Spirit of the Beehive and Amanda X return from tour for a gritty gig with Pile and Big Ups

Pile | Photos by Rachel Del Sordo |
Pile | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |

Four young and talented post-punk bands brought their peculiar musical stylings to First Unitarian Church on Wednesday. This show marked the first stop of tour for Boston’s Pile and New York’s Big Ups, and served as a solid homecoming for Amanda X and Spirit of the Beehive, who recently returned home from a month-long tour across the US. Continue reading →


Check out a fuzzy live single from The Stammer (playing The Fire on 7/24)

the stammer

The Stammer is a new four-piece out of Philly that make fuzzed-out rock with just a splash of punk thrown into the mix. Last February, the group released their self-titled debut EP which seems to blend The Cure and The Talking Heads with a punk edge on songs like “Same Lines” and “The Last Time.”  Earlier this week, the group released a live single featuring a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” and a live version of “Same Lines.”  And while the cover isn’t exactly their strongest moment, the live version of “Same Lines” really shows off the band’s live skills and their unique sound, which you can dig further into on The Stammer EP.  Check out “Same Lines” below and if you like what you hear you can watch The Stammer play live and in person at The Fire July 24th.


Tonight’s Concert Picks: Wire at Union Transfer, Mac Miller at Festival Pier, Bosnian Rainbows at Underground Arts, Jucifer and Fantasy Panther at Kung Fu Necktie, Rosu Lup at The Fire

Wire have been around since the 70s, expanding the genre of punk since their landmark first album, Pink Flag.  Releasing albums and touring consistently since their formation, Wire are legends not only of the punk world, but to countless other musicians and genres from R.E.M to The Cure.  Back in March, the group released their thirteenth studio album, Change Becomes Us, and are currently on tour in support of the album.  Tonight you can catch the post-punk group at Union Transfer along with Bear in Heaven.  Click here for more info. and check out one of their newer songs below.

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