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Fire Hot Opera

Fire Hot Opera is a pure throwback pulling from doo-wop era rock and soul. Their debut album Test Market Fresh is bundle of wholesome, energetic, dance songs that will have doing vintage dance moves in your living room that you didn't even know you knew.

You can help Fire Hot Opera celebrate the release of Test Market Fresh on April 1st at Beat Kitchen with Nice Motor and S. Joel Norman and Josh Catalano & The Dirty Thoughts.

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New The Original Crooks and Nannies LP Available for Streaming & Download

Madeline Rafter & Sam Huntington, a.k.a. The Original Crooks and Nannies, just released a wonderfully intoxicating album in Ugly Laugh. The ten-song sophomore LP showcases the dynamic duo's natural ability to lay down ear-burrowing melodies over lo-fi, bedroom beats. Rafter's voice demonstrates a captivatingly beautiful versatility, with Huntington providing the right amount of playful accompaniment - thus, creating tunes worthy of your adoration. (BTW: Also, check out the twosome making the best/worst DIY wigs (out of their own hair) ever in the new music video for "Carry Me"!)





Dad Works Hard now slated to open up for Simo

Local glam rock/badass outfit Dad Works Hard has just been added to open up for Nashville, Tn psych blues band Simo tomorrow night at Dante's. The undeniably fun danceable quality of Dad Works Hard is guaranteed to bring a light and lively air to the bill. Paired with Simo's classic production of southern blues rock, it'll be a show unlike the typical shows that occur around town. 

If you haven't already, check out Dad Works Hard's video for "White Shoes" below. It'll give you some insight into just how enjoyable this band is.

-Cervante Pope

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Addie Pray Not Leaving the Door Open at All Night Diner March 12

Addie Pray, a.k.a. Carmen Perry, of Ohio’s Sports catches listeners on her narrative line, with songs that provide an intimate fly on the wall perspective - not leaving the door open, rather transplanting you into her line of sight. Capturing intimacy in a realistic, relatable scale, she adapts it to life’s expected adventures and setbacks. What initially appears to be a simple picture gathers deeper meaning through binding details, à la Waxahatchee and Free Cake For Every Creature. Brandon Can’t Dance develop a twisting experimental pop paradigm. It's one with a constantly shifting position, engaging with it’s uprooted tones that range from fireside acoustics to eerie wave-rockers. The captivating lo-fi of Emily Yacina (who has collaborated with Alex G) is a sound you’ll feel instantly close to. The lineup is rounded into form by the hushed poetic folk of Yours Are The Only Ears. All Night Diner, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Julia Leiby) - Michael Colavita





The Soaks tune in to their own channel on "TV Life"

San Diego trio The Soaks play sparkly power pop with a new wave slant, best evinced on their fast-paced, relentlessly hooky "TV Life". Its simple, hyperactive music video shows footage of the band members in true live form while poking a little fun at themselves, propping up a persistent rhythmic backbone to their energetic, trashy sound. 

"TV Life" can be found on their latest seven-song EP Loser, released through Postmark Records. And for a show that'll get you wildly bobbing your head from the get go stop by Harvard and Stone on March 31.

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