Showing posts with label garage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garage. Show all posts

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New Personnel, New Parts, New Attitudes - Salem Wolves to Release Their First LP Tooth & Nail

The pack finds their stride. Salem Wolves to release first LP Tooth & Nail.

“We think being a singles band is evolutionarily the best thing for most bands. From a culture perspective, it makes sense because things are very content driven and the buzz cycle is short. People expect you to be pumping out new content on a regular basis.” That was Salem Wolves during a 2015 interview with Bishop & Rook. Since then, the band has produced a total of 6 singles and 1 EP. But on May 5th, the band prepares to release their first LP, Tooth & Nail (MegaHex Records), a 12-track record that is comprised primarily of previously released songs. So the question we ask is; will Tooth & Nail be enough “new content”?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Earth Heart’s Debut Full-Length ‘Homesick’ Sounds Like Fun

Earth Heart. Can you dig it?

Varying degrees of delirious carnal lo-fi noise originating from the basements of Allston and perfected in the studios of Somerville/Cambridge, the debut full-length ‘Homesick’ by local act Earth Heart is one primal joyride we’ll keep on repeat this summer.

Homesick’ (out August 5th) is the 10-track polished successor of five DIY self-recorded, self-produced EPs; professionally recorded and mixed by Shaun Curran at Napoleon Complex in Somerville, MA and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance in Cambridge, MA.

Frontwoman Katie Coriander (vox/guitar) handles the expert task of capturing the genre’s dynamic persona both vocally and instrumentally.

While the first single and title track off the LP is certainly saturated in classic lo-fi distortion, it hardly represents the turbulent path this holistic project takes. Standout tracks: “Demons”, “NSA Song”, “Chicken And Rice”.

Catch Earth Heart at Out of The Blue Too Gallery in Cambridge on July 13th. For additional show and release information, follow the band on Facebook and purchase single “Homesick” on Bandcamp for $1 now.

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.

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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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Warlock Garage Rock – Black Hatch Releases New Single

Slacker garage rock band Black Hatch is streaming the latest single to come out of Merrimack, New Hampshire. Stream / download / mosh to your copy of “The Wizzard” via Bandcamp right now for free (at a name your price donation).

You can see Black Hatch at PA's Lounge in Somerville on April 2nd with Jamie Farnan, Mindset X, The Heavy Howl and Japanese Monster (presented by WEMF). Follow the band on Facebook for additional release information and show announcements.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Music: Salem Wolves "Peach"

Salem Wolves (MegaHex Records) has a new track for your ear holes. “Peach”, recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks studio, produced, engineered and mixed by Dave Minehan mastered by Brad Krieger and featured on Chronicle (cuz we fancy now), continues the band’s mission to pump out high quality singles. “I've always been a "songs over albums" kinda guy, hooks over a jam,” Gray Salem told Bishop & Rook during a sit down over the summer.

You can stream the garage rock track on Soundcloud now and see the band live on February 26th with The Evil Streaks, The Devil's Twins and Damnation at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester (sponsored by Polar Seltzer // event details) and be on the lookout as the band visits WMBR’s Pipeline for a live in-studio session on March 15th.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

New Band Alert - Kitner Plays First Show At O'Brien's Pub on 9/23

See you at a rock and roll show.

Comprised of members of Choke Up, Save Ends, Holiday Music and a few other folks around town, new band Kitner will be playing their first show at O'Brien's Pub in Allston this September. Sources say the guitar driven sound is "like Weakerthans meets Bruce Springsteen." We do not have the words to describe that, so we'll have to hear it live for ourselves.

Head to O'Brien's Pub in Allston Rock City on Wednesday, September 23rd to catch Kitner open for Lee Corey Oswald (PDX), Soda Bomb (Long Island, NY) and local band Sneeze. Killer lineup = will sell out ∴ buy tickets in advance here. The show is 18+ // $10 // 8PM doors. View the official Facebook event page.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIX

New music, our picks for September shows and THE SHARK PUNCHER.

Welcome Back Freshman. Moving blow. Go to a show. Providence, Rhode Island’s emo trio Twin Foxes will be at Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Square with Tied to a Bear on September 14th, New Hampshire’s spunky Little My is with Fucko at Middle East Upstairs on September 22nd and New York garage band Soda Bomb is playing at O’Brien’s Pub with Sneeze on September 23rd. All of this and more featured in our September Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Spotify playlist, plus partake in The Shark Puncher - a spiced rum recipe for you and your friends.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Refining The Formula – Salem Wolves Dish on Band Growth, New Projects and a BIG Announcement

Download your free copy of "Teenage Wonder" by Salem Wolves now.

Salem Wolves is one of those bands we’ve been watching out of the corner of our eye. Kicking off the year with their dirty, reverb-saturated garage music featured on the 4-song EP 'Black Books' (MegaHex Records), the band has developed their sound at an accelerated pace with the premier of two additional tracks this summer. Their second single release “Teenage Wonder” (follow up to July’s “More Weight”) pulls in influences from doo-wop and soul while staying true to their lo-fi foundation.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nice Guys “If You Roll It They Will Come” North American Tour

Nice Guys hit the road for a North American tour.

Local garage band Nice Guys is heading out on the "If You Roll It They Will Come" North American tour. The 18-stop tour begins and ends in Boston; get full tour details here. Nice Guys released a 6-song split with Free Pizza earlier this month via BUFU Records which can be purchased for $5 via Bandcamp.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Music Video: Bellwire "Time Out"

Download 'Time Out' for free (at a name your price donation) now.

Boston garage/powerpop band Bellwire demonstrates their reckless use of scissors in the newest music video "Time Out", produced by Ben Bocko.

The single is the second track to be released off their future full-length, due out spring of 2016, produced by Elio DeLuca (Titus Andronicus, Hallelujah the Hills) and supported by Spark and Fizz Records. The LP is a follow up to February’s ‘Following the Plan’ 7”, available for purchase on Bandcamp now.

Bellwire will set out on tour, presumably to be filled with ‘spazz and jangle’, this October and again next spring, but before all that, you can catch them at PA’s Lounge on July 23rd (event details) and O’Brien’s Pub August 28th plus snag your copy of "Time Out" for free

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kids Like You & Me's 6th Anniversary Party July 1st

Party on with Kids Like You And Me July 1st at Middle East Up.

The creators of local music blog, Kids Like You And Me (KLYAM), are celebrating their 6th anniversary with a birthday bash at Middle East Upstairs on Wednesday, July 1st featuring The Barbazons, Nice Guys, G. Gordon Gritty and Providence's Atlantic Thrills. We discuss what one can learn after kicking around the Boston music scene for 6 years, how KLYAM released their first record and the best time to pee at a house show.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Boston Fuzzstival 2015...Is Coming...

Art by John Magnifico and Will Thomas from Boom Said Thunder

Boston Fuzzstival 2015 is coming!

The goal of Boston Fuzzstival is to highlight the best bands in the region that make psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock and to build bridges within the local music community. This years Fuzzstival is a 3 day event, with 2 shows at The Middle East Upstairs and the 3rd show at The Middle East Downstairs, hosted by Illegally Blind.

Join the event on Facebook for future information including schedules and lineups.

AUGUST 6 @ Middle East Upstairs

AUGUST 7 @ Middle East Upstairs

AUGUST 8 @ Middle East Downstairs

The Results Are In, Your Rumble Semifinal Wildcards Are…

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Semifinals Night #1
Event link
Doors at 8:30

9:30 // Wildcard: Duck & Cover

10:15 // Soft Pyramids

11:00 // Zip-Tie Handcuffs

11:45 // Dirty Bangs

Friday, April 24, 2015
Semifinals Night #2
Event link
Doors at 8:30

9:30 // Wildcard: Murcielago

10:15 // Nemes

11:00 // Eternals

11:45 // The Static Dynamic

Based on what we've experienced from these bands during the preliminary round, we're predicting Zip-Tie Handcuffs for Night #1 and Murcielago for Night #2. Follow the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble on Facebook and Twitter for additional announcements and information. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Julius Earthling 'NFL Bliss' Record Release Show

It's a record release show ya'll!

Two bands we totally gushed about on Mutiny on the Microphone the other week are playing tonight FYI. Fight the windstorm and make your way to O'Brien's Pub in Allston for Julius Earthling's record release show. Stream the NFL Bliss EP in its entity on Bandcamp now.

Sharing the stage will be garage band Laika's Orbit, dreamy indie rockers Digital Prisoners of War and fuzz garage band Grave Ideas. The show is 21+ with valid ID, doors are at 8pm and is $7. Full event details here.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Zip-Tie Handcuffs Premier Music Video for "Weird Being"

2015 Rock 'N' Roll Rumble participants, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, released another trippy video utilizing projections, this time for track "Weird Being" off of their 2014 LP Sundream, available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp now.

Zip-Tie Handcuffs will be battling it out along with Nate Leavitt Band, The Dirty Looks and Murcielago during night #5 (4/17) of the Rumble preliminaries at TT the Bear's in Central Square, Cambridge. Tickets are available now.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIII

'She Knows' how to make mean cocktails (image credit)

Happy almost spring you guys! Have you gone to a show lately? The Class of the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble was announced, we have Rebuilder’s ‘Rock & Roll in America’ record release coming up, Great Lakes USA and The New Warden are playing Friday 13th. Get out there and socialize. And maybe order an Irish Sprite while you’re at it. Here's our March 2015 Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Playlist.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sports., Fall Risk ('Sleeplessness' EP Release Show), Dirt Naps at Charlie’s Kitchen

Hang out with Bishop And Rook at a show. It'll be awesome. We'll high-five each other.

Sorry ma, forgot to take out the trash...because we were too busy making a rock show! Whhaaaatttt?

Head to Charlie's Kitchen (10 Eliot Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge) on Monday, March 2nd for the next Bishop And Rook presents show featuring pop punker duo Fall Risk, supporting their 'Sleeplessness' EP release, emo punks Sports. and garage kids Dirt Naps. Full event details here.

Get there early, eat great food, stay and pay $5 to hear equally great music. Plus, be the very first crowd to purchase brand new, limited run Bishop And Rook merch before it becomes available to purchase on the internets. ◄ Internet shopping is a highly impersonal experience. Absolutely no hugs given. Best to buy in person.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bishop And Rook Returns to Mutiny on the Microphone (for some reason)

Bishop And Rook was this week's guest DJ on New England music podcast Mutiny on the Microphone. Here's 60 minutes of complete nonsense, local music and probably a whole mess of misinformation. For the record, we were invited back. LISTEN NOW. #norules #nogods

On a mobile device? Click here to listen!

Also, go to a show. Next Bishop And Rook shows!!!
March 2nd - Charlies Kitchen - fting Sports., Fall Risk, Dirt Naps
April 3rd - O'Brien's Pub - fting Rebuilder, Choke Up, Bundles, Sundog

February 19th Playlist:

Bundles - B&E
Jetavana Grove - Hope is a Bus (That I Missed This Morning)
Choke Up - Rust
Laika's Orbit - Circumstance
Sports. - Mo Vaughn
Fall Risk - No. 1
Sundog - Superstition
Dirt Naps - Bees Knees
Julius Earthling - 575

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