Can you believe it’s already November? Hopefully your midterms are (at least almost) over, and you’re set to coast until Thanksgiving. BlogDH is back with your monthly dose of new and live music this month that can serve as your soundtrack.
Here’s the Concert Round-up:
In Providence this month are Wild Feathers, The Apache Relay, and Desert Noises, all playing a show together on the 16th at Fete. Desert Noises played at Lollapalooza this year, and despite being billed on one of the smallest stages, they drew a huge crowd. Not to mention, if there was a “Guy Who Looks Like Blake From Workaholics” contest, their drummer would hands down win.
We’ve all pretended to know what Shaggy is actually saying when he raps, but since he’s playing at The Met on the 8th, you can actually find out!
If you are too indie to be into alternative, The Singles are playing a show at AS220 on the 11th. If you’re not indie enough to know what AS220 is, listen here for the gist of the mission statement given by the founder.
Also happening on the 11th, FKA Twigs will be playing at Brighton Hall in Boston. The show starts at 6 pm, which is pretty early, especially considering her vampire boyfriend, Robert Patinson, doesn’t do well with sunlight.
Another notable show in Boston this month: American Authors & The Mowglis are at the Paradise Rock Club on the 4th. And if you think the Mowgli’s have too much incense and not enough rock, at the same venue on the 5th is Circa Survive.
Junior Prom, Kimbra, and Rubblebucket are all playing separate shows around various venues in Boston on the 9th, or you could see Fitz and the Tantrums and Big Data team up for one show on the 16th at the House of Blues.
But most importantly, the top three Boston shows you shouldn’t miss this November:
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz 11/26 @ House of Blues
Alt- J 11/18 @ The Orpheum
and BOB DYLAN 11/14 @ The Orpheum
Live music isn’t your only option for great music this November! Here’s the New Release Roundup (it’s apparently the month of comebacks):
Foo Fighters have a new album coming out (11/10) called Sonic Highways, named after the HBO documentary series you can now stream on HBO Go. The band recorded each song on the album in a different city. Basically, keeping Dave Grohl occupied in his forties has proved way harder than anyone thought.
David Bowie has a best-of’s album, Nothing Has Changed, debuting on 11/18, that features one new song. You can also just listen to that one new song on his website.
Pink Floyd ‘s 15th album, The Endless River, comes out on 11/10. The band recorded and finished much of this album in guitarist David Gilmour’s houseboat/studio. But, unless ambient music is your thing, don’t get too psyched, as this album is mostly instrumental.
For new things from the 80s: Depeche Mode (11/17). For new things from the 70s: Doobie Brothers (11/4).
On the 24th, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, and Rick Ross* will debut new albums.
*Not to be confused with Freeway Rick Ross, who spoke at Brown last year.
Wu Tang will be releasing A Better Tomorrow on the 28th, more than 20 years after Enter the Wu Tang. They’ve teased three tracks, which was enough to already win over bloggers .
Also on the 28th, Eminem will release SHADYXV (not to be confused with the numerals of the Super Bowl). The album has collaborations with Sia to look forward to, and collaborations with Kid Rock to not.
As if that weren’t enough, two New York band have albums coming out: rockers Parquet Courts, (11/10) and indie-rockers TV on the Radio (11/17).
If you like indie rock, but not New York, Manchester Orchestra from Atlanta will have new stuff out on 11/18.
Leave us a comment below to tell us what t we missed and what you’re most excited for!