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Updated: Awesome Day Fest 2014 – Sat. May 24, Allston, MA

awesome day 14We are super excited to be involved in the annual Awesome Day Fest this year.  The festival was started by our friend and Tired Old Bones drummer Jesse Sherman years ago. This year he asked us to help organize and co-curate the day and we are thrilled.  In past years Awesome Day has been a day into night bill taking place at the legendary O’Briens Pub on Harvard Ave in Allston, MA. The afternoon is accompanied by copious amounts of BBQ on the OB’s back patio and the best rock Boston has to offer on the stage.  This year, there is all that and more.  We have partnered with Store 54 and Regina Pizzeria, both across the street from OB’s to include more bands and performances!!! 15 BANDS!!! 3 STAGES!!! ONE AWESOME DAY!!!

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Guillermo Sexo Makes Some Best of ’13 Lists. It Should Be On Yours!

Guillermo Sexo: Dark SpringWe were proud to be involved with Guillermo Sexo’s Dark Spring album when we released it back in Sept. ’13.  But we are certainly even more stoked that people have responded so positively to it.  Thanks to the radio and writing folks who included it in their “Favorites of 2013″ lists.  We’ve included some links from our friends who liked it below.  We’ve also included a link to a video of the bands Mobtown Studios session complete with an interview that was conducted when their tour hit Baltimore, MD last fall.  You can get Dark Spring digi download anywhere online, but might we suggest the limited edition vinyl which is available at the Midriff Records Store and beyond (CD also avail). We also linked to the GS “Fall Lens” video premiere on Vanyaland, because its a super blog who supported the band all year.  If by some chance the album landed on your list and you think we may not be aware, please let us know.  We appreciate the support. Enjoy!

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M.G. Lederman – I’m Ghosts – Release Date: Feb. 25, 2014 – STREAM NOW!

M.G. Lederman: I'm Ghosts I’m Ghosts, the second full-length album from M.G. Lederman showcases the trio at their most stark and jagged as the musical groundwork laid with their 2010 debut, What Ifs and Bad Memories comes to full realization.  Built around Mel Lederman’s haunting piano and emotionally charged lyrics, the band doesn’t hesitate to explore the darkest regions of heartbreak and isolation, all the while lightened by Lederman’s uncanny ability to inject his own wry humor into the seemingly hopeless narrative.

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The Scrutiny Podcast 006: Rodrigo Van Stoli, Darryl Shepherd, Nick Blakey

Scrutiny place holderMidriff Records and Indie Rock Ranger present a podcast of frank, candid and often unfair discussion on music, music fans, media and musician related issues. Some rants, rebuttal and besmirching. Explicit content. Hosted by Cameron Keiber (Midriff Records) and Richard Bouchard (Indie Rock Ranger Presents…). This episode is our “grumpy rockers yelling at each other” special! Panel for Episode 6 features Rodrigo Van Stoli (Bang CamaroGymnasium, Aquanutz),  Darryl Shepherd (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar), and booking agent Nick Blakey (fr. The In Out, The Takers, Midway Cafe).  This episode is sponsored by Studio 52 in Allston (Rock City), MA.

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The Scrutiny Podcast – Episode 005 w/ Karl Stevens, Tim Chamberlain, Brad Searles

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Episode 005 of The Scrutiny Podcast presented by Midriff Records and Indie Rock Ranger is sponsored by Indie Rock Ranger’s Holiday Spectacular at The Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, MA on December 14, 2013. Details here  with tickets available at www.mideastclub.com .

 

Richard Bouchard and I continue our exciting and unfair exploration of the music scene here, in Boston, and beyond in the December edition of The Scrutiny Podcast.

This episode; NEEEERRRRRRRRRRRDDDDSSSSS!!!!

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