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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

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concrete blonde

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annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

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sufjan stevens

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@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

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monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

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@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

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@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

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kathleen edwards

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@ 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

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@ brighton music hall

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wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

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Friday, January 27, 2012

[Last Night's Playlist] New Music Night IV at River Gods

Roughly 12 hours ago I was up in the River Gods DJ booth for the first New Music Night of twenty-twelve, once again splitting the 4-hour shift with fellow Boston-based music blogger extraordinaire Jay Clicky Clicky. While I've been doing the RGs DJ thing for something like 5 years now, this was just the 4th edition of the every-other-month NMN... and I've never had a more difficult time cutting my set down to a measly 2 hours. The whittling was made a bit easier once I discovered a whole lotta track overlap with Jay's pre-planned playlist - which was no surprise, really; his impeccable taste is why he's my co-pilot, after all. No way in hell was I going to let him play Destroyer's New Order cover, though. That one was mine, ALL MINE.

Here are the songs I sent through the River Gods sound system last night. And make sure you hit up Clicky Clicky for Jay's playlist.


Thursday, January 26th, 2012
at River Gods in Cambridge, MA
co-hosted by DJs Brad Almanac & Jay Clicky Clicky

[ download the 8 guilt-free MP3s shared below in a 49 MB .zip file ]

[ * = Boston-area artist ]

Set One / 9pm-10pm
Brad Almanac

01. Ume - "Gleam" (For Esme)
   [ stream, download, & donate here ]
02. Guy Capecelatro III - "Like Anything"
   [ from the forthcoming Dromedary LP / stream & download here ]
03. Darren Hayman with Elizabeth Morris (of Allo Darlin') - "I Know I Fucked Up"
   [ from his January Songs project / stream & download here / video here ]
04. Lightships - "Two Lines"
   [ new project from Teenage Fanclub's Gerard Love / video here ]
05. Real Estate - "In My Care" (Live)
   [ new song debuted Jan. 13th on NPR's World Cafe / listen here ]
06. Shearwater - "Animal Life"
   [ from their forthcoming Sub Pop LP / stream at NPR ]
07. Sharon Van Etten - "Serpents"
   [ from the forthcoming Jagjaguwar LP / download MP3 ]
08. Field Music - "(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing"
   [ From the forthcoming Memphis Industries LP / download MP3 ]
* 09. Leisure - "The Invisible Hand"
   [ from their forthcoming debut LP / stream song here ]
10. School of Seven Bells - "Lafaye"
   [ from the forthcoming Vagrant LP / stream song here ]
* 11. Drifterswift - "Rule of the Twelfths"
   [ from their forthcoming debut EP / stream song here ]
* 12. Night Fruit - "Paper Thin"
   [ from their "Dark Horse" 7-inch / stream song & buy 7-inch here ]
13. Secretary - "I Know It’s Wrong"
   [ 1st-ever song from ex-Summer At Shatter Creek / download MP3 ]
14. Magnetic Fields - "Andrew In Drag"
   [ from their forthcoming Merge LP / Stream song here ]
15. Allo Darlin’ - "Capricornia"
   [ from their forthcoming Slumberland LP / stream song here ]
* 16. In The Audience - "Squall Song"
   [ from their new "Terminal" EP / free EP download here / download MP3 ]
* 17. Bon Savants - "The Song Destroyer"
   [ from their forthcoming 2nd LP / download song at OTD ]
18. Fanfarlo - "Shiny Things"
   [ from their forthcoming Atlantic LP / watch video here ]

Visit Clicky Clicky for Jay's 10-11pm playlist

Set Three / 11pm-12pm
Brad Almanac

19. Lee Ranaldo - "Off The Wall"
   [ from his upcoming Matador solo LP / download MP3 ]
20. Memoryhouse - "The Kids Were Wrong"
   [ from their forthcoming Sub Pop LP / download MP3 ]
21. Heartless Bastards - "Parted Ways"
   [ from their forthcoming Partisan Records LP / stream song here ]
22. New Multitudes - "Old LA"
   [ Will Johnson, Jay Farrar, Yim Yames, & Anders Parker do Woody Guthrie / stream here ]
* 23. Nothings The Rule - "One Can Never Win"
   [ 1st installment of 12 "monthly songs" project / download MP3 ]
24. Now, Now - "Dead Oaks"
   [ from their forthcoming Trans-Records LP / stream & download song here ]
* 25. Wheat - "Gettin’ Ready To"
   [ from the 2nd installment of a 3-single series / buy here ]
* 26. Butterknife - "Coattails"
   [ from the out-tomorrow "Do The Needful" EP / free download here soon ]
27. Nada Surf - "Teenage Dreams"
   [ from their just-released Barsuk LP / stream & download another song here ]
28. Superchunk - "Blinders" (Slow Version)
   [ outtake from the "Majesty Shredding" LP / stream here / download MP3 ]
* 29. Bellwire - "Surfing Out Your High School"
   [ from their just-released "Waterbed" EP / stream & name your price download here ]
30. The Jealous Sound - "Your Eyes Were Shining"
   [ from their forthcoming, long-awaited 2nd LP / stream song here / stream LP here ]
* 31. Bookkeeper - "Tyro"
   [ first track from their upcoming EP / free download here ]
* 32. Yale, MA - "Danger City, Population: ME"
   [ from their new 7-inch / stream song here / video here / buy 7-inch here ]
33. Chris Brokaw - "Stories"
   [ title track from his new Limited Appeal 12-inch / buy it here ]
* 34. Girlfriends - "Big Machines"
   [ 1 of 4 newly-recorded songs / stream them here ]
35. David Bazan - "Gas and Matches" (full band)
   [ b-side of the new Polyvinyl 7-inch with Deerhoof / buy it here ]
36. Destroyer - "Leave Me Alone" (New Order cover)
   [ from the Mojo Magazine "Power, Corruption, & Lies" covers project / Stream samples here / download song at A.D.]

[ download the 8 guilt-free MP3s shared above in a 49 MB .zip file ]

Visit Clicky Clicky for Jay's 12-1am playlist

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