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show preview: Trashcan Sinatras at Middle East Club Cambridge on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Scottish indie-pop band Trashcan Sinatras formed in 1986 and released its debut album Cake in 1990. This album featured the catchy, charming hits: “Obscurity Knocks” and “Only Tongue Can Tell. The second album, I’ve Seen Everything, released in 1993 included the pretty single “Hayfever,.” Trashcan Sinatras create pretty, gentle, melodic songs. Ones that I used to play over and over. The band will release its sixth album Wild Pendulum in May. You can support the new album via Pledge Music.

Trashcan Sinatras line-up: Frank Reader (vocals); John Douglas (guitar); Paul Livingston (lead guitar); Stephen Douglas (drums); Stevie Mulhearn (keyboards); Frank DiVanna (bass-tour); and Grant Wilson (bass-CD).


Cake (1990)

I’ve Seen Everything (1993)

A Happy Pocket (1996)

Weightlifting (2004)

In the Music (2009)

Trashcan Sinatras  play The Middle East Club in Cambridge, Mass. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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GO OUT: Boston Fuzzstival at Middle East today, Saturday August 2

15 Boston psychedelic, fuzz, garage, and surf rock bands play The Middle East this Saturday. all-ages matinee show at The Middle East Upstairs (1PM – 5PM). 18+ show at The Middle East Downstairs (5PM-1:30AM).




The New Highway Hymnal 12:15
Ghost Box Orchestra 11:20
Fat Creeps 9:45
The Fagettes 9:00
28 degrees taurus 8:15
Magic Shoppe 7:30
Abadabad 6:45
Atlantic Thrills 6:00


Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion! 3:45
The Televibes 3:00
Black Beach 1:55
Dinoczar 1:25

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Women in Music: Screaming Females/ Waxahatchee on TOUR


I caught Waxahatchee (one of my favorite new bands) and Screaming Females at the Middle East Club in Cambridge on Friday night and it was one of the best shows I’ve seen all year. This was the first stop on their U.S. tour. Interestingly the audience was about 60% men and not a sold-out show. The Middle East holds 575. Label mates [Don Giovanni Records], the bands certainly attracted different audiences with some cross-over–Waxahatchee getting alternative and college radio buzz. Screaming Females a power-punk band from New Jersey with more of an underground following.

Waxahatchee plays higher energy and rawer live than on the album. Katie Crutchfield–the force and face of Waxahatchee [lead singer/guitarist/songwriter] has sweet vocals on “Cerulean Salt” that remind me Juliana Hatfield. Screaming Females, led by pint-sized powerhouse Marissa Paternoster on guitar and vocals, tore it up with jarring chords, guttural bass and super energetic songs. Amazing fun.



Monday, Sept 16—The Bowery Ballroom—New York
Tuesday, Sept 17—Black Cat—Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Sept 19—40 Watt Club—Athens, GA
Friday, Sept 20—Bottletree Café—Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Sept 21—Stone Fox—Nashville, Tenn.
Sunday, Sept 22—Russian Recording—Bloomington, Indiana
Monday, Sept 23—The Frequency—Madison, WI
Tuesday, Sept 24—Triple Rock Social Club–Minneapolis
Wednesday, Sept 25—Lincoln Hall—Chicago
Thursday, Sept 26—Ace of Cups–Columbus, Ohio
Friday, Sept 27—Pittsburgh, Penn
Saturday, Sept 28 and Sunday, Sept 29—First Unitarian Church–Philadelphia

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Women in Music this Weekend

Friday Night:


ZOLA JESUS (with J.G. Thirlwell featuring the Mivos String Quartet) at the ICA Boston
7:30 PM


Middle East, Cambridge
9 pm

Saturday Night:

rusty belle

Lizard Lounge, Cambridge

Sunday Night:

chelsea wolfe2

The Sinclair, Cambridge

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