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BOSTON CALLING ANNOUNCES THE BOSTON CALLING BLOCK PARTY SERIES

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Crash Line Productions, in partnership with Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) and The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, announcesthe 2014 Boston Calling Block Party series. Kicking off May 8, 2014 and running through September 25, 2014, the parties will be held every Thursday evening from 5-8pm in Dewey Square, directly across from South Station. All events are free and open to the public, and are presented by Shock Top and Radio BDC. The Swinging Johnsons will perform this Thursday and fans can check the rotating schedule of local artists each week at www.facebook.com/bostoncallingblockpartieswww.bostoncalling.com. The Block Party series is in addition to Boston Calling’s three-day music festivals, which take place May 23-25, 2014 and September 5-7, 2014 respectively.

It’s official. Summer is in the house.

The folks who put on Boston Calling Music Festival feel like Boston could use even MORE fun and music throughout the warmer months, those jerks 🙂

But seriously, this is a great move to showcase the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway, local artists and DJs, as well as some delicious local produce from the farmer’s market.

Mayoral Walsh also chimed in to offer his approval:

“We are excited about Boston Calling’s creative activation of the City of Boston’s unique open spaces. The popular Block Party Series’ move to Dewey Square, where food trucks and the Boston Public Market already bring people together, will add additional energy to the square. It will create a new environment for friends to gather after work, and will make the Rose Kennedy Greenway and our whole city even more vibrant.”

So kick off those wingtips and heels, flower children, and enjoy the green grass beneath your feet because Boston’s ‘summah’ just got ‘funnah’.

If you want to enjoy some other great events put on by the great folks at Boston Calling check out the Music Festival coming up: http://www.bostoncalling.com/ 

 

North End, OUT & About, We Love Food

Pub Crawling in the North End…With Food

 

With the colder weather many people choose to stay hunkered down until the thermometer cracks, you know, at least 40. But what those hibernators don’t know is you can still have a good time sans sun.

Take for instance the North End. Usually bustling with tourists and double parkers and full restaurants, but now? It’s a lot more quiet and if you find the right deal, a lot more reasonable…
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Which brings me to Tuesday evening, I was able to take full advantage of this through a Dishcrawl. Think a pub crawl, but with food, stopping at four amazing spots along the way: Tresca, L’Osteria, Gennaro’s and Bova’s Bakery.

We recorded the experience on this great app Favecast 😉 (shameless plug)

Check out the full recap here.

Fenway, OUT & About, Sports Department

‘The Sandlot’ to be Screened at Fenway on Aug 21st


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the all time classic baseball movies, the Red Sox will be showing ‘The Sandlot‘ at Fenway Park on August 21st at 8pm (park will be open at 7pm).

Admission is free for season ticket holders and members of the Red Sox Kid Nation. Other general admission tickets for the public are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under. They can be purchased at redsox.com/sandlot, by calling (877) REDSOX-9, or by visiting the Fenway Park ticket office.

Don’t be an L7 weenie, this is not to be missed.

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Via Boston.com

Fenway, OUT & About, We Love Music

Father John Misty @ HOB Re-Cap


Aubrey Plaza’s everywhere these days huh?

Former Fleet Foxes drummer Father John Misty aka J. Tillman aka Joshua Tillman, crushed the House of Blues last night. After fighting an early dismissed Sox game, I got in right in time for his opening monologue, disecting his pre-set music. In case you don’t know, unintentional/intentional comedy is part of the show. The banter, in between most of the songs off the highly acclaimed, Fear Fun, is often a highlight of the show. In fact before the encore began he kicked off a “Q and A”, where he let us know:

  • He doesn’t like Kanye West
  • He won’t be hanging out with a female fan who asked him to meet a Newport Folk Festival this weekend.
  • And finally his biggest regret musically has been not learning a 12 minute version of “Free Bird”, to shove in the face of the guy who screams it at every concert, ever.

The actual music of the encore included a new song, Bored in the USA, and a phenomenal version of The Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun.

Overall A+ show. I’m looking forward to the next new album and maybe an R. Kelly cover next time.

 

Downtown, OUT & About, Things to Do, Uncategorized, We Love Music

Outside The Box Festival Feature: Air Traffic Controller

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Air Traffic Controller (Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. Boston Common, Beacon Street Stage)

While serving in the US Navy as an actual air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demo tapes of songs written during his deployment. When his enlistment was up, Munro returned to his hometown of Boston and formed the genesis of the aptly named Air Traffic Controller. Nominated for an MTV “Best Break-Out Artist” Video Music Award in late 2009 and winner of “Best Indie Rock Act” of the 2010 Boston Music Conference, Air Traffic Controller’s modern day, indie rock sound and pop sensibilities put them at the top of the Northeast media outlet’s Best-Of lists. Live, the band is often accompanied on stage by an entire string section to capture and recreate its brilliant, full sound.

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