nyc // DBA in like two hours

April 28, 2013 § 1 Comment

I have a pretty strong aversion to doing things on Sunday nights. Besides the part where it’s pretty wonderful to have a lazy day and turn in early with your ex-boyfriend’s Netflix, I think the core issue is alternate side parking. I usually have to move my car by 8 AM on Monday morning (I realize I could be outside moving it right now but I’m busy) and I really like getting more than five hours of sleep in a row. Also, I have cats. Three of them. You’re asking me to leave the futon party I’m hosting?

That being said, the show at Death by Audio might make me put on pants! Seriously! Pile and Fat History Month are rolling through on their way back to Boston after one epic tour and, if you didn’t know already… they’re good!


Goes like this: Pile, Fat History Month, Porches, Bennio Qwerty.

$7 8 PM doors hop to it!


speedy ortiz

April 25, 2013 § 1 Comment

This is a thing I should have posted last week, back when Noisey premeired it and Stereogum was excited by it.

But a cold’s a cold and last week was insane. If you haven’t yet, check out the video for Speedy Ortiz’s “Ka-Prow!” (same Northampton, MA band that Carpark welcomed to the family this week).

colleen green’s new video

March 20, 2013 § 1 Comment

I had a pretty great day yesterday, sponsored by cats and sprouts and Shark? and Beach Fossils and… pizza. One of the best parts, though, was sitting here, eating a pickle in my coolest tie-dyed shirt while watching the new Colleen Green video. I had succumbed to post-SXSW stupor entirely and all I could think was “Everyone I know is a babe”.

And today I’m futoning in my “Wicked Pissa” shirt and the truth remains: Everyone I know is a babe, and gosh if some of them aren’t super-talented too. Watching Colleen’s new video, I am blissed out counting the friends I know on screen and holding the knowledge that one Pat Breen (Garbagetown) is super good at this whole directing thing.

If you haven’t, watch it!

nyc // whoa

February 22, 2013 § 1 Comment

It seems I’m getting back into regular posting! Tell your friends! I will try and stay relevant even though I’m currently listening to “Rhiannon” on repeat.

Speedy Ortiz is a band you’re probably familiar with if you live in Massachusetts and have paid attention to show listings in the past oh… year. They’re real good. Fun fact is that I met two of my favorite NYC people at a Quilty show (the band Sadie used to be in) at Goodbye Blue Monday in May 2011.

If you’re not familiar, I suggest you listen here:

They’ll be at Cameo tomorrow on one dreamy bill, and you ought to consider it. My roommate is working in the front bar too so you better be nice to her. Am I not being convincing enough? Shark? is playing too! What else do you need!!! I would be there but I’m going to be in Narragansett watching Saturday Night Live with my parents and I’m really excited.

boston // ex-magicians

February 20, 2013 § 1 Comment

I’m having a really hard time getting anything done. I’ve realized that not next Wednesday and not the Wednesday after that, but the one after THAT, I will be in Austin. I will not be wearing the huge sweater I am right now. I will probably be eating/just ate/about to eat a taco. You guys can gripe about SX as much as you want, for me it was a happy place (this comes from adopting an “eff it I’ll see them in NYC” attitude that saved my feet and friendships).

Anywho, life continues. There’s a cat on my lap and a pot of coffee in front of me. What’s going on?

*True story I’ve had this window open for about an hour now just talking to Laura (that’s my roommate) about pierogi trucks and Girls and boys*

It’s dinner time, so I’m just going to leave you with the knowledge and the recommendation that Boston’s Ex-Magicians have generously offered up their EP at a name-your-own/don’t-be-a-jerk price. And that I like it! Also they mentioned me on their Facebook page today which made my heart smile.

Theirs was the last show I ever saw at WWTA, and a tape that I own proudly.