Better Than Ezra hits town on Friday at the House of Blues. Sure, they'll play a usual set, but beforehand, they're hosting a casino night in the venue's Cambridge Room. There, you'll find an open table and buffet, casino games and an acoustic set by the band. It's a charity event for the Better Tha ... More >>
We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>
More '90s bands are coming to town! The Dream is alive! Out of the bands below that I'm announcing are coming to town, a handful of them peaked a couple of decades ago. Now go watch that music video for the song "Good" by Better than Ezra to take you on a little trip down memory lane.
Josh Florence has a DOMA nomination or two under his belt, and was part of the team that made Homegrown Festival such a great success again this year. Further, he's an owner of prominent music spots Dada (reopened two years this January) and City Tavern. Florence tends to be an enthusiastic force fo ... More >>
Flickr user d double uA previous Double Wide pool partyIn the past, Labor Day has unofficially marked the end of the hot summer. But, this year, the heat will continue. There are some Labor Day parties this weekend, though, that will offer a chance to cool down and catch some good bands. The Doub ... More >>
"Meltdown! Meltdown!" He wouldn't stop shouting it. No, not Brent Best or anyone in Slobberbone. Some dude in the crowd during a recent gig.It was constant. Consistent, too. Always "Meltdown! Meltdown!," never just "Meltdown!"This was a guy that I had already moved away from once, yet somehow fo ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag is something of a web phenomenon, gaining loads of notoriety before ever releasing any music. It helps, of course, that front-lady Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag bandmate Janet Weiss were members of the legendary rock trio Sleater-Kinney. But now, with their new act, they're t ... More >>
Not a bad selection of shows this Tuesday evening.
Bill EllisonI can't tell if Black Tie Dynasty is saying hello or goodbye.I always thought it would be kind of a great idea for a band to only play break-up or reunion shows. Think about it: You can get a lot of people to come to your last concert. And, likewise, when your band gets back together. ... More >>
Sammons Park, which, given today's announcement, may wind up looking as Nigel Young and Foster Partners intendedIt's been said time and time again: The oh-that's-where-it-is Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park is the least attractive -- and, certainly, the least-utilized -- part of the AT& ... More >>
It was good living with you, wah-oh.Not a bad Monday night platter of concerts this evening as the Old 97's continue on with their four-night stay at Sons of Hermann Hall (tickets are still available here for both tonight and tomorrow nights' shows), Neon Indian headlines an impressive bill at Th ... More >>
Why, yes, that is R. Kelly playing from my computer speakers in the office right now. Which means it must be the weekend. And means I must be running late on posting Good Friday. My sincerest apologies. Here are your weekend plans, friends. First up, the shows we've already hyped.Tonight's kinda cra ... More >>
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