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Thursday, August 18, 2016

This Lineup Though - Warn the Duke Vinyl Release Show

See you at the show - O'Brien's Pub Saturday August 20th.

Pack up your summer vacation early and head to Allston this weekend. Brooklyn, NY's Warn the Duke (former members of Big D and The Kids Table and River City Rebels) will be in town on Saturday, August 20th at O'Brien's Pub to promote the vinyl release of their 2015 debut LP ‘Ghost Be Gone’: recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Studios and distributed by Wire Tap Records. In celebration of the vinyl tour, the band has released an animated music video for “Noreaster” (originally premiering on

Like drinking a big glass or red wine, the nostalgic sound of loud 90’s alt/rock and prolific punk gruff along with catchy choruses and bright guitar riffs give you the warm sensation of satisfaction. Standout tracks are “Coastline”, “Harry O’Donnell” and “Chicago Lights”.

Supporting the touring band and making this a completely stacked show are locals Dan Webb and the Spiders, Diablogato, and Bundles. This show is $10 // 21+ // event details here // see you there.

Ghost Be Gone’ is available to stream on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify. Vinyl can be purchased at the show and via Wire Tap Records (limited pressing of 200).

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Show Picks for July + August

Friends tell friends when there is a good show happening.

Looking for a good time? Perhaps you’re in the mood for new music, or cheap beer, or a place to hang with friends. Maybe you’re too broke to go on vacation and you blew through every available TV series on Netflix to the point where you’re wondering if your excessive abuse of the streaming service will render surcharges. #netflixshame Whatever your reason, here are some shows we’d go to this summer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tell All Your Friends. Taking Back Sundae Ice Cream Pop-up & DJ Night is Back

Eat your feelings.

Para-smore, 30 Seconds to Mars Bar, Pistachio at the Disco, Something Chocolate, MODEST MOOSE TRACKS! We’re getting off genre and you get the point. Taking Back Sundae: An Ice Cream Pop-up and DJ Night is making a return this summer. The “anti-social” event will take place at Great Scott in Allston on Friday, July 15th // 10PM // 21+ with valid ID // $5 at the door (price includes admission + cone). 

Featuring music spun by RTT Presents and ice cream courtesy of locally sourced, small batch company, The Parlor Ice Cream Co. Check the official Facebook event page for additional details.

Monday, May 23, 2016

You Get a PorchFest and YOU Get a PorchFest – Quincy to Hold Their First Jam Session This June

Go out and meet ya faukin neighbahs kehd. Quincy gets social.

The next Boston-area city to participate in organized musical curb appeal is Quincy, holding their very first PorchFest on June 18th from 1P-5P in the Safford Park Wollaston neighborhood, accessible by the Wollaston T stop on the Redline.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Radio On: Boston Scene Party Hosts a Free Music Workshop & Networking Event with After Party

Music networking group, Boston Scene Party, presents 'Radio On', a free format discussion with Boston broadcasters featuring a panel of the city’s most in-demand music radio talent including Anngelle Wood of Boston Emissions and DAve Crespo of WEMF Radio at the Middle East Corner in Cambridge on Wednesday, March 30th. Not just an open space for you to stand awkwardly in for a few hours, Boston Scene Party music networking events are designed to offer a panel of industry experts excited to talk shop, answer questions, and inspire the local scene.

During this event you can learn how these proprietors of sound:

►Act as liaisons between local music and the airwaves
►Understand the methods in which they discover new music
►Gain insight into the ever changing world of terrestrial and digital radio broadcasting
►PLUS we'll be giving away two Full Boat passes to the Rock & Roll Rumble 

The details:

FREE event
Wednesday, March 30th // 6PM-8PM
Middle East (Corner) 480 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA
The after party:

But wait...there's more....

Stick around after the event for our Boston Scene Party After Party (hosted by Lysten Boston) with John Shakespear (Atlas Lab), Stephen MacDonald (The Okay Win) and Cameron Keiber (Eldridge Rodriguez). The after party is 18+ and costs $5. See full event details here.

Follow Boston Scene Party on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“Know Your Scene” For Free at Firebrand Saints

Free, monthly, ALL-AGES event. (poster created by Bryan Mastergeorge)

Eye Design, the curator of “Treat yo Self” and “Show Love” multimedia industry nights, is set to introduce a monthly discovery event entitled “Know Your Scene” at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The free, ALL-AGES, event will feature two local bands as well as a complimentary custom poster created by a local artist and digital downloads from the participating musical acts.

The inaugural night takes place on Saturday, March 26th with 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble winner Zip-Tie Handcuffs and Idiot Genes. Event details here.

“[Know Your Scene] is a chance for people to discover local bands and art for free, which hopefully leads to people following these artists and going to more of their shows,” explains Eye Design founder Ian McGregor.

Those interested in getting involved with “Know Your Scene” can email Ian at

Details around the first three events have been released (see below). Follow Eye Design on Facebook and Twitter for additional event announcements including the anticipated Halloween and year-end NYE celebrations.

Firebrand Saints is located at 1 Broadway, directly across the street from the Kendall Square T stop, features free parking and kitchen open until 11PM.

Upcoming Know Your Scene Schedule:

Zip-Tie Handcuffs & Idiot Genes

April 30th
Lee Preston & the Ghetto Buddhas & Precious You

May 28th
Bundles & The Dazies

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Then After The Show, It's The After Party - ‘Late Night on Lansdowne’ December 27th+28th

Because we know you'll be in the area...

These internet radio hosts have created a late night, local music party on Lansdowne Street just for you.

Oh, and it’s free.

“I don’t think it’s a choice to keep your passion going to be honest with you. It’s a weird thing, a force that pulls you in. And then it defines you, and you don’t even question it.”

Mutiny on the Microphone and RadioBDC have announced a free, 2-night event entitled Late Night on Lansdowne featuring a nightly lineup of now trending bands along with special guests all happening at Bill’s Bar December 27th and 28th.

“With this year’s [Hometown Throwdown] theme being a throwback to The Rat, some people are talking about how the 'scene died’ when The Rat closed, or reminiscing about the past, thinking that our current set up just isn’t the same. I’d like to counter that argument with this showcase,” Mutiny on the Microphone founder and host Adam Blye explains.

“‘Late Night On Lansdowne’ pays homage to our experiences and excitement of discovering new music organically while attending shows. Back in the day you would get handed bags of swag after a show; flyers, pins, stickers, CDs of local bands of similar sound. Although that might not be the thing to do anymore, we can still connect listeners with music in a creative, natural way. It’s our job as curators to guide people to these bands.”

Both digital airwaves co-presenters are compromised of former terrestrial radio personal. With the fall of influencers like WBCN and WFNX, changing formats, shifting genres, closing clubs, and the looming fog of a bygone era in music, it’s easy to wonder how some people maintain their passion. “I don’t think it’s a choice to keep your passion going to be honest with you,” Blye confesses. “It’s a weird thing, a force that pulls you in. And then it defines you, and you don’t even question it.”

Participating 'Late Night On Lansdowne' bands are being announced daily, with night #1 already set to include The Bonnets (3 piece punkadelic band from Lyndonville, Vermont) and local favorites Bundles plus special guests yet to be revealed. The remaining bands for night #2 will be announced on the Facebook event page on December 10th and 11th. Both nights are FREE, 21+ with valid ID and entry is first come first served.

Follow Mutiny on the Microphone on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and take an interest in the event page to get automatic announcements, lineup details and more.

Lineup So Far:

December 27th
The Bonnets
::Special Guests::

December 28th
::Band 1 announced December 10th::
::Band 2 announced December 11th::
::Special Guests::

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shop Local: Our List of Holiday Pop Up Markets

Shop at the Black Market Sunday, December 13th at the Cambridge Elks Lodge

Skip the mall and shop local. Here are is list of holiday pop up shopping events in the Boston area ranging from eccentric Etsy artists to bizarre bazaars:

Friday, October 9, 2015

6 Nights of Halloween! Growing Up Spooky! + Trick or Treat Yo Self at Firebrand Saints

Eat, drink and be spooked. 5 nights of Halloween at Firebrand Saints.

Firebrand Saints restaurant and bar serving up New American fare and Eye Design will be enhancing your entire Halloween week leading up to the big day with audio and visual treats. 'Growing Up Spooky' is a week long event featuring horror movies from the 60's to present day. Playlist with spooky songs from each decade will accompany the films. Plus a special 'Trick or Treat Yo Self' on Halloween night featuring some of your favorite local bands covering some of your favorite mainstream bands.

Books n’ Brews Inaugural Meeting (Free Admission, All Ages) 10/15

Ernest Hemingway, let's discuss.

It’s like a suburban wine book club, but hipper. The first ever Books n’ Brews (reading and drinking) club will be in session on Thursday, October 15th, 8PM at Aeronaut Brewing Company (14 Tyler St., Somerville). The meet up is free, all ages (21+ with valid ID to drink), and provides a space for people to discuss selected short stories. The group kicks things off with "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber", by notorious drinker and cat owner, and therefore totally relatable, Ernest Hemingway.

Event organizer, Dan McMahon (Lesser Knowns) provides the deets below and via the official Facebook event page:

Interested in short stories? How about drinking beer at a cool local brewery?

What if you could discuss short stories WHILE drinking beer at a cool local brewery? Forward-thinking, I know, but it has been made possible thanks to Andy Visser, Aeronaut Brewing Company and myself.

Come on down to Aeronaut, enjoy a beer and discuss our first installment of Books n' Brews, an open discussion centered around short stories.

This month's selection is "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber", by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway enjoyed getting his drink on, so we thought he was a fitting choice for this setting.

If you're a hip online type, you can read the entire story 23-page here.

If you have a hard-copy of the story, you're more than welcome to bring it along. If you're feeling really ambitious, you can also grab it at a fine local bookstore (yes, those still exist!). In our humble opinions, Raven Used Books would be a good place to start.

ALL AGES allowed to participate in the discussion; 21+ to drink, so don't forget your IDs with those amazing DMV photos!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Eridanos Tattoo & Gallery ‘Black Mass’ Opening Reception 10/3

A collective installation with a flare for the macabre, dark art and surrealism.

Eridanos Tattoo & Gallery will celebrate its two year anniversary with 'Black Mass' - opening reception happening on Saturday, October 3rd from 8PM-11PM.

Black Mass is a collective installation showcasing a variety of multimedia artists all over America with a flare for the macabre, dark art and surrealism.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Boston's Burning 3 - 3 Days of Punk Rock

Boston's Burning 3 - Semi-annual punk rock show this weekend.

Boston's Burning is a semi-annual series of punk rock shows held to-date at the Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain. The event features 4 shows in 3 days (Saturday gets an all-ages matinee set and evening 21+ set) of some of the area's premier punx including Lenny Lashley, The Drax, Duck & Cover, Bundles and Warn the Duke (check out their video for "Harry O'Donnell" below). Tickets will be $10 per show. Get full details via the official Facebook event page.

Friday, September 18th (night):
21+ // $10 // 9PM

Saturday, September 19th (afternoon):
All Ages // $10 // 4PM // Online tickets

Saturday, September 19th (night):
21+ // $10 // 9PM / Online tickets

Sunday, September 20th (afternoon):
All Ages // $10 // 4PM // Online tickets
time and place (records release show)
Scrimmy and the Bingo Wings

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Boston Scene Party Showcase - The Scene is in Session This September

Boston music blog networking group, Boston Scene Party, announces the ‘Boston Scene Party Showcase’ – a 3-night, 3-venue event promoting the diverse music in Boston, curated by the people who champion it.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tied to a Bear, Twin Foxes & Me In Capris at Charlie’s Kitchen 9/14

Bishop & Rook takes over Night #3 of the Boston Scene Party Showcase!

Bishop & Rook is proud to co-host Night #3 of the Boston Scene Party Showcase, happening Monday, September 14th at Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Square ($8/21+/9PM). Part of the 3-night, 3-venue affair, Boston Scene Party has collaborated with independent music bloggers, promoters, labels and bands to present a showcase demonstrating our diverse music scene. The scene is in session this September!

Friday, August 21, 2015

RSVP For The First Annual Allston Christmas Block Party

Party with Do617 and friends at the first annual Allston Christmas Block Party

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Do617 is teaming up with PBR and Allston Village Main Streets to throw a Block Party in celebration of everyone's favorite Boston "holiday," Allston Christmas.

The first-annual Allston Christmas Block Party will be held on Labor Day at the new POP Allston pop-up community space, is 100% free and all-ages, and will feature performances by SKATERS, Michael Christmas, Dirty Fences, CREATUROS, and IAN. Pabst Blue Ribbon x Boston will offer $2 beers, Polar will quench your thirst with water and soda, and Roxy's Grilled Cheese provides delicious grilled cheeses, and fries! DJ Kidd Drunkadelic spins the summertime jams while Orchard hosts demos in the building's two-floor skate park.

►► Sound like fun? You MUST RSVP over at DO617's website.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Frank Turner is Omnipresent - Will Be at 3 Newbury Comics Locations on 9/26 at 2PM

Where in Boston is Frank Turner?

Singer, songwriter and man who defies logic, Frank Turner will apparently be at three Newbury Comics locations on Saturday, September 26th at 2pm. Per, Turner will be at both the Faneuil Hall and the Newbury Street locations depending on which copy you're looking at. While claims he'll be the Harvard Square store. Newbies does love their Scavenger Hunts.

Regardless, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be at the House of Blues in Boston on Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th.'Positive Songs For Negative People' is out now on iTunes and in a store near you.

UPDATE 1:01 PM: We have confirmation that Frank Turner will be at the Harvard Square location (36 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA) on Saturday, September 26th at 2PM. #mysterysolved

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nice Guys “If You Roll It They Will Come” North American Tour

Nice Guys hit the road for a North American tour.

Local garage band Nice Guys is heading out on the "If You Roll It They Will Come" North American tour. The 18-stop tour begins and ends in Boston; get full tour details here. Nice Guys released a 6-song split with Free Pizza earlier this month via BUFU Records which can be purchased for $5 via Bandcamp.



Sunday, August 9, 2015

Trophy Lungs Set to Debut-Full Length ‘Day Jobs’ this September

Pre-order Trophy Lungs' debut LP via Antique Records (limit to 300 copies).

For anyone has lost a friend or family member, this song is for you. In anticipation for their debut full-length record ‘Day Jobs’ (out September 18th via Antique Records), staple Boston punk band Trophy Lungs has released the first single “Bathroom Graffiti”.

Writing “Bathroom Graffiti” was incredibly important to me because I feel like it finally gave me a chance to say goodbye."

“Music has always been an outlet for me to deal with the struggles and anxiety that come with growing up,” guitarist/singer Kevin Bogart tells Bishop & Rook. “Whenever I was dealing with something difficult I could put a record on or start playing guitar and it would calm me down. When I was younger two of my good friends Callin and Mike took their own lives. Later on another one of my good friends Chompy dumped his bike and later passed away. When someone dies you think about the last thing you said to them and constantly wonder if things could have been different if you were around. Writing “Bathroom Graffiti” was incredibly important to me because I feel like it finally gave me a chance to say goodbye. Hopefully if somebody is struggling with the loss of a friend or family they can put that song on and get a little bit of relief the way I did.”

To compliment the single, the band recently wrapped up a music video shoot for "Bathroom Graffiti" with Jonas Em (Emvisions Productions) who directed 2013’s “Dad’s Away On Business”. “I'm crazy excited for this video to come out. We had the chance to invite some of our friends out and pay tribute to people in their lives who've passed away”, Bogart explains. “I'm super thankful for everyone who was a part of it.”

Day Jobs’ is the follow up to the 2013 EP ‘No Judgement’, was recorded with Jay Maas at Getaway Recording in Haverhill, MA and is available for pre-order via Antique Records. The vinyl record is limited to 300 copies in clear (150) and black (150). Digital download and bundle options are also available. Trophy Lungs will be playing their record release show on Sunday, September 13th with Timeshares (NY), Choke Up and The New Warden at Great Scott, presented by RTT Presents.

Follow the band on Facebook and Twitter for additional information.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Your Friends Fest - Community Music & Arts Event Happens August 1st

Over 30 sponsors, 5 bands and a whole mess of tabling businesses. Get full details here.

On August 1st, your current friends, future friends, casual acquaintances and fellow Boston music scene supporters will be at the inaugural Your Friends Fest at Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. Orchestrated by the offbeat artist and frontman of local garage band Psychic Dog, Dug McCormack, the event oozes excitement, zest and the promise of a good time.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vanyaland's V:List Limits Your Excuses - Easier Than Ever To Find Local Show Information

Vanyaland introduces the V:List Interactive Event Guide.

Vanyaland just limited your excuses by making it easier than ever to find local show information. The premiere Boston music blog introduced the V:List, Vanyaland’s Guide To Events Around Town, yesterday with a kickoff giveaway to three choice events. Fort Lean at T.T. The Bear’s Place on July 8; Kingsley Flood’s Rock And Blues Cruise around Boston Harbor on July 12; and Boston Magazine’s BestFest at City Hall on July 21.

"The V:List [is] a sharpened look at what’s going on around Boston, reflective of the sights and sounds we cover here in the digital pages of Vanyaland. Our events guide serves two major purposes: To keep you in the loop on relevant artists playing around town, both touring acts and the best of New England, across a wealth of local venues and stages; and to give you, the artist, promoter, or tastemaker, a forum to hype your own upcoming events.," states the website.

Customizable to your musical tastes and open to public submissions, The V:List is built to organize and promote music events happening in and around the city. Hop on over to Vanyaland now to test it out and for a chance to enter and win tickets.

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