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Who’s playing this week. We listen to almost every band playing and pick our favorites. Hopefully you agree.

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Stripped-down semi-acoustic performances from some of the best bands from Boston and beyond.

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FhS #279: Naked Gods

April 15th, 2013

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Naked Gods are hands down our favorite band from the bustling Asheville, NC scene. They stopped by for the second time a damn year and a half ago just as their latest album, No Jams, was coming out. The album itself is a beautiful exercise in restraint for the boys- their live shows are one of the most dynamic and moving experiences you’ll have. They let it loose for us. This one is a definite not-to-be-missed!

nakedgods.com

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FhS 278: Adam Schatz from Landlady

April 8th, 2013

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Landlady is the baby of New Yorker and multi-instrumentalist Adam Schatz. You may know him as the saxophonist in the Teenage Prayers (though he wasn’t around when they came in), but he also plays keyboards, guitar, and whatever other instruments he needs to in order to translate his songs from their usual 6-piece band arrangement down to one-man-band territory. The result is a spacey, trippy, jazzy loop-based take on the full-band performance. Prepare to have his¬†improvisations mess with your brain a bit, and his cover songs to go somewhere the originals never did.

He’ll be playing solo (with a guest) this Wednesday at TT the Bear’s.

Adam’s Web Site. Landlady on Facebook, Bandcamp

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Fhs 277: Food Will Win The War

April 2nd, 2013

Food Will Win The War on Band in Boston

No, it’s not a belated April Fools joke. We have some new sessions!

Brooklyn’s Food Will Win The War came in almost a year ago, and they are far too sweet to be from Brooklyn. They’ll be playing at the Loft in Somerville this Saturday!

FWWTW’s web site

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FhS 276: Banditas

May 26th, 2012

The very first band to play in the new “studio” (our attic) was Boston’s own Banditas. It was a sweltering July day, and the attic can get unbearably hot. Luckily, Banditas have the sweltering hot souls of the American Southwest, and Hayley even showed up in a bikini to prove that you just can’t keep these gals down.

Download individual tracks here, or stream the whole thing, complete with borderline filthy studio banter:

 

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FhS 275: Quiet Loudly

May 18th, 2012

We are happy to announce that our move from living room to attic (and Somerville to Boston!) was a resounding success. To mix things up a bit, we’re going to be using all new fancy graphics for Flophouse Sessions going forward – they almost look like real albums, don’t they?

Doing the honors to kick off this new chapter at BiB is Brooklyn’s own Quiet Loudly. They call themselves “soul-gaze”, and we couldn’t put it better ourselves. But why are we even trying to explain it. Give it a listen.

Download individual tracks here, or stream the whole session, silly studio banter included:

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BiB 79 – My Pinterest Board of Disgusting Food

April 20th, 2012

Back again we are! Yoda we speak like!

Yep, we’re giving it another shot – let’s see if we can keep it up. This week’s (year’s?) show features Robbers on High Street, I Have Ears, Future Carnivores, Eldridge Rodriguez, Babydriver, Shake the Baron, The New Highway Hymnal, Dan Baker, Marc Pinansky, Shelterbelt, Guillermo Sexo, Marconi, Spirit Kid, and Oranjuly.

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FhS 274: The Lovetones

October 3rd, 2011

…And we finally get to the last Flophouse Session recorded in our old house – featuring Australia’s one and only The Lovetones! For the uninitiated, The Lovetones are fronted by Matthew Tow, who, besides being a stellar songwriter and performer of his own, was a member of the Brian Jonestown Massacre a few years back. When they stopped by last year for the beginning of their US tour, they brought along fellow BJM member and producer Rob Campanella (whom I misheard as Rolf, which neither I nor he heard the end of). There’s even a guest appearance by Sasha Lucashenko from The Morning After Girls as kazoo tech. What are you waiting for – all in?

The Lovetones online

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FhS 273: Yoni Gordon

September 16th, 2011

Yoni Gordon seems to write songs at a record-breaking pace. And he’s not one to get stubborn about genres. In the years between his first visit and this one, he shifted from angly new wavey rock to a bit more of an Americana-ish feel. Just after recording this session, he set out on a tour of the US that consisted of setting up tents outside of venues for that authentic southern revival vibe.

Yoni on the web

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FhS 272: Dead Heart Bloom

September 8th, 2011

Dead Heart Bloom blew us away with their first session, and didn’t let up with the second batch – they even gave us a new version of one of the tunes.

Dead Heart Bloom online

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FhS 271: Man vs. Moon

August 11th, 2011

Hailing from Rochester NY, Man vs. Moon stopped by last September and laid down some tasty indie rockness, complete with the most obvious and well-executed Stairway to Heaven ripoff since Led Zeppelin ripped off Stairway (from “Taurus” by Spirit, if you didn’t already know).¬† Based on their internet presence, they may have entered the witness protection program, but these tunes should hold us off until they reappear!

Man vs. Moon on Facebook.

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