Punk’s not dead — it just wears a scally cap and a Joe Thornton-era Bruins jersey.
Dropkick Murphys, fresh off two sold-out gigs in the Fenway Park bleachers, a Billboard-charting record, and a non-stop tour reminding people that, yes, they are from Boston, took home Artist of the Year and Live Act of the Year at Sunday’s BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS
Mark Olson seemed a little anxious to get out under the lights at the Paradise Tuesday night. He walked out while the tech was still onstage testing equipment, followed closely behind by the rest of THE JAYHAWKS, the band he left in 1995. Without so much as an introduction or a “Hello, Boston,” Olson strummed the band into “Wichita,” from the band’s landmark 1992 album Hollywood Town Hall.
It’s time to paint a giant spoked “B” in front of the “Austin” city-limits sign.
Joining the massive influx of Boston peeps, bands, and music geeks headed down to SXSW next week, the Boston Phoenix, WFNX, Allston rock club Great Scott, and Boston-based promotions company Pirate have teamed up to present “FIRST CONTACT,” a free day party at Klub Krucial in downtown Austin this Wednesday, March 16 (noon to 6 pm).