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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

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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

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mp3s: Wye Oak live in Cambridge

Every year, for the past dozen years and to varying degrees of seriousness, I think "This will be the year I make it to South By Southwest." Hasn't happened yet, but... someday. As the showcases get scheduled, more great bands get added, and the parties get planned, I sit here in Boston getting buried under a mountain of digital SxSW-specific promo emails, and wait for my fellow bloggers to write about what a great time was had. Sigh.

But if I was there, one of the bands I'd be sure to see is Wye Oak, who are part of the Merge Records showcase on Friday night at the Parish. I was fortunate enough to catch the Baltimore-based duo of Jenn & Andy when they played here in Cambridge a couple weeks back, and they've kindly allowed me to share their performance here on the 'Nac.

Their seven song set naturally showed off songs from their upcoming debut, "If Children", but they also threw in a couple new numbers and a reworked older one. If you're down in Austin this week, make sure you get to the Merge showcase early, as they're playing second, with Portastatic up first. And go ahead, rub it in... let me know how great it was. I can take it.

Wye Oak

Live at the Middle East Upstairs
in Cambridge, MA
on Friday, February 22nd, 2008

01. Please Concrete
02. Untitled (new)
03. Family Glue
04. Warning
05. Half a Double Man
06. I Want For Nothing
07. Obituary

Some Wye Oak links...
  • Their official site, MySpace page, and Merge page.

  • Additional Audio: The band's site has no less than four Mp3s from "If Children". And their MySpace page adds another for streaming. Generous, they are. Also generous: Aural States and Baltimore Taper, who teamed up to offer another full Wye Oak live set, recorded earlier this month, along with an interview.

  • Video: Here's something very cool - Watch Andy play through the entirety of "Warning", showing off his drum n' keys multi-tasking skills, courtesy of There are also a whole slew of live clips up on YouTube.

  • Photos: My Flickr-hosted shots are here, and you can find more through a full Wye Oak Flickr tag search.

  • Upcoming live dates:
    March 14th @ The Parish in Austin (Merge Records SXSW showcase)
    April 10th @ The Sugar Tank in Lancaster, PA
    April 11th @ The G-Spot in Baltimore, MD (CD Release)
    April 12th @ Union Hall in Brooklyn
    April 13th @ The Black Cat in Washington, DC
    May 2nd @ the Over the Top Festival in Toronto, ON
  • Listen to any and all 'Nac-hosted Mp3s at the Hype Machine.

  • the fine print... If anyone has an issue with these Mp3s being made available, just let me know (my contact info in the 'nac faq). Live sets 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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