PRIMATE POP Turn off the lights and watch the skuzzy surf-pop of Darling Pet Munkee glow in the dark January 14 at Radio.
Like clockwork, Old Man Winter is here to fuck us up something proper. But between the frigid now and March's South-by-Spring Break — a two-and-a-half month stretch of shoveling shit for snow in the driveways of Somerville, the alleys of Cambridge, and the dirty streets of Allston — we don our rock parkas and embrace the chilly. Cinderella once warned us of a Long Cold Winter, but that doesn't mean new, uplifting Boston sounds can't get sprung before spring. Here are 10 record-release parties from both newcomers and veterans of our city, dropping new music from now until March's thaw.
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- Photos: Neon Indian's South End ''secret show''
Neon Indian perform at the power station on Harrison Ave in Boston as part of the "Secret Generator Series" on October 3, 2010
- As he is
For all the defiant, anguished fists we shake in the general direction of New York and Los Angeles whenever a musician becomes way more famous after they leave Boston, perhaps this city's gypsy-attracting disposition has advantages.
- Assaf Kehati Quartet | Flowers and Other Stories
The Boston-based Israeli guitarist Assaf Kehati and his quartet know how to straddle the great divide.
- Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing
In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
- Photos: Girls Rock Boston Showcase at Brighton Music Hall
Girls Rock Boston presents a showcase at Brighton Music Hall on August 13, 2011.
- Review: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
The little TV series with the can-do pipes rolls out a concert tour that's essentially a love-in with its fan base.
- Out: Boston loses a musical ace
As the book says, it is best to follow the example set by Jesus Christ himself — live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse.
- Review: Janie Jones
Borrowing the name of a Clash song with which it has nothing in common, this generic riff on the Crazy Heart template by writer/director David M. Rosenthal ( Falling Up ) also cribs from Sofia Coppola's Somewhere .
- Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler's documentary details Fishbone's quarter-century journey from musically-diverse South Central middle school classmates to becoming one of the most influential Los Angeles bands of the '80s.
- Against Me! survive the major labels ... barely
Against Me! played the best rock show I've ever seen. This was almost seven years ago at Jackson Mann K-8 School in Allston, for a capacity crowd of about 300 people. Or maybe closer to 600. Or maybe fewer. I didn't take a head count.
- A pint with Ken Casey and Al Barr of the Dropkick Murphys
For whoever's interested, here's the full transcript of my chat with Ken Casey and Al Barr at McGreevy's from a few weeks back, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The story we ran made it seem like Barr didn't say much. In fact, he shared a whole bunch of observations on punk-related matters.
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