While I would see one more band before this beloved institution turned the lights out for the final time, Ad Frank And The Fast Easy Women would be my true goodbye to T.T. The Bear’s Place. I will forever link Ad Frank and TT’s in my mind. The first photo I ever had published was of Ad Frank on that stage. The Fast Easy Women’s farewell show was one of my all time favorite musical experiences. He was there when I first started started seeing bands play in front of that mural. He’s was there at the end. Goodnight, TT’s.
Its been a while since we’ve posted any live videos here on Daykamp Music. So, here’s a quickie of Scott Janovitz And The Young Adult Novels performing the title track off of his latest EP, Fall In. It’s good. Don’t take my word for it. Hit the play button.
Oh, the photos from this show are right here.
Magen Tracy has just released a powerful new EP. To celebrate, she brought The Missed Connections to the cozy confines of Atwood’s for a stellar night of music played by some of my favorite people in town.
More Q Division/Concerted Efforts/Moontower Holiday Party fun! This time it’s Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections making merry with a short-but-sweet powerhouse of a set.
OldJack’s Holiday Homage at The Sinclair is back! Last year’s event found OldJack and friends being the first Boston acts to grace the stage of the shiny new venue. This year, three of the acts are releasing new music. Splendid! Nate Leavitt has the honor of kicking off the festivities, showcasing the songs from his new album, You, Me and The Silence. Nate and his band are in fine form.
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.
I said most of what I needed to say about The Russians in my recent love letter to the band. Friday night the band rocked a little and rolled a lot. Man, do I love these guys…
After catching Sidewalk Driver opening for The B-52s* at the House Of Blues, I rushed over to the Kenmore Square T stop in an effort to get to The Middle East in time to catch The Russians. You’d be hard pressed to find a band in town with better songs than Scott Janovitz and his cohorts. It had been a long time since I’d had a chance to catch one of their sets. I needed a fix.
I walked into the Middle East Upstairs during the band’s second song. It was dark. Really dark. A couple of those fake candles they put on the tables in restaurants would have provided more light than the club’s red stage lights. It fit the music, I suppose. The songs came off a little darker and heavier tonight. “Not So Loud” packed a particular punch. The Russians covering Elliott’s Smith’s “Bottle Up And Explode” is certainly something I wouldn’t mind hearing more often. The band even debuted a new song, which is the best thing Scott Janovitz has ever written. At least I hope so. He threatened to break up the band if it wasn’t. So, it was. This world needs The Russians.
* Bikini Whale was better.