Sinnet – “Pink Flamingo Hotels” (2014)

sinnet pink flamingo hotels
“Pink Flamingo Hotels”

Another smart, catchy, dramatic, slightly off-kilter indie pop gem from Sinnet? You had me at Sinnet.* After a moody extended intro, “Pink Flaming Hotels” kicks in with the stop-start rhythms and clever guitar interplay I’ve come to love from this band. The imagery, harmonies and changing moods play out like a film. It all builds to a climactic guitar solo before crashing back into the surf, washed away and ready to be played again.

Where to get it:

* Yes, I know Sinnet was at the end of the sentence. Cut me some slack.

The Field Effect @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 8.22.2014

If you’re a fan of The Field Effect’s Cartography album, then last Friday’s show at TT’s was for you. The band played their full length front-to-back and side-to-side.* Then they did the hokey pokey and they tu… stop it. Look, I’ve written a lot of words about The Field Effect that all basically say the same thing. This is a really good band that puts on one heck of a live show.** Isn’t that good enough?

* Side-to-side because it’s available on vinyl, right? Sorry.

** Also Doug fell down.

Viva La Eva Dos sure to be as wonderful as Viva La Eva Uno.

Poster by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative
Poster by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative

It’s like a broken record around here, but the Boston Music scene has a huge heart. It really showed at last year’s Viva La Eva benefit for Eva Lipton. Not content to do good things just once, Viva La Eva Dos will be happening next Thursday at TT’s. Joe Queer & Friends, The Dogmatics, The Downbeat 5, Classic Ruins, Parlour Bells, Moose & The Mudbugs and Thee Sonomatics will provide the music. Emma’s Pizza will bring some pizza. You bring yourselves. It’s going to be a wonderful time.

Here are some pics from last year’s event in case you still need some convincing…