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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, August 01, 2012

[Last Tuesday's Playlist] Boston Accents Farewall Party - Night 2 - DJ Sets

One week ago we were given a communal chance to bid farewell to a Sunday-night radio staple: The Boston Accents local music program that ended when WFNX was officially swallowed by the ACME Clear Channel mega-corp. While the station itself threw its own one-night goodbye show at the Paradise a month back, Boston Accents host Michael Marotta upped the ante by inviting a dozen of his favorite local bands to play over three nights at Allston's Great Scott. Two of the shows sold way out, and the first one came pretty close, which is no small feat on summer weeknights. It was a bittersweet celebration that was, of course, way more on the sweet side than the bitter.

I was honored to play a small part in the partying, along with my DJ partner Jay "Clicky Clicky" Brietling, as we soundtracked the before-between-and-after-band moments of the second show with our own personal song selections. Naturally, we kept things local: Our favorite tracks from Boston-area bands past and present to honor the mission of Boston Accents. I kicked things off after the soundchecks, just before 9 o'clock, playing a set that lead into the Dirty Virgins opening slot, along with another short set before Soccer Mom took the stage. Jay took over from there, surrounding Mellow Bravo and Mean Creek, and you can check out his tracklists over at his place. His sets leaned just a little more old-school, while I mostly stuck to the last decade-or-so, though we both had some outliers (I'll take any opportunity to play Swirlies "Sunn" in public). Some of you may notice a quintet of songs in my set that follow a bit of a theme, so bonus points if you get that...

Soccer Mom on stage. I heart them.
Set 1
Pants Yell! - "Not Wrong"
Wheat - "Don't I Hold You"
Travels - "Smile"
You Can Be A Wesley - "Creatures"
Lockgroove - "Engine Drone"
Charlene - "Ripoff"
The Broken River Prophet - "December Wolves"
Sharp Darts USA - "Turn It On Again"
Ghost Box Orchestra - "Oh, the Moon Hangs Low"
Young Adults - "Impression"

Set 2
Swirlies - "Sunn"
Pixies - "Alec Eiffel"
Girlfriends (now known as Bent Shapes) - "Big Machines"
The Dirty Dishes - "Blur"

  • Again, check out Jay Clicky Clicky's playlists.

  • Kumar's Blizznog has some words on the second night.

  • During their closing set, Mean Creek covered the Replacement's "Left Of The Dial", which they played again last weekend at the Paradise. There's video at the Phoenix, thanks to Boston Band Crush.

  • Daykamp has some photos from the first night.

  • And the rest of my photos of night 2 are right here.

  • Mean Creek finishes up night 2.

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