Monday, September 28, 2015

Music and Beer

Brian & I went to see Mute Math at Great Scott in Allston last night.

We had dinner at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse first, where the steak wrap was very good, and the beers were fantastic. I had a Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin (ABV 10.5%), which tasted amazing (you want pumpkin & spice? It's got both in spades), but it put my face to sleep rather quickly ("can I have another glass of water please?").

Later I had a Goose Island IPA. If you love hops like I do, this beer is for you. *BLAM!*

Then it was off the Great Scott. Quiet Entertainer opened the show with a cool DJ set. The crowd was rather lackluster in appreciation, but I enjoyed the music, and he had a great personality.

Then Mute Math blasted the roof off the house. "Typical" got the crowd moving, and "Chaos" carried the momentum.

Mute Math "Chaos"

The old songs were fantastic, the stuff off the 2nd album was great, and the new songs show promise. The energy was high, though there were too many drunks in the crowd to keep an eye on. A weird atmosphere, but the music mostly took me away from all of that. What a great Sunday night...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lost Leaders

From a bookmark list of 'bands to check out', via an old tweet from Vanessa Kafka, I finally listened to the Westchester/Brooklyn-based band Lost Leaders.

They have a great laid-back, slow-to-mid-tempo classic rock feel. I am going to enjoy listening to them this summer...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


I love finding bands on Bandcamp. I have a personal library of the music I have purchased, and have snagged even more for free when it's been offered at that price.

There are so many acts/genres to choose from on the Bandcamp site, and when I discover something new that is amazing or catchy, I buy it. It is such a good feeling to help support musicians who just want to be heard. And even better is finding new stuff from bands I already like.

Her are a few works I highly recommend, and plan to buy soon:

  • Night Lines by Cuushe. Check out their album "Butterfly Cases". I loved it so much when I first heard it, that I bought the cd and the digital.
  • Leave You by Elastic Sleep. There is a definite Lush influence in this Irish band's debut. I want the vinyl too, but I'll be happy with just the digital for now.
  • Demos EP by Cherry Crush. I have had several of this band's offerings in heavy rotation for awhile now.
  • EP by Muscle Beech. A fun bunch of surf songs, perfect for this upcoming summer, whether you live near a beach or not!
  • Reminisce by Evil Needle. Jazzy instrumentals that were sent to my in box by HW&W Records. Check out the label's other stuff too ( I recommend Mike Gao and Stwo, among others).

Friday, January 9, 2015

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Beer Review - Two I Missed

Fantastic beer - 4/5 stars

Nostalgia from my 6 years in the Portsmouth, NH area.
Great beer, even better on tap.