Notes on the Glass Set, Six Day Slide, and the Sebadoh reunion
Sebadoh back in their younger days
LEAH CALLAHAN is the former singer from atmospheric Boston bands Turkish Delight and Betwixt, as well as the driving force behind a small performance-art/music group called the Illegitimate Theatre Company. And now she’s the lead singer and one of four writers in the GLASS SET, who formed late in 2005 and will be playing a CD-release party for Something Unknown at Great Scott on February 21. The disc started as a rock opera called The Glass Set and based loosely, Callahan explains, on a work by Gore Vidal. “Dark, funny, cabaret-rock,” is how she characterizes what evolved from her collaborations with drummer Allen Esser. “He didn’t want to go outside the genre of dark, obscure, British post-punk, and I had done so many types of music. I was totally cool with that. It harkened back to high school, when I listened to Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Smiths, and the Cure.” They recruited guitarist Joel Cohen and then bassist Daniel Gill. Four songs are available on www.myspace.com/theglassset. At Great Scott, the band will be joined by the Sterns and the Hourly Radio.
First we heard that DINOSAUR JR. are making a new album after a successful reunion tour. Now SEBADOH — Dino Jr. bassist Lou Barlow’s other band — are reuniting again for a tour of the States. This time it’ll be Barlow, Eric Gaffney, and Jason Loewenstein, playing together for the first time in 14 years on a tour that hits the Paradise on March 30. . . . Led by singers/guitarists David and Andrew Fortin, SIX DAY SLIDE formed in 2003, and they recorded their first EP in Jersey with Bosstones producer John Seymour. But for the new one, a full-length titled Lights, the foursome worked at Blue Jay Studios in Carlisle with Giles Christenson and Ken Dziok. The CD is out February 6; they’ll play a release party at Bill’s Bar on February 10 with McAllister Drive and New Hip Stereo.
On the Web
The Glass Set: http://www.myspace.com/theglassset
Six Day Slide: http://www.sixdayslide.com/
: New England Music News
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