bananastasi - Thu, Jun 17, 2010, 7:41 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #132.0 NEWS June 17th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #132.0 June 17th, 2010
By BRIAN ANASTASI bananastasi@comcast.net

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The winners of the 2010 Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll were announced last Thursday, June 10th. The winners are split into two categories, local and national. To see the lists, read short write-ups about the winners, and listen to mix tapes of the winners, go to http://thephoenix.com/BMP/Boston/2010/ Here is the list of the local winners and runners-up in 16 categories:

LOCAL

BEST ACT
MEAN CREEK
runners-up
Sarah Borges
Magic Magic
Converge

BEST NEW ACT
GENTLEMEN HALL
runners-up
Streight Angular
Bearstronaut
Razors in the Night

BEST ALL AGES ACT
A LOSS FOR WORDS
runners-up
Boys Like Girls
Four Years Strong
Vanna

BEST FOLK ACT
VIKESH KAPOOR
runners-up
John Shade
Audrey Ryan
Boy Without God

BEST ROOTS ACT
KINGSLEY FLOOD
runners-up
Joy Kills Sorrow
Tim Gearan Band
Tony the Bookie

BEST R&B ACT
JESSE DEE
runners-up
Bad Rabits
Tokyo Tramps
Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints

BEST PUNK ACT
RAZORS IN THE NIGHT
runners-up
Dead Cats Dead Rats
Kominas
Refuse Resist

BEST GARAGE OR PSYCH ACT
GIRLFRIENDS
runners-up
Thick Shakes
Hands and Knees
Needy Visions

BEST METAL ACT
CONVERGE
runners-up
Doomriders
Gozu
Big Bear

BEST HIP HOP ACT
M-DOT
runners-up
Wispers
Esoteric
Amadeus the Stampede

BEST JAZZ ACT
GRACE KELLY
runners-up
Amanda Carr with the Kenny Hadley Big Band
Jim Hobbs and the Hobbettes
Charlie Kohlhase

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT
DEBO BAND
runners-up
Newpoli
Zili Misik
Cirkestra

BEST VIDEO
TELEVANDALS, GOOD FOR NOTHING


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qqt5kyBtvo
runners-up
Hallelujah the Hills, Blank Passports
Everyday Visuals, Boom Boom Boom
Wasted Talent, Khed

BEST WFNX NEW ENGLAND PRODUCT LOCAL SONG OF THE YEAR
AD FRANK AND THE FAST EASY WOMEN, WINTERTHRU
runners-up
Magic Magic, Sleepy Lion
Bodega Girls, She's Into Black Guys
Televandals, Good for Nothing

BEST CLUB NIGHT DANCE
THE PILL AT GREAT SCOTT in Allston rock city (Friday nights)
runners-up
Foxy at ZuZu in Cambridge
Maneuver at Middlesex Lounge
Thunderdome at various locations

BEST CLUB NIGHT ROCK
BORN OF FIRE AT O'BRIEN'S in Allston rock city
runners-up
Primitive Sounds at River Gods
This Is Why They Hate Us at Alchemist Lounge
Rescue Nite at Model Cafe


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Mal Thursday's nine day trip to Massachusetts to play with his two re-united bands The Cheetahs and The Malarians are now history. Mal Thursday and The Cheetahs played at The Sierra Grill in Northampton and Church of Boston, and The Malarians played at Church, The Sierra Grill, and The Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester. The Sierra Grill, located on Strong Avenue just before it turns into Pearl Street, is in the very location of the Bay State Cabaret, which Mal used to book back in the late 19800s and the first half of the 1990s.

Mal Thursday and The Cheetahs at Sierra Grill


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gRugvJCMc0

The Malarians at Sierra Grill


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aa8KY8flSU

(special thanks to pineapple circus for posting these videos so quickly)

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The third CD by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, Steam Ship Killers, is causing quite a buzz in the Boston area. The CD is available for purchase online directly through his website, http://armyoftoys.com/ or from CD Baby or Band Camp.

Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys will be at the House of Blues in Boston this coming Saturday, June 19th, along with Evelyn Evelyn, Amanda Palmer, and Jaggery.

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The Fools will be playing at Stearns Square in Springfield tonight, Thursday, June 17th, at 7pm. The show is free and open to the public. It is unclear whether this is part of the annual series of free concerts that the city puts on every summer, since that series supposedly doesn't begin until July 1st and tonight's show is not on that list. But it is on The Fools' MySpace page, so we will go with that.

Also, the official schedule for the Stearns Square summer series of shows originally had no one booked for Thursday, August 5th, but now Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood are scheduled for that night.

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The city of Easthampton celebrates its 225th anniversary for four days and nights starting today, Thursday, June 17th. Part of the festivities are a music festival on Saturday, June 19th, 1-9pm, in the new bandshell at Millside Park, which is behind the Eastworks building on the bike path. Performing will be Kobrai Kai, Angry Johnny and The Killbillies, The Lonesome Brothers, National Convention, National Carpet, Storm the Ohio, and The Lloyd Cole Ensemble. This show is free and open to the public. For more information on other activities, go to http://www.easthampton225.com

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The Young@Heart Chorus presents "Alive and Well" at the Paramount Theatre in Springfield on Friday, June 25th at 7pm. Proceeds will benefit WGBY, public television for western New England. Tickets are $20 to $45. For more info go to http://www.wgby.org or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/105490

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Information for the Weekly Band E-Mail is taken directly from venue,
band, and musician web sites, Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace pages,
as well as blogs, posters, flyers, and e-mails..
Brian Anastasi assumes no responsibility for errors on these sources.

 
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