Everyone is all worked up about CMJ down in the Dirty Apple later this week, but the spirit of the NYC music fest is alive and well tonight along Harvard Avenue in Allston. Three Four shows, three four venues, nine a gazillion performances, and all worth your time; here's what's on our Allston radar tonight, for those not attending the Drums at the 'Dise, Phoenix at Agganis or even the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli at the Brattle Theatre :
Live Nation’s proposed Brighton Music Hall, slated to occupy the space left by Harpers Ferry later this year, is a game-changer for Boston’s live-music scene.
The 340-person room will create a link for bands to break into Boston at the entry level, then eventually move on to Live Nation’s larger venues. As the Boston Globe reported last week, the Brighton Music Hall would be operated by the Don Law–led Opera House Ventures as a “feeder club,” creating a lineage separating Live Nation venues and the rest of the city’s clubs.
We had to step away from the Bean for a minute, but that didn't mean we intended to miss the mayhem when Boston's Boy hit Harpers Ferry for his first live performance since shocking the world by debuting at the top of the iTunes hip-hop charts and busting headlong into the Billboard Hot 100. Our videographer Pat Howley was stage-right for the whole thing.
If you were the house videographer for a Boston-based streetwear company, Monday was your Christmas: at one point down in Chelsea, someone joked that "behind-the-scenes" videographers at the shoot for Wale's single "Chillin'" outnumbered actual crew members by about 5 to 1.