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Invictus Picks -- Golden Girls -- "Freebird"

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Golden Girls

A few summers ago, I met Andy Cary at one of the collective houses in Worcester. Grass Widow had just played and we were standing around in the garage, I told him about the Mika Miko show I had coming up and he already knew about it. He was cool. A few months later, at the stArt on the Street Festival , Andy came up to me and was like, "Dude you gotta hear my band, we're awesome!" Now, don't get me wrong, I give every band a good listen to, but when he said this, I imagined a sloppy new band, barely keeping time trying to rip-off whichever act was hot at the moment. He told me his band's name was Golden Girls. I laughed. Well. it turns out Pitchfork got around to listening to GG before I did, and other indie blogs were going nuts over their song Amateur Teen Sex Attics because, like he said, they're awesome.  

I like what these guys are doing for many reasons, but the biggest reason is that they represent Worcester… hard. The scene there is definitely underground, but also definitely thriving, with awesome places like the Fuck Yeah Center, the collective houses and the skater punks who are building Worcide. All this and a couple of bands getting some national press ain't too bad, if I do say so myself.

Golden Girls' new single is Freebird, again they make me laugh. Right now  they're on tour with Truman Peyote.

"Freebird" -- Golden Girls

--Danielle Freudenthal

SXSW 2011: Boston to Austin March 17 12-6pm at the 512 -- Tons of Boston Bands!!

Boston to Austin

If you're in Austin tomorrow for St. Patrick's Day what better way to celebrate the holiday than by seeing a plethora of Boston bands? DigBoston and Converse will host the Boston to Austin showcase tomorrow, March 17, on the roof of the 512. The party starts at noon, be sure to stop by and see Viva Viva, The Dirty Dishes, Bodega Girls, Mystery Roar, Mean Creek, Kingsley Flood, Static of the Gods, Banditas, Endless Wave and DJ Die Young.

The 512
408 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX

--Chrissy Prisco

SXSW 2011: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper at Swan Dive Tonight

Lady Lamb

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper will be playing the Brooklyn Vegan Showcase at Swan Dive in Austin, TX tonight. The Portland, ME native, who recently transplanted to Boston, is a folk-rocker with the voice of a fallen angel. This performance is the artist's Austin debut. She goes on at 8pm.

Also playing are: Olof Arnalds (Iceland), Ted Leo (Washington DC), Sam Amidon (from VT, now in NYC), Sharon Van Etten (NYC), & Evan Voytas (LA).

Swan Dive
651 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

--Chrissy Prisco

Desert Race Boston presents: Arborea featuring Ryan Lee Crosby March 20th at Precinct


Desert Race Boston presents Maine-based Alt-folk duo,Arborea and Somerville based singer-songwriter, Ryan Lee Crosby on March 20th at Precinct in Union Sq. Somerville.

Arborea's fourth record Red Planet will be coming out April 26th on the Portland, Oregon based label Strange Attractors Audio House. Ryan Lee Crosby is a Somerville based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

The following is the video for Arborea's "Careless Love" off the new album, Red Planet:

Ryan will open at 9pm and Arborea will follow at 10pm with a longer set. Doors are at 8pm and the cover is $7. This show is 21+.
Click here to buy advance tickets online.

--Chrissy Prisco

2011 Rock N Roll Rumble Line-up Announced


The line-up for the 2011 Rock N' Roll Rumble has been announced. This Boston rock institution is presented by Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Twenty-four bands will compete over the course of nine nights all to win one crown. It begins Sunday, April 3 at TT the Bear's. Tickets for the preliminary shows are $9 and available via TT's website. The six-night preliminary line-up is as follows:

Sunday, April 3
9pm The Blizzard of 78

9:45pm Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents
10:30pm OldJack

11:15pm McAlister Drive

Monday, April 4
9pm Full Body Anchor
9:45pm Tijuana Sweetheart

10:30pm A Wish For Fire
11:15pm Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Tuesday, April 5
9pm The Autumn Hollow Band
9:45pm Cult 45

10:30pm John Powhida International Airport
11:15pm Spirit Kid

Thursday 4/7

9:30pm TRiPLE THiCK
10:15pm Static of the Gods
11pm Mellow Bravo

11:45 The Acro-brats

Friday 4/8

9:30pm Tired Old Bones

10:15pm Stereo Telescope
11pm Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

11:15pm Keep Me Conscious

Saturday 4/9
9:30pm Cradle to the Grave
10:15pm The Year Million
11pm Black Thai
11:45pm Sidewalk Driver

--Chrissy Prisco


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