Make sure you get to The Middle East promptly because Golden Bloom is opening up the night. In January 2009 SPIN Magazine designated Golden Bloom as one of “8 undiscovered bands worth a listen” while stating that “’Doomsday Devices’ feels like a great b-side from the [Wilco] Summerteeth era.” The live collective of sorts features an ever changing line up that guarantees no two shows will be identical. Core members include Deleon frontman Dan Saks, Ryan Ball, bassist for famed Pink Floyd tribute band the Machine, Brooklyn guitar ace Jeff Patlingrao, Guster sideman Josh Cohen, and music journalist Michael Azerrad. “Shawn can play any instrument as well as anyone else in the band, which tends to keep the rest of us at the top of our game,” says Azerrad. “And his songs are so good because they come straight from his good-natured heart — maybe that’s also why they’re such a joy to play.”
Doomsday Devices is the catchiest song I’ve heard all year and you can download it right here! “Doomsday Devices (Ruby Isle Remix)”
Gene Dante and The Future Starlets are theatrical, saucy, and sometimes downright scandalous! We just ran an interview with Gene, which you can read here!
The Boston Rock Scene has been abuzz with curiousity about the new project, The Future Everybody, that is set to debut at this show. Featuring Nate Rogers and Mike Mirabella of Scamper, with Matt Girard of The Motion Sick, and introducing Morgan Terrinoni and Veronica Dale. All we know is that there will be lots of pre-chorus’ and pop hooks, but based on the pedigree what more do you need to know? Also, find out about how they named the band by reading my article here!
Finally, closing out the night is the powerhouse that is The Lights Out, 2009’s answer to Aerosmith.
The Middle East UP 8/27/09
12a The Lights Out
11p The Future Everybody
10p Gene Dante & the Future Starlets
9p Golden Bloom (CD release)
Doors at 8, $9 adv / $10 doors / 18+