Monday, July 31, 2006

Boston: Shows [Week of 07.31.06]

This past weekend brought two of my favorite British bands to town, Editors and Bloc Party, both of whom have been through town at smaller venues over the past year or two. This time around brought two reenergized units, the former with new found energy and the latter with new songs that may be their best yet.

This weekend brings more great shows -- Silversun Pickups, a solo Ted Leo gig and The Lashes, in case you missed one of their 73 shows when they were here last month. None of these bands disappoint, and it will be a great way to send off the summer.

08.01: Devics/Black Heart Procession/The Castanets @ Middle East

08.05: The Lashes/The Living End @ Axis

08.05: Silversun Pickups/Page France/Age Rings @ Great Scott
I'm not 100% sure on this one yet, but I am pretty sure that Carnavas is going to end up being my album of the year. I have not been able to put down this disc, and their set at SXSW has left me craving for more. There has been an odd backlash of sorts around this band as of late [I'll touch on this later this week] which is pretty much unfounded. I guess some people hate hype, and honestly, I totally understand, but this is a band that cuts through it with pure goods.
Audio: "Well Thought Out Twinkles"

08.06: Ted Leo [solo show 2 pm] @ Middle East Up
The end of the year should see a new album from Ted Leo, but for now there a few demos floating around, plus he is doing a short goodwill solo tour which comes to town Sunday afternoon.
Audio: "Army Bound"

08.06: Gary Numan/Protokoll @ The Paradise


Blogger shan said...

damn it. the second we decide to go half way across the country, there are shows i actually want to go to at home. wow.

but i think lollapalooza still beats that.

6:31 PM EDT  
Blogger Code Name: Ryan said...

I will be there. Hopefully a few of my readers too.

7:25 PM EDT  
Blogger Beth said...

I have the hots for Ted Leo.

2:53 AM EDT  
Blogger Code Name: Ryan said...

I planned on being there - but it sold out so early!!

Does anyone have an extra Ted Leo ticket for Sunday? If so, you are my very bestest new friend!

Please contact me on my page or via myspace.

8:03 AM EDT  
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