Well, maybe not teaming up per se, but The Greatest Band Ever (TM) will broadcast an in-studio performance of their incredible In Rainbows over at Radiohead.tv at midnight, and it will air in America on Al Gore’s Current TV commercial free. (Pitchfork)
I’m angry at past-Davey-Dave for not recognizing how good Futurama is. Among other respects, it’s the only network show of the last bazillion years that’s gonna set a scene to Donovan’s Atlantis. But I’m getting over the resentment of earlier-me by watching all 121 hours of the ongoing 5-day Futurama marathon on the Cartoon Network.
Oh, here’s some stuff! Friday The Wrong Reasons are in Northhampton tonight, not really a long trip and since the weather has cleared…10pm, Sierra Grille, Northhampton. More road trip action: The ‘Mericans play a free show at Toad, in Cambridge. Absolutely worth the trip. 9pm, free. NEW:Sharks Come Cruisin’ bring their sea shanty sing-a-longs to
Maybe you stayed in the past couple of nights, lost in a haze of Christmas ham and boxed wines. Now is the time to shake off that eggnog coma and dance! Listening Party at Local 121 Tim O’Keefe’s weekly throwdown of eccentric underground music from every decade, his special guest DJ tonight is Anthony from
Ariel points out that the dude’s dealing with a bit of a PR flap today. I’ve wondered for a while — how has such a wholesome career never been bruised by this not-so-wholesome (and well-circulated) ditty from his 1986 Live at Union Square album? Ready Rock C, but right now, everybody out there I
Aww, those sweethearts Belle & Sebastian have put a very special Christmas song, called “Are You Coming Over For Xmas” on their Myspace page. It’s a romantic little tune, sort of slow and woozy like a good drunken Christmas dinner, and it will be available as a free download all day tomorrow.
The Washington Post has the story on the making of the famous Bing Crosby-David Bowie Christmas special. Check it: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKTHvW2JcAA] One of the most successful duets in Christmas music history — and surely the weirdest — might never have happened if it weren’t for some last-minute musical surgery. David Bowie thought “The Little Drummer Boy”
And. Love. Vince Guaraldi did the music for the Peanuts specials, and much more. Sadly, I couldn’t find any good footage of him playing, but here’s his son saying nice things about him, and promoting what looks like an upcoming movie: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3GrmM0sQY4] National prominence was just around the corner. Inspired by the 1959 French/Portuguese film
For obvious reasons. But why not hit up the Black Rep for some Neon Soul Collective? 9pm, tonight: Cover/ID: $5-10/21+ The Neon Soul Cabaret is set as if it were a Felinni film with an afro-beat soundtrack in the midst of Trinidadian Carnival on 125th St in Harlem. The Neon Soul Collective WILL be playing
This is a two-parter. First is the intro with the Marine Chorus which is quite wonderful. Then it goes to Grace Jones singing ‘Little Drummer Boy’ in the weirdest outfit ever. Pee Wee’s Christmas Special is the gold standard of the genre. [youtube]1GniAjezD84[/youtube]
We’re going to be posting some year-end lists from a variety of local musicians, writers, artists, and just plain good folk over the next few days. This first list comes from Mark Macdougall, label boss over at 75 Or Less records. Here’s his top music stuff of ’07, in no particular order, even though that’s what
If you aren’t donning spandex for your weekly sojourn to POP, and you want to hear some kicken’ Hip House, Soul, Garage and Basement Jams, come down to the Taproom at Local 121. I know you all know where its at since you made it on Tuesday for Dose-fest 2K7. Jackson’s back in Kansas for
Stripy shirt heaven at POP! tonight, as the lovely female DJ duo Staccato swoops in from LA knock some sense into the knuckleheads who defiantly cram their skinny AA clad bodies into the sweaty den that is Club Energy. POP! at Club Energy, Union st. $3
Friday night at AS220, in celebration of the Winter Solstice (fucking Wiccans…) the United Space Rock Coalition will play for twelve fucking hours, bravely pushing the limits of what is considered listenable to even the most incredibly stoned fans of Can and Popol Vuh. The band will feature a rotating cast of players from a