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Dust From 1000 Years play Middle East w/ Horse Jumper of Love, Blue Smiley, Brittle Brian

Dust from 1000 Yrs are not trying to take themselves seriously. Despite their "serious" sound, which is at initially somber folk-influenced, they bring an attitude of practical joking to their group. From every album cover including a scrawled, messy font title, to their almost-vaporwave, intentionally off-putting social media, they are not trying with their image. However, this sense of humor offers a healthy counter to the band's usually slow and whiney music. With the release of DUST 2017, they push their joking one step further, with an album of entirely 80's synth-pop sounds. Still, there is a balance and individual statement made in this release. Even when the title of a track is called "Smoke Em Up" their is a melodic tone to the release which recalls the emotion of their earlier music. This new album may be silly, but it's also a way to watch a band that's always been a little funny enjoy being themselves. See them at the Middle East August 24th. -Allie Miller   

Off the Dome Play Zuzu 07.20

 New Haven jam-rockers Off the Dome is the kind of band that you listen to and think "these guys must put on a kick-ass show". Imagine that Duane Allman hooked up with Jerry Garcia and hired the Red Hot Chili Peppers as their backing band and you've got an idea of the vibe these guys put out.  Their latest release, Pixels, stays true to their classic rock/jam roots, while embracing reggae and funk sensibilities to create some must-add tunes for your summer playlist.  You can catch Off the Dome at Zuzu in Cambridge, MA on 7/20 with The Stupid Robots.  They will also be hitting the Organic Smiles Festival in Middletown, CT later this month. -Brian Varneke

STIG Hits the Road With Summer Tour Dates

 Somewhere between the minimalism of Vulfpeck and the virtuosity of Snarky Puppy lies Boston-based funk ensemble STIG.  Adding their own flavor to the funk revival scene, STIG keeps it smooth and sexy, interesting without ever overstaying their welcome.  The band is currently on the back end of their Summer tour (hitting Sea Dog Brewing Co in Bangor, ME on 7/20), promoting their upcoming EP, Downtown Tom.  Check out the video for the title track below.  -Brian Varneke


Black Helicopter Release New EP Everything is Forever

 Boston alt-rockers Black Helicopter are back with a 4-song EP full of their patented melodic, melancholic fuzz.  Invoking the best of bands like Weezer and Smashing Pumpkins, Everything is Forever is an impressive showcase of the bands eclectic talent.  Opening track "And I>Drive at Night" has a gritty, aggressive, yet understated character personified by vocalist Tim Shea's brooding narrative.  That mood persists and develops through the album, giving the EP a feeling of completion, while leaving the listener wanting more. -Brian Varneke


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