Announcing a new Meetup for Indie Rock Boston!
What: Dead Man's Bones at The Middle East
When: October 14,[masked]:00 PM
Price: $15.00 per person
The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
472 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
"An Oscar-nominated Hollywood heartthrob and his best friend round up a bunch of instruments-- some of which they don't know how to play-- and a massive children's choir and make a concept album about the supernatural. Seems like a recipe for disaster, right? Guess again.
Meet Dead Man's Bones, collaboration between actors Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, The Believer, The Notebook) and Zach Shields. The duo plan to release their debut album, Never Let a Lack of Talent Get You Down, on their own label, Werewolf Heart, this summer. You might have seen their MySpace page, or a video for their song "In the Room Where You Sleep" floating around the web recently. In the clip, Gosling and Shields lead a bunch of kids, all dressed in Halloween costumes, through a spare acoustic lament. It's creepy and catchy. It sounds like a middle school assembly gone goth. And it's pretty damn good.
As far as celebrity music projects go, the quality level on this one is a lot closer to She & Him than, say, Joaquin Phoenix's rap career. While listening to tracks from the Dead Man's Bones album at the office, I've been asked by co-workers if I'm listening to Bryan Ferry or something by the Arcade Fire. No lie."
AND THEY ARE COMING TO THE MIDDLE EAST!!! Just in time for Halloween tricks and treats!
Seriously, check them out. They are a lot of fun. I know Loney Dear is playing and that is such a tough call, but I am crazy stoked about this and hope to get some of you on board too.
Perhaps my feminine heart has fallen prey to Ryan Gosling's beauty, perhaps my nerdy bones have thrilled to the thought of a zombie band, potentially I am just a sucker for anything that utilizes a children's choir in a macabre way, but any way you dice it I will be there. I am always down for pre show PBR or in honor of the season a pumpkin flavored ale. Hope to see you there!
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/indierockboston/calendar/11515598/