Boston-based director MICHAEL GILL strikes again. Last year, Gill's Circumvision production company took home "Video Of The Year" honors at the 2010 Boston Music Awards for the HAVE NOTS' "Used To Be," and today he unveiled another visually-striking video from the acclaimed Boston punk band, for the hard-hitting "Louisville Slugger."
The lineup for next Wednesday's Billy Ruane Memorial Birthday Bash has been finalized, and it's incredible -- more than 30 performers and presenters will come together on Nov. 17 across two venues in Central Square. Seeing how the Middle East's live music chapter was launched by Ruane after his party at T.
Last night's Boston Accents loval music show was divided into two parts: the first hour featuring Halloween-appropriate songs, and the last 60 minutes dedicated to the late Billy Ruane, playing an hour of his favorite New England-based performers past and present. Host Dave Duncan also took calls from Aly Spaltro (Lady Lamb The Beekeeper), Sean Slade
(Fort Apache) and Mike Gill (Murder Mile & videographer), who shared their Ruane stories and memories live on air.
From the Middle East: a wake will be held for Billy Ruane on Saturday, October 30 from 4 to 8 pm at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis Street in Cambridge.
A reception will follow at the Middle East from 8 to 10 pm.
Donations in Billy's name can be made to the Mark Sandman Music Project Fundraising Page
[THANKS OLIVER FOR THE COMMENT: NOW UPDATED WITH FEWER ERRORS AND WHATNOT]
The Fourth Wall Project -- at 132 Brookline Ave near Kenmore Square, near Fenway -- has a window in its schedule, and curator OLIVER MAK has thrown the doors open for a BILLY RUANE MEMORIAL EXHIBIT. The walls are open: bring photos, memorabilia, whatever you want.
NEW: DETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE
Many, many people who knew and loved Billy Ruane are weighing in on our post about his passing -- we highly encourage you to click through and read the comments from the likes of Dinty Child, JJ Rassler, Steve Morse, Peter DuCharme, Kurt "Yukki Gipe" Davis, Chris Ewen, Ted Widmer, Chris Ballew, and many, many more.
Anyone who’s spent any significant time around the Boston music scene
probably has scores of memories of Billy Ruane — all of them vivid.
Before I knew who he was, I seemed to spot him everywhere.
Sitting in the old Central Square Cinema at a screening of Who’ll Stop the
Rain, smelling of booze and cursing out Tuesday Weld’s character, muttering
under his breath, “Stupid bitch,” as she unwittingly sold out Nick Nolte.
UPDATE 10/28/10 1:30 PM
DETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE
UPDATE: 10/27/10 12:15 PM
REACTION TO THE DEATH OF BILLY RUANE: from Friends, Fans, Musicians, Writers
UPDATE: 10/27/10 9:18 AM
Arts Editor Jon Garelick remembers Billy Ruane
UPDATE: 10:16 PM