Be at Precinct in Union Square on Thursday night at 9:00. Trust me on this. Continue reading
Mizz Mitchell might not have been the first lady-Canadian to settle up on-stage behind a six-string, but considering that the list of artists who cite her as a major influence is pretty much the list of artists, period, she might as well have been. Continue reading
What … what the fuck are you doing? Are you eating cookie dough … out the tub? Oh, that is it. Off the futon, we’re going out tonight. Yeah, we don’t care how long you’ve been looking forward to getting half-drunk and watching re-runs of Cougar Town, there’s three or four cities worth of cool shit going on out there! Hell, Precinct’s got a bitchin’ line-up of local melodic-makers—Andrew Greene, Aurey Ryan and Highly Personal Trash—and it’s a friggin’ school night. Would it kill ya to live a little? The world could end tomorrow. Not that it would, of course. That’s just dumb.
[Wed 5.18.11. 70 Union Sq., Somerville. 617.623.9211. 8pm/21+/$5. precinctbar.com]
Boston-based crusty collective Gretel likes to define their rich flannel tapestry of low-fi pop, punk and Americana sounds as a sort of “clusterfolk,” which is absolutely fucking infuriating, because we would have loved to come up with that line. Man. “Clusterfolk.” That shit’s brilliant. Anyhoo, this musical retrospective of your subcultural obsessions, ages 8 to 18, will be sharing the stage at Lizard Lounge with no other than the Dig’s much-beloved super-songstress Audrey Ryan, who is, as we’ve done our level best to try and insinuate, is kind of a Big Deal. Almost folk, definitely good.[1667 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 617.547.0759. 8:30pm/21+/$10. lizardloungeclub.com]