Interesting question raised in today's column by the Globe's
Adrian Walker: if Deval Patrick were white, would he be the favorite in
the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination? Patrick thinks
Patrick himself is part of the conspiracy of silence. To his credit,
race isn't what his campaign is about.
It’s rare to hear a debut album that sounds as fully-realized as the the Silver Lining’s note-perfect, Tony Goddess-produced Well Dressed Blues, which already already has folks describing them as the US’s answer to Magic Numbers.
June 1, 2:45 p.m--Governor Mitt Romney will present a gubernatorial citation to Jeffrey Chin and William Small of King Philip Regional High School recognizing them for their admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Really, has there ever been a more shamelessly opportunistic politican?
We take an interest in scenes of all flavors, and right now the one that’s got the most juice in Boston is the teenpunk underground that’s grown up around venues like the ICC Church and bands like Vanna and the Receiving End of Sirens.
Wales's Bullet for My Valentine are having their breakout year: introduced to the headbanging faithful via tours with Rob Zombie and Lacuna Coil, they landed the most coveted opening slot in New York (Guns N Roses' Hammerstein shows) and then set out to headline a Trustkill tour, which brought 'em to Axis last night.
Back when he was with the Boston indie-rock group Push Kings, on former Dambuilders’ guitarist Eric Masunaga’s label, Finian McKean went by the name Finn Moore Gerety. Now he’s moved to Brooklyn, where he’s crafting sad, spare, Heartbreaker-grade indie-folk ballads alone at the piano.
This song was recorded last weekend at a converted Civil War-era barn, and you can practically hear the woodgrain. Age Ringshave yet to officially release a single song, but after listening to their previousdemo for six months, we’ve already started thinking of them as Boston’s answer to Wilco.
Sonia Chang-Díaz, a JP resident who 1) used to be an aide to state senator Cheryl Jacques; 2) ran Angus McQuilken's failed campaign to replace Jacques a few years back, 3) currently works at the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, and 4) sits on the board of Mass Vote.
The McQuilken connection won't inspire tons of confidence in anyone who watched that race, but primary blame for McQuilken's defeat probably lies with the candidate himself, who was no great shakes
Donate enough money to a good cause -- or win the Red Sox their first World Series in 80-odd years -- and you too can rock out with Pearl Jam. Last night between songs PJ's Eddie Vedder went on a rant about how part of the ticket price ($51 + service fees, ouch!) was to be donated to Horizons for Homeless Children, a Boston-based organization that attempts to break the cycle of homelessness, starting with children.
This just in: upon further review, Boston's election department says state senator Dianne Wilkersondidn't
provide the 300 valid signatures necessary to get on this fall's
Democratic primary ballot. (The recount--which was prompted by
Wilkerson's appeal of the city's initial ruling--put her at 291, compared to 263 on the first tally.
We're so turning our entire weekend over to Compound 440r. Mr. MicL Potvin just checked in to inform us of a late-breaking gig by Japanther Friday night over at MIT. Which is sort of like just casually mentioning that there's gonna be a fucking hurricane in someone's living room. Oh, the furniture damage. For those of you who attended the Steer Roast, this is the same address: 70 Amherst Street, 9 pm.
At 6 p.m., Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey will make an "announcement regarding federal flood aid" over at the
State House. My first thought was, Hey, good for Governor Romney! He's
giving his #2 a chance to get some nice free publicity! But then I
realized that Mitt is still hanging with Hamid Karzai, or whatever.
Here's the press release the Gabrieli camp put out this afternoon. (I'd
draw some sort of comparison between Kristina Saunders' experience and
Richard Chacon's, but people would probably get all pissed off.)
GABRIELI CAMPAIGN EXPANDS TEAM
Boston, MA – The Gabrieli for Governor campaign announces
the addition of Kristina Saunders and Becky Deusser to the
In this week's Phoenix, I assess rumors that the Mass Dems might shed a candidate or two at their convention in Worcester, and consider the keeping-Gabrieli-off-the-ballot-would-be-undemocratic argument. (I don't buy it.)
Also, please feel free to offer additional suggestions for this Democratic state convention drinking game.