We've all had that conversation. "What do you want to do?"
"I don't know, what do you want to do?" and so forth. Eventually, the group
agrees that all of the usual haunts have grown tiresome and someone boldly
suggests karaoke. Whether you're that guy who thinks they can
sing because they got a lead in a middle school production of The Music Man, or you're just looking to
get drunk enough to belt out some old school jams at a karaoke spot that doesn't
completely suck ass, we promise you'll actually have fun at any of these nominees for Best Karaoke Spot
Domenica Ruta's With or Without You
is the autobiographical tale of a junkie's daughter, who navigates her
mother's needles and pills on the way to adulthood only to end up with
an addiction of her own. It's like Roald Dahl's Matilda, but without the magic or happy ending.
writes about her childhood with detached sadness.
showcased all throughout the Town Hall Tea Party Era a few years ago,
Massachusetts is hardly immune to right-wing buffoonery. Our crackers
are every bit as clueless as flag-waving imbeciles elsewhere; as for
elected officials, until recently we had a Republican in Washington
who tossed Wall Street's salad in the Senate steam room every chance
The past couple of years have been kinda rough for New Hampshire music. Bands are leaving town, venues are closing, and college kids won’t listen to anything that doesn’t have a bass drop in it. But 2013 just might be the year things start looking up. Believe it or not, New Hampshire has a vibrant music scene, however decentralized and rural it may be, and bands are finally starting to poke their heads out and show themselves.
One of the most innovative and intriguing film series
around, Balagan doesn't disappoint with tonight's program, DIY Dystopia. It includes
experimental shorts, made the old fashioned way -
on celluloid, that draw parallels between the doom of traditional filmmaking and
the downfall of the environment.
Terrorism, war, global recessions, and The Jersey Shore - we
don't have to tell you the 21st century sucks. Maybe that's why we're into looking
backward right now, whether it's watching Don Draper throw back old-fashioneds or the
Earl of Grantham scowl theatrically. Thanks to vintage stores, we can stack our
closets with threads from better decades to wash away those 2013 blues.
The other day I slammed the generic content on the issues page of Michael Sullivan's new web site. Today in the Globe, Eric Moskowitz reveals that it's even worse than I thought -- it's pretty much all lifted from the web site of the last campaign Paul Moore managed, for congressional candidate Richard Tisei.
I video-bomb the hell out of the new Gabs Gomez video. At one point you can see me checking my email and Twitter instead of paying attention to him.
Actually, I waspaying attention; I was checking his speech as he was giving it against the prepared version emailed to me by the campaign. As I noted in my blog post afterward, he skipped large chunks of the prepared speech (hence my rapid scrolling that you see).
Boston's Sneakerbox Truck celebrates their return home from a cross-country tour at Assemble! at the Emerald Lounge on Wednesday
Rex Trailer Memorial | Public memorial event
for the iconic TV cowboy and long-time Boston
business owner, who recently died at the age of 84. Two-hour ceremony includes
live musical tribute, clips of highlights of Trailer's career, speakers both
live and via telecast including Maria Menounous and more | Cutler Majestic Theatre | March 12 from 4 to
6 pm | emerson.
Around 15 years ago I started going to local rock shows in and around Boston. At that time, the rock bands I saw play at halls and clubs around Massachusetts were made up of almost all guys. And yet today, all of my favorite rock bands from in and around Boston have at least one female member, if not more. I love seeing women in rock bands.
Last week we got the participating bands in the 2013 ROCK AND ROLL RUMBLE, and last night we got the nightly lineups, randomly drawn out of RICHARD BOUCHARD'S hat live on the air during organizer ANNGELLE WOOD's local rock program, Boston Emissions on WZLX. It's official -- start your amps.
Of course, enough people by now have noted that among the very best elements of the Rumble are pairing up bands that would normally never share a bill together.
Noted by house music fans for being a Chicago club kid whom Danny Tenaglia, no less, encouraged to become a DJ, HONEY DIJON -- real name Honey Redmond -- has more than lived up to whatever it was in her that Tenaglia saw. It was not always so; her early work, though fierce enough, lacked breadth of vision and mastery of colors.
Maybe it's a full sleeve piece you've been dreaming of since you
were a wee thing. Maybe it's a little symbol of great personal
significance (or no personal significance at all, maybe it just looks cool.
That's okay too. We're not here to judge). Whatever your body art preference may be, if you've
got a design you're itching to put on your body ‘til the end of time, Boston has some top-notch
places to do it.
A festival nestled in a sleepy suburb has grown into one of
the area's best-programmed and most rewarding film events. Now in its 12th
year, the Belmont World Film Festival, which runs through April 29, opens
tonight with Argentinean director Sebastián Borensztein's Chinese Take-Away (2011). In it, a reclusive Buenos Aires oddball whose hobby is
collecting bizarre news stories uncharacteristically helps out a stranded
As I've said before, the hammering that Kathryn
Bigelow has been getting for "Zero Dark Thirty" might have as much to do with male chauvinism as with political correctness.
True, the Academy gave her an Oscar in 2009 for "The Hurt Locker,"
moved no doubt by its gut-wrenching depiction of macho men doing heroic deeds
to save people.
than fifty parents, students and community members protested outside of
the Longy School of Music of Bard College on Saturday. Holding signs
reading "Save Longy" and "Keep Longy open to the public," they said
they were horrifed at the unexpected announcement that the school would
close its youth and community education program by the end of the
summer. The program serves roughly 1000 children and adults.
I hate to start off so early in the cycle blasting campaigns as utterly incompetent and drowning in stupidity, but this is just a staggering piece of idiocy that I need to scream about.
You see, Michael Sullivan's web site went live today, and I went straight to the issues page. I have combed through it three times now (yes, this is how I spend my Sundays) and I cannot find one single thing that would distinguish this as a campaign taking place in Massachusetts.
Korean director Seung-Jun Yi's documentary Planet of Snail (2011) traces the outer
and inner lives of an extraordinary couple: Young-Chan, a deaf and blind poet,
and his wife Soon-Ho, whose body is shrunken to the size of a child's from a
spinal disorder. Together they overcome life's obstacles, such as changing a
light bulb, while sharing a life of poetic imagination.
In recent years, all four major local sports teams have won their championships -- and with it, the league trophies. I frequently see pictures of pols, staffers, and other Massachusetts political folks taken with one or another of these precious items, some of which have made it into the state house and various town halls and so on.