I had absolutely no idea that Sunny Day Real Estate had gotten back together. Not reading any music magazines or frequenting any music websites will do that to you.
Tonight, I Googled “boston music blogs” and came up with one I’ve looked at a few times before, but had forgotten about: Bradley’s Almanac. Bradley’s latest post details his playlist from a DJ set where he exclusively spun tracks by bands coming to Boston in the near future. Since I’ve been in Boston for a year now and only gone out to three shows, it’s probably time to start visiting the clubs a little.
Scrolling through Bradley’s list, I came up with a few that piqued my interest:
Lucero, playing at something called “GreenFest” tomorrow, Aug 22. Lucero is a band I’ve opened for. Nice guys, though they ate almost all of the pizza. A very rough, whisky-soaked y’all-terna-rock sound.
Dinosaur Jr, two shows at the Middle East in October. The original line-up, back together and going strong. I don’t really like the first couple D Jr albums, but it’d be cool to see they play together. I did a recording session with Murph once, a cover of Paperback Writer for a documentary soundtrack.
Sunny Day Real Estate, Sept 28 at House of Blues. In addition to their Boston show, they’re also playing 930 Club in Washington, DC and Terminal 5 in NYC, two venues I’ve also played.
RollingStone.com has an article on SDRE’s press release confirming their Fall Reunion Tour.
Also, here’s info on GreenFest: http://www.bostongreenfest.org/index.html