Friday, September 28, 2007

Computer Rock & Court Troubles

According to the bands newsletter Braintree's favorite sons Gang Green will play October 19th in the basement ofthe Baseball Tavern. Due to some impending court issues facing the band this could be there last show for the next year.

On Sunday NPR will be airing Okkervil River recorded Live in Washington D.C. It's the next best thing to being there and you don't have to pay a babysitter. It is sure to be bittersweat after missing out on there set at the Middle East earlier this week.

The entire show can be heard Sunday night at 10 PM

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sgt. Disco is gonna kick your ass (stolen from a sticker)

As the title says I lifted that from the sticker that came with the new Circus Devils album, but it was just too perfect for this short post to pass up. I make it no secret to friends, family, and anyone who will listen my admiration for all things Robert Pollard. I realize that most if not all of these projects are aimed at the Bob die hard fan but sometimes it's just too hard to keep my yap shut.

Sgt. Disco is the 5th and latest release from Circus Devils. The on-going collaboration between Bob and multi-instrumentalist/producer Todd Tobias. You would think that with 32 tracks things might get tedious but it never does. Sgt Disco manages to accomplish something quite impressive, it reveals an accessibility without losing any of the prog-pop fire of the the Circus Devils previous output. With standouts like Pattern Girl, Brick Soul Mascots, and Rose in Paradise Pollard and Tobias have delivered another opus for the vault. The only problem is this will get buried under the two forthcoming Pollard releases Coast to Carpet of Love and Standard Gargoyle Decisions out on Merge on October 9th. It's a good problem to have.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MOB at The ICA

Mission of Burma are set to play The Institute of Contemporary Art this Sunday. They will play a matinee show at 4 and then again at 8PM. I haven't seen MOB since Jaunuary 2001 at the Paradise. They've played there share of dates in New England over the past 4 or 5 years but something always seemed to prevent me from attending. I've cleared the calendar to be front in center for the afternoon set at ICA on Sunday. Ok I don't know about front in center, but I'll be in room.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Indie Snobs and Strawberry Jam
This might be the newness talking but Animal Collective have released a stunning new record with Strawberry Jam. If you respect or just enjoy bands for being inventive,experimental and always pushing themselves to their creative limits look no further, you've just found your new favorite record.
Have I gone overboard with my praise? Nope not even close.

Band of Horses have become the target of the indie set for liscensing two songs from their soon to be released Cease to Begin. Altough the album doesn't drop til October 9th you can hear 2 tracks via Ford Motor Company's new commercial as well as Wal-Marts web-site. This has led the bands fans and detractors to scream sell-out.
Did it bother you when Wilco liscensed what seems like evey track of Sky Blue Sky to Volswagon? Me either.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Excuse Our Appearance While We Remodel

It was time to update, change , and improve the look of The AGP.
Over the next few days I'll be finalizing these changes and I'll be increasing the volume of content here. So now I've gone and made a promise It's time to get to work.

Thanks to my pal March who has been recieving frantic e-mails from me begging for his blogging expertise over last couple of days.
Check out his work here March