Above: Three-fourths of U2, live at the Somerville Theatre, taken from this guy's Flickr stream.
Additional photos found here.
Below: Video from Fox 25:
All of this is enough to make you think No Line isn't their worst-received album since Pop!
For those people who were lucky enough to score tickets to the ultra low-key U2 show tonight, they’ll have to literally ‘run’ through the fervent crowd ‘to stand still’ for the show. There are an expected 10,000 fans that have already begun to hound the streets for a glimpse of Bono. Davis Square residents, however aren’t all too happy with the sudden havoc that the band’s inflicted on their town.
Stay tuned to this post for live updates throughout the next two
days from our embedded source who's headed to the secret U2 show
tomorrow, as well as updates from around the web.
Wed March 11
4:59: @02144now says 10,000 expected to congregate in Davis Square tonight
4:45: @atu2 sez: Now inside rehearsing "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
4:30 pm: U2 has arrived at the Somerville Theater.
More after the jump...
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Bachelor of Arts, Big Bear, Thief Thief, Whitetail | You Need New Glasses House, Watertown | March 6, 2009
"We don't usually do encores — it seems a bit wanky," says a sweaty Bill Forshaw in a rubbery, shrugging Aussie accent. "But we might not ever be here again in our lives, so why not?" A few feet away, Kevin McDowell slowly hangs his bass back over his shoulders, muttering to himself, "Plus, we already played all our good songs .
It's been a while since Eli "Paperboy" Reed has played a hometown show -- he's shacked up in New York now, but we caught up with him at Q Division over in Davis Square, where he's just come off a six-week tour and was cutting some demos for what will become his Virgin debut. He expects to begin recording in earnest this summer, and in the meantime he'll be on the road again, including a stop at SXSW and a headlining tour of 500+ seaters in Europe.
CLUBS + CONCERTSUnless otherwise noted, tickets are available at 617.931.2000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Life’s Eyes + Project 18 + Supertonic + Gardenside | March 28 at the Middle East downstairs, Cambridge | $10 | On sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10 am Kevin Devine + Wild Light + Brian Bonz | June 6 at T.
Ed OG Responds to Joe Budden
This week in the Phoenix, Chris Fara1 offers a firsthand account of the now-infamous Joe Budden show at the Middle East downstairs -- during which Budden dissed a bunch of Boston rappers and, depending on who's telling, nearly got bum-rushed.
Review and photos coming soon from last night's Soundtrack of Our Lives show at the Paradise -- the first date on a 10-day US tour behind their new double-CD Communion. Here's the band giving that record's "Fly" its first proper live performance.
It’s a Thursday night, and the vestibule of the Berklee Performance
Center is squirming with hopefuls trying to get into tonight’s
way-sold-out show. A girl offering up a spare ticket sets off a
grabbing frenzy. From the security guard’s perplexed crowd-control
attempts, I get the impression that the BPC was not entirely prepared
for this onslaught.
BLACK LIPS might be the only band you can pick out in a crowd because they're the squarest-looking dudes in the room. Scholars of Nuggets will apprehend this look as an act of high visual fidelity to the same '60s frat-punk ideal that drives the Lips' recorded output.
1. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers," ZZ Top2. "Drink, Fight, Fuck," GG Allin3. "Drinkin' About My Baby," The Damned4. "Let's Get Fucked Up," The Cramps5. "Whiskey Drinkin' Woman," Coffin Lids
The Coffin Lids play the "St. Patrick's Day Blowout" at Church on Tuesday, March 17.
JONATHAN PETERS + WIL TRAHAN | March 6 | Rise, Boston
In what I was told was his first spin ever at Rise, JONATHAN PETERS drew a large waiting line of fans – guys and gals, very mainstream, as unlike the glitter and flash of Peters’s New York scene as possible. By 3am, Rise’s dance floors were packed, and they stayed packed.
Vice-addled psych rock declares nuclear guerre on Cambridge. Rumors that they're a slouchy live won't keep us away.
BLACK LIPS: Interview: Black Lips frontman Cole Alexander | Review: 200 Million Thousand
GIG: Saturday March 7 | Middle East Downstairs | 18+ | $12
DOWNLOAD: Black Lips, "Starting Over" [mp3]