Okay, so rushing from a show across town last night (Fred Hersch Trio at Scullers), I get to the Sinclair a good hour into the set by the REBIRTH BRASS BAND. What I see is everything I had expected, and in a good way: the crowd packed and dancing, the band and the crowd screaming together. What had I missed? Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’,” Professor Longhair’s “Big Chief,” the Ellington band’s “Caravan.
Few metal bands -- or groups in any genre -- boasting two-decade-plus careers can rival ENSLAVED'S reputation for consistently dazzling experimentation. Since their formation in 1991, they’ve grown from skuzzy second-wave black metal to intricate, hi-def prog metal, as represented by last year’s excellent RIITIIR (Nuclear Blast).
So this was a good time. Many thanks to PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA for dropping by WFNX and co-hosting BOSTON ACCENTS with me, and selecting today's playlist. We went nearly all-throwback, and dusted off some old classics. Burma hits the Sinclair in Cambridge this Saturday, January 19, and well yeah, we think you should attend.
This is when you reach for your internet radio. Tune in to WFNX this afternoon at 5pm EST when PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA co-hosts BOSTON ACCENTS. He'll join me live in the studio as we discuss Burma's latest record Unsound, their show Saturday night at the Sinclair in Harvard Square -- we hear a horn section is involved -- and Burma's enduring legacy here in Boston and around the world.
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.
We don’t yet even have a grand opening date for THE SINCLAIR, but we do know one night when the brand-spanking-new Harvard Square live music venue could be put on the concert map. That’ll be November 12, when the 525-capacity Cambridge rock club, slated to open around mid-October, will host a monster motherfucker of a bill: Converge, Torche, Kvelertak, and Whips/Chains
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.