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Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion Build Hype for Full-Length Release

Not only does their name double as a caution, Somerville surf rockers Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion are gathering a fair amount of buzz for their upcoming release Blood Drinkers Only, slotted for release sometime in August. Although the music itself evokes a twisted 60’s feel, the band’s image is one of the weirder present in Boston’s underground, sort of reminiscent of the overly indulgent song titles and band names of mid-2000’s emo rock. They’ve done their best to shroud themselves in mystery since poking their heads out of the woodwork back in 2011, but teaser track “Satan’s Invisible World…Revealed!” is an exciting peek into what weird is coming next. With a date at Great Scott on August 3rd and a lot of new material on the way, you don’t need to get Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion to love them

--Jamie Loftus (@hamburgerphone)



The Doctors Fox Bid Farewell to Boston July 26

The Doctors Fox will be waving goodbye to the ambivalent weather, obnoxious sports fans and passionate music lovers of the East coast in exchange for...well, more ambivalent weather, obnoxious sports fans and passionate music lovers, but in the Midwest. This Friday, July 26, the band will be playing a farewell show at Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA. The band will be relocating to Chicago, and taking their upbeat folk-pop with them. I’d be more upset about this, but at least I know that their songs will now be spreading joy all around the shores of Lake Michigan.

The band will share the stage with a slew of other local acts, including Ryan Jackson Troika, OTP and Philip Cohen & The Boxers. NYC-based Sun People will also be joining in the festivities. Doors open at 8PM; $10 advance tickets, $12 at the door. Proper ID required. Check the band’s Facebook page for more details.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



Geometrist to Play The Middle East This August

 Geometrist is a group that's all about indie homage and forward thinking-- hailing from the musical pressure cooker we know as the Allston slums, they're less than a year old, they've got the enthusiasm and talent to put a dent in the already-thriving scene. Their self-titled five track EP radiates with momentum and reference to the influences you can hear both in the sound and by a simple name-drop ("Modest Mouse" ringing any bells?). For a band bred in a basement, they are surprisingly upbeat and, well, not drunk-sounding, but it's in the best possible way-- that's a rarity for Allston, and one they should embrace. Check them out at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge on August 13th, 

--Jamie Loftus (@hamburgerphone)



Review of Yellabird's Mountainosaurus, Talk of New EP Later This Summer

It seems that the best bands I’ve heard lately are deciding to only come out with short EPs and albums. Yellabird’s debut EP Mountainosaurus is yet another such piece of heavy rock n’ roll gold. The duo, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Martin Stubbs and drummer Felipe Gaviria, is capable of sounds I’ve only heard coming from 4 or 5-piece bands. Their riffs are so heavy, the drums so tight and the guitar solos are dripping in so much thick, bluesy goodness that they had me hooked after the first thirty seconds of the opening track. The EP is only four tracks long, but Stubbs and Gaviria come out swinging on the first track, “The Chase”. Fans of QOTSA will especially like this song--it has hints of Josh Homme, with a little Eagles of Death Metal mixed-in for good measure.

You can stream Mountainosaurus over at their bandcamp page. They will be releasing a new EP at The Middle East Upstairs on August 29. Check their Facebook page for more details and studio updates.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Sadbeard, Kenny Brothers Band and Geometrist at The Middle East Corner Tonight

It’s practically the weekend (Thursday is close enough, right?), so why not head over to The Middle East Corner tonight for some sweet, sweet music. Local singer/songwriter Sadbeard will be leading-off the night with an acoustic set--think Casiotone for the Painfully Alone minus the Casio. New Hampshire-based Kenny Brothers Band will also be playing, bringing with them some smooth, laid-back jams from up north. Closing out the night will be Geometrist, an Allston rock group with a very 90s indie-rock sound. I’d say they’re similar to Modest Mouse, but they already know that with their song aptly titled “Modest Mouse.” Show starts at 9PM, $5 cover. 18+, proper ID required.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



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