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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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The Scrutiny Podcast – Episode 004 w/ Katrina Galore, Chris Barrett and Ruby Rose Fox

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427634_357082007655461_1810921681_nEpisode 004 of The Scrutiny Podcast presented by Midriff Records and Indie Rock Ranger is sponsored by the Clicky Clicky Music Blog.  Check them out at http://clickyclickymusic.com/

Richard Bouchard and I continue our exciting and unfair exploration of the music scene here in Boston and beyond in the May edition of The Scrutiny Podcast, and learn how music is produced, using the best equipment from sites as Music Critic that is perfect for different kind of music productions.

After taking April off due to the chaos that befell our city we are back in force in May!  Thanks to the super talented Katrina Galore and E. Stephen Fredrick for hosting us at Torrent Engine 18 in Dorchester, MA (a part of town that’s not nearly as scary as people are having you believe), a beautiful former firehouse that they are in the process of re-proposing as arts space.   In addition, our panel included multi-instrumentalist and everyone’s favorite trumpeter Chris Barrett (Kingsly Flood /Eddie Japan) and singer/songwriter/bandleader/wunderkind,  Ruby Rose Fox.

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The Scrutiny Podcast – 003 w/ Luke O’Neil, Tad Mckitterick and Maxwell Nagel

Scrutiny place holderRichard Bouchard and I continue our exciting and unfair exploration of the music scene here in Boston and beyond in the April edition of The Scrutiny Podcast.  Our guests for this episode are writer Luke O’Neil (The Village Voice, Esquire), musician Tad Mckitterick of the glam rock band Sidewalk Driver and owner/blogger of the brand new Indie, Bikes and Beer Blog Maxwell Nagel.  It’s our first annual sausage fest!

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Midriff/Verbicide, Show/Bout Wrap Up

On July 28th, 2012 Radio hosted Night 6 of our year long residency at the club commemorating our decade meddling in the Indie/DIY music landscape.  We asked the wonderful folks of Verbicide Magazine to co-curate.  Verbicide got Yellow Bird Project involved and YBP was generous enough to provide us with a copy of their “Indie Rock Poster Book” to raffle off the night of the event.  It was an incredibly special evening with amazing performances by Home Body, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Greg Lyon and Eldridge Rodriguez.  Verbicide has some great shots and a gallery of the bands here. Thanks to everyone for coming out and to the super bands that performed.  Thanks to Yellow Bird Project for being so charitable, Radio for being so supportive and allowing us to continue having these events, and to Verbicide for participating and consistently being fresh, informative and one of the few music mags out there whose opinion I trust. I took some awful I-phone pics of the other three bands, but I have them so I’mma gonna show ‘em. Thanks again everyone.

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Oscar Worthy Performance?

To: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science

Re: MiniBoone “Brand New Thing” and specifically Cameron Keiber’s groundbreaking performance… I broke ground!!!

Our buddy Pat Breen of GarbageTown Films just released a video for MiniBoone’s “Brand New Thing”. It’s a beautiful and fantastical story of two kids’ journey to get fucked up on junk food. They steal, reflect and party at Bigfoot’s house all while trippin’ balls.

But our favorite part is the stellar performance by the young fresh faced actor playing the convenience store clerk, a subtle yet complex portrayal of a man struggling against time and disrespectful youth to reclaim his rightful place in a chaotic world. A performance that is only enhanced once one lipreads the immense stream of profanities flung from his mouth in such a short amount of screen time. The role of a lifetime not so much for the actor but for you, the viewer, and Beatings/Eldridge Rodriguez fans the world round.  All this and looks too… I’m officially a triple threat! Oh, and Pat made one hell of an awesome video.  For your consideration…


What’s the Going Rate for Scrap Lucite?

“… right down to some copper wiring.  They took everything but the Boston Music Award.” – Victim’s name withheld.




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UPDATE!!! UPDATE !!!! Midriff vs. Verbicide Mag. for Night VI of Residency at Radio

We are half way through our year long residency at Radio in Somerville, Ma commemorating our decade of indie/DIY music. It’s a blast. We have something special happening for the July edition.   We’ve asked our friends at the online magazine Verbicide to co-curate the evening. It’s going to be great.  We’ve been fans of Verbicide since back when they were publishing their print edition. What is great about their magazine is that although music is heavily featured their focus goes beyond that.  Verbicide’s Fiction section is fantastic and their original Comics are inspired.  It’s really a great institution, with tons to check out and if you haven’t been visiting them regularly you are cheating yourself.  We really dig them and were psyched that they’d be building the July bill with us.


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