Caspian are one of two Massachusetts bands on the 18-band Boston Calling lineup
The inaugural lineup for May's BOSTON CALLING — the first major indie rock/pop festival set to grace Suffolk County pretty much ever — was announced this morning, and homegrown musicians, understandably, were pissed.
So hey Boston, here’s that large-scale music festival we’ve all been talking about... oh, pretty much for forever now: Newly-minted Crash Line Productions is teaming up with Bowery Presents for BOSTON CALLING, a two-day, 18-band music festival on City Hall Plaza this Memorial Day weekend. Let’s get right into the lineup, because it’s an indie rock monster:
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.
Cambridge's latest addition to the rock club circuit, THE SINCLAIR, has once again delayed its opening due to unforeseen construction delays. The 525-person-capacity Harvard Square venue, which will also feature a 104-seat restaurant headed up by Michael Schlow, posted a note on its home page this afternoon detailing three weekend shows affected by the delay: tonight's Death Grips show, which has been re-scheduled to a date TBA; tomorrow's Allen Stone gig, which was relocated to Royale; and Sunday's previously sold-out Trash Talk and Mellowhype show, which has been cancelled outright.
With THE SINCLAIR set to open next month and a dozen shows already on the calendar, the newest rock club in Cambridge officially opens its online box office today at noon. As of now, the first gig to hit the 525-capacity Harvard Square live music venue + restaurant will be the Meter Men with Page McConnell on October 30.
Harvard Square, may you rock out once again.
The neighborhood that launched the original House of Blues will have a voice in the area’s live music circuit starting this fall, as today New York-based The Bowery Presents officially announced the 525-person-capacity venue THE SINCLAIR, a multi-level, multi-use space located at 52 Church Street.
New York-based concert promoter THE BOWERY PRESENTS has expanded its Boston bandwidth with the hiring of CQ Presents talent buyers CARL LAVIN, pictured above, and JOSH SMITH.
The move aligns two additional venues under the Bowery's regional network: Allston’s 240-capacity Great Scott and 330-capacity T.
When the House of Blues opened on Lansdowne Street in 2009, much was made of the chain venue’s roots in Harvard Square. Three years later, live music on a grand scale is returning to the Cambridge neighborhood.
Bowery Cambridge, an extension of the New York concert booking agency that operates Royale under Bowery Boston, will announce as early as next month THE SINCLAIR, a planned 10,000-square-foot multi-level live music venue and eatery at 50 Church Street, the site of the former firehouse-themed restaurant and nightclub Phatt Boys, which shuttered in 2006.
For the last two days, we've given away pairs of tickets to see PASSION PIT live at Royale (presented by Bowery Boston and American Express) - and a shout-out to Sean Stewart, who won yesterday's contest with some sweet anagrams (like "pop it's a sin"). Today, we've got a pair of tickets plus a meet and greet with the band to give to a fan.
So, you may recall that yesterday we asked you to guess how many words wound up in our big interview with Michael Angelakos. Surely most of you just copied+pasted the text into a Word document and found out that way, but whatever. Anyway, today we'd like you to get a little more creative. Go to our page on Facebook and post your favorite Passion Pit anagram (anagrams, for those who don't know, are words or phrases that are created by re-arranging the letters from a different word or phrase).
This Saturday, Bowery Boston and Zync team up to bring a sneak-attack show starring PASSION PIT at the new Royale (a relatively small place to see these guys nowadays). Tickets are going fast. We have a pair waiting for the first person who can guess the word count of that epic interview we did with Michael Angelakos last year and post it on our Facebook site
Gleefully stolen from Brooklyn Vegan
The "newly renovated, state-of-the-art nightclub" now known as ROYALE (on Tremont St. where the Roxy used to be) is teaming with Bowery Presents to bring some pretty sweet shows to Boston in the coming weeks and months. The lineup includes two dates from PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED in May, BROKEN BELLS in June, and DEERHUNTER in August.