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Playawff Hawkey Kehd

Leafs vs. B’s tonight

Playoff hockey’s so good, they used it as a back drop for a Van Damme movie!

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Obviously I’m amped up for the Bruins playoffs. What a weird season it’s been with the lockout and not playing the West at all. And how the B’s started off so hot, and lately haven’t been doing much right, other than winning fights. Still, I think they should take the Leafs in 6. I’m going with Noseface to score the game-winner tonight.

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And now for those hilarious Bear commercials:

Obey the Restroom Code

Does a Bear Shit in the Woods?

Don’t Date Within the Division

Never Leave Early to Beat Traffic

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P.S. I’ll also be switching back and forth with the Bruins and the Celtics who are also in the playoffs. I don’t know why so many people around here go for one or the another. What is this fake competition fans around here created between Hockey and Basketball?  I frickin love Boston sports kehd! I’d even hit a Revs game . . . if someone else pays. . . But anyways the C’s might have a chance tonight at least if the refs help them, which is a possibility. More games in the series makes Daniel Stern more money so it could happen. Could be the end of an era tho . . .

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Still Feeling Super Patriotic

From April 12th, 2013, Matthew Bellamy of Muse played the Star Spangled Banner at the TD Garden in Boston. I was there, 3 Days before the bombings, and the crowd loved it, as if it were after. Very cool gesture by that British man.

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London Marathon. source: Buzzfeed.

London Marathon. source: Buzzfeed.

Sox OF Johnny Gomes customized bat. source: Buzzfeed

Red Sox OF Johnny Gomes customized bat. source: Buzzfeed

Keither Yandle, from Milton, MA

Coyotes Defenseman Keith Yandle, from Milton, MA, and his tribute warm-up jersey. source: CBS Sports

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Never Alone, the city streets are where we roam, Never Alone, this is Boston it’s our home.

 

Love for Boston

Some words of love for Boston from some bands/musicians/athletes etc. on the Twittersphere and Facebook.

 

I love seeing love from NY and the Chi. I heard the Police Commissioner say in a presser that Boston has been offered services by Law Enforcement from Baltimore, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. So that’s awesome. Thanks to all those who help others, anywhere, ever. One Love.

Muse & Biffy Clyro 4/12 @ the Gahden

So guess what I’m doing tonight. . .

Muse Live

 

Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro

Not quite Wembely Stadium, but the TD Garden will do. Some exhilaratingly brilliant live Rock Music from two power trios. Some Brits and some Scots invading the gahden kehd, I’m friggin pysched. I’ll document the night and post it, that is, if I remember to do so. beahs tend to interfere with my picture taking and such.

On My Playlist: Pixies – Dig For Fire

 

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Pixies fans. Read this.

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So I have been on a complete Pixies binge lately. I purchased their phenomenal album “Trompe Le Monde” which means “Decieves the World” in French. But when I originally typed in “Trompe le Monde” into Google Translate, I had it set from French to Spanish by accident. Here’s what they gave me.

Screen Shot 2013-01-25 at 3.18.35 PMNow “Doolittle” doesn’t mean anything in Spanish, and I wanted an English translation anyway, so why do I bring this to your attention? “Doolittle” coincidentally is the name of the Pixies’ preceding album. . . . . .Weird right? Somebody workin over at Google must be a sneaky little Pixies fan right?

 

 

Local Showcase: Tik Tok

Boston, MA 

Get the debut album Draw Some Monsters by Tik Tok here

Sounds like music to be played on a carousel designed by Tim Burton

Eerie, artistic, innovative, original. Get ready to hear some Experimental/Alternative Rock that’s unlike anything you’ve heard before. Four years in the making, Tik Tok finally releases their debut album “Draw Some Monsters.” Produced by the band’s guitarist, Jaime Furtado, the 4-piece band recorded Draw Some Monsters at a house they rented in North Conway, NH in early 2012.

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Draw Some Monsters has big, textured sound, and frequently escapes the traditional 4-piece alt rock format by showcasing the bands versatility as multi-instrumentalists. Their vocalist, Laetitia Brundage, has an incredible, beautiful voice, which she compliments by playing the piano like a late nineteenth century composer. It has a haunting ambience hovering over an irregular heartbeat thanks to the layers of spacey guitars, weeping synths, traveling bass lines, and punchy, unpredictable rhythms. Their distinct mixture of hypnotic rock, danceable melodies, and baroque pop is reminiscent of some of their more prominent musical influences such as Tori Amos, Tom Waits, Portishead and Danny Elfman. The essence of Tik Tok is perfectly showcased in the album’s first single Weasel in Drag (<-click). They’re an impressive bunch to watch live, and the crisp production quality of Draw Some Monsters does the band some well-deserved justice.

– Sounded like Mike Patton having a vigorous, public threesome with Tori Amos and Beth Gibbons. –

Following the album’s release, the Boston band is planning an aggressive tour schedule from February – June, with radio appearances in the works for February/March. Their first Music Video is scheduled for a March release (2nd video in July), so you can stay in the loop on their Website and their Bandcamp, ReverbNation, and Facebook pages. Wasting no time, the band plans to release a second album in the fall, so keep an ear to the ground.

Tik Tok's lead vocalist / pianist / songwriter Laetitia

Tik Tok’s lead vocalist / pianist / songwriter Laetitia

– It’s like Nightmare Before Christmas meets a depressed Superman… With a sexy undertone. –

– There was something so catchy and seductive about that music, I just couldn’t help but to start dancing. –

For more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview, please contact

Jaime Furtado

| 617-792-8198 | Jaime_furtado@hotmail.com

http://www.tiktokboston.bandcamp.com

Scallenge: The White Mamba vs. 3 DJs

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Toucher & Rich from Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub  put togther “The Scallenge” for some of Boston’s basketball fans to get a chance to see if they have what it takes to school the White Mamba, Brian Scalabrine, in a game of 1-on-1. To kick things off, Fred ToucherRich Shertenlieb, and John Wallach, from “Toucher & Rich” on weekdays 6-10am on 98.5 FM, played Scal in a game of 3-on-1. Did they survive The Scallenge?

click to watch on csnne.com

click to watch on csnne.com

Fear the (White) Mamba

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Coming Soon . . . Tik Tok

Debut Album Draw Some Monsters by Tik Tok

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Recorded over a week’s stay at a cabin in New Hampshire, and mixed locally, Quincy Mass’ own Tik Tok will release their debut album Draw Some Monsters on January 9th, 2013. Less than a week away!

This was recorded on my phone. Apologies for the rough quality.

Local Showcase: High Diner

Boston, MA

Indie Pop

Purple Creek (demo) by High Diner

Check out local Indie Pop band of Berklee lads, High Diner.

… High Diner.  A Boston-based band that unites retro vibes with modern sounds… With years experience in classical and jazz piano, frontman John Murphy – originally from the San Francisco Bay Area – formed the group shortly after beginning studies at the Berklee College of Music.  Our unique brand of feel-good pop has a distinctive sound that we think can be appreciated by a wide audience.

I dig these guys’ sound. It’s a proper way to harness Beatles/retro inspiration into the modern world of music. So they’re dead on when they say this demo “unites retro vibes with modern sounds.” With a “Feel-Good” pop-sense, it’s refreshing to also hear a focus on musicianship and musicality in High Diner‘s songs;

for example in C.F.K. or In the Morning.

So check out their Facebook, Twitter, and bandcamp page with their downloadable, digital demo Purple Creek.

Local Showcase: Ted Billings

Boston, MA

Indie Rock

American Bedrooms

Local guitarist/singer/songwriter Ted Billings added the title of producer to the list with his new self-produced solo album AMERICAN BEDROOMS. Ted’s previous projects include the  punk-ifluenced alternative rock band Slater, and indie rock bands Hot Protestants and Age Rings. The solo album AMERICAN BEDROOMS is some more solid American Indie Rock folks, available here for a free listen or  download it for 8 bucks.

Tracks that stick out to me are:

Check it it out!

AMERICAN BEDROOMS (2012)

American Bedrooms

On My Playlist

On My Playlist

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On My Playlist

This song has been stuck in my head for over a week now.

On My Playlist

“The Art of Dying” by Superdrag

Local Showcase: Truman Highway

Hyde Park, MA

American Heavy Metal

The legends tell of a great power, lying dormant in the heart of Boston. A power to be used for good or evil. That power is Truman Highway. Currently jamming in Allston, Truman Highway is looking to display its unique form of American Heavy metal to the eyes and ears of headbangers worldwide. With a thundering three song demo produced by the legendary Pete Rutcho, and an alliance with the Throggship Convoy, Truman Highway is here to party!

These guys are ridiculously talented. Check out the relentless thrashing and double bass on “Disasternation” and “High and Dry.” Admittedly I am not well-versed in the world of heavy metal, but I respect the shit out of the musicianship of many metal-heads. I recently saw Truman Highway  at the Beachcomber in Quincy, MA and they were ridiculously awesome. So impressive, it was just an all around great display of heavy metal. They “went in,” as the urban youth say. (<-dud) So enjoy Truman Highway, for the good of the rock.

The Bear Jew & RZA Made a Kung Fu Movie

“Teddy fuckin’ Williams knocks it out of the park! Fenway Park on its feet for Teddy fuckin’ Ballgame! He went yardo on that one, out to fuckin’ Lansdowne Street!”

Said Boston’s own Eli Roth as “The Bear Jew” in Quentin Tarentino’s Inglorius Basterds (2009). Roth has now teamed up with RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan to write a promisingly violent, soon to be released kung fu flick, “The Man with the Iron Fists.”

RZA not only co-wrote it, but directed it, and clearly formulated the soundtrack, which features the likes of The Black Keys, Method Man, Raekwon, Kanye, Talib Kweli, & himself, among other Wu-Tang legends.

They also got Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu in on the action. This movie has all the potential in the world to be the “Wu-Tang, martial expert (Chinese accent)” movie these dudes have been dying to make for years. I hope it’s good.

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