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Wild Belle

10/01 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
10/02 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
10/03 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10/04 – TT The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA
10/08 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
10/09 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/10 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
10/12 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/13 – Trees – Dallas, TX



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MUSIC: live and local last night at TTs

Parlour Bells

I found out about Parlour Bells quite a while ago– actually reviewed the Heart Beatings EP in 2010. So it’s rather embarrassing that I’ve yet to see one of my favorite local bands live. Yes, I do have a few favorites [Freezepop, Gentleman Hall, Wheat, Static of the Gods], despite my lack of local connections. Vocalist Glenn di Benedetto and I communicate frequently via Facebook and Twitter]. Finally I managed to transport my pathetic depressed self out to see the band play and it was well worth it [thank you again to Kerry at CQ Presents].

The band performed a grooving, bewitching, smoldering set with a batch of new songs including an ode to recently departed alternative radio station WFNX called “Airwaves.”

Parlour Bells is:

Nate Leavitt – Guitar
Glenn di Benedetto – Vocals
Magen Tracy – Synth
Brendan Boogie – Bass
Brandon Erdos – Drums


Sidewalk Driver

Sidewalk Driver played a hyper-kinetic set of retro-infused rock/pop songs. I’m not sure I quite “got” the overly theatrical lead singer’s performance and felt it served as more of a detraction from the talented band than an enhancement to the show. But the crowd enjoyed it. Super fun songs.

The Sun Shines

Sidewalk Driver is:

Tad McKitterick – Lead Vocals
Kate Murdoch – Guitar & Vocals
A.J. Locke – Drums
Jared Egan – Lead Guitar
Jonn Smith – Bass


TT the Bear’s Place website

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MUSIC REVIEW: Static of the Gods, Knowledge Machine

Static of the Gods, if you need a reference, sounds like Mistle Thrush [my favorite 90s Boston band] w/ a grungy pop miasma. Swirly compilations, churning guitar, and the intense Miki Berenyi-esque vocals, angelic and lilting, of Jen Johnson (voice, guitar and keyboard) propel Static of the Gods beyond sublime. Johnson experiments with various vocal nuances to convey many emotions and layers. On the band’s sophomore album Knowledge Machine, listeners will be engulfed in the exquisite collection of songs. A dark and melancholic undercurrent separates the music of Static of the Gods from other indie bands. Unique, heartbreaking songs with a silver lining. Knowledge Machine is the sort of album you listen to from beginning to end and then repeat and repeat.

SOTG, photo from band web site


Friday, March 26th—Philadelphia– The Fire

Saturday, March 27th– Cambridge, MA– TT the Bear’s Place [Record Release Party]

for more information visit Static of the Gods web site

download Knowledge Machine this week for free

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