A couple weeks ago I went to see Grouplove at the Vera Project. Their song Colours was etched into my head while playing this years Madden, and the song is just so damn catchy that I thought I’d check them out. I took a listen to the rest of their album as well and it is pretty good. First thing. Vera Project is really young. I feel old at most concerts now, but I felt really out of place at Vera Project. I swear Chris Hanson was going to walk in or something. Quite strange seeing lots of ‘hip’ parents taking their kids to a show. Anyway, I took my camera and filmed Grouplove perform Colours which they closed with. Good show, well worth checking them out if they are in your town.
Mew is set to release their new album No More Stories… next week in the United States, and they happening to be playing Boston this weekend at The Paradise. I have seen Mew twice back in Seattle, and they put on an amazing visual and audio show. I am pretty excited as Mew is only doing a handful of shows before the release of the albums in the States. Check out the first video from the new album
Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head were in town tonight playing T.T. the Bear’s Place over in Cambridge. I decided to go check them out from all my Seattle peeps telling me their live show was pretty darn fun, and they were right. A youthful explosion of moog dance rock. Nice crew too. Great seeing bands from Seattle getting some national attention.
Bee Gees Metal Tribute Band? What in the world? Who would do such a thing? Well someone did and it is awesome. I heard about Tragedy about six months ago when I lived in Seattle. I thought they were a too funny, great tunes, to some classic songs. I never thought I’d get a chance to see them live though because they are the #1 Bee Gees Metal Tribute Band in the Northeast Corridor. To my luck moving to Boston and some surfing on Boston.com, I find them playing last Saturday night at Harper’s Ferry. Well I can’t pass this opportunity up! Well I was totally decimated from their show. Absolute blast! One of the more entertaining shows I have gone too in ages. Well worth checking out if they come to your town.
Rock Band has been out for a while now with expansions and the sequel and a nice constant stream of downloadable content, yet the albums aren’t being released very frequently. There are some albums out there that would make for some awesome drunken Rock Band enjoyment, and here are a couple albums I think should at some point be released on Rock Band.
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band “Going On A Hunt” from The Crocodile on Vimeo
One of the hot bands in the blogshpere right now is Seattle’s own Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, who happens to be playing the Middle East Downstairs on Friday the 3rd. I plan on check them out. Their new self titled album was released a couple weeks ago and well worth checking out.
It looks like one of the best venues locally will be reopening with a pretty high profile act. The Ting Tings are coming back to the States this Spring and have a show listed in Seattle at The Crocodile Cafe. Those in Seattle will remember that the Croc closed appruptly closed in December of 2007. I always loved going to shows at the Croc due to the very small size. Seeing someone like the Ting Tings would be a blast.