Sooz TV: Amanda Palmer and Kay Hanley cover “Makin’ Whoopee” at the Lizard Lounge

[tweetmeme] Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo) is back in town and played a show at the Lizard Lounge on Thursday, January 7th. Towards the end of her show, Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls) joined Kay to sing their cover of “Makin’ Whoopee.” You can watch the video below or on the Sooz TV channel at YouTube.

New Sooz TV Music Videos: CD Release Party for Cassavettes new album “Shake Down The Sun”

[tweetmeme] Cassavettes celebrated the release of their second full-length album, “Shake Down The Sun”, downstairs at The Middle East on November 6, 2009. Here are videos for the songs “Ordinary Girls” and “Lights On” that I filmed that night. The entire album is spectacular but “Lights On” is definitely my favorite song on the new album. Buy “Shake Down The Sun” at iTunes.

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Music Video: Township’s Marc Pinansky solo at TT The Bear’s Place

Marc Pinansky (of Township) solo show at TT The Bear's Place

Marc Pinansky, singer and guitarist for Boston band Township, is exploring his mellower, singer-songwriter side with a collection of new songs that he tested out at TT The Bear’s Place last week.

I absolutely love Township. Their style of unabashed rock and roll is the real thing. But I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like to see Marc with just his voice, an acoustic guitar and a lot less volume. Chris Lay summed up the (very good) experience:

Marc added further evidence to my theory that inside every hard-driving neoclassic rocker is an acoustic balladeer struggling to get out, and also convinced me that that is a good thing.

Here’s the concert video I recorded for Sooz TV of Marc Pinansky singing “As A Child.” Who knew he was such a world class whistler, too!

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Photos and videos of WBCN’s 31st Annual Rock N’ Roll Rumble

The Luxury won the first round of WBCN's 31st Annual Rock N' Roll Rumble

My photos and some videos of WBCN’s 31st Annual Rock N’ Roll Rumble are being published on the always awesome Ryan Spaulding’s music blog at Ryan’s Smashing Life. Here’s our coverage of Sunday night’s festivities.

The Rock N’ Roll Rumble is a “battle of the bands” style competition for Boston area bands. Anngelle Wood, WBCN DJ of weekly show Boston Emissions is the host of this year’s festivities. She’s done a great job putting it together. Most battle of the bands do not have the best reputation but WBCN’s annual event is one of the good ones.

The winners so far include The Luxury who won on April 5th and Gravehaven who won on April 6th. Check Ryan’s Smashing Life for the Rumble schedule.

The Luxury perform “Seven Stories” at the first night of WBCN’s Rock N’ Roll Rumble

Here’s a video I shot Sunday night of The Luxury singing “Seven Stories.” They go on to play in the semi-finals on April 16th at The Middle East Downstairs.

Sooz TV Music Video: The Luxury at The Middle East Upstairs

Sooz TV Adam Ritchie from The Lights Out joined The Luxury on guitar for “Ocean’s Limerick” at the Middle East on February 20th. And here’s the video I shot. The Luxury is a great (really great) rock band from Boston. They won the “open for Coldplay” contest last Fall at The Boston Garden and have a new album in the works. Check out their website, become a fan on Facebook and join their group on Facebook .

The Luxury’s next show in Boston is on March 21st as guests of The Click Five’s Saturday night residency at my favorite spot, the Lizard Lounge, in Cambridge. They will also be playing in the 21st Annual WBCN Rock N’ Roll Rumble in April at The Middle East.

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