Showing posts with label grunge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grunge. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blackbutton Announce the Upcoming Release of Their Third and Final Record

Join Blackbutton on August 29th at Great Scott. (image credit Hannah Cohen Photography)

Boston's gritty grunge rock outfit Blackbutton has announced the upcoming release of their third and final record, 'The Absence of the Other'.

2013 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble participants and winners of the Providence, RI Midday Social, Blackbutton have been supporting their 'Stripper Series Singles' for the past year, which you can stream via Bandcamp.

The band will hit the road on a 7-stop tour to support the new record, ending with a hometown release show scheduled for August 29th at Great Scott in Allston, featuring Rye Pines, The Knock Ups and Skinny Pigeons, presented by Do617. The event is 21+ // 9PM // $10 // ticket link. Follow the band on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates.

Full Tour Schedule

August 19th - Brattleboro, VT @ Metropolis
August 20th - Portland, ME @ Oxbow Blending & Bottling with Jargon Party
August 22nd - Albany, NY @ Parish Public House with Pitchfork Militia, Noise Between Stations 
August 23rd - Worcester, MA @ The Lucky Dog Music Hall with 95 Hyde, Levity 
August 27th - New York City, NY @ Throne Watches 
August 28th - Providence, RI @ Fatt Squirrel with Cookie & The Monsters, Marijuana Boyscouts, and the Andy Lambert Band. Presented by New England Artists’ Association and Midday Presents
August 29th - Boston, MA @ Great Scott with Rye Pines, The Knock Ups, Skinny Pigeons, Presented by Do617

Related Stories:
Blackbutton Single Release Show - January 17th
Blackbutton Premiers New Single "AM Clouds PM Sun"

Monday, June 8, 2015

[EXCLUSIVE LISTEN] Darklands Premiere “Barton” Off Upcoming EP ‘St. Thaddeus’

New music out of Rhode Island. Darklands premier "Barton" on Bishop & Rook.

Providence, RI’s Darklands channels Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr. and Silversun Pickups with their upcoming grungy, distorted, poppy 5-song EP, ‘St. Thaddeus’ (New England Standard Records).

“You could put us somewhere between emo, shoegaze and grunge pop (new gaze?),” explains bassist David Marcotte.

Like a teenage romance, ‘St. Thaddeus’ is primarily thoughtful, climaxes early with “So Negative” and leans heavily on drawn out emotions, finishing with an emorific 7:45 minute track, “Hope”, complete with the lyrics “You're not enough...I wouldn't die for you. I wouldn't die for me, too.”

St. Thaddeus’ is due out late June, and will be available on cassette and as a digital download, with a potential vinyl option to follow. Check out the exclusive premier of “Barton”, streaming on Bishop & Rook below. Follow Darklands on Facebook for show and release information. And listen to the album's previously released tracks "So Negative" and "Green" on Bandcamp.

Upcoming Shows:
June 13th: No Problemo, New Bedford w/ Holy Hands, Glass Floor
June 19th: DV8, Providence w/ You Blew It, Twin Foxes
June 26th: Dusk, Providence w/ Feedback Psychosis, Tape Eater, Bangladeafy, Mis(s)invader
July 20th: Psychic Readings, Providence w/ Burglary Years, Hemingway, Holy Hands

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dead Cats Dead Rats Refresh Their Name, Sign to Ocelot Records and Get Real with "Raw" EP

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DCDR's Raw EP out this November. Pre-order available now.

An uncompromising combination of 1990’s punk and grunge, and in the most effective manifestation of short bursts of adrenaline, Raw is Boston-based DCDR's best album yet.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sneeze + Raw Blow Fall Tour

Boston's post hardcore/grunge/punk/loud bands Sneeze and Raw Blow will be heading out on a fall tour beginning November 7th in support of their 2014 records Wilt and Slow Choke respectively. The 18-stop gallivant hits the East Cost and Midwest, ending in Harvard Square, Cambridge for a homecoming show at Charlies Kitchen on November 24th.

You can snag a free download (at a name your price donation) of Raw Blow's very new EP, Slow Choke, on Bandcamp now. And purchase Sneeze's Wilt LP for $10 via the band's Big Cartel site.

UPDATE 10/31/14:

One week before tour, Sneeze took to Facebook to report van loss.
"Our van was just totaled in a car accident yesterday morning. We leave in one week. Does anyone have any suggestions / willing to rent us their van? If you can help in anyway that would be awesome. Everyone involved in the accident is OK and we really don't want to cancel this! Thanks!"

Sneeze can be contacted via email at

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bugs and Rats "Adidas" LP Available on Vinyl

Purchase your limited edition pressing of Bugs and Rats Adidas vinyl now.

Lurking in the basements, blowing your eardrums out, Bugs and Rats Adidas Record is now available on vinyl via Feeding Tube Records, so get some. The Boston grunge rock trio’s 2010 11-track LP is underground noise rock at its finest and limited to 250 copies for your collecting pleasures. Bugs and Rats is part of the super expansive and slightly overwhelming Boston Hassle Fest 6 project featuring roughly 43 bands (we counted several times, we might have been a bit drunk, but still, that’s a lot of bands). An epic festival that is currently crowd sourcing an Indie Go Go donations account. Spare some change Mister?

Listen to the entire Bugs and Rats discography, including their 2014 S/T record, on Bandcamp and buy the Adidas Record on Feeding Tube Records today.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Zip-Tie Handcuffs Melts Your Face with “Psychotic Dance”

Sorry we’re late to the media love-fest for this video, we’re blaming it on the hypnotic trance of constantly hitting the repeat button.

I’d like to mention this may cause psychedelic seizures (side note, killer band name). As you may now know, Zip-Tie Handcuffs released a music video for single “Psychotic Dance” off the soon to be released album Sundream. It’s 2:38 minutes of dizzy distorted fuzz rock, ending with a ripping dance party.

One can only hope such a trippy sensation could be reenacted during their live show tomorrow, September 11th at O’Brien’s Pub, Allston with The New Highway Hymnal, Esh the Monolith and Boogie Boy Metal Mouth (21+/$7).

Monday, September 1, 2014

Weird Womb – 'Laziness' EP

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Get Weird with Brooklyn's Weird Womb and their upcoming EP Laziness.

There’s no hand holding. There’s no foreplay. There’s just raw, dirty, grunge rock and roll…and I like it.

Midriff Records houses an eclectic bunch of artists, representing an astonishing 12% of the participating acts in this year’s Rock N Roll Rumble, including the spectacle that is Gondoliers. This month, the independent boutique label announced the addition of an equally vexatious band, Weird Womb (Brooklyn, NY) to its roster.

Friday, August 22, 2014

F*ckfest 2014 - Local Music Showcase

F*ckfest - Ending summer with a bang August 23rd.

Join Park Slug and RTT Presents on August 23rd for an all-day / all-night BBQ and party at the legendary O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. F*ckfest is a 21+ event with a $10-15 sliding scale, cost includes food. The music starts at 3:15pm and features some of our favorites like Wrong Body and Ghost Thrower, Rock N Roll Rumble Class of 2014 members Harris Hawk and Z*L, and topped off with a headlining performance by Faces in the Floor (rumored to be their last show). Get all the details from the official Facebook event page.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mikey Erg, Guillermo Sexo, Slothrust Play Allston 6.20.14

Hang out with us, As Built Presents, and all of these bands at O'Brien's Pub!

Boston based boutique music promotion, booking and management company, As Built Presents, brings us a super stacked show at O’Brien’s Pub, Allston this Friday, June 20th.

Hang out at Allston Rock City’s premiere (and our favorite) venue for new music as locals Kal Marks, Guillermo Sexo and Lady Bones share the stage with New York grunge rock band Slothrust and Transatlantic gruff and grunge punk outfit Pale Angels featuring Mike Santostefano of Crimes (NJ), The Arteries' (UK) Jamie Morrison and a guy named Mikey Erg.

8pm doors / $10 / 21+. View the official Facebook event page for more information. Come early, stay late and support local and touring bands. It's always a pleasure watching Mikey Erg play, but we're stoked for the energetic and majorly talented Lady Bones' set.

About As Built Presents: As Built PR is a Boston based boutique music promotion, booking, and management company specializing in new media and unique online promotions created by Michael Rodriguez in January of 2007. We pride ourselves on our selective and eclectic roster of artists. For more information, visit Poster by William Malizia.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blackbutton Premieres New Single "AM Clouds PM Sun"

Blackbutton at TT the Bear's during their Single Release show 1.17.14 (image credit)

Boston rock trio, Blackbutton, thrashed the stage (figuratively and literally) with their distorted set of originals and a nearly indistinguishable cover of Nirvana's "Breed" last night during their Single Release Show at TT the Bear's in Cambridge. As part of the Stripper Series, a set of singles corresponding with 1960's stripper Polaroids, the band premiered a turbo boost of adrenaline via "AM Clouds PM Sun".

The guys plan to release at least five songs in the series according to drummer, Justin Emile, but like any creative process, the project depends on inspiration. "AM Clouds PM Sun" first premiered on Boston music blog, Vanyaland, the morning of the show and is an addition to Blackbutton's diverse musical portfolio.

Sign up for the Blackbutton mailing list to gain VIP access to new singles as they are released, and head to the band's Facebook page to download their first two singles in the Stripper Series, "Still Kids" and "Canopy" for free.

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