Q Division party rocks
Mike Denneen, Ed Valauskas, and the rest of the gang at Q Division hosted their annual holiday party Thursday and, as always, it was a raucous good time. The Somerville studio, whose clients have included everyone from Sebadoh and the Sheila Divine to Morphine and Mission of Burma, played host to 22 bands, each of whom played a 10-minute set. Performers included Peter Wolf (with Jenny Dee) doing “Looking For a Love,’’ Roy Sludge, Peter Parcek, Sea Monsters, the Dents, John Powhida International Airport, Classic Ruins, Kristin Cifelli, Todd Thibaud, Will Dailey, Abbie Barrett, the Invisible Rays, Muy Consado, Eddie Japan, Airport, Full Body Anchor, and McAlister Drive. Among those loitering and listening were Fenway Recordings’ Mark Kates, Rounder Records producer Scott Billington, band managers Ralph Jaccodine and Michael Creamer, WUMB’s John Laurenti, and singer Barrence Whitfield. The party, we’re told, didn’t end until 3:30 a.m. Ho! Ho! Ho!