John Connolly's new campaign-finance filing today appears to confirm that he conducted some polling earlier this month, as he is inching closer and closer to a decision about running for mayor -- as I put it three weeks ago, we'll soon see just how big his balls are.
Last month, we posted a Q&A with Beach Fossils singer/guitarist Dustin Payseur, where he explained the songwriting process that led him to his band's sophomore album, Clash The Truth. "It’s [about] a lot of frustration from a lot of different sources," he said. "Just kind of seeing the way that a lot of the rest of the music industry treats music and it seems silly, its just a game, there's so much involved with just purely about profit that seems so silly and so completely far from the point at all.
Some experiences need to be shared to be endured. The
Academy Awards is one of them. Every year the Brattle Theatre complies by
throwing a pre-program bash. Okay, it's $75, but it goes to a good cause, the
Brattle Foundation, and it gives you a chance to put a buzz
on before Oscar-show host Seth MacFarlane starts reprising his Family Guy voices and so that even if Les Misérables wins Best Picture, you'll
be having such a good time you won't care.
are countless reasons that Slaine has crushed the Boston rap game
like a Budweiser can. For one, he tells the sort of bleak Boston
tales that weren't always illustrated in hip-hop – stories about
spots like Southie and Roslindale, which reek of their own unique
stench. As important, though, is that Slaine hasn't alienated the
rest of Hub hip-hop in the process – whether that means cats from
Roxbury and Dorchester, or artists from outside of the immediate city
like Termanology in Lawrence, or NBS and Lou Armstrong in Cambridge.
House music and techno's most senior DJs continue to deliver the strongest sets, as true to the music's roots in blues, funk, soul, and psychedelics as they are adventurous. Ali Shirazinia, who as DEBFIRE has mixed and produced, as boldly as anyone, for more than 20 years -- first as half of Deep Dish (with Sharam), and now solo -- dropped a set at Bijou Friday night both abstract and passionate.
Re-file this one into Awesome Everything Alert. Boston's BAD RABBITS -- and we say they're ours because it feels like they'll rightfully be everyone's very soon -- last week dropped a second single for new LP American Love, picking up right where "We Can Roll" left off. The Valentine's-Day-appropriate "Fall In Love" is another slow-burning banger ballad, another top-shelf strike of modern R&B that's primed for global recognition.
Just out of female prison for sentences we never learn the
details of, Vic and Flo move into Vic's quadraplegic uncle's remote Quebec home, more for
the bed, board and isolation than out of any sense of filial piety. Soon enough
their past comes back to haunt them, in the cute but sadistic form of Jackie, a
sociopath from back in prison, who Flo made the mistake of crossing some time
Last week, legendary bassist PETER HOOK dropped by the WFNX studio in Boston on February 7 to discuss his new book, "Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division," a few hours before his appearance at Brookline Booksmith. Naturally, having interviewed Hooky several times in the past, our conversation quickly shifted to his ongoing feud with New Order (figured we'd get it out of the way right at the top), as well the legacy of Ian Curtis, his former bands' enduring stature in music, and Joy Division's iconic 1979 debut record, Unknown Pleasures
1) Does Navy Seal and Businessman Gabriel Gomez do any better in this
race than Marine and Businessman Sean Bielat did against Frank and
Kennedy? 2) How many of the Republicans actually make the ballot?
On part one, I'm gonna guess Gomez does well -- not winning kind of well, but not embarrassing the party kind of well.
Editor's note: this is the first column in a new series from Chris Keene, singer/guitarist of Boston rock band Mean Creek. Follow them: @MeanCreek
In Martin Scorsese's 2005 BOB DYLAN documentary, No Direction Home Bob Neuwirth explains that in the underground folk scene of the 1960s, when someone was curious about whether an artist was worth checking out or not, they would ask, “Does he/she have something to say?” That’s how they judged an artist.
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Hey, look: scientists tell us there's absolutely no connection between that crazy fucking meteor shit in Russia (click the link for the awesome NYTimes story, written by former Phoenix staffer Ellen Barry) and the huge-ass asteroid that's hurtling within a mere 17,000 miles of earth this afternoon.
...who comes out in the top two of this primary for mayor: John Connolly,
Marty Walsh, Rob Consalvo, Tito Jackson, Felix Arroyo, Ayanna Pressley,
Mike Ross? How about when including John Fish in that group?
Pressley and Consalvo.
Or, I don't know, could be any of them, they're all strong candidates.
As suggested by the title, Rob
Grant's Mon Ami (2012) is a buddy movie, but with a twist - as well as
slashes, chops, spurts, gouges, and other standbys of the slasher genre. The
two friends of the title plan a kidnapping, and it goes so gruesomely, hilariously
wrong that they make the culprits in Fargo look like
How do you feel about people like Rep. Sciortino or Sen. Clark already
announcing their candidacy to replace Markey? Is it too early and
assumes too much about how the Senate race plays out, meaning voters
could be distracted? Or, is it smart for folks with lower name
recognition to jump in so early? And finally, who do you think is the
front runner for the seat -- Sciortino, Clark, or others?