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.

    Goddamn Draculas @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Goddamn Draculas @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Goddamn Draculas are glorious creatures of the night.

    Airport @ Atwood's Tavern 8.8.2014

    Airport @ Atwood’s Tavern 8.8.2014

    I do so like Airport the band.

    The New Highway Hymnal @ The Middle East Downstairs 8.2.2014

    The New Highway Hymnal @ The Middle East Downstairs 8.2.2014

    Fuzzstival closed with The New Highway Hymnal’s primal set reverberating through The Middle East Downstairs.

    The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    Here we have The Venetia Fair in all of their flamboyant, theatrical, grandiose, dirty, sweaty, riotous glory.

    Sinnet – “Pink Flamingo Hotels” (2014)

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    Sinnet
    “Pink Flamingo Hotels”
    2014

    Another smart, catchy, dramatic, slightly off-kilter indie pop gem from Sinnet? You had me at Sinnet.* After a moody extended intro, “Pink Flaming Hotels” kicks in with the stop-start rhythms and clever guitar interplay I’ve come to love from this band. The imagery, harmonies and changing moods play out like a film. It all builds to a climactic guitar solo before crashing back into the surf, washed away and ready to be played again.

    Where to get it:

    * Yes, I know Sinnet was at the end of the sentence. Cut me some slack.

    The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    If you’re a fan of The Field Effect’s Cartography album, then last Friday’s show at TT’s was for you. The band played their full length front-to-back and side-to-side.* Then they did the hokey pokey and they tu… stop it. Look, I’ve written a lot of words about The Field Effect that all basically say the same thing. This is a really good band that puts on one heck of a live show.** Isn’t that good enough?

    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
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    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014
    • The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    * Side-to-side because it’s available on vinyl, right? Sorry.

    ** Also Doug fell down.

    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.

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

    Viva La Eva Dos sure to be as wonderful as Viva La Eva Uno.

    Poster by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative

    Poster by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative


    It’s like a broken record around here, but the Boston Music scene has a huge heart. It really showed at last year’s Viva La Eva benefit for Eva Lipton. Not content to do good things just once, Viva La Eva Dos will be happening next Thursday at TT’s. Joe Queer & Friends, The Dogmatics, The Downbeat 5, Classic Ruins, Parlour Bells, Moose & The Mudbugs and Thee Sonomatics will provide the music. Emma’s Pizza will bring some pizza. You bring yourselves. It’s going to be a wonderful time.

    Here are some pics from last year’s event in case you still need some convincing…

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    The Color And Sound @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

    I view attending a show by The Color And Sound as a measure to prevent jadedness. There’s too much life in one of their sets to remain detached. Music is awesome. Enjoy it.

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    • The Color And Sound @ T.T. The Bear's Place 8.22.2014
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    • The Color And Sound @ T.T. The Bear's Place 8.22.2014
    • The Color And Sound @ T.T. The Bear's Place 8.22.2014

    Goddamn Draculas @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Goddamn Draculas are glorious creatures of the night. They typically dwell in dark places and use sound to lure in other nocturnal mammals. Then they party.

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    • Goddamn Draculas @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Gozu are a beastly thing and I like it.

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    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
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    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
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    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Gozu @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Await Rescue @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Await Rescue’s big time rock rattled The Middle East.

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    • Await Rescue @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Await Rescue @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Await Rescue @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Await Rescue @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
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    • Await Rescue @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Zerobot @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Zerobot crackled, buzzed and fuzzed at The Middle East.

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    • Zerobot @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Zerobot @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
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    • Zerobot @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Replacement Friends @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014

    Replacement Friends got an enthusiastic response from the Middle East crowd to kick off a night of big rock in the upstairs room.

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    • Replacement Friends @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
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    • Replacement Friends @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Replacement Friends @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Replacement Friends @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014
    • Replacement Friends @ The Middle East Upstairs 8.15.2014