Band In Boston



A weekly preview/review of the best live music happening around Boston. Also home to The Flophouse Sessions- bands from Boston and beyond play stripped-down semi-acoustic sets in the comforts of our living room! Keep it live. Keep it local. Keep it Boston.


  • FhS #279: Naked Gods

    15/04/2013 Duration: 22min

    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 […]

  • FhS 278: Adam Schatz from Landlady

    08/04/2013 Duration: 38min

    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 […]

  • Fhs 277: Food Will Win The War

    02/04/2013 Duration: 42min

    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 Download individual tracks here, or stream the […]

  • FhS 276: Banditas

    26/05/2012 Duration: 30min

    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 […]

  • FhS 275: Quiet Loudly

    18/05/2012 Duration: 37min

    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 […]

  • BiB 79 – My Pinterest Board of Disgusting Food

    20/04/2012 Duration: 01h05min

    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, […]

  • FhS 274: The Lovetones

    03/10/2011 Duration: 38min

    …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. […]

  • FhS 273: Yoni Gordon

    16/09/2011 Duration: 57min

    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 […]

  • FhS 272: Dead Heart Bloom

    08/09/2011 Duration: 20min

    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 Download individual songs here, or stream the whole thing:

  • FhS 271: Man vs. Moon

    11/08/2011 Duration: 25min

    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 […]

  • FhS 270: Viva Viva

    01/08/2011 Duration: 44min

    We weren’t planning on putting this one out for a while, but after seeing Viva Viva knock the socks off of Precinct (and with only 3 members!), we decided to bump it up in the queue. This one’s a bit of a bittersweet session for us, as it was the last one we recorded at […]

  • FhS 269 – Fan-Tan

    18/07/2011 Duration: 17min

    In case you’re as dense as me, Fan-Tan is not the latest in spray-on sun tanning technology. It’s actually a Chinese gambling game. Look it up and explain it to me if you can. More importantly, in this case it’s a band from Brooklyn that makes some damn pretty post-punk music along the lines of […]

  • FhS 268: Baby Driver

    15/07/2011 Duration: 28min

    As we gear up for the new and improved Flophouse (the Newhouse?), we finally have time to share the last few that we recorded at our old place. And they are all great – Baby Driver is no exception. A hard style to define- I suppose you can throw them into the “indie” bucket and […]

  • FhS 267: Christy & Emily

    09/06/2011 Duration: 03min

    We stumbled upon Christy & Emily when they were a duo opening up for Hallelujah the Hills at Bruar Falls in their home (sub-)town of Brooklyn. Thus proving our motto: always check out the opening band. They stopped by when they found themselves in our neck of the woods, and brought a couple of friends […]

  • FhS 266: Miniboone

    06/06/2011 Duration: 25min

    It seems fitting that this photo came out so weird. Miniboone has an uncanny ability to write catchy new wavey indie-pop songs and then add one surprise after another. Check out their first session here. Song list: 1. Devil in Your Eyes 04:00 2. Little Things 03:39 3. The Other Summer 05:29 4. Rosalina Must […]

  • FhS 265: [The] Slowest Runner [In All The World]

    27/05/2011 Duration: 38min

    After the epic grandeur of [T]SR[IATW]’s first session, we had high hopes for a return visit. And they did not disappoint. Even the weather set the tone for the slightly darker musical textures this time around: we recorded this during one of the heaviest rainfalls of the summer. The rain you hear at the beginning […]

  • BiB 78 – Kidney Beans!

    19/05/2011 Duration: 01h23min

    We are indeed back, with big big news. Jen got a new kidney, and as we all know, rock n’ roll is primarily processed by the kidney, so this means we’re back to doing this show on a nearly-weekly basis. Thanks to everyone that has been incredible (and there are so many of you!!) during […]

  • FHS 264 – Invisible Hand

    11/05/2011 Duration: 28min

    Invisible Hand swung by on their tour with Naked Gods. An entirely different sound, but equally worth your time. Give it a whirl. Song List: 1. Poppy Cock 03:47 2. There’s Room in My Will 03:17 3. Instrumental 02:25 4. My Heartbeat is Making my Ears Ring 03:27 5. Death Bellows 04:26 6. Black Tie […]

  • FHS 263 – Naked Gods

    02/04/2011 Duration: 29min

    Hey, we’re back! The list of excuses for going so long without a release is forthcoming (and extensive, and convincing!), but in the meantime, we have a few sessions from the old Flophouse to let you in on! Boone, North Carolina’s Naked Gods came back to lay down some of the most soulful stuff we’ve […]

  • BiB 77 – The Missing Year

    06/01/2011 Duration: 01h02min

    Holy crap, we’re back! A year-long hiatus comes to an end. Hopefully we remember how to do this… Featuring Bigger Princess, Mr. Sister, Mount Peru, The Points North, Diamond Mines, Mitten, Brown Bird, Cat-Tooth Jim, Coyote Kolb, Carlisle Sound, See Through Band, Earthquake Party!, Bozmo, Mmoss, Vandaveer, and Nicole Reynolds. MySpace playlist of all the […]

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