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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, October 08, 2007

Mp3s: Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah the Hills live

When Kevin Drew and his rejiggered (but still BSS-laden) backing band made their live debut at TT the Bears here in Cambridge a couple months back, Ryan Walsh of Hallelujah the Hills was tapped to open up the very-packed MySpace show with an acoustic set of his own. He used the opportunity to share not just stripped-down versions of a few songs from his band's excellent full-length debut, "Collective Psychosis Begone", but to give us some brand new stuff, a familiar cover, and even dust off a track by his previous band, the Stairs.

On the eve of Hallelujah the Hills' 8-date East Coast tour, which kicks off tomorrow night in Knoxville, Tennessee (see dates below), the band is unleashing a couple more new songs onto the 'net, with exclusive tracks offered at both Largehearted Boy ("Cataloging Candy's Demise") and Stereogum ("Let It Wave"). To add to this wealth of HtH goodness, I'm happy to share my Ryan-approved recording of that acoustic TT's set...

Ryan Walsh of
Hallelujah the Hills

Live at TT the Bears
in Cambridge, Massachusetts
on Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

01. Nurses Five Float Past (new)
02. Escape Clause (the Stairs)
03. Paper Pilots (new)
04. It's All Been Downhill Since The Talkies Started To Sing
05. Wave Backwards to Massachusetts
06. subway story (banter)
07. The Echo Sequence (new)
08. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper cover)
09. The Trap

Some HtH links...
  • Their official site, MySpace page, and Misra Records page.

  • Audio: Mp3s - From "Collective Psychosis Begone", download the song "Hallelujah the Hills". Grab the non-album track "Monster Eyes" (written using words from Jonathan Lethem's book "You Don't Love Me Yet"). Stream - four songs on their MySpace page, including a demo version of the song "Nurses Five Float Past". The band also has a bunch of other demos and selected live songs on their own downloads page. And be sure to head to Largehearted Boy and keep an eye on Stereogum for those two brand new tracks. As ever, you can easily stream all 'Nac-hosted mp3s using the Hype Machine.

  • Video: An HtH YouTube search turns up more than a few live vids, along with a short tour video the band threw together earlier this year, and a clip for the track "Wave Backwards To Massachusetts", which is exactly what the band will be doing as they head out of state this afternoon.

  • Tour: Here are all the stops on the HtH roadtrip, which winds up with a Misra / Absolutely Kosher showcase at CMJ in NYC on the 18th...
    Tuesday, October 9, 2007
    in Knoxville, TN at The World Grotto
    with Cold Hands and The Winter Sounds

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007
    in Athens, GA at The Caledonia Lounge
    with Casper & The Cookies

    Thursday, October 11, 2007
    in Carrboro, NC at The Reservoir

    Friday, October 12, 2007
    in Washington, DC at The Red & Black
    with Casper & The Cookies
    (as part of the DAM! Fest)

    Saturday, October 13, 2007
    in Fredericksburg, Virginia at 3rd Floor Studio
    with Casper & The Cookies

    Sunday, October 14, 2007
    in Arlington, Virginia at Galaxy Hut
    with Casper & The Cookies

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007
    in New Haven, CT at Cafe Nine
    with Southeast Engine

    Thursday, October 18, 2007
    in New York, NY at Arlene's Grocery
    with Palomar, Centro-matic, the Affair, Get Him! Eat Him!, and Southeast Engine
    CMJ Absolutely Kosher/Misra showcase
    Do stop in and say hello to them, won't you?

  • appeasing the audiophiles... All almanac live sets are recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps Mp3s. Files are made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.


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