You read it right! Tune into Boston Emissions on 100.7FM WZLX on Sunday, September 12th, from 10pm-12am to hear new music first! Special thanks to Anngelle Wood for letting us, once again, pollute the airwaves. We are forever in your debt!

You can also listen live online by going here!

Boston Emissions!

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Busy week coming up for us Roman Traffic dudes… Practice tonight for a show tomorrow in Worcester, MA at The Lucky Dog. Its a benifit show for The Wetzel Center Playground in Worcester. It’s for a good cause so come on out and have some fun with us, a couple drinks perhaps??

Next, we are heading into the studio Saturday morning with our boy Alex at Old Folks Home Recording Studio (Wilmington, MA) to track drums for a couple songs we are hoping to release soon. These songs may or may not be ready to release in April, we are doing our best to get them for you guys ASAP, but you can’t rush these things! So that’s it for now, see you guys tomorrow in Worcester!

http://www.myspace.com/oldfolkshomerecording

Cheers,

Matt

So, I found this video tape behind a dumpster at the Ninety-Nine in Chuck-Town last night (It’s a Superbowl tradition of mine to drink with the homeless). To my surprise it was my band, Roman Traffic, performing live on WZLX’s “Boston Emission’s”, with Anngelle Wood. So here it is! There was not much editing necessary (besides of course the Star Wars font), so enjoy and let us know what you think. The Acquired Attire rendition is next, stay tuned…

Matt

Just in case you didn’t know, we are playing January 29th at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA (THIS FRIDAY!).

The poll results came in from last week and there was overwhelming suppport to see Steve discuss his dream he had with no idea that he was being recorded. Check it out on the video below! Also, this video became sort of a promotional tool for this weekends show with Keep Me Conscious at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester (THIS FRIDAY!).

The sound track for the video is our latest and greatest songs we have been working on for the past couple months. Maybe we will play them at Ralph’s??

See you Friday night in Worcester.

As promised, here is the making of Calico part dos. Enjoy!

Hello Hello. Thanks to everybody who made it to our stripped down show at O’Brien’s! After weeks of rehearsing and rewriting our songs for this show, seeing all of you there really made it pay off. We’re working on getting some video up here so stay tuned for that!

Last weekend we played at Cousin Larry’s in Danbury, CT. Fun show. It was the first time we played our normal set in a while so it was good to rock out. The drive home felt like forever. We (and when I say “we”, I mean “I”) went the wrong way on the highway and had to drive for like 20 miles to get to an exit to turn around. Every mile after that was a struggle. We camped out at my compound out here in central Mass. It still smells like 5 unhygenic dudes in here. When we woke up we got breakfast at Dan’s Diner (Best Dan Breakfast in Town!) and got our oil changed by swindlers! After that, back to the compound for some quality Turbo Grafx male bonding. Alex destroyed us. For someone who gave up games ages ago, he’s still got it when it comes to one of the most obscure consoles of all time. After this rant I’m practicing.

This Saturday we are heading to NYC to play with our homies in Social Hero at the Ace of Clubs! Always a blast hanging out with those guys. So anyone in NYC that missed us on our fall tour with Keep Me Conscious, here’s your chance. We’ll be testing some new stuff on you guys before we go into hibernation for the winter. Oh don’t be sad, we’ll still be playing some shows here and there! The big plan is to get back into the swing of writing. We’ve got some pretty great ideas, but now it’s time to put them all together and make something spectacular. And if we can’t do spectacular, then we’ll just settle for something that passes as mediocre. But we’ll try our best!

Aaaaannnywho, we hope to see you all in New York this weekend. You all get one cheap shot for the Yankees for winning, but one only!

Love you,

steve

Busy writing! Sort of…

October 18, 2009

Just got home from a nice full weekend of writing and recording between our practice space and Matt’s up-and-coming home studio. Not really stuff that you could call “new”, but some new renditions of some of our favorite songs from “Calico” and “Three Four”. Even though live and recorded our songs can come across as heavy, we’re finding that they work really well as scaled back, stipped down songs too. If you heard our performance on WZLX a few weeks back, we were really inspired by how a song like “Acquired Attire” came out as a less distorted, waltz-esque feeling song. So we’ve chosen 6 songs from our catalogue and done a similar overhaul on each of them. It’s really surprising how well they are coming together. We’ll be performing them all in this rendition on November 6th at O’Brien’s in Allston. We’ll post more details in the next week or so as the date approaches but we figured we owed everyone an update on what we’ve been doing to keep busy.

Also, check back this week for some details on this Saturday’s gig at Dodge Street Bar & Grille in Salem, MA with Keep Me Concious. If you’re like us and like Halloween so much that you want to celebrate it a week early, this is the show for you. More to come…

steve

Remember how I promised some news about a surprise show last night? Well here it is! This Friday, October 9th, we will be playing at the Pickled Onion with Keep Me Conscious for drummer Rob Wu’s birthday! We’re stoked to be sharing the stage with them again! Definitely make sure to come by, and pleeease, say hi to Rob when you’re there! He’s really a great guy, but he has a lot of different “looks”. So to help you spot him in the crowd, here’s a reference guide for you! I personally like him best in acid-wash jeans. Happy B Day Rob!

steve
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Stop watching the Heroes season premiere and read this. What’s that? You don’t watch Heroes? Good for you! You are an upstanding citizen with a brain!

For those of you that missed our last Boston gig (we have your names on a list) we are back from our tour and giving you another chance this Friday at TT the Bear’s Place this Friday! Do not wind up on the other list! We are supporting our good friends, The Lights Out, for their CD Release with Boston heroes (not the TV show) Township and Reverse! We’re on at 9pm so don’t give us your Sally-Face excuses! You can get tickets at the door, or you can be a big boy and purchase them in advance by clicking the link below:

THIS ONE!! CLICK ME!!

See you Friday!

Sorry for being such a jerk tonight. Especially to you Heroes fans. House premeired tonight too. Let’s make fun of those people next time. Together.

steve

Good morning! Tickets are on sale for Friday night’s show at The Middle East Upstairs. Still trying to figure out if we’re calling it our Return or our Debut… but either way, we hope to see you all there as this is our hometown kick off for our tour with Keep Me Concious! The Vital Might and The States will also be playing to make this one of the best bills we’ve ever been on. We will have brand new T-Shirts and our new FREE split CD with Keep Me Concious at our Merch table so come and get em’! We’ll be giving away a bunch of left over Gravehaven T’s too so you can sell them on eBay as collector items or you can use them as rags while you wait for your Sham-Wow to arrive.

You can buy tickets online at TicketMaster.com by clicking below (please ignore that it still calls us Gravehaven):

Roman Traffic at The Middle East

If you want to dodge service fees you can head right down to the Middle East Box Office and get tickets there too. This show will sell-out so don’t be that guy!

steve