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Hmm, Boston.
...deja-vu?

Jewish Aboriginy Strobe Light (Jewish Aboriginy Strobe Light), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 07:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I think the only time Boston has pulled ahead of NY was during the brief Boston Not LA period.

Dave Fischer, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 07:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, ALL, Down By Law) is from Boston, so were SSD so that's got to count for something but obviously NY comes out on top.

Maybe a new thread - "Best music producing city" ?!?

CretanBull (CretanBull), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 10:29 (sixteen years ago) link

The best thing I can say about the Cars is that they are not recording anymore. The best thing I can say about the New York scene is New Jersey. Other than that, London wins.

Seven Is Not Four, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 13:19 (sixteen years ago) link

The Throwing Muses were actually a Newport, RI band originally.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 15:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Boston gave us Lou Miami and the Kosmetix.
If Lou hadn't OD'd on heroin he would be bigger than Bono right now. Case closed.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 15:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Don't forget Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield!

or on second thought...

Jesse Fox, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 15:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, considering, as mentioned earlier, that NYC is not only 10 something times bigger than the metro boston area (very few bands are from "Boston" proper, usually the towns around it, unless Allston = Boston...) and lets also not forget that most people in Boston of band-starting age are transient. They came for college, maybe they'll stay, more than likely they'll go to NYC, where you're "supposed" to move after finishing college in Boston.

and yeah, NYC has been a cultural mecca for musicians and artists and everyone while boston is just where people go to college. not really a fair fight, I say. I like more boston bands than NYC bands though. and I mean bands currently playing/touring, forget the cities' heritage...

tinobeat (tinobeat), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 16:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Providence 0\/\/|\|Z

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 16:41 (sixteen years ago) link

"But it's nice to see that Alex in you-know-where totally glossed over any Boston band that was formed after 1993ish."

Well, fuck, man. I don't live in Boston -- shoot me (and probably haven't been there since `93, either....actually it was `95). I'm sure there are great bands comin' outta there. Hang me for not knowin'em, why don'tcha!

For what it's worth, despite being Massholes, I love a lot of Boston bands. I'm not trying to turn this into a grudge match (`cos we'd win....bahahahahahaha). Seriously, who cares where a band is from...so long as they're good?

On a differente note -- not that I'd know about it -- but does Boston have a Hip Hop scene? And if so, have any names sprung from it?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 17:07 (sixteen years ago) link

"New York's scene was so dire for so long....."

True.

"Some great bands but no scene."

Why is a scene necessarily so important? I mean, yes, a thriving community of like-minded artists can usually only offer great things, but there have been instances of bands developing in a completely isolated, insular environments and producing music of staggering originality, no? Why is "the scene" so lionized?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 17:10 (sixteen years ago) link

does Boston have a Hip Hop scene? And if so, have any names sprung from it?

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch?

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, aren't also the following bands from Boston: Lemonheads, Blake Babies, Antietam?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 19:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Antietam = New York, by way of Louisville.

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 19:07 (sixteen years ago) link

OH MY GOD!

ALEX in NYC got one WRONG!!!

Does this happen often?

I am still new to ILM.

And by the way, Alex, I hope your wife is feeling better :(

BurmaKitty (BurmaKitty), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 20:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I am wrong often.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Boston actually has a really vibrant hip hop scene that's been emerging over the past 2-3 years. the big name in masshole hip hop right now is Mr. Lif (you've heard of him, right?), others include Edan and 7L & Esoteric..

check out:
http://www.brickrecords.com/
they're pretty much at the forefront of Boston hip hop.

so yeah, boston's hip hop scene is a bit brighter than the rock scene these days (or at least making more waves outside of boston). too many fuckin bands that would describe themselves as "rawk" so as to lighten the load of actually having ideas. the more tattoos the better. blech..

but here's some really great boston bands that may or may not be known outside of town (I have no way of knowing): The Beatings, Charlene, Lockgroove, Certainly Sir, Soltero, Helms, 27, Suntan, Neptune, Karate, The Ivory Coast, Isis, The Common Cold, The Burning Paris, California Stadium...

that's all I can think of off the top of my head, but there's more.

sure NYC would win a grudge match. what wouldn't NYC win in? its so much bigger and has so much more stuff. I should hope that more great bands would come from NYC than boston. with so many more resources and people, it would be a crying shame if the quality of NY's musical output were to be dwarfed by a much much smaller town.

but like someone said, who cares where a band's from, as long as they're good, right?

tinobeat (tinobeat), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

i think a scene is good because it means instead of just 1 band you like you get like 5 bands you like, because they're hanging out together, helping organize each other's shows, involved with other things in the city, maybe affiliated with zinesters or artists or other people to argue with/impress. given these criteria you can see why I like Providence.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:32 (sixteen years ago) link

The real question should be:
Who's got the better pizza? I've heard for the longest time how NYC has the greatest pizza in the world when anyone who's had it from Boston knows the true answer.

Orca, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Who's got the better pizza?

Chicago.

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:43 (sixteen years ago) link

"instead of just 1 band you like you get like 5 bands you like"

Yeah, but that doesn't mean they're all of the same caliber. I mean, look back at the late 70's CBGB's scene and you have great bands like the Ramones and Blondie....but you also had crap like The Shirts and the Tuff Darts. In Seattle, sure you had Soundgarden, Mudhoney & Nirvana, but you also had Grunttruck and Skin Yard. In prime British Punk London, you had the Pistols, the Damned and the Clash, but you also had fuckin' Subway Sect and Chelsea. Not everyone is a winner.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 21:49 (sixteen years ago) link

ILM has pretty much already established that Los Angeles has produced more truly great bands than any town in the world, ever.

dan (dan), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Who's got the better pizza?
Chicago.

-- hstencil (hstenci...), February 11th, 2003.

Surely you jest! Deep dish? C'mon. Get with it man. If you haven't had a regular slice from Famous Ray's then you haven't lived.

brendan, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:27 (sixteen years ago) link

ILM has pretty much already established that Los Angeles has produced more truly great bands than any town in the world, ever.
-- dan (dregan2...), February 11th, 2003.

I believe this would be a true statement if you subscribe to the theory that the bigger the hair the greater the band.


brendan, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I live in NY, and yes, I've had a regular slice from Famous Ray's.

For those scoring at home, I actually like both Chicago and NY-style pizza.

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Tracer Hand: Would I know you from around anywhere? The Olneyville scene, perhaps?

Ian Johnson, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:40 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm not sure, Ian, I lived there from 92-96 (kind of pre-Fort-Thunder; the seeds for that were already in place but i wasn't really part of that). I always knew there was some cool shit going down in Olneyville but I never really knew what! i knew a guy who made up his own promotion company called "Pinewood Derby" or something, and he brought The Make-Up and Les Savy Fav and Lightning Bolt and others to the student-run Brown theater space. it was wild! Six Finger Satellite were a Providence band but their attitude seemed more New York; they isolated themselves. though maybe their time had passed somewhat by the time I got there. the times i went to crappy RISD bars and waterfront tents to see Thee Hydrogen Terrors are among my most outstanding memories of rock in any town.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah ha. For some reason I was under the impression you lived there now; guess now, tho. I wasn't into the scene at the same time as you (was a mere youngster at the time) but you'll probably be happy to know that the scene is still amazingly strong/full of life. Dan from Thee Hydrogen Terrors is playing in an awesome band now, Vincebus Eruptum as well as sporadically in Olneyville Sound System.

Ian Johnson, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:55 (sixteen years ago) link

hahahahahaha Olneyville Sound System is like thee gratest name ever! to humor an oldster what is "full of life" about it?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 22:57 (sixteen years ago) link

this has been mentioned but not taken up on -- "transients" -- don't people move to nyc to do things like start bands ? is "from nyc" really true of a lot of nyc bands, or is it just that a band usually achieves recocnition in a place like ny (or chicago, or los angeles)

coming from new zealand i don't understand this, but isn't "coming from new york" different to "based in new york" or "living in new york" or even "formed while in new york" ?

george gosset (gegoss), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 23:03 (sixteen years ago) link

The designation NY band does not necessarily mean they actuallystarted out in NY but usually means they come out of that scene... whatever that means. This can be applied to any other scene ... Boston, Seattle, Providence, Cicero.

Now to the really important stuff... The best pizza in the world is definitely from New Bedford! The second best is, of course, from Bridgewater.

jurassic6, Tuesday, 11 February 2003 23:23 (sixteen years ago) link

"don't people move to nyc to do things like start bands ? is 'from nyc' really true of a lot of nyc bands"

True, which is why I left out Talking Heads (who ostensibly formed back at Rhode Island School of Design), Television (both Verlaine and Hell were originally from the South), Bad Brains (originally from D.C.) and Pussy Galore (ditto).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 23:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Likewise the Dead Boys, who made their name in NYC, but were originally from Cleveland, Ohio.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 February 2003 23:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Kilslug, Galaxie 500, the Girls, Cul De Sac, Magic Hour, I Ginkgo, Soothing Sounds for Baby, & more recently Tunnel of Love & Major Stars are all good Boston bands. I do detect some of that unique Boston feeling of (deep inadequacy when comparing self to New York). The Germans or the Greeks must have a word for it. You Sox fans know what'm talkin' bout.

Keep Manhattan out of Brooklyn!
_M

autovac (autovac), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 00:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Tracer - Bands playing constantly; not a week goes by where there's not a show worth seeing. People being involved in a ton (various bands/zines/comics/silkscreening/having parties/puppet shows etc.) Everyone's incredibly nice, and there are oh... about a half dozen good venues to see shows (Candle Factory [home of Brian Chippendale], Hilarious Attic [home of Matt Brinkman], The Sickle, The Dirt Palace, Munch House, The Bakery, Monohasset Mill...).

Just all sorts of stuff going on all the time.

Ian Johnson, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 01:24 (sixteen years ago) link

I am so glad this has become a heated and pertinent debate:

"Surely you jest! Deep dish? C'mon. Get with it man. If you haven't had a regular slice from Famous Ray's
then you haven't lived."
-- brendan, February 11th, 2003.

"I live in NY, and yes, I've had a regular slice from Famous Ray's.
For those scoring at home, I actually like both Chicago and NY-style pizza."
-- hstencil, February 11th, 2003.

- --- --- --- --- --- ---- ---- -

Really, I am glad we are finally at the crust of the matter.

RAY'S VS. ORIGINAL RAY'S VS. FAMOUS RAY'S VS. ORIGINAL FAMOUS RAY'S

Ok, these are all obviously different pizza places. Can someone clarify for me which one is the GOOD ONE???? And exactly where is it. From what I remember, they were all kinda near 1st or 2nd and E. 14th...thankfully on the south side of E. 14th, because I think I would have melted like the witch in the Wizard of Oz had I crossed the street and been north of E. 14th, or at the very least would have been lost.

Now that I live in California though when I visit Boston and eat at Pizza Regina's I am like, "Man, that was great pizza!"

It's all relative once you move west.

BurmaKitty (BurmaKitty), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 01:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Native New Yorkers know that the establishment in Greenwich Village (technically named Ray's Famous Pizza of Greenwich Village) is "the true one."

One of New York's quintessential experiences is pizza. New York invented pizza and still does it better than anyone else. Ray's serves the definitive New York pizza -- soft, medium crust -- the perfect support system for the fresh mozarella piled on top, keeping everything in its proper place until it reaches your mouth. Most people fold the pizza in half lengthwise (the better to keep the gooey cheese from cascading onto the floor). It is the ultimate expression of the cheese-lover genre, the major force in New York. Pizza with an attitude.

brendan, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 02:52 (sixteen years ago) link

"Why is a scene necessarily so important?"

My dear Alex,

A lot of times the scene is a lot more interesting than the bands or their music.

Reznik, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:00 (sixteen years ago) link

NEW YORK VS. BOSTON

I'd like to say it's a "toss up"

but when it comes down to

http://www.aceofheartsrecords.com/images/burma_vs_cover.jpg

VS.

http://www.newyorkfirst.com/img/products/rayspizza1.jpg

..you may decide which one you think is more YUM

but hands down the winner will always be

http://missionofburma.com/bgu/original/jliannaness.jpg

and this is why BOSTON will always beat NY


http://missionofburma.com/bgu/original/page1.html

BurmaKitty (BurmaKitty), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:07 (sixteen years ago) link

"...Bad Brains (originally from D.C.) and Pussy Galore (ditto)..."
though Bad Brains moved to NY I don't think many people thought of them as anything but a DC band. When Pussy Galore left DC they left nothing behind and took nothing with them that would associate them with DC. They truly became a NY band.

DD, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:09 (sixteen years ago) link

"...and this is why BOSTON will always beat NY..."
You are obviously on drugs. The real reason why NY will always beat Boston is Katz's delicatessen. Nothing.... I repeat, NOTHING can top their liverwurst pile high on rye with a fresh pickle on the side... except maybe one of their sizzling Reubens with an ice cold Coke!

orca, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Fuck, I totally forgot Galaxie 500 were from Boston -- they just SEEM so New York (and Dean W. lives here in NYC now anyhoo).

Boston fighting New York is like the Judean People's Front fighting the People's Front of Judea....what we *REALLY* need to do is realize we are all siblings and combine our efforts against the REAL enemy: THE WEST COAST!!!!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Alex in NY,

Now you've crossed the line! Though our pizza, cheesecake and bagels have much to be desired, life out West beats the living hell out any life I had back East. The weather is better. The pay is better. The drugs are better. And, there are as many New Yorkers here as there are in New York!

quiet earth, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Every single New Yorker friend of mine that moved to the West Coast (San Fran, Seattle and Los Angeles among them)....*ALL* moved back.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:41 (sixteen years ago) link

New Yorkers tend to be less worried about how we measure up. The city has more reason to be confident now than at any time in recent memory. For one of the best ways to judge a city is by the numbers of persons that choose to live there. New York City’s population is more than twice L.A.’s. According to demographia.com’s analysis of federal census numbers, something remarkable happened between 1990 and 2000. For the first time since the 1860 to 1870 census period, Los Angeles’s rate of population growth was outpaced by New York’s. And this in a decade in which it was perfectly legal to smoke in a New York saloon.


Pill Box, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 04:02 (sixteen years ago) link



  • http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/storydetail.cfm?ID=1476

    The sophomores, in an attempt to remind the freshmen of their true place in the hierarchy of classes, kidnapped the 1932 class president and lit the bonfire a night early. In response to these insults, pajama-clad freshmen gathered on the Green shortly before 8 p.m. on May 29. According to a Providence Journal report written that night, the freshmen started their celebration by smashing windows in Hope Hall, then headed down College Hill, setting off fire alarms along their path. As the freshmen snake-danced their way down Westminster Street, some fired revolvers into the air, while others carried red flares and lit Roman candles.

    Emboldened by "a disorderly town element," as the BAM commented in its coverage of the melee, the students quickly clashed with police. Before almost 1,000 onlookers, police officers pushed students back from the Arcadia ballroom as they attempted to storm past a barricade. The freshmen then turned toward the trolley tunnel and threw rocks and firecrackers at the sixty patrolmen now blocking its entrance. "The police charged," the Journal reported in the next day's edition, "swinging out with their nightsticks, hitting students and spectators alike."


  • http://www.vad.freehosting.net/urbansites/us_providence_ri_eastside.htm

    The tunnel was apparently still in use in 1978, according to the notes from the Inventory of Historic Engineering Sites. It was easily accessible, and the accessibility was taken advantage of in particular by RI School of Design students and Brown students. At some point, presumably around when the Seekonk bridge became a permanently vertical structure, the trains stopped running.

    A large party in the tunnel (an annual event for RISD students, apparently) sometime in the early 90s (1994, according to the grapevine) got out of hand, and police attempted to quell it. A police car was overturned in the melee, the local press reported that satanic rituals had been the norm for the subterranean celebrators, and the tunnel was closed with thick corrugated steel, pierced at each end only by a locked door. The locks have since been removed; as of the summer of 99 both ends of the tunnel are open.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 07:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Hey - my ex-wife got maced at that tunnel riot!

Dave Fischer, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 09:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Definition of a "scene" = includes the occasional macing

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 14:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Boston had New Edition, so therefore we win. HONOUR THE TRESVANT!

Chris V. (Chris V), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 15:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Last time I was in NYC -- pommes frites at 2 am or so. Last time I was in Boston -- all the bars in the North End closing at 11 pm or some such idiocy. I think I will go with NYC.

Isis

Thanks to a Frank Kogan mention of them I picked the album up. Not quite what I was expecting but still very good (Chuck Eddy's description of how concerts for bands like these should be sit down art events was spot on -- but unlike Godspeed, I have a feeling I wouldn't fall asleep).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 16:22 (sixteen years ago) link

"both places are so so dead right now, unless you count the endless armies of hipster idiots"

Well, the lack of good bands in Boston does give me confidence in my music!

Worchester seems to have a lot of Noize stuff going on.

Also, thanks for the Dresden Dolls tip kephm....

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 19 August 2004 18:52 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.sohoweeklynews.com/Book/Music/modern_lovers_on_stage_std.jpg


http://www.twintone.com/scrapbook/photos/richman/dix.jpeg

xpost: stence, is that a joke? no shit

kephm, Thursday, 19 August 2004 18:53 (fifteen years ago) link

i didnt know this thread was exclusive to where ones momma broke ones water!!

(sonic youth were from CT(kim), etc, Rapture are from Cali, AND SO ON!)

kephm, Thursday, 19 August 2004 18:55 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

Was someone in this thread actually defending Boston pizza?

Kris (aqueduct), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 02:12 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (ten months ago) link


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