I hope you’re all well! I hope everyone in Eastern and Southern New England is filling water bottles and checking flashlight batteries in anticipation of Hurricane Earl. Everyone be smart and safe!
On Tuesday we played an absolutely terrific show with Radio Control, Michael from Pleasant Sweaters and the Difference Engine. All the bands were amazing; The Difference Engine was this really impressive mix of sequencers and programming and live instrumentation and vocals. The best thing is that the songs were there, which isn’t always the case with electronic music. Chris was great, and it was his first show on top of that, so needless to say we were really impressed.
Michael from Pleasant Sweaters was a good sport, playing a great set minus all 6 of his bandmates who were all tied up in moving (it is Boston on the last day before school starts). It was a treat to see him play again, it was months ago that we saw him first.
Radio Control went on after us and they were one of the best, most deliriously fun bands I’ve seen in a very, very long time. Basically, they sound like Iggy & The Stooges, the B-52s, The Pixies, and The Hives all mixed into one sugar-rushed garage-pop package. Matty and Kristina are our new best friends and you should certainly keep up on them. They have a blog (where they have said some very, very nice things about us) and a bandcamp where you can download their new EP. Make sure you check out “Hot Audio”, it sounds like the MC5, and if that isn’t a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is. We will be playing with them in Lowell on October 1st at the house of our good friend Angie from 119 Gallery, so be there or be oh-so-square.
Lastly, friends, we have a show this Saturday at the Rabbit Hole, an awesome used book and record store in Fitchburg with our pal Outsider Joe and a couple of other really awesome bands. They show is FREE and ALL AGES, so you guys really can’t lose, and we’d love to see you! Here is a lovely flyer with all of the info:
Currently listening: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
Currently reading: Moby Dick – Herman Melville