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BIG 3 MUSIC – Sendoffs


Mon 7/16 Two Inch Astronaut, Pet Fox, Hexpet, Alexander @O’Brien’s Pub 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM 18+ $8-10

Wed 7/18 Faust, Alec K Redfearn and the Eyesores, Creative Healing @BMH 8pm All Ages $ome Cost

Sat 7/28 Mini Dresses (LAST BOSTON SHOW), All Talk, Peel Dream Magazine, Strange Passage @O’Brien’s Pub 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM 21+ $10


This July is shaping up to be a month of welcomes and a month of goodbyes so let’s get down to brass tax and start with the “bad” news before getting to the good. Boston is saying goodbye to two incredible bands this month – one local, and one locally loved. Two Inch Astronaut, the sonically diverse post-hardcore band from Maryland is calling it quits after 10 amazing years as a band. One of the earliest members of the superb Exploding in Sound family, 2” Astronaut is a band I discovered after seeing their sticker on one of Pile’s guitar cases years ago. Their fusion of classic 90’s DC post-hardcore and subtle, noisy twists and turns blended perfectly with the production of ex-Jawbox frontman J. Robbins and helped prove that the DC area was and will forever be a bastion of punk. Come give ‘em a proper send off. Also on the farewell train is Boston’s beloved and brilliantly blissed out melodic-pop trio Mini Dresses. Their continual string of short form releases culminated in a must-have full-length LP released late last year. If you’ve not witnessed Luke’s strategically reserved drumming, Caufield’s erratically delightful guitar work and Lira’s bass and celestial vocals, now is your last chance. But enough of the goodbyes—let’s talk welcomes! The 3rd show rounding out this BIG 3 is a rare and intimate Boston performance by German krautrock pioneers FAUST. The legendary and influential band will be laying down their avant-infused, multi-instrumental, electronically hypnotic version of “rock” music at Brighton Music Hall on the 18th alongside Alec K Redfearn and the Eyesores and Boston’s killer collective Creative Healing. Come get funky.

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