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Review: Dawes and friends at the Royale ~ November 6

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes

It was a gorgeous evening of music with Dawes, Vetiver, and Peter Wolf Crier at the Royale. A musically complimentary and excellent lineup, and Dawes seems to just be getting better and better as time goes on. The new songs they performed from their upcoming album sound incredible. See my full review on Ryan’s Smashing Life.

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Lucha VaVoom – Mexican Masked Wrestling, Burlesque & Comedy @ the Royale

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If you’re wondering how to possibly cap off The Dresden Dolls and Walter Sickert’s InkDrip Sessions… here’s an idea for you: Mexican Masked Wrestling and Burlesque. Lucha VaVoom will be making a stop at the Royale on Monday night. While I can’t quite imagine such an event at the distinguished and at least somewhat classy Royale, I imagine this might be just the sort of night, at the very least, for that smoke machine. I’m at a loss at how to even describe this spectacle, so I’ll let the video speak for itself.

Lucha VaVoom Fall Tour 2010 from Toni Scarpa on Vimeo.

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Dawes, Vetiver & Peter Wolf Crier @ the Royale on Saturday

Dawes (photo by Matt Jacoby), Vetiver (photo by Alissa Anderson), and Peter Wolf Crier (photo by Stacy Schwartz)

Dawes (photo by Matt Jacoby), Vetiver (photo by Alissa Anderson), and Peter Wolf Crier (photo by Stacy Schwartz)

A warm, gentle breeze should be blowing into chilly Boston on Saturday night (11/6), when Los Angeles band Dawes comes to town, along with Vetiver and Peter Wolf Crier, to the Royale. Expect some really fine introspective indie folk with lovely harmonies. It should be a nice, mellow and relaxing evening. more…

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It Doesn’t Mean A Thing: The Airborne Toxic Event @ the Royale, Boston ~ April 7, 2010

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A highly anticipated evening with The Airborne Toxic Event, courtesy of Jack Daniel’s Studio No. 7, WFNX, and The Boston Phoenix. Emerging from an intensely creative time in the studio, this was a chance for the band to road test some new songs, and a wonderful opportunity for fans to get a sweet taste of things to come.

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Boston Bands This Week: Vivian Darkbloom

Vivian Darkbloom at the Royale, Boston

Vivian Darkbloom at the Royale, Boston

TONIGHT: Vivian Darkbloom @ the Middle East Upstairs, with Seven Shades Of Grey, Hannah & The Bloodlines, and See Green

I’m going to profile one band this week, Boston’s Vivian Darkbloom. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform with The Airborne Toxic Event last week, in a special ‘invite only’ show, part of Jack Daniel’s Studio No. 7 series. I was going to do the review first, tell you how much I enjoyed these ace musicians and technology geeks from MIT and Harvard, and then give some background and highly recommend their upcoming show at the Middle East as part of my ‘Boston Bands This Week’ feature. But I had a problem. As soon as I began to wade through my 140 photos and 10 videos, I came to a realization: if you’re a Boston band and you’d like this particular reviewer to give you some blog love in a timely fashion (they’re playing the Middle East Upstairs Wednesday night) it might not be the best idea to perform on the same bill as Airborne Tox. So I’ll have this serve “double duty” – a few words about Vivian Darkbloom’s powerful set at the Royale to an appreciative audience, and a mini-profile/show preview.

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Boston welcomes The Airborne Toxic Event… and um, Jack Daniel’s

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Since this isn’t your typical show, this isn’t your typical show preview. But I had to mark the occasion somehow, in my usual over-the-top fangirl style that I reserve exclusively for this particular band. So welcome to Boston, guys. It’s been nearly six months since we last saw each other – too long, too long… I mean, we know you’ve been busy writing and recording a new album, but still…

Last we heard, you were deciding on a producer for the new album. Producer, huh? As in someone other than you yourselves? I suppose that’s ok. So long as we don’t get Ludacris or Fabolous doing a guest rap on “Half of Something Else”, everything will be just fine. More than fine.

[The Airborne Toxic Event with Vivian Darkbloom at The Royale Wednesday, April 7 (sponsored by Jack Daniels Studio No. 7). You *might* be able to still win tickets by listening to WFNX (101.7FM). There will also be an acoustic session at the Ames Hotel that afternoon with The Airborne Toxic Event, sponsored by WFNX and the Ames Hotel. ‘FNX has contests going on for that. The session will be aired on WFNX (101.7FM Boston; 92.1FM NH and WFNX.com) on Monday, April 12th at 11:00 pm, during its new music feature β€œThe Nightly News.” WFNX and Ames plan to release a compact disc of songs from these Ames sessions in late 2010.]

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New Boston Club: The Royale opening night.. tonight!

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Ok, just a quickie here to introduce a new club I’ve just found out about this week. It’s called The Royale, and it’s on the site of the old Roxy, at 279 Tremont Street. You can read more about it (and see a few photos). Their grand opening is tonight, with a live performance by Tyson Ritter (from The All American Rejects) and “special guests”. Never mind about the mention of “Playboy events” – this is a new 800-capacity rock venue, folks, in downtown Boston, and one of the bands scheduled for May 4 & 5 is Public Image Limited. So definitely a club to keep an eye on. And I will.

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