Boston music news: June 13, 2008

Notes on Ketman and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 11, 2008


After three EPs, KETMAN are ready to release a full-length album. The edgy indie trio celebrate the arrival of El Toro (Lifted and Gifted) at the Middle East upstairs on June 21 with their pals in HO-AG, AMOROSO, and “special guests.” It’s one of those Saturdays when you can plant yourself at the Middle East all day and do pretty well for yourself. The fun begins at 1 pm with the heaviosity of CODETTA, who are joined by EHAHRE and the PROSELYTE. Downstairs later that evening, things get even heavier when ONLY LIVING WITNESS play the second of two officially sold-out reunion shows, this one with openers DEADBIRD, HACKMAN, and BURY THE NEEDLE. The first of those reunion gigs is this Saturday, June 14, downstairs at the Middle with MOTHERBOAR, 5IVE, and BLACKTAIL. Meanwhile, at the Paradise on June 21, one of Boston’s more adventurous indie bands, the chamber-rocking EKSI EKSO (featuring former members of On Fire), celebrate the release of their debut, I AmYour Bastard Wings (Magic Bullet), with openers CASPIAN and HOORAY FOR EARTH.

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