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.


We Love Food

A Bacon and Beer Bonanza in Boston


The first week of May promises to be the crispiest and foamiest of the year as Eat Boston presents The 2013 Boston Bacon and Beer Festival. 

On May 4th, offerings of bacon and beer from beloved area institutions like Tremont 467, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Union Bar and Grille, Sam Adams, Harpoon, and more will be yours for the sampling. $43 gets you entrance to the venue (House of Blues), some delicious pork, and suds to wash it down. Most importantly, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Community Servings, two Boston-based non-profits whose mission is getting food to those in need.

Do yourself a favor – sign up for Eat Boston’s e-mail list right now. While tickets go on sale to the public April 5th, they’ll be made available to listserv members a full day earlier (April 4th @ 10 AM). I hear tickets will be selling like hotcakes, so get ’em early.

Other events include “Bacon de Mayo: a Bacon and Beer Karaoke Harbor Cruise Brunch” (how did they jam so many amazing things into one title?) on May 5th, as well as a food-themed art show hosted at Stoddard’s Food and Ale on May 7th.

Check out the 2013 Boston Beer and Bacon Festival event page for a list of all participating restaurants and breweries. Also, take a gander at their amazing merch and do your best to not purchase three of everything.

Hope you enjoy the best breakfast meats and brews that Beantown has to offer. To quote one of the Festival’s t-shirts: “Beer Eyes, Full Plates, Can’t Lose.”