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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, February 10, 2010

Addendum: Anticipated 2010 Album Release Action

As a follow-up to last week's list of the 2010 album releases I'm looking forward to, here are a few I forgot, some that were recommended, and a couple that have been announced since. Thanks to readers and friends for the reminders, and to the labels and bands who've gotten in touch. FYI, I'll also be adding these to the original post if you want to take a look there for the full run-down...

  • Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson - self-titled second album
           [Feb. 23rd on How is Annie Records/Norway]
                [MP3] "To Sit Down Or To Follow, So I Follow"

  • Frightened Rabbit - "The Winter of Mixed Drinks"
           [March 1st on Fat Cat Records]
                [Video] "Nothing Like You"

  • Arletta - "Dandelion Bingo Parlour"
           [download code available at 3/6 Great Scott show / possibly vinyl later]
                [MP3] "You Ruined My Election"

  • Broken Bells - self-titled debut
           [March 9th on Columbia/Sony]
                [Video] "The High Road"

  • Standard Fare - "The Noyelle Beat"
           [March 16th on Bar/None]
                [MP3] "Fifteen"
                [Download] a free Christmas song @ SPC

  • Nada Surf - "if i had a hi-fi" (covers album)
           [Available on March 25th at shows]
                [Stream] "Enjoy The Silence" (Depeche Mode/home demo)

  • Teenage Fanclub - "Shadows" (their 9th full-length)
           [In March? on their own PeMa label]
                [Watch] "When I Still Have Thee" (new song, live acoustic)
                [Watch] live videos of three other new ones

  • Black Francis - "NonStopErotik"
           [March 30th on Cooking Vinyl]

  • Soundpool - "Mirror In Your Eyes" CD/LP
           ["Early 2010" on Killer Pimp / 7" available now]
                [MP3] "But It's So"

  • Ceremony - "Rocket Fire" CD/LP
           ["Early 2010" on Killer Pimp / 7" available now]
                [MP3] "Someday"

  • Mogwai - "Special Moves" live CD/DVD (includes live film "Burning")
           [Spring on Rock Action Records]
                [Watch] "Burning" teaser trailer
                [Download] "2 Rights Make 1 Wrong" live MP3 w/email address

  • Broken Social Scene - title tba
           [May 4th on Arts & Crafts, I assume]

  • Kevin Dunn - "No Great Lost: Songs, 1979-1985"
           [May 18th on Casa Nuevo]
                [Download] free MP3 with email addy and code 'paris'

  • Travels - "Robber On The Run"
           [June on Own Records]

  • Snowden - new EP (before SxSW) / new album ("soon to arrive")

  • The Thermals - title tba [Sept. 7th on KRS, I assume]

  • Ghost Wars (Arlie Carstens from Juno) - recording underway

  • One Happy Island - self-titled full-length
           [June 7th on Odd Box Records/UK]

  • Explosions in the Sky - working on new songs

  • featured mp3 download
    neil halstead
    live in cambridge, ma
    on november 14th, 2008
    previously: joy formidable - boston 2011

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