Friday, March 26, 2010

Boston: This is Your Weekend + Ticket Giveaway

It's weekends like the one that were about to embark on, that makes you sit up and give thanks for living in or near a major city like Boston. To be fair we are benefiting from some post SXSW tours, the return of one of Boston's favorite acts, and just sheer dumb luck.

This weekend you will have several choices from to which to plunk down your hard earned cash, so choose wisely.

Allston's synth poppers Freezepop get things kicked off with a 4PM on Saturday with a performance at Cafe 939. It's a fairly small room so grab tickets in advance here plus the PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is in town this weekend so you can check that out before or after the show.

Later in the evening Spoon will take over The House of Blues for a sold out show with Deerhunter and The Strange Boys. Spoon are currently touring in support of their new offering Written in Reverse while any local appearance from Bradford Cox & co. is worth our collective attention and Austin's The Strange Boys have just issued an impressive debut album, Be Brave on Rough Trade, so get there early for this impressive triple bill.

This weekend also marks the return of former Beulah front man Miles Kurosky to the Boston area when Miles and his touring band play Great Scott in Allston on Saturday with San Francisco's Pancho-San. Kurosky is on tour for the first time since he disbanded Beualah and is supporting his superb solo debut, The Dessert of Shallow Effects issued earlier this month on Majordomo/Shout!.

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Sunday Iceland's Seabear hit TT The Bears to deliver their unique brand of orchestra pop. The band are in the U.S. supporting thier excellent 2nd LP, We Build A Fire released this month by Morr Music. As a last minute surprise I've been given a pair of tickets to giveaway. To enter to win just shoot us an e-mail with Seabear in the subject line to I will announce the winner tomorrow at 5PM, good luck. Fellow Icelanders and label mates Soley will support. I can't think of a better way to wind down your Sunday.

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