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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

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ticket Giveaway: Pinback + Ho-Ag at the Paradise

Ladies and gentlemen, Pinback is, um, back. No, not yet with a new album (their latest remains 2007's "Autumn of the Seraphs"), but with a month-long tour that brings them to Boston's Paradise this Halloween night. Without a fresh record to spotlight, I'd assume a discography-spanning setlist (and so far, show reports say so), though those same reports also reveal a distinct lack of new songs. That either means they don't yet exist, or that the band is holding 'em back until the next album arrives (said to be in 2010 by Temporary Residence, who picked them up after Touch & Go stopped releasing new music), but knowing Zach & Rob's prolificacy, I'd guess it's the latter. And yes, prolificacy is a word, despite my spellcheck telling me otherwise. Silly spellcheck.

For an opener, a real treat (and, possibly, some tricks) - killer locals Ho-Ag. Now there's a team-up for ya. Hopefully Ho-Ag will make up for Pinback's lack of new songs by sharing some of their own.

Wanna go? Wanna bring a friend? You know the drill - Email giveaways[at]bradleysalmanac[dot]com, include your full name, and throw "Pinback please" in the subject line. Make sure it arrives in my inbox before 9am this Friday the 30th, and I'll drop the random winner the good news that morning.

Oh, and about Rob & Zach Pinback's songwriting prolificacy? You know, all those other projects and solo efforts? Well, there's another jewel on that spiky crown: Mr. Armistead Burwell Smith IV (that's Zach) has at last released his long-in-the-making solo debut under the name Systems Officer, and it's a freakin' keeper. Hell, I think his "Underslept" (also out on Temporary Residence) might just end up on my faves-of-the-year list. Pinback fans, I know it's hard to keep track of their hit-or-miss offshoots, but seriously, don't let this one get lost in the stack. Make an effort, seek it out when it hits stores on Nov. 3rd (you can already download the album at iTunes), or grab one at these live shows where Zach said he'll have copies available. There are also a couple of iTunes-only non-album tracks available right here if you're game, as part of the "Shape Shifter" digital single. Here's that song, the fourth cut on "Underslept"...

You can also get a higher quality Mp3 of that one over at RCRDLBL.

Alright, now get with the contest entering. To play it safe, you might want to grab your own ticket to Pinback's Halloween gig right here, or at the Paradise Box Office between Noon and 6pm any day until the show.


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