Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Orangutang reunited for the Pipeline! at 25 celebration and it was amazing.

    Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Doom Lover @ Redstar Union 9.11.2014

    Intensity and atmosphere. Doom Lover hit on both points.

    The Box Tiger @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    The Box Tiger @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    The Box Tiger came down from Maine to deliver a spirited set at TT’s.

    Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Gozu are a beastly thing and I like it.

    Airport @ Atwood's Tavern 8.8.2014

    Airport @ Atwood’s Tavern 8.8.2014

    I do so like Airport the band.

    Aloud – “Twenty-Five Miles” (2014)

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    Aloud
    “Twenty​-​Five Miles”
    2014

    Aloud cut a scalding live take of the Edwin Starr classic “Twenty-Five Miles” and made it available as a free download. There are so many good things going on in that statement. I don’t think there’s anything more to say about that. My work is done here. Have a good weekend, everybody.

    Where to get it:

    Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014

    Dave Derby and Kevin March playing Dambuilders songs at Cuisine en Locale?* Sign me up. Just another great moment from the Pipeline! at 25 series of shows.

    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014
    • Dave Derby @ Cuisine en Locale 10.11.2014

    * With Fuzzy’s Hilken Mancini on backing vocals!

    The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    The Clamdiggers capped off a great evening celebrating Pipeline! at 25 with a set of rock that rolled.

    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • The Clamdiggers @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Orangutang. ORANGUTANG. When I first started going to a lot of shows around town, Trona, Cherry 2000 and Jack Drag were three of my absolute favorites. Learning that some of these guys had played in a band together blew my mind a bit. I immediately tracked down a copy of Dead Sailor Acid Blues. I loved it. “Bigger Chunk” landed on all of my mix CDs. Despite becoming a huge fan of their recorded work, the thought of a reunion show never crossed my mind. Thankfully, Bob Dubrow is smarter* than I am.

    Orangutang reunited for the Pipeline! at 25 celebration and it was amazing.

    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Orangutang @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    * Crazier? More ambitious?

    Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Bulkhead reunited for a set of edgy, angular indie rock to help celebrate Pipeline! at 25. They even threw in a cover of “Academy Fight Song” for good measure.

    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Bulkhead @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    After being pummeled by Crazy Alice, Quintaine Americana and Kudgel*, Bob Dubrow slated a respite from the onslaught palette cleanser for the evening in the form of Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic. The group’s arrangements are diverse and ambitious. The same could be said about the Pipeline! at 25 celebration as a whole.

    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    * And before being rocked by Bulkhead, Orangutang and The Clamdiggers.

    Kudgel @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Sometimes you need to get weird. And loud. For those times, I humbly suggest a Kudgel show. You’d be hard pressed to find a better weird/loud combo. The band reunited at The Middle East Downstairs for the Pipeline! at 25 celebration.

    • Kudgel @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Kudgel @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Kudgel @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Kudgel @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Kudgel @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Brace yourself, Boston. There’s gonna be rock ‘n’ roll all over you Friday night.

    There’s a show I’d like to go to just about every night somewhere in this town. Some nights it can be tough to choose just one. Friday night is going to be impossible. Fourteen lovable Daykamp Music alumni will be taking the stage at five different area venues on October 17th. My brain is melting. What to do? Let’s see if we can figure this out together.

    The last time White Dynomite and The Field Effect played together was one heck of a show.

    The last time White Dynomite and The Field Effect played together was one heck of a show.

    Let’s start at The Middle East Upstairs for a very good cause. Township, White Dynomite, The Field Effect and Triple Thick will be there for Crash Safely along with Animal Hospital. That’s alotta rock, with the money raised going to support The National MS Society. (FB Event)

    Cask Mouse are doing it for the animals.

    Cask Mouse are doing it for the animals.

    Maybe you want to do good with your show-going dollars, but that show isn’t your thing? You could always head next door to TT’s for the latest installment of the Boston Does Boston benefit for the Animal Rescue League Of Boston. Cask Mouse, The Rationales, The Daily Pravda, Muy Cansado and The Fatal Flaw will be joined by Dave Crespo’s After Party at that one. (FB Event)

    Doom Lover look harmless, but they'll kill you and immortalize you in song.

    Doom Lover look harmless, but they’ll kill you and immortalize you in song.

    If you’re caught up in the Boston Music Awards buzz and want to check out New Artist Of The Year nominee The Color And The Sound, then Church is the place for you. Bonus time! Doom Lover are on that bill, too. Daykamp Music loves them, but we secretly worry they’re plotting our demise. At least they’ll write a creepy-cool song about it. (FB Event)

    Answerman eats PAs. I mean Answerman *at* PA's.

    Answerman eats PAs. I mean Answerman *at* PA’s.


    How about Answerman and Barricades at PA’s with Go Blank and Emergency Exit? Couldn’t fault you for that one, either. (FB Event)

    Just another ordinary Gondoliers show.

    Just another ordinary Gondoliers show.

    If you can’t find something to like in one of those shows, there’s nothing I can do for you. Oh wait! Yes there is! You can go see Gondoliers at Cuisine en Locale with Shepherdess and Planet Of Adventure. This show is being filmed. I can’t even image what Gondoliers have up their sleeves. I can’t wait to see. (FB Event)

    Crash Safely poster by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative.

    Crash Safely poster by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative.

    Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    It’s been 10 long years since I last crossed paths with the baddest band in the land. The Pipeline! at 25 shows dredged them up, kicking and clawing the whole way. We now stand face to face at The Middle East Downstairs. This is gonna be good.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band ever to come out of Massissippetts… Quintaine Americana!

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    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Quintaine Americana @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014

    When the Pipeline! at 25 shows were announced, I kinda freaked out over some of the reunions that were scheduled. Orangutang? Quintaine Americana? Kudgel? Must see. Oh, they’re all on the same night? Mind blown. Right near the tippy-top of my Bands-I-Will-Not-Miss list was Night #9 opener Crazy Alice. Their brand of off-the-rails Superchunk meets The Replacements meets Hüsker Dü nonsense is right up my alley. I’ve loved these guys from the first time I saw them shortly before they disbanded. Thanks to Bob Dubrow and his crazy idea to get every band in Boston to reunite, I got another chance to see one of my favorites.

    They were the best damn chickens in the fair.

    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
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    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014
    • Crazy Alice @ The Middle East Downstairs 10.4.2014