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Tonight: Catch a Rockin' Show Curated by Refuse Rethink Rebuild Records and Bishop and Rook Blog

Searching for your rowdy show fix for the week? Look no further than Great Scott in Allston. Tonight, Boston DIY label Refuse Rethink Rebuild Records and local independent music blog Bishop And Rook have compiled one heavy bill for your listening pleasure.The Dirty Looks, Yellabird, Wrong Body and The Darker Hues will be taking the stage to fill your ears with rock n’ roll goodness. A highlight for me on this bill is definitely the super-heavy, distorted riffs of Yellabird--those dudes can bring the noise like nobody's business. Doors are at 8:30PM, $10, 18+ with proper ID required.

For more information, visit the Facebook event for this show, or purchase tickets through Ticketmaster here.



 -Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)


Yellabird's Little Brother Makes Quite a Fuss

Boston's Yellabird know how to pack an incredible amount of energy into a short time-frame. Their latest effort, Little Brother, may only be comprised of five tracks, but each one will blow your mind--guaranteed. The guitar sound on this record is so fat and loud and the drums are so heavy, I'm constantly amazed that such intensity can come from only two people. I reviewed their previous EP, Mountainosaurus, and while those songs were all heavy in their own right, Little Brother raises the bar exponentially higher.

The highlight of this album for me is "Darlin', Sugar", with its fast pace and face-melting guitar work. I'd compare them to Queens of the Stone Age, but after listening to their songs for even a minute, you'd probably already guess that, and I'm sure they've heard that plenty of times as well.

Be sure to check out the band's Facebook page for updates about future shows and any other wicked cool stuff they might have going on.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)



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)


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