
    Merchandise
    @ Great Scott

    Friday, October 7th
    Failure
    playing 'Fantastic Planet'
    @ the Royale

    Friday, October 7th
    Lake Street Dive
    @ the Citi Wang

    Wednesday, October 12th
    Kongos
    The Joy Formidable
    @ the Royale

    Friday, October 14th
    Sloan
    @ Brighton Music Hall

    Monday, October 17th
    Failure
    @ the Royale

    Saturday, October 22nd
    Local Natives
    Charlotte Day Wilson
    @ House of Blues

    Sunday & Monday
    October 23rd & 24th
    Daughters
    @ Great Scott

    Saturday, October 29th
    Henry Rollins
    (spoken word)
    @ the Wilbur

    Saturday, October 29th
    Cass McCombs
    @ Cafe 939

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

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

    Friday, November 11th
    El Ten Eleven
    Bayonne
    @ the Sinclair

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