It was hot. So were the shows, as described by a handful of Boston musicians who not only played this weekend but . THE MORNING AFTER: We’re hydrating while we read this and you should, too.
Harris at the Brighton Music Hall: Arguably one of the most anticipated sets in Boston music that night, as described by Brendan Boogie (of the Brendan Boogie and the Best Intentions, the Cover Up, Parlour Bells and a zillion other things): “”I rushed over from my Parlour Bells show at the Lizard Lounge [see below] because I couldn’t miss this. The boys from Harris and I used to be young men together. It was 2006 all over again and it was glorious.”
Parlour Bells at The Lizard Lounge: Parlour Bells’ frontman, Glenn DiBeneddetto, had a birthday! And celebrated it in rock/secret agent/adorable-girl-with-piano fashion by sharing a bill of friends with Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Merrily James. I can say from experience that Sophia Cacciola makes delectable vegan cupcakes and that she did, in fact, make some for the festivities. I’m bummed I missed this–both for the rock and the treats. (Above: Cupcakes courtesy of Sophia Cacciola. Photo courtesy of Erica Truncale’s cell phone.)
Pray for Polanski with The Few, The Brutes and Bella’s Bartok at P.A.’s Lounge: A blood-sucking good time worthy of a Pumpking King, as summed up by Aviv Rubinstein of P4P: “The Few had a DVD player and projector, so we put on From Dusk ‘Til Dawn while we all played, but I got a little too excited and stomped it off the stand it was on, breaking it. Bella’s Bartok is a 10-piece gypsy band who rules at everything, by the way. Their singer looks an animatronic Jack Skellington.”
William Elliot Whitmore and Laura Stevenson & The Cans at Great Scott: I love Laura Stevenson and was bummed to miss her set this weekend, but thankfully Nick Murphy of The Acre and his lovely girl Ali were there to check it out. “His voice isn’t from this era,” he says via GChat. (We’re high-tech.) “Like, I know that’s easy to say. But when that dude opens his mouth you can smell the warm hay in the field, feel hot sun on your neck and hear the cicadas’ electric buzzing.” Indeed!
Stereotelescope at O’Brien’s: The beep-boop-boppy electronic stylings of Stereotelescope went acoustic! How was the show in three words? Nikki: “Nervous; Intimate.” Kurt: “Fuckyeah.” To elaborate, here’s Nikki: “[It was] pretty awesome. For me it was weird going back to not being surrounded by playback and drumloops. I felt exposed but it was cool because it felt like a challenge. We started getting comfortable with our electronic set, so it was cool to strip it down and see what we could do. We played a lot of our set and even wrote a song yesterday afternoon to bring it to the acoustic show.” They also brought out two covers – Band of Horses’ “Part One” and Destroyer’s “It’s Gonna Take An Airplane”, which happens to be Kurt’s favorite song of theirs.
The Morning After: We’re going to get one of these up before noon one of these days. Or we won’t. We’ll see. email@example.com.