The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015

    The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    A high energy reunion set from The Sterns kept the TT’s Farewell Blowout hopping along in style.

    Scott Janovitz @ Great Scott 7.11.2015

    Scott Janovitz @ Great Scott 7.11.2015

    Scott Janovitz is a should-be hit machine.

    Littlefoot @ T.T. The Bear's Place 6.30.2015

    Littlefoot @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 6.30.2015

    Littlefoot brought a dreamy, understated, reverb-drenched soundtrack to TT’s on a Tuesday night.

    Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015

    Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015

    A stripped-back Parlour Bells floated their adventurous tunes out into Harvard Square for this year’s Fete de la Musique.

    Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    A knockout performance at The Sinclair this past weekend shows Ruby Rose Fox and her crew don’t intend to let us down.

    The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    There was a point during this Sunday night at TT’s when I thought it might be my final trip to the historic club. While I would make it out to one more show, I realized that watching The Daily Pravda own that stage one more time wouldn’t have been a bad way to go out.

    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • The Daily Pravda @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    I’m sad it took TT’s closing its doors for me to see Bearstronaut, but I’m glad I finally got to experience the energy of this electro-rhythm machine.

    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Bearstronaut @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    Animal Talk kept spirits high at the TT’s Farewell Blowout. How could you not smile during “Mama Was A Teenage Rocker?” Ah, memories.

    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015
    • Animal Talk @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    Saying goodbye to TT’s was made just a little bit easier by getting to hear the sweet sounds of Spirit Kid again.

    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • Spirit Kid @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015

    The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    A high energy reunion set from The Sterns kept the TT’s Farewell Blowout hopping along in style.

    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Sterns @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015

    The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 7.19.2015

    And so begins my long, slow goodbye to T.T. The Bear’s Place, with The Luxury on the first night of the club’s final week

    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015
    • The Luxury @ T.T. The Bear's Place 7.19.2015

    The Daily Pravda – “Take It” (2015)

    The Daily Pravda - Take It
    The Daily Pravda
    “Take It”
    2015

    The Daily Pravda played their first show 10 years ago last week. To celebrate this milestone, they’ve given me the opportunity to premiere their new single! I don’t know what I did to deserve this, but I’m pretty darn happy about it.

    The Daily Pravda have always worn their influences on their collective sleeve. When you so expertly weave an elaborate musical tapestry from the best material, why not show off a little? Show off they do. “Take It” is downright majestic. The hint of tremolo. The slide guitar. The melodic bass and locked-in drums. All spot on. That’s just the intro. The verses build with a “Kashmir”-like haunting. The tension is palpable before flooding the chorus with saturated chords and a triumphant melody. Knowing there’s going to be a big payoff doesn’t make the outcome any less rewarding. It’s glorious, ready to take on all late night singalongs. The Daily Pravda have put out a bunch of great singles recently. This may be their best. The future is not boring.

    Where to get it:

    Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015

    Airport. One of my desert island bands. I could watch these guys play all night, but I’ll settle for a closing set at The Lizard.

    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Airport @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015

    Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015

    Here’s the wonderful Eddie Japan laying down a set of their sophisticated pop as part of a great bill with Airport, Soft Pyramids and Eric Salt at The Lizard.

    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Eddie Japan @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015

    Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015

    When Soft Pyramids get into their laid back groove, it’s one sweet ride.

    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015
    • Soft Pyramids @ Lizard Lounge 7.17.2015