SILVER CIRCLE REVIEWS: September 2007

THE ATLANTICS Something Hot Communications Live 13-song CD Nostalgia is what gets in the way. I don’t care that the band recorded this on March 25, 1979 on the eve of the national tour that was to make their reputation, nor need I mention that ABC Records dropped the ball forthwith. But The Atlantics were most likely never destined to be anything like The Cars, churning out their patented brand of deracinated New Wave kitsch; The Atlantics, bless their souls, … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS September 2007

  ATTACKING FREQUENCIES OF THE SUN, SUPERPOWER, GUT, HOOF Great Scott’s, Allston, MA 6/24/07 Sunday night madness. Hoof plunges into their set with no warning, a psychedelic doom dirge replete with furious, skillful drumming and groaning, grumpy guitars. It’s a seamless jam punctuated with massive crescendos—a soundtrack for a movie that hasn’t been written yet. One minute they sound like The Melvins; at another point I’m reminded of Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. Hoof succeeds in taking the room on … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: SEPTEMBER 2007

  LOOKING BACK ON THE SUMMER Keep it goin’ on strong and straight And use your heart and all your might and all your weight and all your power Do what you can to make it last for many hour Because once your dead you’re done, you don’t come back. ~Mr. Butch Rita: Wise words from a wise man whom we will miss. Do you know that one day Mr. Butch found $300 on the street and handed it out … Read More >>

THREE DAY THRESHOLD

by Robin Umbley They’re alt-country. They’re traditional country. They’re punk. They’re bluegrass. They’re rock ‘n’ roll. They’re Celtic. They’re drinking a lot of beer. They’re Three Day Threshold, a four-piece that’s a crazy amalgam of all those styles with beer seemingly the glue that holds them all together. Yes, these guys like to have a good time; they recently held a CD release party (for their latest disc, Against the Grain) and went all out with a Western party theme, … Read More >>

Mr. Butch (Sept. 11, 1950 – July 12, 2007)

MR. BUTCH (Harold Madison Jr.) died in an accident on July 12, 2007 while riding his new red scooter. WHAT YOU WON'T READ IN THE GLOBE ABOUT MR. BUTCH I first met Mr Butch is 1979 in Kenmore Square and he bit me on the leg in the nicest possibly way, so I invited him to a party at my apartment. There were a lot of proper Simmons girls in attendance that my roommate invited. As the party progressed Mr … Read More >>

July-Aug ’07 Radio Chart

1. Polyethylene – What Goes on Inside Houses 2. Shadows Fall – Sounds from the Underground 3. The Sterns – The Sterns 4. The Bags – Mount Rockmore 5. Bon Savants – Post Rock Defends the Nation 6. Hallelujah the Hills – Collective Psycosis Begone 7. Frank Smith – Red on White 8. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Let It Roll 9. Electric Laser People – Straight Talk on Raising Kids 10. Three Day Threshold – Against the Grain 11. Dinosaur … Read More >>

Noise Radio Chart: July-Aug 2007

1. Polyethylene –     What Goes on Inside Houses 2. Shadows Fall –     Sounds from the Underground   3. The Sterns – The Sterns 4. The Bags – Mount Rockmore 5. Bon Savants –     Post Rock Defends the Nation 6. Hallelujah the Hills –     Collective Psycosis Begone 7. Frank Smith – Red on White 8. Willard Grant Conspiracy –     Let It Roll 9. Electric Laser People –     Straight Talk on Raising Kids 10. Three Day … Read More >>