New on Sooz TV: Canadian power pop rockers Sloan at TT The Bear’s on December 3

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Sloan brought their epic power pop rock and roll to TT The Bear’s in Cambridge, MA on December 3, 2009. It was the first time I had seen them since 1996 or 1997. Crazy, yet true! They were as awesome live as I remembered them all those years ago. They’ve got a new EP out called “Hit & Run” that you can buy on iTunes. And why wouldn’t you? It’s awesome and only $3.99. Bargain! Check it out and buy it. Special thanks to the pesky drunk couple who I somehow inspired to move away from the front of the stage so people around me could enjoy the show without the two of them falling over on us. ;)

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Live music video for “Take It Upon Yourself” by Sloan

Live music video for “Believe in Me” by Sloan

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The Rock Out Boston Club

Aloud at Arlington Regent Theater, photo by Annie Burns, April 2009

[Aloud at Arlington Regent Theater, April 2009, photo by Annie Burns]

I go out to see a lot of live music and it’s always more fun to share it with other people. Annie Burns and I started up a new group called The Rock Out Boston Club on Facebook. The first concert outing is for Aloud at TT The Bear’s Place on Tuesday, May 12th in Central Square. We’re meeting up for drinks and appetizers at nearby ZuZu at 8 and then the band goes on at 9pm.

Aloud at TT The Bear's Place on may 12 with Bon Iva

My hope is that people who might not go out to see live rock shows all that often will join us. And since Aloud goes on first at 9, it won’t be a late night if you can’t stay past the first band on a school night. There are approximately 393,038 great bands in Boston. You can go out any night of the week and see what this town has to offer.

Everyone who joins us will get a free CD from Aloud with live and unreleased songs on it.

Join The Rock Out Boston Club’s group on Facebook and RSVP for the first outing on May 12th.

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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Download a free MP3 of “Rivers Suck” by Marc Pinansky at Boston Band Crush.