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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

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year's Giveaway: David Bazan on DVD

First official 'Nac post of the new year, and it's a gift for one of you.

There are many scheduled releases I look forward to in '09 (and I'll write about them in another post soon), but one I anticipate the most is David Bazan's Black Cloud, which should be arriving on Barsuk sometime this Spring. The former Pedro the Lion frontman has been sharing several new songs on stage for awhile now, and simply stripped down you can tell they're some of his best.

To help ease the long wait for "Black Cloud" (technically his first official solo full-lengther), David and the crew at Undertow released the "Bazan: Alone At The Microphone" DVD in October. Documented last summer, the intimate, hour-long offering sprinkles revealing interview segments among 10 bare-bones performances. These run-throughs cover of a wide variety of David's work, including PtL songs, some Headphones tracks (remarkable in these very different guitar-based versions), and the disc closes with the new "Please Baby Please", a live favorite for awhile now.

So, thanks to the generosity of Undertow, I've got a copy of the David Bazan DVD to give away to a random Almanac reader. With the holiday season wrapping up, and surfing having slowed waaaaay down, the odds of your snagging this sucker is that much greater. So if you want to take a shot, drop a quick email to me at giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com before 9am next Friday, January 9th, and I'll let you know if it's yours that afternoon. Throw "Bazan DVD" in the subject line, and include the city you live in (North Americans only, unfortunately).

If the chips don't fall your way, you can pick up your own copy of the DVD via Undertow, Barsuk, or at Insound. Check out a couple interview segments from the DVD right here, some bonus material over at Elbows, and these clips via YouTube...

Also well worth noting is that David recently released a couple new tracks via iTunes, the politically-charged "American Flags" and his version of "Please Baby Please" from the DVD. For those who hanker for something to hold in your hands (as I do), both tracks will also be found on a 7" version that arrives later this month from Barsuk.

Alright, get those emails coming and keep those fingers crossed.


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