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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, July 17, 2006

[Live MP3s]: The Futureheads in Boston 2006

The finely-tuned machine that is The Futureheads played the last show of their recent two-week North American tour here in Boston, and the first descriptive word that comes to mind is 'pro'. Tight, energetic, and well-mixed, the quartet was just plain on, and the near-sold-out Paradise crowd felt it.

It's far too beautiful outside for me to be sitting here at my keyboard, so for more on the show, I'll defer to this well-written review from Jay over at Clicky Clicky, who was above me in the balcony. Can't say that I disagree with a single word he shares, and he also provided a link to some great photos from Flickr user Goodmj3. A few more words and pics can be found over at I Guess I'm Floating.

I'll be sharing up some live songs from openers French Kicks in the future as well, but for now, here's the entire Futureheads set for ya. And if you notice a slight amount of audio wavering during a song or two, well... blame the band. I try to remain semi-still when I record, but the Futureheads' energy made that tougher than ever...

I was hooked on their 2004 debut disc right away (thanks in no small part to 'Meantime'), but it took awhile for the follow-up, 'New & Tributes', to really grab me. While the album as a whole wasn't as immediately catchy, the live show really brought those songs up a notch, and I appreciate it far more since.

Some F'heads links...
mp3: 'Worry About It Later' (vagrant)
mp3: 'Fallout' (679 remix)
mp3: 'Skip to the End' (vagrant)
video: 'Skip to the End' (vagrant)
mp3: 'Let's Dance' (Bowie cover @ You Ain't No Picasso)
live video: Their entire 30-minute T In The Park festival set. Great stuff.

After a couple European/UK festival dates, The Futureheads return to our shores later this month for another two-week trip...
7/25 - Philadelphia, PA (Starlight)
7/26 - Toronto, ON (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
7/27 - Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
7/28 - Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
7/29 - Chicago, IL (Union Park - Pitchfork Music Festival)
7/30 - Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theatre)
8/2 - Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)
8/3 - Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
8/4 - Las Vegas, NV (Jilian's)
8/5 - San Diego, CA (San Diego Street Scene)

postscript: If anyone has an issue with this live set being made available, just say the word (email link on left). Recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps mp3s. Mp3s are made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.


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