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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

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mp3s: Loney Dear in Somerville, MA

In honor of the news that Sweden's Loney Dear have signed to Polyvinyl Records, that they'll release their next record in late January, and will kick off a stateside tour with Andrew Bird here in Boston soon after, I figure it's about time I shared up this aural document of the night I fell for the band, back in the spring of last year.

They were opening for Low at the Somerville Theatre, and while I'd read I was in for some "Swedish Pop" (a category they fit in, yet at times stretch the boundaries of), I went in without additional expectations. So I was fairly blown away by the delicacy and depth that frontman/songwriter Emil Svanangen and his band brought to the stage, sprinkling quiet, moving moments among the snappy folk-pop overtones. I quickly devoured the Sub Pop-released "Loney, Noir" full-length, dug into the hard-to-acquire back-catalog, and have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up. Very glad to know that Polyvinyl will be making that particular delivery.

Pre-orders for Loney Dear's "Dear John" album can now be placed at the Polyvinyl site, and they'll ship on January 16th, nicely before the in-store date of January 27th (and for vinyl aficionados: Ordering the wax will also get you a digital download code). That particular week will be Loney-filled for Boston-area fans, as the band hits town with Andrew Bird that Friday, January 30th at the Orpheum (tickets on sale tomorrow morning at 10am over here). So order up, and have a listen to this wonderful live set as you ease into the depths of winter...

Some Loney links...
  • Their official site, MySpace page, Wikipedia entry, Polyvinyl page, and Sub Pop page.

  • Additional Audio: The label-provided opening track from the upcoming "Dear John"...
    Mp3: Loney Dear - "Airport Surroundings"
    Stream more at MySpace, of course.

  • Video: There are some video clips to be viewed on their own site, and many more via a Loney Dear YouTube search.

  • Photos: My Flickr-hosted shots are here. Check out the full Loney Dear Flickr tag search.

  • Upcoming tourdates: Loney Dear has a few shows overseas before the end of the year, Emil has a couple NYC solo shows in December, and then there's a headlining show on January 28th at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA. All dates here. After that, they hit the road for the Andrew Bird tour...
    Jan. 30th, 2009 - Boston, MA - Orpheum
    Feb. 3rd Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    Feb. 4th - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    Feb. 6th - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Theatre
    Feb. 7th - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
    Feb. 12th - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theater
    Feb. 13th - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
    Feb. 14th - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
    Feb. 18th - Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
    Feb. 19th - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    Feb. 20th - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    Feb. 21st - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
    Feb. 23rd - Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theater
    Feb. 24th - Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory
    Feb. 25th - Murray, UT @ The Murray Theater
    Feb. 26th - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
    Feb. 27th - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
  • Stream 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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