Remember that time when we went to see the sold out Bon Iver show at the House of Blues and then Justin Vernon himself hit the decks at the after party in a safari hat? (I think it was a safari hat.) “THAT HAPPENED” seems to be the theme of last weekend. Here’s TMA.Bon Iver at the House of Blues, 8.5.11: Admit it: For Emma, Forever Ago helped you get through that awful break up. (It did for me, anyway. Don’t judge.) The House of Blues was apparently full of like-minded folks as everyone and their mother sang along with “Skinny Love” at the end of the set. The evening didn’t end there, though == our friends at Bushmills presented an after party eclipsing anything else we’ve been at in a loooong time upstairs at the Foundation Room, and Justin came up right after his set to spin a whole lot of … well, Toto and Huey Lewis, but we ate that shit UP.
New Collisions, Young Adults and Full Body Anchor at TT’s the Bear’s Place, 8.5.11: Had Bon Iver not been a complete and total shitshow across the river I would’ve been front and center for this as I haven’t seen the New Collisions in AGES. (Hi, Scott and Sarah!) Lots of Boston love on the bill, with Young Adults and Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble class of ’11 kids Full Body Anchor up onstage as well.
Starlabfest, 8.6.11: HOLY BOSTON MUSIC EXPLOSION OF AWESOME BATMAN. That’s what went on Saturday afternoon at Starlabfest in Somerville, and Mick Murray was there rolling tape of Girlfriends:
Night Fruit at Great Scott, 8.7.11: I was under a rock for the majority of the weekend nursing my whiskey-induced melancholy, but if I wasn’t a total waste of life yesterday, I would’ve been here. I’ve been dying to see Night Fruit for ages and can’t believe I keep missing them. Guys, I’m sorry. I love you. Please know that! Jen Johnson of Static of the Gods loves you, too, according to Twitter: “Completely, totally enjoyed Thief Thief and Night Fruit @GreatScottROCK tonight.” Inter-band love. We can get on board with that.
Low Static Romance at the Lily Pad, 8.7.11: Brendan Boogie and Magen Tracy are the homecoming king and queen of the Boston music scene based on the popular vote alone, given that they play in like, 800 bands between them. (Okay, maybe not 800. Maybe, like, four. But you get the gist.) Together, they’re Low Static Romance, and they did a live recording for their forthcoming EP at the Lily Pad last night. Brendan got all mushy in the heart region about it on Facebook: “I am so fortunate to be able to have nights like tonight. Thanks so much to all the folks who came out to the Lily Pad tonight … As for Magen- words fail me what it means to me to play music with you. I am so so lucky.” D’awwwww.
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