Charms on MTV: For those of you who like to watch the
television, have I got a treat for you! PVR's own The Charms are featured on
the MTV documentary "Underground a Go-Go" about the Little Steven's
Underground Garage SIRIUS satellite radio station / festival / phenomenon.
Airing multiple times the week of August 10.
OUT out now: Mixing Stones-style British
arena rock with classic Motown soul grooves, Baby Strange's new CD -- Put
Out -- redefines cool. They've just added a date at Boston's
prestigius (and ENORMOUS) Hatch Shell. Here's the lowdown...
* JULY 8:
Feature in Boston Globe
* JULY 14:
Feature in Weekly
* JULY 15:
Feature in Boston Phoenix
* JULY 29: Feature in
Worcester Telegram & Gaz.
* AUGUST 12: Live at
Boston's Hatch Shell!
* UPCOMING: Review in CMJ
New Music Report
TGN shows, including a residency for the kids at those
Information in the studio: Yes, they're booked into Mad Oak
studios even as we speak, doing overdubs and drum tracks and such for their
debut full-length release, coming this fall. Be sure to check back
with obsessive frequency.
Hysteria & The Tint are back on the east coast: After
gigging a few select (and impressive) shows in LA, The Tint have returned to
Boston -- as have Mass. Hysteria, returning from their 20-show
Charms play with NY Dolls, The Strokes, The Stooges, Big Star,
The Mooney Sukuzi, The Raveonettes, and more at the
Steven's Underground Festival in NYC. It's at Randall's
Island August 14.
ALSO OF NOTE...
Yes, the coast-to-coast tour has finally wrapped up, concluding with an
open-air concert in Cambridge's own central square -- the centerpoint of
the Central Sq. World's Fair, an event intended to (in a primitive,
shamanistic way) drive away the evil spirits of the DNC. It
worked! The DNC left!
And it's out at college radio now, starting to rack up the top 30's --
and even a #1. More soon.
FROM THE GOOD NORTH
We can't concentrate on this enough: THE GOOD NORTH'S NEW CD IS OUT NOW.
You should've bought it already. Why not now?
Thanks to everyone at WFNX. You're awesome, spinning The Good
North like crazy and all. Especially you, Rucker & Driscoll.
And lest we forget, also a big up to Shred [WBCN] and ZSid [WXRV].
You are beautiful.
For those of you lucky enough to be students at Hanover NH's Dartmouth
College -- you're in for a treat. TGN are coming up to The Ivy
League's premier Indie-Rock campus on August 20. Watch out, Collis
Ditto for those colleges around Amherst/Northampton -- they'll be
arriving in September.
FROM THE HIGH CEILINGS
* The High Ceilings are no
more, but lead singer Max Heinegg is well on his way to having a
thriving solo career. Check back for more news.
New record soon. New
Record Soon. NEW RECORD SOON. NEW RECORD SOON!
FROM THE PILLS
They're broke'did up. Let it go.
FROM THE CHARMS
New video out. I don't know what else to say.
The Charms' recent midwest tour has gone swimmingly -- and it looks as
though they'll be going back soon. A big part of the fun has been
some of the great press the band got. A couple of our favorites
Pittsburgh's PULP: Charms = good.
Rochester City Paper enjoys The Charms.
The Charms have been having a great run with radio on their
latest CD, So Pretty. The fun has included quite a few
o Seven weeks on CMJ's
national college radio charts -- peaking at #117
o Fantastic feature coverage
from Little Steven's Underground Garage -- beaming The Charms to over
170 stations nationwide
The Charms have also enjoyed plenty of press over the last couple of
months, here's a few we've enjoyed
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Boston Herald: Review 1/26!
FROM THE TINT
Like so many great CD's, it would appear that The Tint's The 11th Hour EP
is no longer so brand spankin' new that it can still chart in CMJ's New
Music Report. Still, it hit #8 on the nationwide Most Added list it's
first week -- which we continue to be proud of.
If you read The Pills' section, you're aware that The Salem Evening News is
doing a feature -- it's actually a joint feature on The Pills and (you
guessed it) The Tint.
The Tint are playing west coast dates this summer. More soon.
Special thanks to Chris Rucker at WFNX and Carmelita at WAAF for hosting
recent on-air appearances by The Tint. You guys rock.
And, of course, some neat press links..
Boston Globe feature
New Bedford Times-Standard raves about The Tint