Thursday, June 26, 2008

Boston Invades Northampton.

You don't have to drive to Boston to see some really quality Boston bands in the coming days. I'd like to voice my support for seeing Hallelujah The Hills on Saturday, followed by an evening with Neptune on Monday. Think you can handle it?

Saturday, June 28th
Hallelujah The Hills
The Thungs
at the Basement (21 Center Street), Northampton, MA

Monday, June 30th
Eric Hnatow
at the Elevens (140 Pleasant Street), Northampton, MA
10pm, 21+, in the range of inexpensive

Today Today Today

Backstabbers Inc.
Citizens Patrol
Life Trap
Cold Year

Cost = $8

Monday, June 23, 2008

Always Wanting More.

In case anyone is taking part in the office pool to see how long I could keep up with Matador's Jay Reatard singles series before being reduced to a sobbing child, the most recent installment (#3) sold out in TWO HOURS & I was unfortunately shut out of getting on board. My second hope was picking one up during my pilgrimage to Sound Exchange while I'm here in Houston, but my record shopping partner picked up their only copy before I had the chance to snag it. The future of our friendship remains to be seen.

Apparently, this is the breakdown for each single's pressing number:
#1 - 3517
#2 - 2750
#3 - 2000
#4 - 1300
#5 - 900
#6 - 400

Which means that I probably would have had to give up hope somewhere around #5 anyway, but I didn't think I'd be throwing in the towel this soon. I hear the In The Red singles comp + DVD is due out this week though (in a normal pressing, at that), so if that's someting you're into, take note.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Lewis and Clark Can't Get No Satisfaction

Noisemakers Pocahaunted are doing a show in Noho on Monday. Catch it!

Heaven People
Northampton Wools
Cost/Time: ?

visit Pocahaunted's myspace for location details.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Space City.

I'm in Houston right now, getting giddy about the chance to eat quality Vietnamese food & visit my beloved Sound Exchange, so I decided that my blog contribution today is going to give some love to my fellow Houstonians.

Jana Hunter, live at the Orange Show, Houston, TX

Fatal Flying Guilloteens - "Tiger vs. Gator" at the Proletariat, Houston, TX

Indian Jewelry, live at the Boat in Toronto, circa 2005

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Harvey Milk Redux

That Harvey Milk show that supposedly happened either on Sunday or this upcoming Sunday at The Elevens? Canceled. Instead, they're doing a second show in Boston Sunday night at O'Briens.

The Pleasers
9 PM, $8

I'll leave it to you geniuses to figure out which one of those bands is Harvey Milk.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Carmine Francis Farina MacKaye

If this post from Washington DC arts blog is on the level, congratulations are due to Amy Farina and Ian Mackaye on the birth of their first child in late May

Come To This Show, Or You're Dead To Me.

And not just because I'm the one who booked it. All quality people & bands, I assure you!

Algernon Cadwallader (Cap'n Jazz/Tim Kinsella worship from Philadelphia)
Nice People (DIY hardcore from Louisville)
Mountain Asleep (more DIY hardcore from Louisville)
Maudslay (jangly indie rock out of Lowell)

Monday, June 16th in Amherst, MA
Email memoryminus at hotmail dot com for the address.
5pm, donations for touring bands!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Milk It.

Y'all into Harvey Milk? They've got a new-ish album out on Hydra Head that I have yet to hear, but this show should be a good time.

Sunday, June 15th or the 22nd (your guess is as good as mine)
Harvey Milk
The Devil's Moses
at the Elevens (140 Pleasant Street), Northampton, MA
21+, 10pm, not a lot of money.

Speaking of Hydra Head, it looks like they just re-released The VSS' Nervous Circuits album, if you want to get your late '90s electro-punk on. I was way into it when I was in high school, if that means anything to you.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday Mix 2.0

Eat it up.


I'm A Heartbreaker, It's Just My Way
1. The Breeders - Divine Hammer
2. Orange Juice - Simply Thrilled Honey
3. DNA - Not Moving
4. The Ronettes - (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up
5. The Feelies - The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness
6. Times New Viking - Little Amps
7. Tussle - Here It Comes
8. Brian Eno - Baby's On Fire
9. The Rondelles - He's Outta Sight
10. Thee Headcoatees - Ca Plane Pour Moi
11. Marmoset - Missing Man
12. Antelope - Wandering Ghost
13. Chromatics - Healer
14. Heavenly - By The Way
15. Devo - Jocko Homo
16. The Panoply Academy - Nocturnally Yours
17. Oneida - The Adversary
18. Wire - Dot Dash
19. The Nerves - When You Find Out

Friday, June 6, 2008


Some Boston friends are playing in Northampton on Sunday & I had promised them that I would play their shit on my show this week to provide whatever slight boost in promotion could be attributed to my on-air ramblings. Alas, my computer decided to metaphorically throw up all over itself before I had the chance to make a copy of the EP that they had sent me in digital format, so none of that actually ended up happening. Anyway, here's my attempt to compensate.

The Big Big Bucks at the Eleven's (140 Pleasant Street) in Northampton, 10pm, 21+, on the cheap side.

Baby, It's Been So Long

Be you a Boston person or not, I recommend you shell out some $4 dollar gas money to go see the Field with a LIVE BAND* on Saturday. Worcester-native Coralcola will be making his live debut.

the lineup and info:

The Field (+live band)
Andre Obin (1/2 of Matters & Dunaway)

Great Scott
9 PM

*okay having a LIVE BAND is not worth caps lock but whatever, I'm hyping**.

**and drunk***.

***well played, sir