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.

    Scott Janovitz And The Young Adult Novels @ Lizard Lounge 5.23.2015

    Scott Janovitz And The Young Adult Novels @ Lizard Lounge 5.23.2015

    A night spent with Scott Janovitz And The Young Adult Novels at the Lizard is a night well spent.

    The Sheila Divine @ Harvard Square Mayfair 5.3.2015

    The Sheila Divine @ Harvard Square Mayfair 5.3.2015

    Sometimes you get to watch a good chunk of The Sheila Divine’s set at the Harvard Square Mayfair. Sometimes you have really good days.

    Zip-Tie Handcuffs @ T.T. The Bear's Place 5.1.2015

    Zip-Tie Handcuffs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 5.1.2015

    The wall of distortion and close-spaced vocal harmonies whipped through the crowd melting faces like the spirits at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Zip-Tie Handcuffs are your 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble Champions.

    Earthquake Party! – Let’s Rock, OK? (2012)

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    Earthquake Party!
    Let’s Rock, OK?
    2012

    Here’s a collection of over-modulated fuzz-pop nuggets from 2012 courtesy of Earthquake Party! Listening to Let’s Rock, OK? is like playing The Apples In Stereo a little too fast and way too loud, which is a totally legit way to do things. Oh, and there’s some screaming. Don’t overthink this one. The songs are only about a minute long each. You could have listened to the whole thing by now.

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    The Wrong Shapes – “Right Man on Yr Side” (2015)

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    The Wrong Shapes
    “Right Man on Yr Side”
    2015

    Well, well, well. It looks like I’ve found a new favorite song from The Wrong Shapes. This creative duo just cooked up a sophisticated, electro-swamp-blues number for your next heady hoedown. The cello and guitar intertwine while “Right Man on Yr Side” stomps along with intoxicating repetition. The vocals are cool. The solos are trippy. I don’t know how these sounds and styles work together, but they do. It’s hypnotizing. Dig it.

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    Devil On Horseback – Rule The Deep (2015)

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    Devil On Horseback
    Rule The Deep
    2015

    Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your riff hats. Devil On Horseback are coming for ’em. These guys made some kind of deal with the man down below a while ago and now they’re cashing in. Is it metal? I don’t know, but Priest and Jake E. Lee are certainly in the mix. Hell, the bridge from “Blowfly” sounds like Ride The Lightning-era Metallica. So, yeah, at least metal-ish. Eric Waxwood and Alejandro Necochea rip up their fretboards while Dave Riley keeps the low end in check. Then there are the drums. I’ve been a huge fan of Bruce Caporal for years, but I’ve never heard him play like this. I’m floored. This rules.

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    The Daily Pravda – “Country & Western” (2015)

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    The Daily Pravda
    “Country & Western”
    2015

    This is dark. Real dark. I didn’t expect this from The Daily Pravda. “Country & Western” tosses and turns in the night, never letting you get comfortable. “There’s terror waiting in the wing.” Indeed, there is. It slinks and slithers through the saxophone sleaze, Ruby Rose Fox wails and electronic shrieks. Don’t let the mid-song lullaby fool you. There’s no happy ending here. That would be too predictable. Who would want that?

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    Soft Pyramids – Fossils Of The Free World (2014)

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    Soft Pyramids
    Fossils Of The Free World
    2014

    My renewed love affair with the perfectly understated music of Soft Pyramids continues with a quick look at their 2014 full-length record, Fossils Of The Free World. I should probably mention what a solid album this is, from the dreamy opening of “Light By Heat” to the lush outro of “Porcelain Outlaws Break Easier.” I’d be remiss not to mention the high points of “Waning Moon” and “Tequila Sirens” that fall in between. Sure, these are things are all true. That said, there’s just one thing you truly must know: Any record with “Around This Town” on it is needs to be heard.

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    The physical product is a 12″ black vinyl record played at 33 1/3 RPM living in a full color sleeve. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    Where to get it:

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    Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015

    Make Music Harvard Square can usually be counted on for two things: great weather and great music. Mother Nature provided the first. Nate Leavitt Band provided the second.

    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Nate Leavitt Band @ 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.

    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015
    • Parlour Bells @ Make Music Harvard Square 6.20.2015

    The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    Here we have some photographs of The Sheila Divine, one of the finest bands ever to grace the stages of our city. Dynamic and thoughtful, their songs ring through The Sinclair with purpose. Their melodies become souvenirs to be replayed again and again.

    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • The Sheila Divine @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    Hallelujah The Hills made a joyous noise at The Sinclair for their 240th show.

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    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Hallelujah The Hills @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015

    With a big voice, a big band and a big sound, we’ve come to expect big things from Ruby Rose Fox and her crew. A knockout performance at The Sinclair this past weekend shows they don’t intend to let us down.

    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ The Sinclair 6.19.2015