NEW YORK v boston

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Michael, check out brainwashed.com, its not a boston band site or anything, but its good for local stuff as it is run around here somewhere

kephm, Thursday, 19 August 2004 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

TS: Town where your band is formed vs Town where your body is formed

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 19 August 2004 18:59 (fifteen years ago) link

um I should say I grew up not too far from French Lick, as Louisville's about an hour or so away.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 19 August 2004 19:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Kephm, I know of Brainwashed, it is an excellent site.

Forced exposure should open a shop here, or at least merge with Twisted Village.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 19 August 2004 19:06 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
How come a virtually unknown NYC band: The Bravery - managed to get a TV slot on the BBC?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/later/show/index_20041112.shtml

The Bravery
The Bravery are New York's latest coolest band and they're making their TV debut on Later. Their band name & songs are born out of the post 9/11 fear ridden NYC.

Does this band have a reputation back in NYC or they just a bunch of lucky chancers with good management?

DJ Martian (djmartian), Monday, 8 November 2004 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

http://jenyk.com/bandphotography/bravery.htm

Seemingly having come out of nowhere, they've pretty much knocked the City upside its unsuspecting head with their four week sold out standing room only residency at Arlene's Grocery

Which says everything, I suppose. I've never heard of them. I'm going to assume they're the kind of bland band that has the right haircuts, get's hyped, get's on Conan and has a record deal before anyone actually listens to the music. Then everyone will forget about them in a year. It happens all the time.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Monday, 8 November 2004 22:32 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't even think they're from New York either.

danh (danh), Monday, 8 November 2004 22:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Apparently they are signed to a major label: Island.

Rolling Stone:
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/6487762?rnd=1097123339652&has-player=unknown

I heard a Bravery track today on BBC 6 Music sounded a bit generic dancey-punkfunk-rock circa 2002 - like an inferior version of Radio 4.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Monday, 8 November 2004 22:41 (fourteen years ago) link

I heard there demo a few years ago. It was the Strokes with an even more disco bass line. The vocal thought, sounded exactly like Julian. It was more thatn a little creepy.

danh (danh), Monday, 8 November 2004 22:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I just actually bothered to read through this entire thread. As someone who just moved from Brooklyn to Boston, I find myself trying to play this same game -- I always defend Boston successfully with THE JONZUN CREW and DONNA SUMMER. That shuts em up.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Seemingly having come out of nowhere, they've pretty much knocked the City upside its unsuspecting head with their four week sold out standing room only residency at Arlene's Grocery.

was that paragraph in fact taken in its entirety from a leftover strokes bio?

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:47 (fourteen years ago) link

You know what's great about that quote there? Unless things have changed since I was there last, a) Arlene's Grocery is entirely "standing room" and b) it doesn't cost anything to get in, "sold out" claims notwithstanding.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:56 (fourteen years ago) link

actually, arlene's does charge admission at least some of the time these days.

and there are 10 or 12 seats/barstools scattered about, so you've got to bring in AT LEAST A DOZEN PEOPLE before it truly becomes standing room only. do that four times in a row and you too can have a major label deal.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:01 (fourteen years ago) link

Boston, for me, loses points for the whole tedious Irish routine.

I'm looking at you Dropkick Murphys (and to a lesser extent, House of Pain).

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:27 (fourteen years ago) link

but new york fights back with black 47 and a pint of guinness!

fact checking cuz (fcc), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:29 (fourteen years ago) link

but I mean...Arlenes!

fresh from selling out the Lion's Den twice....

last seen filling the Continental to the rafters...

How come I had no idea you moved to Boston?

New York's loss...I saw Terry Riley and Michael Harrison perform for prepared and just intonated pianos in the back of a piano store a few weeks ago. We need more minimalist keyboardists...

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:55 (fourteen years ago) link

New York = 8 million people = that many more chances for crap bands who have residencies at Arlene's Grocery to "virtually come out of nowhere"

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 01:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Was someone in this thread actually defending Boston pizza?

Kris (aqueduct), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 02:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Hmmm, they might've...I mean, because, after all: It's IMPOSSIBLE to get bad pizza in NYC.

Right?

PS, How many noteworthy Boston bands consist of actual Bostonians (or at least Mass. residents) vs. how many noteworthy New York band consist of actual New Yorkers (or at least NY residents)?

nader (nader), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 02:44 (fourteen years ago) link

i like that 'more than a feeling' song by boston.
i don't like that ryan adams song 'new york, new york.'

starc, Tuesday, 9 November 2004 05:53 (fourteen years ago) link

but what about "New York" by the Rentals? Now that's a song.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 06:24 (fourteen years ago) link

hi Dan -- I moved here to Boston this past of August, because the pizza and the music are so much better here.

Oh, and lady got a job here.

I live on the Fung Wah bus these days...

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 19:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, and you know,

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf600/f622/f62201ron0b.jpg

is so close to

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf900/f956/f95625eef61.jpg

which, I think it's clear from the illustration, is the finest place for the rock and roll music.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 19:50 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...
from a mailing list:

The New York Synthpop Festival 01.14.05


Lo-Fi Entertainment Presents

The New York Synthpop Festival 01.14.05

01. Design/Build
02. Eisdrive
03. In-A-Sense
04. Xero/G
05. halovox
06. Freezepop
07. Brand New Idol
08. The Mystic Underground
09. Platform One

Friday, January 14th

Rare
416 West 14 Street
(between 9th Ave & Washington Street)
212.675.2220
http://www.rare-nyc.com

Also appearing: DJ Volitans and DJ Arimos

CD giveaways courtesy of A Different Drum!

Bands start performing at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 - 18 and over

http://www.lofientertainment.com/parties

For more information on the bands:

Design/Build
http://www.myspace.com/designbuild

Eisdrive
http://zebox.com/eisdrive

In-A-Sense
http://www.angelfire.com/music5/inasense/index.html

Xero/G
http://www.xero-g.net/index.htm

halovox
http://www.halovox.com

Freezepop
http://www.freezepop.com

Brand New Idol
http://www.brandnewidol.com

The Mystic Underground
http://www.themysticunderground.com

Platform One
http://www.platform-one.com

DJ Volitans
http://www.owos.net

DJ Arimos
http://www.arimos.com/


are any of these artists well known in NYC? or worth checking out?

DJ Martian (djmartian), Monday, 10 January 2005 15:30 (fourteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

I thought there was a "This is Boston..."/Boston Hardcore thread but I'm not finding one...

Gang Green reunited last night:
https://www.facebook.com/johnny.mullin/videos/10156776040605822/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:21 (seven months ago) link


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