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Love of Everything on Daytrotter

Love of Everything's (aka Bobby Burg) Daytrotter session has been posted. Two of the songs he performed appear on his recent release Best In Tensions (Polyvinyl). He is currently touring Europe opening for Joan of Arc.

Bloc 11 Cafe Year of Music Anniversary Special

Audrey Ryan

Bloc 11 Café is throwing their Year of Music Anniversary special. Known for their delicious food and amazing lattes, Bloc 11 Café is also proud to list themselves as live music venue every Wednesday and open mic host every Thursday. On Wednesday, December 1st, Bloc 11 is going all out to celebrate their year in music, with a new sound system, beer and wine, catered food, and an evening of performances by 7 talented musical acts.

One Happy Island will be playing their ukulele inspired Twee-pop, while the Kristen Ford Band delivers rock and reggae. Audrey Ryan will become her one-woman music machine. Kevin Byrne offers a folk-country-Irish blend, while Charlie Cover and Colin Kelly swing more towards Blues and Americana. Last but not least, Abbie Barrett will be doing her best wild-west saloon impression. 


Everyone loves birthdays. Help make Bloc 11’s one they’ll never forget.

Wednesday December 1st, 6:30pm-12am
Bloc 11 Café
11 Bow Street, Union Sq. Somerville
$8 All Ages

--Chrissy Prisco

Mackintosh Braun's new release + video

Portland based and Chop Shop Records/Atlantic Records signee Mackintosh Braun just release the album "Where we Are" and the video for the song "Could It Be". The electro-pop band played a show at Albert Rose Hall in Protland last week - check out their myspace page for upcoming shows.

The Morning Benders play Webster Hall in NYC + tour Australia

San Fran's own The Morning Benders recently relocated to NYC in the effort to "contaminate" the east coast with their infectious quasi-orchestral indie pop. The band reveals their inner "west coastness" through a chilled repertoire filled with friendly melodies, gentle textural percussive elements, and interesting choices in the instrumentation department. Lead singer Christopher's vocals pen melancholic and slightly thoughtful melodies that allow the band's music to touch souls. If you are in NYC, you can check these guys out at Webster Hall before they embark on an Australian Winter Tour (which is only a winter tour to us, because in Australia January is the peak of the summer).

Calm Palm Vapor

On November 12th the duo known as Calm Palm Vapor released their debut album Morning Pacific. These ten tracks are a mixture of keyboards, atmospherics, and gentle pop vocals. Recorded over the course of a year, the album is simple but infectiously fun. The duo celebrated the release with a raucous show at Subterranean. Since forming in January 2010 the duo of Pierogi (melodies) and Secretwars (beats) have established a decent catalog that also includes an ep released back in September. You can stream the album on the band's bandcamp page or purchase it digitally for just $5.

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