Boston Symphony Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink
The BSO entered the brave new world of the post-Jimmy era
when it announced the 2011-12 season today. Yes, there are echoes of James
Levine - whose six-season tenure ends in September, after a plague of illnesses
- throughout the calendar. (To no one's surprise, the BSO announced late Friday afternoon that
Levine, on the advice of doctors, had cancelled all of his 2011
Not everybody had the dexterity required to crawl out of the 3516 basement unscathed. But not only did HAVE NOTS survive their first show on Halloween 2006 at the fabled jubilant purgatory of punk in Jamaica Plain (where an apparently nice, mellow Christian family moved in after the landlord rebuilt the joint), they’ve since mastered the craft of state-smashin’ ska punk.
Sleigh Bells are at the 'Dise with Mr. Dream + CSS + Wet Witch on Tuesday
All right, this one goes out to all you procrastinators. You know who you are. Still wallowing on your couch in footie pajamas, drinking beers, and hoovering Lo Mein to the soundtrack of Two and a Half Men re-runs every night? We feel it's our responsibility to let you know that that's just plain sad and, furthermore, it's musically irresponsible.
Kings of Leon are @ the Comcast Center with Band of Horses on August 19
On Sale Friday, May 6
Death Cab for
Cutie + Frightened Rabbit | August 1 at the Bank of America Pavilion, Boston | $35-$40 | On
sale at 10 am @ livenation.com
Sia + Oh Land |
July 31 at the House of Blues, Boston
| $22.50 | On sale at 10 am @ livenation.
As previously noted in our Spring Preview issue, which highlighted new Boston parties from Vary Lumar, Death Ray Vision, and Big Digits, as well as this week's Editor's Picks: What in the name of IG-88 is a band named after a Star Trek reference doing releasing an album on Star Wars Day? On today, May the Fourth, maybe the Force will be with THE BYNARS, who drop a debut album tonight at Great Scott with Death Star dance parties in mind.
You are excused if you missed last week's premiere of The Voice, the Carson Daly-hosted attempt by NBC to suck the last gasp of life out of the fading American Idol model. But if Steven Tyler was Boston's excuse to tune into Idol, or at least capture the hyperventilating attention of our city's favorite tabloid, then tonight our music scene has a reason to suffer through singing critiques from judges like Cee Lo, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and uh, the guy from Maroon 5 who shagged everyone in Hollywood a few years ago.
Our ace music writer Daniel Brockman got the juice from KID SISTER and relayed the good word in this week's Phoenix, but with the Chicago electro-rapper's gig tonight at Royale with Canadian turntablist A-TRAK, we figured now was a good excuse to re-post the video from her 2009 shoulda-been-massive single, "Right Hand Hi."
Ripped right from the pages of 8 Days A Week: It’s a poorly kept secret that the best DEATH SET shows are in the tightest of venues and spaces, but after the Aussie-bred, Brooklyn-settled electro-punk’s XXXChange-produced latest lightning bolt of a record, Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo’s character in Breathless), Great Scott is as intimate as it’s going to get for one of the hyper-craziest live bands around.
We thought about starting our own Storify curation widget, since this is the second biggest story since they came out of beta. But everyone beat us to it, so we'll just link off to the dueling Twitter aggregators launched by ABC News, the Washington Post (which launched two), and the Daily Beast. Now if only someone had a 5000-word obituary ready to pull off the shelf