Slowdim @ Redstar Union 9.27.2013

Jed Gottlieb is quick to shine a spotlight on local bands over at The Boston Herald. He knows what’s what. For this night at Redstar Union, Jed gathered up three acts with a penchant for writing a great pop hook. He’ll get no argument from me about his first pick. Slowdim’s debut record will certainly be on the Top 10 Albums Of 2013 list that I won’t make. These are some of the best songs in town.

The Shills @ Great Scott 5.4.2013

I had only seen The Shills a couple of times before seeing them open for Spacehog. My band squared off against them in the 2008 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble prelims. Neither of us advanced. I saw them again a couple of years later at a Rock n Romp event. The kids and I enjoyed them. It had been 3 years since our paths last crossed. You’ll forgive me if I wasn’t prepared for what I saw at Great Scott. These guys are playing in a whole new league now. The Shills are impressive.