In Boston, we love Halloween shows almost as much as we love the Red Sox winning the World Series. Let’s play dress up and revisit some of my favorite Halloween sets from the past couple of years…
I saw Bikini Whale at Radio in October of 2011. In December of that year, I saw The B-52s at House Of Blues. Bikini Whale was better.
OK, they played “Beverly Hills,” but I won’t hold it against them because the rest of the set was soooo good. The Field Effect as Weezer was a natural fit.
The Lights Out did a Queen set at Church last year. Are you kidding me?
Sidewalk Driver as Spinal Tap. It wasn’t the first time they’d done this set, but it was a first for me. So good.
Gondoliers performed a Mötley Crüe set back in 2011. It was art.
There was some serious channeling going on when I, Pistol covered Nirvana at Church.
Last Halloween I went to see Walter Sickert And The Army of Broken Toys and Darling Pet Munkee at Brighton Music Hall. Every day is Halloween with those bands…
Happy Halloween. Be safe.
Remember that time we asked the guys from Scamper if they wanted to reunite for Night #2 of The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show? That was a good idea. ¾ of the band* played a semi-acoustic set of Scamper hits to get things going. They also threw in a Nada Surf cover, because yes.
* Keith couldn’t make it, but we missed him terribly.
The Susan Constant closed out Night #1 of The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show. This band is all heart. Oh, and songs. Heart and songs. This band is all heart and songs.
We were honored to have this year’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble winners Eddie Japan as part of The Daykamp Poster & Photo show. This group can entertain like nobody’s business. It’s a pleasure to watch them effortlessly create unique, cohesive songs from their diverse sonic palette.
Parlour Bells dazzled the crowd at The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show with their always entertaining mix of glam and grit.
Need proof that you can be a killer rock ‘n’ roll band while playing more that four chords? Look no further than Gymnasium. This crew made their elaborate arrangements sound downright urgent at The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show. Oh, and Melissa’s “Do It For Johnny” shirt was a nice touch.
Davina Yannetty and Phil Wisdom (Butterknife) have performed together before. We’ve also seen Davina jump up on stage with Dave Mirabella and fill in with his band (The Rationales). So when we were putting together The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show at TT’s, we came up with the crazy idea to cram these three friends together into a singularity* of harmonic songcraft. It worked! Donkeypunch Junior was born. It was cool to hear these musicians interpret each other’s songs with this ad hoc trio. They even busted out some Traveling Wilburys. What a great way to start a night.
* There’s a 7 year old in our house obsessed with black holes.
Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down! Doug fell down!*
* Also, The Field Effect played a great set to close out the 5 Years of Boston Emmissions with Anngelle Wood party at TT’s.
One of my favorite things about Anngelle Wood is how she gets behind a band that she believes in. Proof was at the party she threw to celebrate 5 years of hosting Boston Emission. I know I wasn’t the only one there seeing The Color And Sound for the first time. The band struck like a bolt of lightning. No one in the room will forget that performance.
Nate Leavitt plays with everyone. Now everyone plays with him! Nate and his band were in fine form at TT’s to celebrate 5 years of Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood. I’m very much looking forward to his upcoming solo record.