Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

June 14th, 2010 - 5:35 pm § in True/Slant

Songs of Summer: Bodega Girls – 'We Are Losers'

Songs of Summer is a guide to the summer’s new tunes that evoke sensations of everyone’s favorite season. Today’s jam is: Bodega Girls – “We Are Losers” Bodega Girls have been toiling away in Boston’s music scene for some time now. Their new single, “W[...]

March 11th, 2010 - 2:28 pm § in True/Slant

All-ages and DIY shows in Chicago

I recently wrote a piece on all-ages shows and DIY venues in Chicago for Medill. The article went online Tuesday, and comes with a (brief) sister piece about the history of all-ages and DIY shows in America, a video and slideshow of a couple of venues and a handful of graphs and photos of these sho[...]

December 31st, 2009 - 2:55 am § in True/Slant

Music In 2009: A Review

It’s hard to sum up an entire year of pop music in one concise “best of” list. Instead, here’s a tidy little look at some of the highs and lows in pop music over the past year: Hip-Huh?: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones declared that hip-hop was dead and upset a lot o[...]

November 4th, 2009 - 1:22 am § in True/Slant

Late Night Jamz: Arms and Sleepers – "The Architekt"

Late Night Jamz is an ongoing feature dedicated to newly discovered tracks that are sure to get stuck in your head. Uncovered in the wee hours of the evening just before bed after a long day of work or play, these are the gems that make the adventures in finding music so enjoyable. Tonight’s track[...]

September 11th, 2009 - 3:29 am § in Perfect Lines

forget the blog, shows

Another day, another forgetters/Blake Schwarzenbach post. Now, the band has a blog. Does this make it official? Well, it sure is nice of them to post some show info… and the band is hitting up some places that Thorns of Life overlooked… including Boston! Here are the dates, with more inf[...]

August 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 am § in Perfect Lines

Interview with Geoff Farina

I’d been meaning to post this up for quite a while, and here goes… I met up with Geoff Farina, frontman of the now-defunct and beloved band Karate, for an interview to be included in America Is Just A Word. Karate is one of a handful of bands that really challenged the ideals for what [.[...]

August 7th, 2009 - 1:42 am § in Perfect Lines

Good Ole' Metro

I rarely read The Metro, the free daily rag in Boston and other US locations (and yes, “rag” is the appropriate term here). But, the following listing that I peeked at while scrolling through the paper today takes the cake: Entertainment ‘The NeverEnding Story’ Sunday and Monday Brat[...]

July 27th, 2009 - 12:01 am § in Perfect Lines

Taking Back Sunday at Government Center

It’s hard to turn down a free concert, even if that means watching Taking Back Sunday. Especially considering the underlying theme o’ this blog. I’ve never been entirely “in” to TBS. Just something about them never really caught me, even though I was their prime target[...]

July 23rd, 2009 - 12:57 am § in Perfect Lines

Neon Shirt

Saw the above t-shirt at Warped on Tuesday. It may just be a shirt, but nowadays fashion is oft as important – if not the important – as the music that a band chooses to define itself. In My So Called Punk, Matt Diehl notes the clashes between “emo” kids and traditional R[...]

June 22nd, 2009 - 4:45 pm § in Perfect Lines

Another SDRE presale listing, this time Atlanta

Thank goodness for email posting… otherwise I might not have gotten this stuff up! Another Sunny Day Real Estate reunion date has been tossed online, this time by the monolith known as Ticketmaster: United States Of America (1) • OCT • 3 SAT Center Stage Theatre Atlanta, GA 09:00 PM Sunny [...]

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