“Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone” sang Rush mouthpiece Geddy Lee in the midst of “Subdivisions”, from 1982’s Signals. Ostensibly a diatribe against the numbing isolation and tribalism of then-modern day suburbia, in some ways it sums up the life of your average Rush fanatic: going through your day, going to the office, hanging out with people, all the while hiding your secret shame that when you put on your headphones you still keep dialing up records with pentagrams on the cover by the dorkiest (and yet most awesome) rock band of all time.
Behold: below, some greatest hits from "GOLDEN SOUNDS," the Brookline Access Television series run by BATV programming coordinator and Tunnel of Love guitarist ANDY MCBAIN. If Tunnel of Love didn't blow your pussy out . . . well, this will. We had the pleasure of taking in a taping of the show last night at BATV's brand-new, $1.
On sale on Friday, September 10
Mos Def + Talib Kweli | October 3 at the House of Blues, Boston | $32.50-$49.50 | On sale at 10 am via livenation.com
KT Tunstall + Hurricane Bells | November 29 at the House of Blues, Boston | $25-$35 | On sale at 10 am via livenation.com
Boston Bruins vs.
After a decade dominated by their explorations of
Ethiopian jazz, the Either/Orchestra
have returned on Mood Music for Time Travellers
(Accurate), their first album in five years, to good ol' Amurican jazz -
meaning Latin, African, swing, free. The leadoff track, bandleader Russ
Gershon's "The (One of a Kind) Shimmy," is a classic boogaloo, with rolling
piano figures and call-and-response horns.
Broken Lizard comedy troupe
On sale now
Red Bull Soundclash: Wale vs. Tokyo Police Club | September 20 at the House of Blues, Boston | $20 | On sale now via livenation.com
Aaron Lewis [Staind] | October 7 at the House of Blues, Boston | $25-$49.50 | On sale now via livenation.com
On sale Thursday, September 2
On sale Thursday, August 26
Bad Books [Feat. Kevin Devine + Manchester Orchestra] | October 22 at T.T. the Bear's
| $13 | On sale at 1 pm via ticketweb.com
On sale Friday, August 27
Black Label Society + Clutch + Children of Bodom | October 19 at the House of Blues, Boston | $39.
Click here for the full gallery of Paradise renovation photos (by Derek Kouyoumjian)
Joey McIntyre, we’ve got good news: the Paradise has moved that “big frickin’ pole,” just for you.
Well, sort of. Technically, it’s the stage that’s moved — 15 feet towards Commonwealth Avenue — as part of a two-month, $400,000 renovation of the legendary live music club, to be completed this weekend.
Deerhoof + Xiu Xiu + Father Murphy | October 10 at the Paramount Theatre, Boston | $18 | On sale now via artsemerson.org
On sale Thursday, August 19
The xx | October 3 at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston | $25 | On sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.com
Mates of State | September 26 at
the Paradise Rock Club, Boston
doesn't get any more metal than that. For the sake of sidestepping
repetition, I'm just going to throw that sentence out there this one
time and you can mentally insert it following every sentence from here
on out. Because when it comes down to it, it really doesn't get any more
metal than Saturday's clinic in thrash at the Tsongas Center by way of
Slayer and Megadeth.
The NowhereNauts play a Girls Rock Camp benefit show. Click here for more photos from the show.
When I walk into Symposium Books, Sofie Kapur is in the middle of an
acoustic version of the Dandy Warhols' "We Used to Be Friends." And
she's killing it. There are only about six people scattered about the
folding chairs before her, but she might as well be singing to a packed
On sale Thursday, August 12
Senses Fail + Bayside | October 22 at Royale, Boston | $15 | On sale at noon via ticketmaster.com
On sale Friday, August 13
Massive Attack + Thievery Corporation | October 19 at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston | $39-$50 | On sale at 10 am via ticketmaster.
All photos by Tim Bugbee
"Pat Metheny rolled into the Orpheum Thursday night with his Orchestrion, an assemblage of instruments all under his control. And if the results weren’t exactly awesome, they were awe-inspiring." -- Read more from Jon Garelick's review of Pat Metheny at the Orpheum.
Our sister station WFNX scored an exclusive living-room-style acoustic show with TEGAN AND SARA, who stopped by the Ames Hotel in Boston on Saturday before their Orpheum Theater gig. The sisters played for an audience of about 20 listeners (and us) -- but fear not, if you weren't among the winners, we've got video right here.
Network television's belated embrace of internet video, with Hulu.com, did not go unnoticed by the buzzard-circled music industry. When NBC convinced some of its rivals to team up and offer their own high-end YouTube -- in a setting where they could run tons of ads, disable the fast-forward button, allow the viralization of television and movie clips, and perhaps even make some money -- TV viewers gave it a thumbs-up.