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 Boston shows
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   07-10-17 15:20

are any members/readers in Boston? Any shows I should check out the next few weeks?



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 Re: Boston
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   07-10-17 16:21

I know the band's had a revolving door membership the last decade or so, but I don't think any of us are currently treading the boards alongside Tom Scholz.

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 Re: Boston
Author: upper90 
Date:   07-10-17 16:38

Not in the area but here is a good reference site, and Boston is playing Thursday night coincidentally. Also saw Gorillaz and Ride coming up:

http://citymusiccollective.com/live-music-calendar/boston/#/02201/all/today?radius_miles=25

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 Re: Boston
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   07-10-17 16:50

Darn it, I knew someone was going to talk about the band and not the city. I was actually astonished by how poor the concertgoing in Boston seems in comparison to DC right now. A lot of the clubs in Cambridge I used to visit when I was in grad school (The Middle East, TT the Bear's, etc.) have closed.

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 Re: Boston
Author: Post-Punk Monk 
Date:   07-11-17 08:02

zwirnm - Yes, it sure seems like every touring band makes it a point to stop in D.C. It's my last-ditch fall back to see any act I like who comes to The States. I've seen three shows there. It's a long drive and costly, but the effort was more than worth it to see groups like The Rezillos or Simple Minds.

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 Re: Boston
Author: Five*Words 
Date:   07-11-17 08:05

Royal Headache, tonight @ The Sinclair in Harvard Sq.
(The Middle East is still open, and they now run TT's space next door as 'Sonia.')

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 Re: Boston
Author: mats84 
Date:   07-11-17 09:08


Love Royal Headache and both their records so far, I'm going to try to catch them in Philly or Washington the 13th and 14th. I never saw them but would expect a helluva show......




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 Re: Boston shows
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   07-11-17 09:09

Oh, so TT's is now what is called "Sonia"? I don't know Royal Headache but will check them on Spotify. Thanks!

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 Re: Boston shows
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   07-11-17 10:01

I saw RH at the now-defunct festival Chaos in Tejas a few years ago. They'd have travel problems (I can't remember if it was visa issues or missed flights or what) and came straight from the airport to the stage. It was one of the most breathless, energized shows I've ever seen. I highly recommend them live (and on record, for that matter).

The Clean played immediately after.

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 Re: Boston
Author: breno 
Date:   07-11-17 10:27

Quote:

It's my last-ditch fall back to see any act I like who comes to The States.


I'm studying on plugging Madison, WI into that role for me. Way more bands play there than St. Louis anymore, and it's only an hour further drive for me than Chicago or Kansas City but a much smaller, friendlier town that's fairly easy to navigate, once you get the hang of how all the streets bend around the lakes.

I'm heading up there to see Slowdive in November, and am now watching to see any other bands that might swing through there on a weekend.

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 Re: Boston
Author: Heff 
Date:   07-11-17 12:25

Post-Punk Monk wrote:

> zwirnm - Yes, it sure seems like every touring band makes it a
> point to stop in D.C.

Ha! If my family could see that! I always complain to them about how Philadelphia and Baltimore(!) seem to get all the bands. The thing that DC has a monopoly on are Americana and folk rock bands.



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 Re: Boston
Author: Michael Toland 
Date:   07-11-17 13:41

What about go-go? And isn't there at least one diehard punk club left?

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 Re: Boston shows
Author: nosepail 
Date:   07-11-17 16:11

Zwirn, I'm a Boston lifer, but am spending a month in Munich on vacation so cant help ya this time. In general, the best local club nowadays is The Sinclair in Harvard Square.

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 Re: Boston
Author: Post-Punk Monk 
Date:   07-12-17 08:11

The Black Cat has a punk rep. It's where I saw The Rezillos. As for Americana, I live in Asheville. Don't talk to me about Americana!

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 Re: Boston
Author: HollowbodyKay 
Date:   07-12-17 09:38

Quote:

Not in the area but here is a good reference site, and Boston is playing Thursday night coincidentally. Also saw Gorillaz and Ride coming up:


So ... can I get a ticket to Ride?

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 Re: Boston
Author: Heff 
Date:   07-12-17 12:33

Yeah, there are clubs here that have the punk music, I'm just crabby because Poptone is skipping the area and their setlist so far is pretty awesome. As for gogo, I've never been to a gogo show, someday I'll have to check one out.



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 Re: Boston shows
Author: zwirnm 
Date:   07-19-17 15:53

Actually good shows in Boston coming up - not little indie acts but some big names I have always admired:

Tom Petty tomorrow and Friday at TD Bank Garden
Spoon and New Pornographers Friday at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Blondie and Garbage July 30 at Blue Hills

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 Re: Boston shows
Author: breno 
Date:   07-19-17 17:37

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Blondie and Garbage July 30 at Blue Hills


Speaking of Blondie and Garbage, anyone hear Debbie Harry & Shirley Manson's song from American Gods? It's a pretty nice little Moroder-style disco workout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WreUmBorEmA

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 Re: Boston shows
Author: Delvin 
Date:   07-19-17 18:21

> Don't talk to me about Americana!

If the guy who claims his mom wrote "Twenty Flight Rock" makes good on his threat to sue for royalties, that might just be the new name of my show.



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 Re: Boston shows
Author: STEVE 
Date:   07-27-17 22:28

Don't forget, all proceeds go directly to Ned Fairchild's royal family.



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