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Show Rundown: Italiano Tenth Anniversary Party 03.23.12

The Beatings: ItalianoOur big thanks to everyone who came out for the Italiano Tenth Anniversary show at Radio last Friday.

The Beatings released Italiano in February 2002, giving birth to Midriff Records and beginning our voyage in the world of independent music. Italiano was picked as the fifth best record of 2002 by the Washington Post, and was received incredibly well nationally as we crisscrossed the country touring in support. Ten years and one month later, we took the stage at Radio to perform the album in its entirety. To the best we can recollect, it was a first.

The night was kicked off with a tremendous set by Louder My Dear, with frontman Dave multi-tasking the night away with DJ sets under his Celebrity Handjob moniker. Following LMD was NYC’s Relations, whose post-punk set blew us away. Keep an eye on those kids, won’t you?

Image gallery after the jump…

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The Beatings: Italiano LIVE!

Holy crap are we old. This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Beatings’ Italianoan album that the Washington Post picked as their #5 Editor’s pick on their “Best of 2002″ list (it beat Eminem), Punk Planet raved about, the Village Voice routinely cheered when previewing The Beatings NYC shows at the time, LA Weekly championed, Mojo featured, The New York Times dug and their hometown of Boston completely ignored.

Well Boston, we believe in second chances…don’t blow it. To celebrate the album’s birthday, the band will be playing Italiano in its entirety as part of our residency at Radio on Friday March 23, with guests Louder My Dear, the Relations (from NYC) and DJ sets by Celebrity Handjob. Expect a circus.