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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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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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Beatings on the Television

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If you don’t live in the metro Boston area you probably/maybe have only a peripheral knowledge of “The Bubbler”,   the super informative music oriented and band profile  show hosted by Ryan Spaulding of the Ryan’s Smashing Life blog and aired on CBS’ MyTV 38 Sunday nights over the last few months.  We love the show and reviewed, profiled  and posted a clip (featuring me) a few posts ago.

Recently, the show aired a profile and extended interview with The Beatings, where we talked about the band and Midriff.  Since we announced it’s broadcast, we’ve been getting emails from fans and friends outside of MA asking where they can see the segment.  Here it is… for your consideration.

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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…

 

Free Music: Live Age Rings

We’ve got free music we want you to own.  This is “Under the Rug” from a show Age Rings did at Pianos in NYC in 2011. The studio version of this song appeared on their Black Honey release which can be found here.  Enjoy.

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.

UPDATE INFO AT BOTTOM!!!!

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