Another day, another step closer to the return of alt-underground nightclub MANRAY. The Cambridge Licensing Commission voted unanimously last night "to approve owner Donald Holland’s application for a change of location from 21 Brookline St., where ManRay first opened as a gay club... to 541 Massachusetts Ave.
Those looking forward to the ManRay reunion February 1 at Brighton Music Hall have a new reason to celebrate: Cambridge Day reported last night that the legendary Cambridge nightclub could be resurrected at the vacant Blockbuster lot at 541 Massachusetts Avenue.
ManRay owner Don Holland recently met with the Cambridge Licensing Commission and detailed plans to eventually re-open the dance club with a concert hall set-up, a VIP area, and best of all, a restaurant
Mr. Bowery, tear down this Tumblr.
After several weeks of delays, postponements, and re-routed shows, Cambridge’s THE SINCLAIR will officially open for business tonight. The first live performance at the new 525-capacity Harvard Square live music venue, which has postponed its opening since late-October due to “unexpected construction delays,” will feature Concrete Blonde (Jim Bianco opening), taking an anticipated performance of the Los Angeles modern rock’ band’s 1990 cult-classic “Bloodletting” to a whole new level.
The RSVP list for tonight's Boston Music Awards Maven's Choice party at Redstar is jam-effin'-packed. The Kendall Square, Cambridge, show space is pretty intimate, with a capacity that falls under a hondo, and with three awesome bands on the agenda -- MELLOW BRAVO, BEARSTRONAUT, and my selection, FAT CREEPS -- the guest list was bound to fill up fast.
This year's BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS don't crash the Liberty Hotel until Dec. 2, but producer JAKE BRENNAN has organized a string of pre-parties at Red Star Union in Cambridge leading up to the big night. Last week, a handful of nominees (RIBS, Sarah Blacker, Moe Pope, Spirit Kid, and Caleb Groh) got together in the intimate Kendall Square space and played mini-sets.
HOMEGROWN 4: BOSTON HASSLE FEST, Boston’s biggest annual underground music festival, rears its head November 2 and 3 at the Cambridge Elks Lodge in Central Square. For this week’s playlist, we enlisted organizer DAN SHEA of Boston Hassle to select five homegrown tracks and fill us in on some out-of-town guests: “This festival brings many strange and beautiful music makers to your town: odd San Diego/NYC funk pop maestro GARY WILSON, Sub Pop's sludge punk maniacs PISSED JEANS, and electronic sound explorer DRIPHOUSE are just some of the exciting sounds from all over the Northeast and the rest of the U.
Bowery Boston will announce later this afternoon that THE SINCLAIR, their 525-person Harvard Square live music venue and restaurant, will delay their opening more than two weeks to November 14 because of “unexpected construction delays.” That means the first official show at the newest rock club in Cambridge club will be with the Tennessee roots rock band Dirty Guv’Nahs and not the Meters with Page McConnell on Tuesday night.
In this week’s Phoenix we ran an OUT preview on THUNDERBLOODS debut show this past Saturday at Radio in Somerville. Shit got so hot, apparently, that lead 'Blood Evan Kenney decided to give us a brand new track to premiere, "Ghouls Gone Wild," which we can’t believe Glenn Danzig or Michale Graves didn’t already write (edit: we’re not looking it up to verify this).
For Cambridge’s 11-year-old All Asia Café, the afterlife will feel a bit like VALHALLA.
Back in December, MIT unveiled a five-story University Park expansion project that would swallow up All Asia Café and other businesses in the building strip and replace it with a $100 million research center. After that news broke, All Asia owner MARC SHULMAN vowed to re-open the restaurant and live music venue he owns and operates with his wife Patty Chen somewhere within Central Square.
For those of you reading this at work: the weekend ain't over yet, snitches. Many of you will have Tuesdays bookmarked as Hearthrob night, but they're going early this week to accomodate a dude who we'd postpone Christmas to see. Even if you don't listen to SINDEN's UK radio show or have the funds to fly over the pond to catch his resident sets at Fabric, you've probably encountered his remixes, sets, image, and likeness on this blog and many others (those Mad Decent guys, for example, are obsessed).
Monsterous edition of THUNDERDOME tonight, bringing Baltimore Clurb legend Scottie B and Spank Rock's Chris Rockswell to the decks, along with resident headbangers Micl Ptvn, Mistaker, and DJ Die Young to represent the home team. Special live-video guests: Robotkid (ask him how much the new Harmonix game Rock Band is gonna rule) and Matt Boch.