We were praying for Rihanna + Loretta Lynn + The Gossip, but we'll take what they're giving: the Boston stop of the revamped Lilith Fair has been announced, and although DARKBUSTER presumably still won't be there, we will.
The big names: KELLY CLARKSON and TEGAN AND SARA. The biggish names? CAT POWER and local gal CARLY SIMON, who presumably will either get each other through their notoriously awful stage fright .
Kelly Clarkson, "I Do Not Hook Up" (Live at House of Blues, Boston)
PHOTOS: Kelly Clarkson at House of Blues
VIDEO + REVIEW: Kelly Clarkson at House of Blues
One thing we can tell you from KELLY CLARKSON's teaser gig at the House of Blues earlier this year: her voice does not require any airbrushing.
"This show's going to be 97% gay guys... and, like, 3% fat chicks", said the guy next to me to his friends. We were all waiting in an eternal line on Lansdowne Street, and as everyone around me started passing the booze amongst themselves, the "real talk" began, I suppose. Of course, the dude couldn't have been more wrong, or it least it seemed that way from where I was standing during the show itself, once the House of Blues finally opened their doors and let us all in. Ostensibly a free show, quizzically brought to us by The Grammys and T-Mobile, it was an odd pairing of two of pop's current leading ladies, and it really was astounding how well it all worked out. FULL REVIEW, PHOTOS, AND VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP
22 PHOTOS: KELLY CLARKSON + LADY GAGA | House of Blues, Boston | May 4