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Topic: The Devil Whale

Rocky road

Rocky Votolato and Matt Pond PA play The Conservatory tonight

Acoustic singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato, whom we covered last time he was in town and in 2007, is playing The Conservatory tonight. He’s bringing acoustic-based band Matt Pond PA, which is still one of the most awkward names for a band ever. The “PA” probably stands for Pennsylvania, as the band is from PA; Matt Pond is their songwriter.

Because both of these acts are awesome, here are two music videos to convince you to go. (I’ve been on a music videos kick lately, it seems.)

While you’re here, grab these MP3s:

“Barracudas” — The Devil Whale. It’s The Hold Steady’s enthusiastic, blue-collar rock ’n’ roll plus some soul and a dude who can actually sing. Rad.
“Change of Season” — Sweet Thing. Urgent melodies, brilliant background vocals and an easy swagger add up to an excellent pop song.
“Paint Your Lips” — Wake Up Lucid. I checked my watch when I was listening to this rock song, and it said 1973.

by Stephen Carradini 03.02.2011 3 years ago
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