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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

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My Week In Music Tweets 1

It's been quite a while since I've pulled together one of those 'music miscellany' posts, in which I gather all the various music-related news and links that have struck a chord with me, and there's a pretty straightforward reason: The 'Nac Twitter account. It's been fulfilling my compulsion to share the cool, quick stuff, but it leaves the 'Nac slightly neglected, and leaves you surfers and RSS-readers out entirely. So, despite my distaste for the word 'tweet', I'll be firing off a compilation of them under this title every weekend.

It won't strictly be a cut-and-paste -- I'll be expanding beyond Twitter's character-constraints to include more details and full links, and I'll be editing the 'real time' items to make more sense in retrospect. I may also occasionally throw in something that didn't get, um, tweeted, and will probably include random non-music links I love as well (and by probably, I mean definitely. See bullet #1 below).

So here's the first installment, my past 7 days on Twitter, for the 2nd week of November, 2009...
  • Attention Boston: The 1st-ever East Coast edition of the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East!) takes place from March 26th-28th, 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Gabe & Tycho say it best: "PAX East is not an event run by some giant corporate entity; it's a big party we throw for the gaming community in general and PA readers in particular." And it's a can't-miss. Early registration is officially open.

  • Wow, @AfternoonRecs is reissuing @JohnVanderslice's back catalog on sweet, sweet vinyl. Hot diggity. Pre-order them here.

  • Sorry to see @MarcBernardin let go from Entertainment Weekly. Always dug his print and online articles. But hey, silver lining: more good comics from him. Keep tabs on his projects at his blog.

  • Currently streaming the new episode of The Big Takeover radio show @RabidInKennel radio show on Break Thru Radio featuring Mr. @LouBarlow.

  • Feel fortunate to be catching 2/3 of Pants Yell! (joined by Frank Drake and Joe Mahoney) perform some Smiths covers at the Plough & Stars as part of its 40th anniversary weekend. (photos here)

  • Just finished Bill Willingham's "Peter & Max: A Fables Novel", and Cory @Doctorow has it right on.

  • Um, wow. The @ShitMyDadSays twitter feed is being adapted into... a sitcom. Yeah, I think I'll watch that.

  • Hey Boston: I'm giving I gave away a pair of tickets to this Saturday's Jesus Lizard show @ParadiseRockClb (Congrats to Tristan F., who won those tix on Friday).

  • Absolutely cannot wait to see Mogwai's upcoming live concert film. Here's the teaser for "Burning". Consider me teased.

  • Caught a screening of "Up In The Air" a few days back and loved it. Director @JasonReitman gives great Q&A. Here are a couple photos.

  • Totally digging on the new Pants Yell! album right now. Another hi-quality notch on the Slumberland Records belt. The label celebrates their 20th anniversary on Friday the 13th in D.C. and on Saturday the 14th in NYC. Pop Tarts Suck Toasted has got the occasion covered, with some fantastic features and Q&As with Slumberland bands past & present.

  • Great news: After some stunning EPs, Montreal's Under Electric Light (@uel_music) hopes to release debut LP soon.

  • File under "Fascinating": Boston's Mayor has declared Saturday, November 14, 2009 to be "Leonard Nimoy Day" in our fair city. View the text of the proclamation right here. Nimoy is appearing at this weekend's New England Fan Experience here in town (@nefanx).

  • It's official: First Night Boston 2010 includes a show with @KristinHersh (2 sets!), Chris Brokaw + Geoff Farina, & @DrewODoherty. Oh yes. It's at the Emmanuel Church on Newbury St. on, duh, December 31st, and you can purchase a First Night button right here. By the way, you should check out Mr. Farina's website, which has returned to active duty after some silent time.

  • Another great First Night Boston 2010 lineup, as some Boston legends team-up: Buffalo Tom, Neats (reunited!), & Lyres at the Orpheum. Buy your First Night button here, and check out the recently-released Neats "1981-84: The Ace Of Hearts Years" collection.

  • Great news from @MergeRecords: Next week they'll be releasing professionally documented audio & video of Lambchop's glorious, fest-stealing set from the XXMerge 20th Anniversary fest that I was lucky enough to attend over the summer. Check out the trailer, which consists of set-ender "Give It" (incorporating some "Once In A Lifetime" lyrics for good measure). The collection has a great cover shot by photog PJ Sykes.

  • Getting ready for tonight's Jesus Lizard show here in Boston by listening to @WFMU's stream/mp3 of JL's ATP set.

  • Check out all the panel participants for the upcoming Music Hack Day Boston (@MusicHackDayBos). Really looking forward to that.
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