Posted on October 1, 2015 at 6:28 pm | No Comments
Another month starts, another streaming Soundcloud playlist wraps up. Many of these 49 tracks were part of my first New Music Night DJ set at the ONCE Lounge a couple weeks back, and I’ll be sharing that list up shortly. Keep an eye/ear on the just-started October playlist for a preview of the next NMN, happening near the end of the month. But more on that later. Stream away…
Posted on September 10, 2015 at 8:38 am | No Comments
REBORN! After several years co-hosting DJ nights in Cambridge (under the Tourfilter & NMN banners), NEW MUSIC NIGHT is officially re-launching on Thursday evening, September 17th at my new favorite hang, the magical ONCE Lounge at Cuisine en Locale on Highland Street in Somerville. I’m genuinely honored that JJ & co. are allowing me to commandeer their stereo system for a couple hours each month while they serve up truly tasty, locally-sourced grub for discriminating diners.
For the uninitiated, New Music Night is pretty much what it says: An evening playlist of nothing but brand new songs, including preview tracks, rare cuts, and some exclusive premieres when I can get ’em. In fact, this inaugural edition will include a first-ever listen to a track from Ghost Box Orchestra‘s upcoming record, along with my favorite cut from Eldridge Rodriguez‘s next LP, “The Castrati Menace”. So psyched they’re letting me make those debuts.
I’ll also be doing ticket giveaway for upcoming local shows – not only ones happening at Cuisine en Locale (like the stacked, all ages Pile / Krill / Warehouse / Palm show on Friday, 9/18), but at other Boston-area venues. On Thursday I’ll have pairs of tickets to hand out to the following shows…
(update/added on 9/13) Courtesy of the Wilbur Theatre: YO LA TENGO at the Wilbur on 10/3.
Courtesy of Merge Records: MIKE KROL at the Out of the Blue Too Gallery in Central Square on 10/1, along with some merch (a copy of his new LP and a special Krol-designed Merge slipmat!).
Hear new music, get free stuff, eat great food. Not enough? How about Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA on tap, an arcade cabinet, pinball machine, and (the eventual return of) pool tables? So many pluses! Alright, enough with the hard sell. See you Thursday…
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
at the ONCE Lounge
156 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
Hey, I heard that! How DARE you laugh at my DJ name?!
Posted on September 3, 2015 at 9:02 am | No Comments
August ends with a new record: 47 tracks for nearly 3 hours of listening in my monthly new music playlist.
September may crush it, though – just 3 days in and 9 new songs so far, including tracks from Stove, Threading, Ex-Breathers, and more.
Here’s August. Stream away…
Posted on August 11, 2015 at 9:36 am | No Comments
“I was never very good at therapy, because… I can talk, I just can’t talk out loud.
But I was made to go this year, and it was… it was entertaining.
The therapist said “I can see your work is very important to you, but I feel that it’s rather isolating. So tell me, what is it like at a ‘Kristin Hersh show’?”
“I don’t know, I’ve never been to one.”
“Well, who do reviewers compare you to?”
I said “Everybody who makes anybody sad. Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Mark Linkous, Kurt Cobain, Vic Chesnutt…”
She said “Well, what I want you to do is reach out to all these people and re-form your peer group.”
“I can’t do that…”
“Yes, you can.”
“No, I can’t. They’re dead.”
She said “All of them?”
“Yeah, we’re a fragile group.”
Kristin has a new book about Vic Chesnutt, titled “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving Up Vic Chesnutt” arriving in October. The discounted hardcover is available for pre-order from University of Texas Press.
Posted on August 3, 2015 at 10:20 am | 1 Comment
Another month down, another shared Soundcloud playlist of new songs for your ears. 45 tracks in this one, nearly 3 hours of music, the longest one yet. Who says things get slow in the summer? Enjoy…keep looking »