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Sea Wolf’s Spring Tour (Brighton Music Hall Friday 6/7)

I was first captivated by Alex Brown Church and Sea Wolf when I heard their wonderfully warm and melodic EP, Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low, their 2007 debut full length, Leaves In The River and its follow-up in 2009, White Water White Bloom. Gentle and flowing like their namesakes, the personal storytelling in these recordings pulls you right in.

In September of last year, Sea Wolf released Old World Romance. Once again true to its name, there’s an elegance and timelessness in their music, with lush strings and Church’s soulful vocals.. Enjoy this loveliness in an intimate setting as they make their way East to West this Spring. And for now, enjoy a stripped-down acoustic version of “Miracle Cure,” from Old World Romance.

Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf

Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf


Sea Wolf Tour

Jun 05 Sundown Music Series (Presented by WXPN), Haddon Heights, NJ – FREE
Jun 06 Valentines Music Hall w/ Savoir Adore, Albany, NY
Jun 07 Brighton Music Hall w/ Savoir Adore, Allston, MA
Jun 08 Bowery Ballroom w/Savoir Adore, New York, NY
Jun 09 Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Savoir Adore, Washington, DC

From there, it’s on to the South, then Texas, Arizona and back to California, with a date at the El Rey Theatre with Savoir Adore, presented by KCRW. For details, see their website.

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Tally Ho! The Clean Conquer Allston!

Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, at Brighton Music Hall

Hamish and David Kilgour of The Clean, at Brighton Music Hall

It’s easy to be cynical about music these days, with so many bland, mediocre bands that commandeer the increasingly homogeneous radio airwaves and mainstream media. But there are those rare moments when a group of musicians have that special synergy and love of performance, that can transcend everything else and make all those years seem to instantly vanish. We’re all back at the beginning, when everything was fresh and exciting. The joy of discovery, and of rediscovery. All Hail The Clean!

For those who can catch one of their few remaining shows here on the East Coast, they’re also selling a very limited edition 2LP vinyl pressing of “Oddities,” their 1994 Flying Nun release. Rolling Stone talks about it in their article today. The first 200 pressings of the 1000 total are on very pretty yellow vinyl. Really nice.

See my loving appreciation – and the rest of their handful of U.S. tour dates – on Ryan’s Smashing Life.

Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Robert Scott and Hamish Kilgour

Robert Scott and Hamish Kilgour

This is pretty close, though they (sadly) didn't play Beatnik

This is pretty close, though they (sadly) didn't play Beatnik


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MTV Hive Live Premieres in Boston with Cloud Nothings ~ Sunday Night (3/25) at Brighton Music Hall – with Live Streaming!

Fenway Recordings Sessions, Crossroads Presents and MTV Hive present Cloud Nothings, with Classic Education and The Dirty Dishes at Brighton Music Hall
Sunday, March 25 ~ Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM; 18+ show; $10 advance
::: buy tickets ::: | Live Stream 3/25 at 11pm!

The Fenway Recordings Sessions folks have teamed up with MTV Hive for a very cool concert series which kicks off on Sunday night with Cleveland’s indie punk rockers Cloud Nothings at Brighton Music Hall. This new collaboration, Live In Boston, is an expansion of MTV Hive Live’s ongoing Live in NYC concert series at New York’s Webster Hall, that has featured such bands as The National, Sleigh Bells, The Black Keys, Two Door Cinema Club, Theophilus London, and St. Vincent. Their mission has been to bring emerging artists (and some fairly well established ones) to the masses via live-streamed concerts. With this new venture, they’ll be bringing Boston’s music scene and visiting artists to a global audience (hopefully this will also benefit the local bands on these bills). For those who can’t make it to the show, you can watch an hour of it online Sunday night at 11pm ET. The BMH show also features Boston’s The Dirty Dishes and Bologna, Italy sextet A Classic Education.

[Editor’s note: how annoying are YouTube ads? Sorry!]

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Show Preview: Scattered Trees with Paul Dempsey and The Alternate Routes

Scattered Trees

Scattered Trees

Scattered Trees with Paul Dempsey and The Alternate Routes
at Brighton Music Hall, Thurs, August 18, 2011
Doors at 8 PM; Show at 8:30 PM; 18+ show

Chicago-based Scattered Trees are currently are their first national tour, stopping by Brighton Music Hall with Australian singer-songwriter Paul Dempsey (formerly with Something For Kate) and Connecticut band The Alternate Routes.

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