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June 15th, 2017

A potato flew around @ 01:36 am

Opening the show were Pains's old buddies Ablebody. They have toured with TPOBPAH before and They share a couple of band members . Other than their touring with Pains, Ablebody aren't really that well known outside he LA area. They have a similar sound to Pains but are more minimalist in the fact that they only have 3 members. Post punk veteran Frankie Rose was up next. You may remember her from her past bands such as Crystal Stilts. Dum Dum Girls and Beverly. She has been with her solo band for a while now. Frankie is touring for the first time in a while in support her upcoming album which I think is her first in about 3 or 4 years. The new songs sound deeper and darker than her past stuff but still have a liltiness to them. Lasting tonight were The Pain Of Being Pure At Heart aka Jay Reatard's favorite band (or maybe not). The Pains have been doing it for about 10 years. I'd say I definitely prefer their older stuff which has more shoegaze elements.

April 17th, 2017

I wear corduroy pants, or something that could stretch to fit. @ 01:37 pm

Tonight was a night of triply world music with Tinariwen & Dengue Fever. Dengue Fever opened. They are from Los Angeles but some of the members are of Cambodian decent. It shows in their music. Most of their songs are sung in Khmer so I had no idea what they were singing. The only song I understood was won about calling and checking email. It was quite appropriate to be seeing them on the night of the Cambodian new year. One of their guitarists was playing a guitar that had two necks one was traditional guitar and the other was of some Asian instrument. Tinariwen got on at exactly 8:00. Tinariwen originally formed in Libya in the 80's and then relocated to Mali. I won't go into their entire backstory. Let's just say they won a Grammy in 2012 which they did. The African style of rock they play comes off as psychedelic. I can clearly hear the influence of a band like Tinariwen in contemporary psych bands such as The Black Angels and BJM. I don't know if it's just that African music just sounds psychedelic or Tinariwen take influence from 60's psych bands. Throughout Tinariwen's performance the raised curtain seemed to be moving in hypnotic sync with their music. Their music is just so triply especially live and I can tell that the guys in the band do NOT take any drugs. This concert had one of the most diverse audiences I have ever seen which was great. I literally saw all races, all colors, all sexes. All creeds etc.

December 30th, 2016

Stree You Big @ 09:41 pm

Current Mood: streeyoulittle
Current Music: songs from the list

Here are my favorite songs of 2016

(not in any order)
Weaves- One More
Thee Oh Sees- Gelatinous Cube
Sunflower Bean- Space Exploration Disaster
The Strokes- Threat Of Joy
School Of Seven Bells- Ablaze
The Raveonettes- This World Is Empty (Without You)
Porches- Car
Nothing- ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder)
The Mystery Lights- Follow Me Home
Mitski- Your Best American Girl
Mardi Kings- Little Arthur
Magic Shoppe- Interstellar Car Crash
Lull- Nouvelle
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Gamma Knife
Holy Fuck- Tom Tom
Grimes- Medieval Warfare
GØGGS- She Got Harder
Elephant Stone- Manipulator
DMA's- Too Soon
Dinowalrus- Tides
Dead Leaf Echo- Child.Glass.Heart
David Bowie- Blackstar
Colleen Green- Between The Lines
Big Ups- National Parks
Bent Shapes- What We Do Is Public
The Avalanches- Colours
Wild Nothing- To Know You
TY Segall- Candy Sam
Sheer Mag- Can't Stop Fighting
The Stargazer Lilies- When With You
Scott & Charlene's Wedding- Don't Bother Me
Quilt- Roller
OJR- Numb
Night Beats- Right/Wrong
Mercury Girls- Ariana
Lisa Prank- Baby, Let Me Write Yr Lines
The Parrots- No Me Gustas, Te Quiero
DIIV- Dopamine
Danny Brown- When It Rain
Car Seat Headrest- Vincent
Black Mountain- Mothers Of The Sun
Lady Pills- Eat Them
LVL UP- Hidden Driver
Honeyblood- Super Rat
James Blake- I Need a Forest Fire (f. Bon Iver)
Savages- The Answer
Angel Olsen- Shut Up Kiss Me
The Kills- Heart of a Dog
Diarrhea Planet- Life Pass
Beach Slang- Atom Bomb

October 6th, 2016

Donald or may I call you rock @ 10:33 pm

Porches/Japanese Breakfast/Rivergazer

Rivergazer took the stage and took a minute to make a few weird electronic noises before launching into some lo-fi electro R&B jams. Based on the band name alone I was expecting something a little louder and heavier. The band consists of two guys. One playing guitar or bass and the other with keyboards and synths. The keyboard/synth guy was the lead singer but the other guy would then come in with some nice harmonies. I just consulted them and it turns out that Kevin Ferrant the frontman of Rivergazer is also a member of Porches. They later brought out their friend Ricky to help them out with an auto tune free T-Pain cover. Kevin kept telling the crowd "y'all are hot and sexy as fuck". If the first band was Rivergazer then let's just says that the next band Japanese Breakfast can be called Lakegazers. They have more of a true dreampop sound. They stirred up quite the buzz touring with Mitski over the summer. Japanese Breakfast are led by spunky singer Michelle Zauner. When she's not strumming some mean riff she's bouncing around the stage trilling. As the songs went on the started to combine more of a 90s alt rock sound with the dream pop which I like. JB have a strong local connection in that Zauner is a graduate of Wellesley College. Japanese Breakfast played most if not all the songs on their album Psychopomp. One song they played that is not on their album was a cover of The Cranberries' Dreams. Their last song about being in love with a robot was a lot more synthy and electronic than any of their other songs. Aaron Maine and the rest of his Porches crew walked on stage to some song that kinda sounded like hipster Rihanna or something. Last year Porches played a Hassle show at the Elks Lodge with fellow faves Frankie Cosmos. Aaron even mentioned that one of the last times they played the Boston area was at this underground basement type venue. They are known for lo-fi post synth rock. If they added a few more synths they may just go totally v a p o r w a v e on your asses. One of the first things I noticed when I saw the stage were the vases full of flower bouquets. At one point Michelle of Japanese Breakfast gave a friend that she saw in the crowd a flower. Some funny moments for Porches were when one of the microphones got knocked down in the middle of a song and it made a funny sound. Also there was a cowboy hat on stage and members kept alternating wearing it throughout each song. As well as it taking a long time between two songs because Aaron didn't have a capo and needed one. To keep with the trend of every band doing a cover Porches covered a song by their friend and former tour mate Alex G.

October 2nd, 2016

And threw him on @ 12:41 am

Current Mood: vhapp
Current Music: Beach Slang- Atom Bomb

The guitarchaeologists called Diarrhea Planet were back in town for their first show since their run of shows last November at Great Scott. Kicking thing off were the Salem Wolves out of Salem Ma of course. These guys were Rock n Roll Rumble semi finalists this past year. Jack, Isaac and Woodrow like to rock out and have fun doing it. They play with all smiles. These dudes pack a punch. Fellow Tennessee punxxx Western Medication brought the rock. Western Medication, or may I call them Western Meds? Ohh that’s Robert right? I donno whatever they are still Western Medication so lets just call them Western Meds to put the name to the face. Their songs ranged from punk to post punk to almost shoegaze dreampop. They could pretty much pull of any sub genre of rock. They introduced one song as Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root. I remember that song from the 90's. Although sometimes when I hear it I gotta remember that it isn't Talking Heads. I'd say that Western Meds take more influence from 80's and early 90's rock. Finally the stage was set for the guitarmy of guitartists know as Diarrhea Planet! They started with a few songs from their new album Turn To Gold such as Ain't a Sin to Win, Bob Dylan's Grandma and Life Pass. Somebody had a sign that said "4 guitars are not enough" and someone else yelled that Diarrhea Planet needs 8 bassists. At first I thought a large, black plastic garbage bag had gotten blown out of a high-floor window. As it fell, I could make out the windmilling arms and legs of many stagedivers and crowd surfers. Diarrhea Planet will do that to them. Afterwards some of the DP guys are heading to the Sinclair restaurant to spin some tunes.

September 17th, 2016

Letters for Pootses @ 11:32 pm

Current Location: Lily pad
Current Mood: Wrhrheickglfpfogg
Current Music: Dyr Faser playing

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June 26th, 2016

Yes response to doing Rewind. @ 12:07 am

Current Mood: TG&B
Current Music: Devo- Clockout

It was a homecoming of sorts for everyone tonight. I guess except for Widowspeak who are from Brooklyn. Although the two coheadliners each played Boston Hassle sponsored shows last year. I'm sure Doug has as well, he's too good not to have. This whole lineup is just perfect for the chill vibes of the first Friday of summer. Doug Tuttle's newer stuff mixes 60's feel good hippie dippieness with a more garage rock sound reminding me a lot of White Fence (by the way today is Tim Presley's birthday). It was not the usual Gallagher, Tuttle, & Bond show tonight because Jesse is away on a yoga trip. So the had someone else on bass who filled in fine. The Tuttle trio finished with their chart topping smash from a couple years ago Turn This Love. Next up were dreamgazers Widowspeak. I'm surprised the term dreamgazer is not used more often. Last time they were here they played a church in JP. They have always seemed to fall in the shoegaze category but many of their songs almost have a country/folk feel to them. Lead singer Molly Hamilton coos like an evening dove. I have saved the morning dove comparison for Hope from Mazzy Star so Molly is the evening dove. This was Quilt's first time playing in the Boston area since their record release show back in February. Between a number of songs they talked about how the songs were written about places in the Boston area. For example their song Eliot St. is about the actual Eliot Street in the hear of JP. They also mentioned various studios and spaces around the area where they wrote and recorded their albums. Quilt are not an abrasive band at all. I think the whole family can enjoy them, even your grandma. There were even a few parents of band members in attendance. They perfect the fine line between psych rock and pop without being boring.

Doug Tuttle's setlist
A Place For You
It Calls On Me
Where You Plant Your Love... Is Where It Grows
Leave Your Body
Falling To Believe
Time Will Show
Turn This Love

Widowspeak's setlist
All Yours
Gun Shy
Ballad Of The Golden Hour
Coke Bottle Green
In The Pines
The Swamps
Harsh Realm

Quilt's setlist
Hissing My Plea
Mary Mountain
Eliot St.
Something There
Arctic Shark
Tie Up The Tides
Own Ways
Penobska Oakwalk
Cowboys In The Void

May 19th, 2016

He has burned a lot of bridges in the industry @ 02:16 am

Current Mood: whenyoudothemath
Current Music: Killing Joke- Eighties

Tonight Chicago baes Twin Peaks were back in town with their fellow Windy City friends Ne-Hi and Jimmy Whispers. With all the Chicago bands it calls for many Pitciendos and PRH's. Emerson indie Giants WERS I think are one of the sponsors and have set up a merch table along with the bands. I walked into the music hall to the sounds of one of King Gizzard's earlier albums. I am still so bummed that I missed them last week. Jimmy Whispers came out pumped. He even did a few push-ups to get in the mood. He was styled to look like a cross between Eddie Vedder and James Brown. He referred to his songs as sing-a-ling-a-ding-dongs. About his music it was like lo-fi pop rnb. He and Mac Demarco would make a cute couple. Or at least a nice tour. He sang mostly love songs or so he said. He sang a song about strip clubs and they took of his pants. The song after that was about how he'd never kissed a girl before which made me wonder how much he likes women. His last song was about, What else? Drugs! Of course. He was a lot of fun and a good showman. He didn't have a band. He sang to a prerecorded track. Between bands they were still playing King Gizzard which was great because they usually change records between bands but KG&TLW are so freaking awesome. Ne-Hi were more in the similar style of Twin Peaks, guitar driven power rock. They didn't have the showmanism that JW had but when you know how to rock that's not exactly necessary. They did move around very well with their guitars. Jimmy Whispers needs to learn guitar moves if he were to ever play guitar on stage. Every song they played got stuck In my head. At least until they started their next song one song replaced the other in my and probably most of the audience's cranial capacity. Throughout both opening bands sets I could see various members of Twin Peaks watching from backstage. They did a couple more catchy numbers then it was time for the Twin Peaks dudes. Twin Peaks came out saying that they were happy not to be playing at Great Scott. Great Scott was where I saw them the one and only time I saw them supporting The Orwells. These boys know how to rock. They headbang throughout every song. They seem to switch lead singers for each song. I think it's great when a band has multiple members who can sing. Before the show was even half over three different band members have sang lead on a song. I wanna think that the TP on their Tv at the side of the stage actually stands for Teeeeeeeaaaaaam Pitsie. They featured many signs from their new album Down in Heaven. (For those of you who don't understand the Pitsie references that's a nickname I have for a certain Blackhawks player) The crowd was mostly people in their teens and 20's. It was an all ages show by the way. There was many moshing and crowd surfing. The security guy had to chase some fans who stage dove. They were great and I am looking forward to their next Boston Rip.

March 24th, 2016

Desse Vick is a jest @ 07:49 pm

Morrissey worshippers Burglary Years kicked things off. Their heartfelt post punk helped set the tone early. This was my second time seeing them coincidently both times I've seen them have been at day shows. I'd be curious to see how they do playing at night. Everyone's favorite Providence snot punks Gymshorts were next. I'm hoping that they appeal to this younger millennial crowd. This was an all ages show so there are a bunch of little kids here. I was disappointed at how still the crowd was during their performance. The headliners were no stranger to the west coast garage punk scene. Both The Frights and SWMRS have albums produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR. The Frights played last year's Beach Goth fest. The Frights are much poppies than the band that played before them Gymshorts. They got the young girls moving.

December 11th, 2015

Ask for name and badge number because this guy scared the shit out of me @ 02:38 am

Current Mood: scienc
Current Music: various songs from the list

My top 50 songs of 2015 (in no particular order

Andy California- Church Of The Black Snake
Beach House- Sparks
Belle & Sebastian- The Party Line
Bully- Trash
Courtney Barnett- Pedestrian At Best
Crocodiles- Crybaby Demon
Damaged Bug- The Mirror
Day Wave- We Try But We Don't Fit In
The Dead Weather- I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)
Deerhunter- Snakeskin
Django Django- First Light
Drinks- Laying Down Rock
Ex-Cult- Cigarette Machine
FIDLAR- Overdose
FUZZ- Rat Race
Goat- Words
Heaters- Mean Green
Hinds- Bamboo
JEFF the Brotherhood- Radiating Fiber Plane
JEFF the Brotherhood- What A Creep
The King Khan & BBQ Show- Alone Again
Kurt Vile- Pretty Pimpin
METZ- Spit You Out
Moon Duo- Night Beat
No Joy- Everything New
Palehound- Cushioned Caging
A Place To Bury Strangers- We've Come So Far
Potty Mouth- Cherry Picking
The Prefab Messiahs- Weirdoz Everywhere
Protomartyr- Why Does It Shake?
PWR BTTM- Dairy Queen
Refused- Elektra
Small Black- No One Wants It To Happen To You
Speedy Ortiz- Raising The Skate
Tamaryn- Hands All Over Me
Tame Impala- Let It Happen
Ty Segall- Circles
Viet Cong- Continental Shelf
Wand- Self Hypnosis In 3 Days
Wand- Stolen Footsteps
Wavves x Cloud Nothings- How Its Gonna Go

The last 9 slots go to the songs on the House of the Rising Fuzz compilation
The Barbazons- Jake
Black Beach- Kreep
CreaturoS- Bleeding Like A Stone
Dinoczar- Cream
Miami Doritos- Cut The Rope
Midriffs- White Washed
The Monsieurs- Shadow
Nice Guys- Chips In The Moonlight
The Televibes- DMT

(sorry I am disqualifying The New Highway Hymnal's song Isolation because I consider it a 2013 song

I try not to have multiple songs by the same band but considering that Wand and JEFF the Brotherhood each released 2 albums this year can pick one from each album.

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I am neither walker or sleeper