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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

Monday, January 23, 2006

Mp3s: Editors in Boston

When I heard that Birmingham's Editors would finally be making their first trip across the Atlantic for a few U.S. dates, I wouldn't have guessed that one of those would be at a bar just a few blocks from my house. The final stop of their introductory trip brought them to Allston's Great Scott, where they blasted through 9 songs for a sold-out crowd...


Live at Great Scott
Allston, MA
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

(files removed on 4/1/2006)

1. Lights
2. Bullets
3. Blood
4. Fall
5. All Sparks
6. You Are Fading
7. Camera
8. Munich
9. Fingers in the Factories

It's a shame that their debut disc, 'The Back Room' (where you can find all but one of the songs above), is still import-only and not available at shows, and that surely cost them large quantities of cash at the merch table. As it was, the t-shirts were flyin'. They'll be returning for a full-blown North American tour this spring, starting with SxSW, and their disc sees a U.S. release on Fader / Kitchenware in April. They'll no doubt sell tons of 'em... assuming everyone hasn't downloaded it by then. Hopefully they'll throw on a bunch of bonus tracks for added incentive, maybe all the extras from their U.K. singles? I'll be grabbing it either way. Their live show was just fantastic, start to finish, and really squashed any comparisons to that oft-mentioned I-band (I swore I wouldn't mention them here, 'cuz Editors must be so sick of that). Seriously, while the recordings may draw obvious comparisons, the live show surpasses. Just energetically ace all around, and the crowd felt every ounce of it.

Brooklyn Vegan - Editors @ Mercury Lounge (pics)
Stereogum - Editors @ Mercury Lounge (write-up & pic)
Yeti Don't Dance - Editors @ Mercury Lounge (write-up & pic)
Village Indian - Editors @ Mercury Lounge (write-up & pics)
aka::Raff - Editors @ Great Scott (write-up & pics)
Gothamist - Editors @ Rothko (write-up & pic)
Torr - Editors on KCRW (audio & video links)
Extrawack! - Editors @ Carling Brixton Academy (write-up & pics)

Openers The Twenty-Twos, who drove up from Brooklyn, played a pretty good set as well, and I'll likely share up a live song or two from them sometime soon.

As always, the fine print: If anyone involved with the band has any issue with my making these live tracks available, just drop a note to the link on the left. Resist the cease and desist, askin' works just fine.


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