Guillermo Sexo w/ Hooray For Earth, Mean Creek and Andre Obin + TOGETHER
Get there early, Guillermo Sexo goes on at 9PM and they'll be playing jamz off the new album!!
Weekly Dig Shout out.
Finally, a motto we can all get behind: Hooray for Earth. Home planet to the baddest humanoids in the solar system, Earth really is just the best. But Hooray for Earth is also the name of a New York-based rock band, playing downstairs at the Middle East along with Mean Creek, Guillermo Sexo, and Andre Obin. So when the aliens finally come to decimate all of mankind (which they will), make sure your last words are “hooray for earth.” A little grim? Yes. - Weekly Dig 5.14
New Guillermo Sexo EP - Bring Down Your Arms OUT NOW
Guillermo Sexo emerge from the drawing board to preview three tracks from their forthcoming album, "Dark Spring," due out in mid-2013. A constantly evolving project formed by Reuben Bettsak circa 2005, Guillermo Sexo hail from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and are a national touring band that have played with the likes of !!!, Polica, and Elephant Stone. This is the first release since since 2011's self-released "Secret Wild" LP, with a lineup that represents the band in its top form.
Give a listen to the new tracks below. All the songs were recorded with Justin P in the same sessions as the upcoming LP. There will be a release show at TT's with Young Adults, Creaturos, and Bent Shapes which you don't want to miss out on. >>>Fbook event
THIS WEDNESDAY 1.9.13 >>> HEKTIK SOUND @ O’BRIEN’S
Come out and groove to the finest cuts of intergalactic funk, slop hop, trill, purple city, future bass, aqua crunk, & brunch fusion. Jamz / projections provided by No Request & Donovan Sharp all night long. Here's the facebook event
The Living Kills - NYC - Really excited to bring back The Livings Kills to Boston after rocking Tiger Mountain last year. They recently played Meatopia in NYC with Woods and The Slackers and got a nice plug from NBC New York for our show with Brothers at The Knitting Factory! They write: “The Living Kills traffic in a less swaggering, but no less excellent form of rock. If Brothers are like Steppenwolf and The Rolling Stones, The Living Kills are perhaps more like The Velvet Underground — a buzzing, clamoring wreck of noise with sweetly straightforward melodies soaring overhead’” You can stream their excellent album "Angels Without Faces" here. > www.thelivingkills.bandcamp.com -- RIYL - Sonic Youth, Spaceman 3, and Man or Astroman?
Lord Jeff - Dripping hippie psych jamz from Northampton. LJ will rule your world. T.Rex mixed with a more fucked up DBanhart...Commence face melting
Sand Reckoner - A relatively new transplant to the Boston scene via Philadelphia Sand Reckoner play bluesy desert psych rock just the way I like it. Michael Marotta of the Boston Phoenix had this to say "The band's new record, a nine-song, homonymous album clocking in at 35 minutes, is a pinwheel of psychedelic sounds rooted in folk, blues, and '70s classic rock, with as many trippy, loud songs as gentle, dusty Americana numbers. But all the tracks, from the grunting guitar crunch of "Morning Star" to the folksy, spiraling hymnal "Veil," have the same sort of dirty, desert-trail vibe." -Read more:
Listen and download music from each band below!!
Thurs 9.27 AS BUILT PResents: Lube, Sneeze, Luau @O'Brien's
Update: Luau have been added to the bill, unfortunately Bedroom Eyes had to cancel due to an injury.
The Living Kills - And You Scream Live at Parkside Lounge, NYC
The Living Kills perform "And You Scream" at Cavestomp! The Garage Rock Festacular at Parkside Lounge, New York, New York. Filmed by Pete Santilli.
Thurs 9.20 - Guillermo Sexo opening up for Laetita Sadier of Stereolab
Really amped to announce that Guillermo Sexo will be opening up for one and only Laetita Sadier of Stereolab fame at the Middle East upstairs Thursday September 20th. If you haven't heard Stereolab's "Emperor Tomato Ketchup", do yourself a favor and seek out that gem. Also be sure to swing by the GSexo merch area for a LP + Tshirt combo deal!
With the recent demise of WFNX, one of Boston's bright spots showcasing the killer local bands we have in Boston Michael Marotta's show Boston Accents has also been shutterd. In celebration of a great run, Marotta booked 3 nights of kickass shows at Great Scott. The last two are tonight Wed July 24th and tomorrow Thurs July 25th, so be sure to swing by and give BA the proper send-off it deserves. Peep the lineup below.
** NIGHT 2: Tuesday, July 24 **
MEAN CREEK + MELLOW BRAVO + SOCCER MOM + DIRTY VIRGINS
DJs sets from Jay Breitling (Clicky Clicky) and Brad Searles (Bradley's Almanac) + *** FREE PICKLES from Grillo's
Tiger Mountain 4 is right around the corner!! We've got Young Adults and Future Carnivores supplying the rock and Infinite Jeff, Bric-a-Brac, and Victrola shacking the hips. This show marks the first of many future Tiger Mountains at Radio in Somerville (379 -381 Somerville Ave.) Expect SPPOOKY movies in honor of satan.
The Living Kills rocking out at Grand Street Grand Slam.
For NYC heads, you have two opportunities to catch The Living Kills in June. Sunday the 17th at Trash Bar for Northside Fest and at Union Hall on the 21st with friends The Fatal Flaw from Boston, Seasick Mama, and Resistor. More summer dates will be announced shortly!!
Dates and set times below!
Northside Festival, Brooklyn 2012
Sunday, June 17
Trash Bar, 256 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
11:30pm Dead Mellotron
10:30pm The Living Kills
9:30pm South of France
8:30pm Idgy Dean (doors at 8pm)
Thursday, June 21 Union Hall, 702
Union Street Brooklyn, NY
The Living Kills//The Fatal Flaw//Seasick Mama//Resistor (doors at 8pm)
NoF*ckingwhere - 11 Boston Bands Cover Ride
Local music blog Clicky Clicky Music recently posted their first compilation featuring 11 Boston bands putting their own spin on Ride's 1990 debut, Nowhere. Several AS BUILT affiliates are featured on this stellar record with Guillermo Sexo taking on the first track "Seagull", Soccer Mom doing "Dreams Burn Down", Young Adults on "Decay", and Chandeliers with "Here and Now"
Big ups to JayB at Clicky Clicky for putting this all together!!!
The Boston Phoenix wrote a cool piece about the project and spoke to Mark Gardener from Ride, which you can peep here.
2012 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll Nominations
The Boston Phoenix recently released their annual Boston Best Music Poll. Guillermo Sexo were justly nominated for Best Live Act, and will be up against some good friends and stiff competition in Viva Viva, Mean Creek, and Mellow Bravo. VOTE HERE
What timing!! You can catch Guillermo Sexo's live show next Thursday April 26that Radio in Somerville with Marconi, The Red Heroine, and Milling Gowns. Don't miss out!!
Also Noelle Dorsey of Guillermo Sexo was also nominated under Best Female Vocalist. VOICE HERE .... oh and you can vote once per day!
Mount Peru are also up for Best Folk/ Americana so you best be voting for them. RIGHT HURR
Guillermo Sexo are opening up for Minneapolis' Polica tonight at Great Scott. Gsexo goes on at 9:30 so get there early!!
Check out Polica's haunting synth pop jamz over at their facebook page. They just released their excellent debut album Give You The Ghost, which was produced by Ryan Olson produced (main guy in Gayngs). The singer has vocals that remind me a little of The Knife's but not as processed/ tweaked to the degree The Knife do.
I'll have some physical copies of the SXSW sampler on hand, so swing by the Gsexo merch if you want one!
AS BUILT PResents BOSTON & Beyond SXSW 2012
Hot off the press!! The third edition in the Boston & Beyond sampler series I started doing for SXSW in 2010. It features 20 new and unreleased tracks from the bands we’re working with, the bands that played the AS BUILT x Valhalla SXSW showcase, and artists currently making waves in the Boston music scene. Unreleased tracks from Sneeze, Viva Viva, Soft Pyramids, Future Carnivores, Be Wives. Discover something new and check em out when they hit your area.
Limited pressing of 200 copies on a variety of colors. Hit me up if you'd like one of the remaining few.
AS BUILT and Valhalla PResents SXSW Showcase Wed 3/14 at Agave
Thrilled to announce the addition of Viva Viva line up an already stacked line up. Make sure to come by early on in the day for free drinks and lands end swag bags with AS BUILT PResents Boston & Beyond Samplers!!!
SAT 3.3.12 at Cafe 939 - The Grownup Noise SXSW Kick Off Show
Boston's The Grownup Noise are playing their SXSW tour kick-off show at The Red Room at Cafe 939 (939 Boyslton), Saturday March 3rd with a solid lineup of Boston indie rock/ power pop/ St. Helena, Daily Pravda, Brendan Boogie and the Best Intentions. 7:00 Doors, show at 7:30 and Grownup Noise will be going on right at 8pm. You can listen/DL a sampler of tunes from the bands playing below.
The Grownup Noise will playing an official SXSW showcase(hosted by Green Room Music Source/ Rock the Cause) headlined by Replacements legend and current Guns N’ Roses guitarist Tommy Stinson, as well as the AS BUILT SXSW showcase which I'll be releasing more info on in the coming days.
THE GROWNUP NOISE SXW & March Tour Dates
Sun. 3/11 - Chicago - Darkroom
Tues. 3/13 - Dallas - Bryan Street Tavern w/ Goldenboy
Wed. 3/14 - SXSW - Agave - As Built PR/ Boston to Austin Day Party w/ Guillermo Sexo, The Living Kills & more
Thurs. 3/15 - SXSW - Lambert’s – Green Room Music Source/ Rock the Cause Showcase w/ Tommy Stinson
Fri. 3/16 - SXSW - Berklee official Day Party
Sat. 3/17 - SXSW -Daytime show @ Waterloo Cycles
Sun. 3/18 - Ft.Worth, TX - The Grotto w/ Goldenboy
Tues. 3/20 - Nashville, TN - National Underground w/ Goldenboy
Fri. 3/23 - Durham, NC - The Casbah w/ Goldenboy
THURS 1/19 AS BUILT PResents; BDRM Eyes, Luau, Sneeze, Amos Blood at O'Briens
Some of my favorite bands playing in the area at the moment. Just give a listen below. If you haven't seen Amos Blood yet, prepare yourself. I'll have some Limited 11X17 posters! See you there.