Owen Ashworth, the mopey mastermind behind Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, comes to TT's on December 1st with his new band, Advance Base.
With a sound a bit softer and more organic but not so dissimilair to the lonesome electronica of his old band, Ashworth's new project has recorded only a few singles so far (including covers of the Carter Family and John Prine) that are linked on the Advance Base website.
On the first night of December, there's a good chance that Advance Base will break out unhappy holiday tunes such as Christmas in Oakland or Prine's Christmas in Prison. So if you're in a blue Christmas mood and feeling, um... painfully alone, well, Advance Base is right there with you.
At TT's on Thursday att 11:00. with Cuffs at 10:00 and Vermont's Hello Shark opening up at 9:00. Tickets $9.
The Boston Show Guide: links to local music clubs, media, and upcoming shows.
Links to concert listings:
WZBC concert report
Boston Phoenix Club listings
Pollstar concert info for Boston
TT the Bear's place
The Middle East
Toad in Cambridge
The Lizard Lounge
Church of Boston
Radio in Somerville
Plough & Stars
Theatres and larger venues:
The House of Blues
The Orpheum Theatre
The Wilbur Theatre
Bank of America Pavilion (formerly HarborLights)
Other useful sites:
Info on local bands and shows: Boston Band Crush
Jim Sullivan on local music & arts
Cheap, fun events, including music: Cheap Thrills Boston
The legendary local music scene mag: The Noise