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Monday, January 26, 2009

TOMORROW NIGHT IN BOSTON: THE RUMBLE @ GREAT SCOTT

THE RUMBLE continues to roll into other cities, this month we expand to Boston and New York City by teaming up with STRANDED IN STEREO. Tomorrow night in Boston we open things up at GREAT SCOTT with three great up-and-coming bands: SPECTATOR - THIS CAR UP - BLACK DIAMOND BAY.

The guest DJ for the night is Jay from CLICKY CLICKY MUSIC blog


Great Scott is at 1222 Commonwealth Ave, in Allston, MA

Here's the scoop on the bands per SIS:

SPECTATOR (www.myspace.com/spectatormusic)
Like Muse, Spectator sounds like a band that would sound even better live. But
first of all, I'd like to give credit to what was put into their studio work. Their EP
"Your Scars" was recorded with the producers of Coheed & Cambria and
King Crimson, and it sounds good. Really good, actually. Each note played is
indispensible to the song--in between the power strumming and heavy vocals are
riffs that suck you into the song. The album can fill a room. With that idea I'm
anticipating how they would sound live on set--louder, stronger, and more intense.

THIS CAR UP (www.myspace.com/tcarup)
This Car Up's self-released album is this: moody, depressing, poppy, dreamy,
elegant and abrasive. They get comparisons to Death Cab for Cutie and Sonic
Youth, and although their photos may seem like laughing candids, their music
means business. Their lyrics are catchy, but it doesn't take away from the angst
and emotion that is put into them. As to their musical talent, there's no doubt that
their riffs, layers, and harmonies are impressive.

BLACK DIAMOND BAY (www.myspace.com/blackdiamondbay)
It started as a Patrick Krief solo project while he was still in The Dears. Now a
full-fledged band hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Black Diamond Bay are
bringing back guitar rock but with their own unique additions. They combine an
ominous sounding organ with tribal-like toms banging in the background that hits
your body. Or other times, like in the Beatlesque "Blue Mace" they create an
epic blend of haunting strings, melodic bass lines, and wailing guitars so
beautifully that you want it to go on forever. Black Diamond Bay is a diverse
band that can go from a slow-paced emotional plea to a hard rock dance number
instantly. They are a must see live act.

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