All that was missing from last night's Misfits cover set at the Born of Fire Halloween show was Glenn Danzig abruptly running next door to buy kitty litter at Unleashed. While Misfits tribute shows are pretty standard fare for this time of year, this one was pretty intense. Best line of the night: When Acaro singer Chris Harrell noticed his glued-on devilock was starting to loosen, he quipped "Hey, my hair is falling out, just like Danzig."
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WFNX Miracle on Tremont Street: Broken Bells, Neon Trees, and Ra Ra Riot | December 2 at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston | $33.75-$38.25 | Went on sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.com
Usher + Trey Songz | December 21
at the TD Garden, Boston
| $27-$125 | Went on sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.
Live at Great Scott -Surfer Blood - Swim from Great Scott on Vimeo.
A few weeks before tearing up SXSW and playing what felt like every single Mike's Hard Lemonade-sponsored party imaginable, Florida's post-grunge teenage rock and roll lads Surfer Blood rolled into Great Scott on March 2 for a much-hyped and very sold-out gig with Turbo Fruits.
These days, it ain’t easy being Mephistopheles. As the Lucifer henchman responsible for rounding up the souls of those already perceived to be damned, he’s got his work cut out for him. (And that’s not even getting into the whole drama of that cheesy ‘90s ska band abusing his not-so-good name.) But ol’ Meph appears to have struck up a fancy on our local streets, finding himself constantly up in the grill of Noel Kelly.
From the Middle East: a wake will be held for Billy Ruane on Saturday, October 30 from 4 to 8 pm at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis Street in Cambridge.
A reception will follow at the Middle East from 8 to 10 pm.
Donations in Billy's name can be made to the Mark Sandman Music Project Fundraising Page
The hard-partying, harder-working Slaine has never been more exhausted than he was this Monday. It's no wonder; he'd been draining booze and hibernating in his Brockton lab for 17 straight days and nights recording his new The Devil Never Dies mixtape.
Slaine's looked weathered in the past. But in the wake of this most recent marathon session, his eyes were glassier than than they were on the tail end of his two-month tour with Tech N9ne, and after he completed months of filming for his roles in “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town.
[THANKS OLIVER FOR THE COMMENT: NOW UPDATED WITH FEWER ERRORS AND WHATNOT]
The Fourth Wall Project -- at 132 Brookline Ave near Kenmore Square, near Fenway -- has a window in its schedule, and curator OLIVER MAK has thrown the doors open for a BILLY RUANE MEMORIAL EXHIBIT. The walls are open: bring photos, memorabilia, whatever you want.
NEW: DETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE
Many, many people who knew and loved Billy Ruane are weighing in on our post about his passing -- we highly encourage you to click through and read the comments from the likes of Dinty Child, JJ Rassler, Steve Morse, Peter DuCharme, Kurt "Yukki Gipe" Davis, Chris Ewen, Ted Widmer, Chris Ballew, and many, many more.
Anyone who’s spent any significant time around the Boston music scene
probably has scores of memories of Billy Ruane — all of them vivid.
Before I knew who he was, I seemed to spot him everywhere.
Sitting in the old Central Square Cinema at a screening of Who’ll Stop the
Rain, smelling of booze and cursing out Tuesday Weld’s character, muttering
under his breath, “Stupid bitch,” as she unwittingly sold out Nick Nolte.
UPDATE 10/28/10 1:30 PM
DETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE
UPDATE: 10/27/10 12:15 PM
REACTION TO THE DEATH OF BILLY RUANE: from Friends, Fans, Musicians, Writers
UPDATE: 10/27/10 9:18 AM
Arts Editor Jon Garelick remembers Billy Ruane
UPDATE: 10:16 PM
Forget about that still-shoulder slack-jawed new jack dance party you were going to hit up this week -- it has nothing on the collection or horror-film dance moves in this new music video mash-up from Bennett Media. Boston party brigade Bodega Girls sassed up a sweet remix of Free Energy's jam "Free Energy" and got the cats at Bennett to edit together a collection of crazy dance scenes from seasonally-appropriate flicks like "Carrie," "Silence Of The Lambs" and "Beeltejuice."
Unifying jaded, disaffected generations across lonely bedrooms and darkened dance floors, The Cure’s Robert Smith has teamed up with Toronto’s Crystal Castles for one of the sharpest electro tracks of the year. The legendary goth front man has lent his yearning vocals to the experimental glitch-pop duo’s latest single, a cover of Platinum Blonde's 1984 semi-hit “Not In Love.
Kingsley Flood "Quiet Quiet Ground" from Lunar Pictures LLC on Vimeo.
It’s been a stellar run for Kingsley Flood since taking home “Best Local Roots” acts in our Best Music Poll and getting the Cellars by Starlight treatment earlier this year. Boston’s finest Americana quintet got doused with affection by NPR in August, leading to a remarkable boost in online record sales, shot a new video for “Quiet Quiet Ground” and recently got the attention of Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz, who caught their CMJ show at Arlene’s Grocery in New York last week.