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.

    Magen Tracy @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014

    Magen Tracy @ O’Brien’s Pub 7.11.2014

    Friday night was the first time I had the pleasure of seeing Magen Tracy perform her own songs. I like where this is headed.

    Parks @ The Sinclair 6.27.2014

    Parks @ The Sinclair 6.27.2014

    Good golly, Parks, you are one fine musical group. I’m going to pre-order your record.

    The Pills @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 5.29.2014

    The Pills @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 5.29.2014

    Special occasions call for special guests. How about The Pills for the On the Town with Mikey Dee 25th Anniversary show?

    Aloud @ The Middle East Upstairs 5.9.2014

    Aloud @ The Middle East Upstairs 5.9.2014

    Aloud celebrated the release of It’s Got To Be Now with a 19 song blowout of a set at a packed Middle East Upstairs.

    Eddie Japan – “First Of The Gang To Die” (2014)

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    Eddie Japan
    “First Of The Gang To Die”
    2014

    I’m not a big Morrissey fan. I do, however, quite enjoy Eddie Japan’s cover of Morrissey’s “First Of The Gang To Die.” Whether that says more about me, Eddie Japan or Morrissey, I’m not sure, but it does say something. EJ’s laid back approach puts the song’s narrative front and center, backed by the type of nuanced arrangement that has become the group’s trademark. It’s a fitting statement from a band paying tribute to one of their influences.

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    Razors In The Night – Never Give In (2014)

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    Razors In The Night
    Never Give In
    2014

    Truth. Honor. Loyalty. Pride. Community. Stand together. Sing along. Have fun. Live. Laugh. Vent. Rage. Stay grounded. Raise a fist. Us against the world. Hated by many. Misunderstood by most. Never give up. Never Give In. Razors In The Night. Respect.

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    This record is flat-out fantastic. Die cut cover. Cool splatter vinyl. 12″ record played at 45RPM. A big-time record gets the big-time treatment. It’s good to see hard work pay off.

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    The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

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

    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
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    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
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    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • The Venetia Fair @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    Salita @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    Salita delivered big, bone-shaking, hardcore-inspired tunes to the Sinclair crowd.

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    • Salita @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
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    • Salita @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • Salita @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    The Color And Sound @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    The Color and Sound are from Singalong City and they’re always ready to go. Tight and energetic with a backpack full of catchy tunes, the band lit up The Sinclair stage to kick off the Indie Rock Ranger Summer Spectacular.

    • The Color And Sound @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • The Color And Sound @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
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    • The Color And Sound @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014
    • The Color And Sound @ The Sinclair 7.19.2014

    Nate Leavitt @ O’Brien’s Pub 7.11.2014

    Nate Leavitt sings songs about heartbreak and lost love. Thankfully, he does it in a way that makes you want to listen and actually feel pretty good. It’s a gift.

    • Nate Leavitt @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Nate Leavitt @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
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    • Nate Leavitt @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Nate Leavitt @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Nate Leavitt @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Nate Leavitt @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014

    Ruby Rose Fox @ O’Brien’s Pub 7.11.2014

    Ruby Rose Fox and her band made a big and soulful noise at O’Brien’s last weekend.

    • Ruby Rose Fox @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Ruby Rose Fox @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
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    • Ruby Rose Fox @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014

    Airport @ O’Brien’s Pub 7.11.2014

    Watching an Airport show makes me feel like Benny from the Lego Movie. Just substitute “Airport!” for “Spaceship!” These guys draw from an endless well of perfectly crafted songs about modern life filtered through a ’70s AM Radio transmission.

    • Airport @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Airport @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
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    Magen Tracy @ O’Brien’s Pub 7.11.2014

    I’ve seen Magen Tracy perform with Parlour Bells, Nate Leavitt, OldJack, St. Helena, Brendan Boogie, The Phil Aiken Army, The Sheila Divine and Bright Lights, Big Rod.* Friday night was the first time I had the pleasure of seeing her perform her own songs. Accompanied by Nate Leavitt on guitar or alone with her piano, Magen delivered powerful vocals, dynamic melodies and mature arrangements. I like where this is headed.

    • Magen Tracy @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Magen Tracy @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
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    * Oh, man. I just got all nostalgic for the MixTape shows.

    Dan Nicklin @ O’Brien’s Pub 7.11.2014

    There was a typical early show bustle at O’Brien’s as Dan Nicklin strummed his first few chords. A moment later the crowd would be silent. Dan’s voice commanded and received the undivided attention of the crowd from the moment he began to sing.

    • Dan Nicklin @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Dan Nicklin @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Dan Nicklin @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Dan Nicklin @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Dan Nicklin @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014
    • Dan Nicklin @ O'Brien's Pub 7.11.2014