Thank you to everyone who came out to the Photos by Johnny Anguish opening reception at The Verb Hotel last night. It really made this old man feel special. I had a lot of fun putting these photos together. I hope everyone enjoyed them. I talked to the good folks at Vanyaland before the show. You can read the nice piece they put together right here.
If you couldn’t make it out to The Verb last night, don’t fret. The photos will be on display until mid-April when they’ll find homes elsewhere in the hotel. Swing by and have a look.
If you’re wondering what you might see, here are the photos on display. Imagine them bigger, framed, matted and hanging on a yellow wall. Or don’t imagine anything and go see the photos for yourself. They’re real, touchable objects. Please don’t touch the real objects.
Johnny Anguish is the guys that takes all of the photos you see on this site. He’s the guy writing this post in the third person right now. If you’ve ever wondered what his photos would look like hanging up in a wikked cool hotel, you’re in luck. For the next couple of months, some of Johnny’s favorite photos that have appeared on Daykamp Music will be on display at The Verb. How cool is that? It’s not just locals this time, either. Bands like Superchunk, Slayer, Imperial State Electric and X will be hanging side-by-side with Sidewalk Driver, Dirty Bangs, Township, Will Dailey, The Organ Beats and Petty Morals.
The opening reception is Wednesday, 1/27 from 6-9pm at The Verb. Come by and listen to Johnny awkwardly try to say artistic-sounding things. Or just look at the photos and grab a drink from Hojoko. That sounds fun, right?
Conjuring up some magical blend of power and melody, The Organ Beats lit up the Sinclair stage with a vibrant sound.
The Organ Beats stripped down their punchy power pop to please the patrons of the ARCH Gallery Holiday Bizarre. Delightful.
The Organ Beats & Friends
Last year, The Organ Beats got together with some of their friends and recorded “This Christmas”. The song has the familiar longing of of “Blue Christmas” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” set over a power pop beat and big guitars. Noelle LeBlanc and Ronnie Ragona trade off verses before joining in their plea to Santa for a holiday reunion. The xylophone is the kicker here. Nice touch.
Need more incentive? All of the proceeds go to the MSPCA. C’mon. Do good this holiday season.
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The Organ Beats are lighting up the Radio stage with their bombastic power pop. The band is tight. The crowd is into it. They’ve already forgotten the brief blackout that delayed the start of the set. A good hook will do that.
Two bands into Radio’s existence and I’ve already got a good feeling about this place…