the pill
friday, march 1, 2013
the field effect vs boucharding
Ahoyyy, Allston!

First off, thanks to all who partied with the pill + Heroes last weekend, that was a hugely successful spin and one of which we're already discussing the sequel. In the meantime, this Friday bring about another special occasion, as we welcome the pill debut of THE FIELD EFFECT while host the drunken birthday shitshow dance party for a true man about town, Richard Bouchard.

Peep the promo gospel below, and we hope to see you Friday.

Also: Please note, over on the Facebook, we're streamlining our promotional measures and shifting everything there to the fan page (as opposed to the personal profile). Stay up to date on each week's party at the pill by hitting us up there

xo Michael V.

friday march 1: the field effect

dj ken + michael v hold down the modern indie dance party while great scott goes boucharding

March comes in like a lion this Friday night as we welcome the pill debut of the Field Effect. The explosive Boston indie rock quartet has quickly found a home in our city's ever-evolving music scene, and finally crashes our Great Scott stage roughly 21 weeks or so after we first got monster road-tripping single "Ogunquit, ME" stuck in our head.  


Coincidentally, we were initially tipped off to the Field Effect last summer, when Richard Bouchard of Boston Band Crush, who joins us Friday for his birthday Boucharding celebration, wrote about the band in his guest commentary in the Phoenix's Best Music Poll 2012.  


"Their sound is massive but never overbearing, and they play it with boundless energy, delivering each note with a sense of pure joy," Bouchard wrote. A few months later, Michael wrote, in the same pub, that "Oguinquit" is "a hard-charging college-radio guitar-pop joyride that's light on the workday sludge and heavy on the top-down daydream polish." Since then, the Field Effect have released their debut LP Cartography, performed with the Promise Ring, landed in regular rotation on WFNX Radio ("Ogunquit, ME"), and essentially became the alt-rock station's house band with appearances at their Halloween Eve re-launch broadcast, Misfits holiday party (to perform their cover of Wham's "Last Christmas"), and the recent Valentine's Day bash, changing their name to the Feel Defect and playing a set of '90s emo covers (at the request of Michael V, no less).  


Now, the first Boston band to be featured in the Phoenix's What's F'n Next spotlight joins our rock and roll shitshow, and who knows what will go down. At the very least, we're gonna hear one of the best tracks to come out of Boston in the past few years in "Ogunquit," performed by four of the best people ever. It's a celebration, join in.  


And as we do, DJ Ken & Michael V spin the modern indie dance party before and after the band. See you Friday, Saturday's already been cancelled.  


xo the pill


:: the pill ::
friday, march 1 at great scott
1222 comm ave, allston
dj ken + michael v spin the modern indie dance party
with live guest THE FIELD EFFECT
10pm 21+ $5 look sharp

03.08.13: Bearstronaut single release party: A Better Hand"

:: coming up @ the pill ::

March 1:
The Field Effect LIVE, and Richard Bouchard's birthday celebration

March 8:
Bearstronaut LIVE, "A Better Hand" single release dance party

March 22:
The Floating Heads LIVE, record release party

March 29:
Suede Nite, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Suede's debut album, with the London Pravda performing live as Suede, and a special reunion set from the Suedeheads (featuring Sean Drinkwater of Lifestyle/Freezepop)

April 5:
LOVELIFE (ex-Viva Brother/Mirrors) LIVE

April 12:
The Milling Gowns LIVE

May 3:
Ruby Ridge LIVE, EP release party

03.29.13: Suede Nite @ the pill with the London Pravda + the Suedeheads