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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Mp3s: Pond, Slight Return

Ok, so how the hell did I not know until now that POND is freakin' reuniting?! It may just be for a one-off show this coming weekend in Portland, OR... but it's huge news for me nonetheless.

I bow down at the altar of Pond, a trio who released three excellent records between '93 and '97, the first two on Sub Pop and the final on Sony/Work Records. Bassist/singer Chris Brady went on to form Audio Learning Center (with guitarist Steven Birch from the stellar Sprinkler, who are also reuniting this weekend). Guitarist/singer Charlie Campbell has been recording songs for tv and film, and released a disc under the moniker Goldcard. As far as I know, drummer Dave Triebwasser focused on school and a day job after Pond's breakup in '98. For an interesting post-Pond interview with Charlie, go here. And after reading it, Pond's impending on-stage reunion will seem like even more of a minor miracle.

Hot damn, I wish I could be there. Not just for Pond, not just for Sprinkler, but Hazel and Crackerbash, too. A night full of reunions. Plus, you get a whole festival full of current artists including Crooked Fingers, Colin Meloy, Quasi, and Robyn Hitchcock. You lucky, lucky Northwesterners.

In honor of Pond's return to the stage, I've gathered together all their rarities that I have for your downloading pleasure...

collected rarities

from their 1991 debut 7" on T/K records...
Young Splendor (original version)
Tree (original version)

their 1992 John Peel Session...
Cinders (live)
Snowing (live)
Pretty Thing (Bo Diddley cover - live)
Spots (live)

from the 1992 'Wheel' cd ep...

from the 1992 'Wheel' German import 12"...

from the 1994 'Moth' 7" single...
You Don't Quite Get It Do You But You're Thinking Hard

And for the love of Pond, if anyone is going to see them play this weekend, you've just gotta record it. Share it with me, and I will give you shiny, shiny things.


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