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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

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Merch Giveaway: The Sea Navy disc, tee, + art

While The Sea Navy is very much a Seattle band, I'll never be able to separate singer/guitarist Jay Cox from Boston in my brain. Though he moved away a number of years ago, I still expect to see him at the same shows I go to, just as I used to a decade ago when I first got here. He was that increasingly-familiar face in the crowd at all the good gigs, then suddenly one night he was up on stage fronting the Ivory Coast, and would eventually become a friend whom I was sad to see head west.

Fortunately for us (meaning me and anyone reading this), when he left Boston he didn't stop writing songs, turning his semi-solo project The Sea Navy into a mutating band and cranking out a couple of excellent full-lengthers. The third of those, "Memory Matches", was officially released last week, and is the first written and recorded with a stable lineup (Stuart Fletcher, formerly of The Sorts, is on bass and Jordan Cumming mans the drums). In honor of its release, Jay has pulled together a pretty damn cool collection of Sea Navy merch for me to give away to an Almanac reader.

Included in the bundle is a spiffy Sea Navy T-shirt, all three Sea Navy discs (including, of course, the brand new "Memory Matches"), and the icing on this cake is a super-special Steve Keene painting of that new album's cover art.

Before I give you the deets on how to win this stuff, here's a Sea Navy a/v crash course, all from "Memory Matches". You're welcome...
  • [Mp3]: The Sea Navy - "Not My First Rodeo" (the leadoff track)

  • [Video]: The Sea Navy - "What Curse?"

  • [Video]: The Sea Navy - "talktalktalk"
  • Assuming you're sufficiently hooked, you can win this little prize pack by dropping an email to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com before 9am on Thursday, September 10th. Title it "Gimme some Sea Navy!" and make sure you live in North America before you click send (apologies to international visitors). I'll pick a random winner from all entrants that afternoon, contact said lucky soul to get a mailing address, and then Jay himself will send along the goodies post haste.

    For more on The Sea Navy, read a recent interview with Jay and Jordan at Sound on the Sound, become a fan of the band on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and pick up their latest album on iTunes or Amazon.


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