Scott Janovitz is one of my favorite songwriters in town. With The Russians, The Great Bandini, Dragstrip Courage or solo, the guy is a should-be hit machine. His set in support of Erin & Rob’s medical emergency fund, featuring Matt Burwell on drums, was a mix of promising new tunes and some Bandini favorites. I’m happy.
Tad & Kate… er… Breath & Honesty came out and played a few songs in support of Erin & Rob’s medical emergency fund. They put the power of “Hobo Boyfriend” to good use.
2/5 of The Beatings got together at Great Scott to play a few songs in support of their bandmate. There sure are some good folks in this town…
Bobby Logan of Vic Firecracker did a few perfectly off-kilter songs at Great Scott in support of Erin & Rob’s medical emergency fund. I could listen to “Sevens” all day.
I never expected to see a Kudgel show like this, but when the Boston music scene rallies for a cause special things can happen. The cause was Erin & Rob’s medical emergency fund. The special thing was a stripped-down version of Kudgel that tore away their wall of sound and left a little breathing room. Cool stuff.
Mercury On Mars
Be The One
Let’s take a little listen to Be The One by Mercury On Mars. The title track of this EP is so shrouded in love for Hüsker Dü and The Replacements that I can’t help but want to hear what comes next. Thankfully, we get “So Happy,” which adds an injection of high octane Swedish rock ‘n’ roll to the band’s sound. “The Vapors” is in the third spot, with a nifty slide guitar part blurring and slurring its way through the mix. The EP closes with “X-Believer,” bringing things back around to that Twin Cities sound. Solid.
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Here’s Bong Wish. I’d tell you more, but I wouldn’t be able to describe the experience better than Sleazegrinder. Go read his profile of the band in The Noise and then you can check out these photos.
Let’s Rock, OK?
Here’s a collection of over-modulated fuzz-pop nuggets from 2012 courtesy of Earthquake Party! Listening to Let’s Rock, OK? is like playing The Apples In Stereo a little too fast and way too loud, which is a totally legit way to do things. Oh, and there’s some screaming. Don’t overthink this one. The songs are only about a minute long each. You could have listened to the whole thing by now.
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