Monday, May 23, 2016

You Get a PorchFest and YOU Get a PorchFest – Quincy to Hold Their First Jam Session This June

Go out and meet ya faukin neighbahs kehd. Quincy gets social.

The next Boston-area city to participate in organized musical curb appeal is Quincy, holding their very first PorchFest on June 18th from 1P-5P in the Safford Park Wollaston neighborhood, accessible by the Wollaston T stop on the Redline.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLV

It's homemade ya'll!

We heard lavender lemonade is a really good stress reliever…so we put vodka in it. The May Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out is spiked with bands playing shows around town including Eldridge Rodriguez at O’Brien’s Pub on May 21st, Weakened Friends playing their record release show on May 22nd at Great Scott, and Le Roxy Pro and Notches both playing on May 23rd at Great Scott and O’Brien’s Pub respectively. (we kept your show recommendations within stumbling distance local). #ROWYCO

Friday, May 6, 2016

"For Adam" - A Two-Night Local Music Showcase to Benefit Dog Days Adoption Event Inc.

'For Adam' is a two-night event in memory of musician Adam Haut (Civil Warblers / Matt & Adam) who passed away suddenly last summer from an undiagnosed heart condition. The showcase happens at Great Scott in Allston on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, features 14 local bands and musicians, and benefits Dog Days Adoption Event Inc., a non-profit that assists small rescues and pounds to raise awareness of adoptable dogs by way of pop up events.

"We are beyond adequately expressing our gratitude for being chosen as the recipient of this great outpouring of love and joy, in memory of a young man who adored dogs, nature, music and his friends and family," the organization's Facebook page states. "Proceeds from this event will go to a fund started last year named "LETS GO" in honor of Adam, and used to pay for dog care expenses when owners can't afford them. Our deepest and most profound "thank you" to the event organizers for including us in this great honor and we wish you the greatest joy as you share memories and create new ones with friends by your side and Adam in your heart."

MAY 6 @ Great Scott - 9PM - 21+ Ticket Link | Event Link

Choke Up
Tied to a Bear
Great Lakes USA
Save Ends
Ken Valentine

MAY 7 @ Great Scott - 8PM - 21+ Ticket Link | Event Link

Matt Murphy
Piss Dogs
Pinecone Teeth
Mic King
Radio control
The Alrighters
Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew
Jeff Rowe

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Deerhunter + Mini Dresses Kickoff Converse Rubber Tracks Live Series

This year’s first Converse Rubber Tracks Live show in Boston will feature rock veterans Deerhunter, with Somerville's Mini Dresses.

The all-ages event happens Wednesday, May 11th at The Sinclair in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

Voted the #1 best rock band right now by SPIN, Deerhunter has released seven albums to date throughout their decade-long career, gaining critical praise for their experimental sounds and compelling performances. The band hand-selected dream pop opening act Mini Dresses, who previously had the opportunity to record at the Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in Boston, at no cost. 

Tickets to the free show are available by following this link.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Night of High Energy Rock Awaits You at O'Brien's Pub on 4/29

Forever in our top 10. Catch The Darker Hues at O'Brien's Pub on 4/29/16.

One of Boston’s most underrated bands treading just beneath the radar is decade-long passion project, The Darker Hues. “Misrepresenting the Boston Music Scene Since 2006”, The Darker Hues has produced a handful of singles, two full-lengths, and provided their sound as local support for touring acts like Rough Francis and White Lung. With melodramatic melodies of American Football and grounded basslines of Fugazi, the Hues is a uniquely layered experience of aggressive 90’s post-hardcore and comprehensive indie undertones, bounded together with zealous lyrics. Presented with a loaded setlist and on-point stage presence, you’ll find yourself white-knuckling it through a Darker Hues’ performance and wondering where has this band been all your life.

On Friday, April 29th, The Darker Hues will be celebrating the release of their 2016 ‘Needed Loss’ album at O’Brien’s Pub with Laughing Stock, Rebuilder and Hospital Beds 8PM//$8//21+ (event details here). Follow the band on Facebook and listen to "She Was Covered in Scars and Good Intentions", the first track off of 'Needed Loss' below.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Reckless Optimism of The Coward Flowers

Pop songs with a rock 'n' roll backbone. Listen to 'Jams and Jellies'.

Like walking through rooms of a very eclectic house, each door opens into a new vibe. From experimental reverb to sundown twang leading into driving alt-rock guitars, The Coward Flowers’Jams and Jellies’ is comprised of intricate song writing, taking the listener on a journey of emotions that influenced the 2016 record.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Kids Like You & Me Initiates ‘Rama Lama Ding Dong Fest’

For those of you who enjoy lo-fi, garage rock.

Boston based rock 'n' roll label , show curator, and fansite Kids Like You & Me is gearing up for their 3-night, 2-venue, 19-band large event. Rama Lama Ding Dong (April 28TH – 30TH) is a three day rock 'n' roll, slop 'n' bop music festival with an opening night at Club Bohemia and two showcases at the Middle East Upstairs in Central Square, Cambridge.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Organ Beats Give You a Taste of What is Yet to Come with the 'Only Human' EP

"[‘Only Human’] is just a little taste for our fans
to show them what we've been working on.”

The Organ Beats’ 3-song EP ‘Only Human’ is a satisfying dose of power pop. Focusing on quality vs. quantity, we get an energetic title track, a memorable ballad, plus a remastered version of “When We Were Young” for that nostalgic teenage love kick. “We went with the EP for now because we've been experimenting with recording on our own and had these songs in the bag,” the band tells Bishop & Rook. “We definitely plan on a full length in time. [‘Only Human’] is just a little taste for our fans to show them what we've been working on.” ‘Only Human’ was produced by Alex Fiorentino at Doghouse East Studios and Mastered by Nick Z. at New Alliance East.

Standout track for this teaser EP is “Crazy Eyes” with an insane three-and-a-half minutes of reverb capping off the seven minute song. We can only hope the live version is just as epic.

A music video for the title track accompanies the release and features the band experiencing a galactic fantasy before crashing landing in "Waltham, MA, Urth" (shot, directed, edited and animated by Tim Dennesen of Punchdance Inc. and originally premiering on BlankTV).

'Only Human' is available on Bandcamp for $3. You can also download the band's full discography for $17.55 (35% savings). Follow The Organ Beats on Facebook and visit the band's official website for additional release information and upcoming show announcements.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Is it Summer Yet? Today Junior Releases Two Free Surf / Garage Tracks

Snag your free downoad of Today Junior's latest singles.

It's no secret Today Junior puts on a fantastic live show. I feel like you should know this because there are plenty of opportunities to see them. Also, because we tell you... A lot.

As a follow up to their 2015 'Ride the Surf'' LP, Today Junior has dropped two singles at a complimentary "Name Your Price" cost on Bandcamp. "Leaving Easy" and "Blunt Breath" have the surf / garage sound you have come to expect from the trio, getting you ready for the summer, but more immediately, their set at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square, Cambridge on April, 16th - part of dream pop band Guillermo Sexo's 'Eclipse' release show also featuring The Furniture and Jeff Beam Music. Full event details here. Follow Today Junior on Facebook and Twitter for even more show information.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLIV

Treat yo self. Your fancy face deserves it. (image credit)

Current interests:, the never ending search for the best bar pizza, and espresso martinis. Caffeine and alcohol never looked oh so fancy. Plus listen to our sparkling new April playlist featuring Abbie Barrett (playing the Rock & Roll Rumble preliminary night #4), The Ghost of Paul Revere (playing with Tigerman Whoa! at Great Scott on 4/7), and a bunch of new music from a bunch of punx.

Espresso Martini

1 oz cold espresso
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1 oz white creme de cacao
3 Coffee beans (for garnish)

Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with coffee beans. Best sipped during a ROWYCO playlist. Pinkies up.

Find a whole mess of cocktails and playlists on our archive page.

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