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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

Friday, October 05, 2012

[Live MP3s] Neil Halstead (Mojave 3 / Slowdive) plays Boston tomorrow

In support of his achingly gorgeous new solo LP, "Palindrome Hunches", Neil Halstead returns to the scene of his last Boston-area appearance tomorrow night, Saturday, October 6th, for another intimate show at at the Lizard Lounge. Not sure who's traveling with him this time around, but 4 years ago the Mojave 3 (and ex?-Slowdive) frontman was joined by bassist Ben Hall and guitar/mandolin player Adam Parfitt for most of that whiskey-fueled Cambridge set.

Below is the setlist from that November night in 2008, along with live MP3s of a few of the songs. Despite Neil's apologies, the performance was made no less entrancing by a mid-set coughing fit ("I guess I'm not too healthy at the moment") , though he promised he'd be in a healthier state when he returned. Guess we'll find out tomorrow night (and if he's not, don't offer him more whiskey... he wasn't sure that helped). Get advance tickets here, but hurry. If there's any justice, it'll be a sell out.

Acidgalore and Nine Dots Boston were both at the 2008 show, and shared their thoughts. More of my photos from that night are here.

Neil is at the very start of a lengthy tour across the US before he heads to the UK and Europe to finish out the year. Stream "Palindrome Hunches" below, where you'll also find the new video for "Hey Daydreamer", the beautiful piano-based track that closes the album, and a link to download a free 4-song tour EP.

Neil Halstead
with Ben Hall & Adam Parfitt

November 14th, 2008
at the Lizard Lounge
in Cambridge, MA

01. Martha's Mantra (For The Pain) [MP3]
02. Driving With Bert
03. Oh! Mighty Engine
04. Witless or Wise
05. Sometimes The Wheels
06. Yer Feet (Mojave 3)
07. Sleeping on Roads [MP3]
08. Two Stones In My Pocket
09. Between The Bars (Mojave 3)
10. No Mercy For The Muse
11. Prayer For The Paranoid (Mojave 3)
12. See You On Rooftops
13. Who Do You Love? (Mojave 3)
14. Paint A Face
15. Elevenses
16. Hi-Lo and Inbetween
17. A Gentle Heart [MP3]
18. unknown * (lyric - "Jimmy Could You Lay Another On Me")
19. Queen Bee
20. unknown * (lyric - "She Won't Let You Cause Her No Pain")

* Didn't recognize those two songs (cover songs, perhaps?), and a search let me down, so let me know if you think you do.

Download a free 4-song Neil Halstead tour EP courtesy of Noisetrade. Order "Palindrome Hunches" direct from Brushfire Records or digitally on iTunes. Catch Neil Halstead on tour near you.


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

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