As the most recent batch of college graduates hit the real world, their parents’ pull-out sofas get ready for the Big Leagues.
“I’ve been looking forward to this day ever since Uncle Pete got loaded on that Fourth of July back in ’98 and desecrated every square inch of me. Welcome home, child. Welcome home.”
The following artists don’t have a pull-out sofa--anymore. Thanks, Uncle Pete.
Maps & Atlases (@mapsnatlases), Zechs Marquise (@zechsband), Sister Crayon (@sistercrayon) @ Middle East Downstairs, 5.18.12: Second City indie rockers Maps & Atlases are many things. (Besides being both maps and atlases). They’re groovy, inherent in their rhythm section. They’re arty, bringing to mind acts like TV on the Radio with vocalist Dave Davison’s melodic growl. And they’re also great at playing on lakes, which you’ll see in the video below.
Bang Camaro (@bangcamaro), The Fagettes (@thefagettes), Sidewalk Driver (@sidewalk_driver) @ Brighton Music Hall, 5.18.20: When you’ve got a group with an almost Sly and the Family Stone-sized roster, things better be rocking and/or loud. Thankfully, Boston’s own Bang Camaro bring the noise with their 80′s hard rock and glam-fueled stomp. Supported by fellow hometown heroes The Fagettes and Sidewalk Driver, Brighton was all-a-rumble Friday night. Small stages, ye be warned.
Madeon (@madeon) @ Royale, 5.18.12: French electro young gun Madeon is well on his way to establishing himself in the EDM scene: With stunningly original material, remixes of the likes of Deadmau5, and gigs at this year’s Ultra and Coachella festivals, you’ll probably be hearing a lot more of him. That is, unless you were born without ears. In that case, you probably won’t hear a lot of things.
Rancid (@rancid), Razors in the Night (@carryonboston), Tenebrae (facebook.com/pages/tenebrae) @ House of Blues, 5.20.12: 20 years of playing together is a hell of a thing, and Berkeley punk-rockers Rancid are celebrating in style with a two-night stint at HoB. Fans young and old are sure to be treated to a generous slice of the band’s discography, for two decades’ worth of rock & roll is something to fully revisit and relive.
SUPER BONUS WEEKEND HANGOVER ADDITION
Somerville’s Porchfest 2012, in which over 100 musicians play on the titular stoops throughout the city, rocked out Saturday, with our own friendly neighborhood Mick Murray on hand to snap pics and vids. Ch-ch-check it out!