As the ongoing game of Boston booking agent musical chairs continues to spin 'round, CROSSROADS PRESENTS appears to be investing in its own religious pew.
Crossroads Presents, the booking company that is a venture of Live Nation New England president Don Law and the talent-buying company for Brighton Music Hall, the Paradise Rock Club, and other Boston venues, has gotten even more indie recently, becoming involved in the “marketing” of 225-capacity room Church in the Fenway area
A few months after leaving Cambridge's Middle East, longtime Boston booking agent DAN MILLEN has been named the new talent buyer of CHURCH. Millen will begin his tenure next Friday, June 22, taking over for current booker Nick Blakey. (Disclaimer: Blakey is an occasional contributor to the Phoenix music section.
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We’ve been hip to New Hampshire indie sextet TAN VAMPIRES for a while now, recently adding the frolicking pop of standout single "Digital Rot" into rotation on Boston Accents, so we're excited to see Tallboy Productions add a bit of hop to our hipness.
Tonight at Church in the Fens, the band we named New Hampshire's nest new act in our 2010 50 Bands 50 States summer fling joins two of our city's best hip-hop acts, Best Music Poll winner MOE POPE (Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist), joined tonight by QUILLS, and the always-hustling rhyme-spitters GREY SKY APPEAL, who Chris Faraone shined some Starlight on back in August.
Fenway rock club CHURCH is shifting to a 21-plus format for all of its shows until a dispute with the city is settled. The Kilmarnock Street live music venue was informed by city officials earlier this week they had not notified City Hall for all of its all-ages and 18-plus shows, and was served a cease and desist order.