Ben Potrykus, live at SXSW
There may be no bigger gluttons for punishment than touring musicians -- and as proof, monthly storytelling series/cringefest "This Has Been A Disaster- Thanks For Having Us"
returns for Round 3 tomorrow night at Toad. For this installment, the
folks joining hosts Ryan Walsh and Steve Almond to grace the stage with
their mortifying tales of gig hell will be Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine), Ben Potrykus (Girlfriends, Christians & Lions), and Amy Correia
Track & Athletic CenterRichard Peters
How did you become
mayor here?Coming to races every other day, both as a spectator and
You watch footraces
Freezepop are at the Fourth Wall Project on Friday
Man Band & Movie Night" | Performance
by Eric Royer's One Man Band, followed by a movie screening (film TBA) | East
Cambridge Savings Bank Parking Lot, 292
Cambridge St, Cambridge
| Thurs, July 28 @ 7 pm | cambridgeartscouncil.org
"Freezepop Uncapped" | With performances by Freezepop, Andre Obin, and
Lindsey Starr | Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston
| Fri, July 29 @ 7 pm | vitaminwater.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Brighton Music HallAnthony McBrayer
What's with all these
people walking around in Viking helmets?Today is the Great Boston Beer Marathon. It's a pub crawl
organized by Great Boston Experience.
Allston DYI Fest is Saturday, July 23 in Ringer Park, Allston
Screening | Iron Man
screening | Lincoln Park,
Washington St, Somerville | Thursday, July 21 @ dusk | 617.625.660
Breakdown Pre-Party | With DJs Reez and Act-1 | Fourth
Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave,
Boston | Friday, July 22 @ 5 pm | vitaminwater.
MinibarJames A. Wooten III
I understand this is
a "classy" place?People think that, but it's actually a place where you can
go and have a good drink and some fun with friends.
a town with a history loaded with heroes, legends and giants, paying
homage to each deserving demigod is a tall task. In that same town with a
horrendous history besmirched with racial conflicts and prejudice
practices, it is never to late for redemption. Such is Boston; a city
that can hold its head high on its heroes and hide its face from the
shame of yesteryear at the same time.
What percentage of
percent? No matter, on Bastille Day, everyone's a Frenchman. As such, there
are plenty of soirées going down around town to let us ‘Mericans do what we do
best: hijack other country's holidays and use them as excuses to stuff our
faces and get roaring drunk.
Megamind is screening at the Hatch Shell on Friday @ dusk
4th Annual Bastille Day Celebration
| With music by the Chicken Thieves and DJ Kamal | Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston
| July 14 @ 5 pm | beehiveboston.com
| O'Day Park, 85 West Newton St,
Boston | July 14 @ 7 pm | berklee.edu/events/summer
If this video (loosely translated: "with Romana on the scooter") proves anything, it's that Dutch people are very attractive and have got some killer dance moves hidden under the waisbands of their nylon Adidas track pants. The premise of this vid -- which is so big in the Netherlands that it's got its own fan site (are those meatballs?) and a Facebook page that, while completely blank, has 96 members (not too shabby) -- insofar as we can tell, is that this couple are very proud of their shiny, new scooter.
Library of Congress photo via Wikimedia Commons.
There's been a pretty interesting development in the battle over Robert Kennedy's papers. The New York Times reports
that members of Kennedy's family are unhappy with the John F. Kennedy
Library in Boston, and may move the papers to George Washington
Mars was right. It's all about the shoes.
RAY ALLEN is notoriously obsessive about everything. He's legendary for his pre-game routine, which starts three hours before gametime. As a kid, he's said he was borderline OCD. You don't get to be the NBA's all-time three-point champ without having a touch of crazy in you.
It's supposed to be one hell of a nice weekend. Thanks be to the weather gods for granting us yet another two days of sunshine and warmth to offset the miserable June we endured. (We'll forgive them this morning's shower.) So what are you going to do with all that free time and sunshine? Drink, of course! And we've got a round-up of bars and restaurants with sweet patios for optimum al fresco boozing.
I'm told, once upon a
time, there were used syringes and condoms all over Revere Beach?
I haven't seen any syringes or condoms.
How does it feel to
be interviewed by a dude with ice cream all over his face?
The Boston Phoenix, and the
world of boxing, has lost a heavyweight. George Kimball, Phoenix sports editor (back when there was such a
thing) for nearly 10 years, Boston Herald columnist for
25 more, and truly one of the great boxing writers of our time, passed away
last night (July 6) at his home in New York City.