IT’S HALLOWEEN!!!!!! October 31, 2008Posted by thecitypulse in : The Daily Pulse , add a comment
In Foxboro, Showcase Live Has the 13th Annual WZLX HALLOWEEN BASH!!! They have great music and cash prizes available to you.
$1,000 for first place
$300 for 2nd
$200 for 3rd
…and $200 for sexiest!
In Allston at Harpers Ferry check out The GIRLS, GUNS & GLORY - HALLOWEEN BASH with: ROGUE HEROES, SIZZLECHEST, RHYMES WITH DOLORES. Tickets are $15. Word is that G,G & G will be doing a set of Tom Petty tunes.
Our third “pick” of the night is happening over at Church in the Fenway. Ready??
IT”S A ROOTS ROCKIN’ HALLOWEEN AT CHURCH! Cover is $10.
- 12:20 - THE DIRTY TAKERS (FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE DIRTY TRUCKERS
- AND THE TAKERS
- AND WATTS)
- AS THE ROLLING STONES
- 11:30 - GOLDEN WEST MOTOR LODGE
- AS LUCERO
- 10:40 - THE BEAN PICKERS UNION
- AS WILCO
- 9:50 - THE BEES KNEES
- AS BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
- 9:00 - MIKE MACDONALD & THE WIDOW MAKERS
- AS WHISKEYTOWN
For Halloween at Church they thought to host a bunch of local bands playing the music of, and posing as, some well known non-local bands!
Now on to the other shows around town.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are at the Wilbur.
| At Cafe 939 on Boylston Street it’s Beautiful Lies (Weezer Cover Show)/ Reel Big Fish Tribute Band. This is a FREE SHOW!!!!
Celts Take on the Bulls at the Garden…Tickets are expensive.
The Club Scene looks like this…
It’s the Hotel Cafe Tour
featuring Rachael Yamagata, Meiko, Thao Nguyen, Samantha Crain, Jenny Owen Young at the Paradise. The Beehive in the South End has at 10:00 PMScary Salsa/w Groupo Fantasia
Bill’s Bar is “Going Back to the 80’s” with Split Infinity’s Pretty In Pink Totally 80’s Cover is $12.
The Middle East scares up some great music with Nostril Dumbass (members ofHo-Ag, Ketman, and Thunderhole performing the music of The Butthole Surfers), Asgaard Scimitar (a heavy metal tribute by members of Ketman, Shore Leave, and Tristan da Cunha), Two Headed Dog (a tribute toRoky Erickson & the 13th Floor Elevators, featuring members ofHallelujah the Hills, Ketman, andAmoroso), X-Ray Spectacular (a tribute to X-Ray Spex, featuring members of World’s Greatest Sinners)8pm - 18+ $10
Over at TT’s it’s The Rumble Strips at Midnight
It’s a HALLOWEEEN Party with The Tim Gearan Band over at Atwood’s Tavern
It’s Halloween at Johnny D’s with Booty Vortex Fright Night Disco Party w/costume contest and prizes!
Sally O’s has James Christensen and at
9:00p Attention Shoppers. NO COVER!!!
The Abbey has The COFFIN LIDS ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
8:00 pub stage
$8 costumes strongly encouraged
Celebrate Halloween in Allston Rock City at Great Scott with The Pill’s 6th Annual Halloween Show featuring:The Perennials as the Strokes
Cover is $10
Boston’s Regal Queen of the Blues Shirley Lewis and her Band.
Tesla is at The Hampton Beach Casino w/Pop Evil. Tickets are $27.00
That’s it for tonight. No matter where you end up, be safe. We’ll see you back here tomorrow at thecitypulse.com
Thursday the 30th… October 30, 2008Posted by thecitypulse in : The Daily Pulse , add a comment
One more day til Halloween!!!! I’m sure there are some early parties going on. Let’s take a look of what’s going on…
Of Montreal, a band that has been getting lots of press, kicks the Halloween thang into gear at the Orpheum. Tickets are $20 & $25. Here’s a set list from earlier this month:
“So Begins Our Alabee”
“Triphallus, To Punctuate!”
“She’s a Rejector”
“For Our Elegant Caste”
“Touched Something’s Hollow”
“Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse”
“Wrath Pinned to the Mist and Other Games”
“Women’s Studies Victims”
“St. Exquisite Confessions”
“Eros’ Entropic Tundra”
“Nonpareil of Favor”
“October is Eternal”
“Disconnect the Dots”
“And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow”
“Beware Our Nubile Miscreants”
“A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger”
“Smells Like Teen Spirit”
World Class trumpeter Sean Jones is back at Cafe 939 on Boylston St. Cover is $10.
So You Think You Can Dance Tour hits the Agganis Arena for show #2. Featuring the Top 10 Finalists from the hit television show! CHELSIE - COURTNEY - GEV - JESSICA - JOSHUA - KATEE KHERINGTON - MARK - TWITCH - WILL Performing their hottest routines in Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballroom, Tango, Broadway, Salsa and more live on stage!!! Tickets are $35.50 & $52.50
The Clubs look like this…
The Paradise has one of our “pick” show of the night. Ingrid Michaelson with David Ford. Doors at 8 PM; 18+ show. Tickets are $15. She just released her second album.
The Beehive has The Bruce Bartlett Quartet. They’re onstage at 10.
Church presents A PRE-HALLOWEEN BASH WITH DESTROY BABYLON PERFORMING ALL OF THE CLASH’S “LONDON CALLING” PLUS THE MACROTONES AS THE JB’S AND THE WELL!!!
Bill’s Bar on Landsdowne Street features CAMPUS (18+). Live Bands all night.
18+ $10 Cover.
TT’s features The Secret Sea at Midnight
Cover is $9.
It’s a Halloween DJ Blowout at the Plough with Steve, Doty, Christine and Jared. Everything gets underway @ 10.
Club Passim has The Low Anthem and The David Wax Museum. Cover is $12.
The Lizard Lounge presents Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria with Special Guest Todd Thibaud. Cover is $7.
in Porter Square has our other “pick” of the night. THE BEATLE BUTCHERS along with JEN KEARNEY. The Butchers put on a great show. NO COVER!!!!
The Cantab Lounge features
Scullers has 16 year old saxophonist Grace Kelly. Grace is also a singer songwriter, composer/arranger from Brookline, Massachusetts. Having studied saxophone since the age of ten, she is rapidly making her way up in the jazz music world. Grace’s talents far outstrip others her age.
Johnny D’s has Gregorio Uribe Band tonight.
Sally O’s features Knuckledusters at 9:00p. NO COVER!!!
The Abbey is busy with (11:45)
Hey Now Morris Fader
The Wild Business
Alan Cohen Experience
Cover is $8
The Philip Pemberton Band is at Smoken’ Joe’s
Tomorrow is Halloween but you can still get out and have fun tonight. Check back for all your Hallow’s Eve parties right here at thecitypulse.com
Wednesday October 29th October 29, 2008Posted by thecitypulse in : The Daily Pulse , add a comment
It’s the middle of the week, humpday if you will. Let’s take a look at what’s happenin’…
We’ll start with our “pick” of the night. Coldplay at the TD Banknorth Garden. Tickets are $49.50, $77.50 & $97.50. Here’s a set list form early on in the tour. My guess is that it hasn’t changed much:
Life in Technicolor / Violet Hill / Clocks / In My Place / Viva la Vida / 42 / Yes / The Scientist / Chinese Sleep Chant / God Put a Smile Upon Your Face / Square One / Speed of Sound / Trouble / Lost / Strawberry Swing / Yellow / Death Will Never Conquer / I’ll Fix You / Lovers in Japan > Reign of Love / Death and All His Friends
Recognize this pretty face??? It’s jewish rap sensation Matisyahu!!! He’s at the Orpheum. Tickets are $25, $29 & $35.
This is Sean Jones. As you can tell he’s a world class trumpeter. He’s playing Berklee’s Cafe 939 on Boylston St tonight. Tickets are just $10.
The “So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008″ hits the Agganis Arena at BU. Featuring the Top 10 Finalists from the hit television show! CHELSIE - COURTNEY - GEV - JESSICA - JOSHUA - KATEE - KHERINGTON - MARK - TWITCH - WILL Performing their hottest routines in Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballroom, Tango, Broadway, Salsa and more live on stage!!!
Due to the physical nature of the performances, not all dancers may perform /dancers subject to change. Tickets are $35.50 & $52.50.
Here’s what the clubs look like…
doors at 7 PM; 18+ show. Tickets are $10.
The Beehive in the South End has Electric guitarist Bill Martin who will be bringing the spirit of 1970’s bohemian SoHo to the Beehive stage.
Church in the Fenway features DYNAMITE CLUB (NYC/JAPAN) WITH TRISTAN DE CUNHA + THE MEASUREMEN + THE HANGMAN’S ALPHABET. Cover is $8.
The Middle East Downstairs presents Legendary Pink Dots, Video DJ Jon Whitney (Brainwashed) – 18+ $15
TT’s has Acoustic Chatter at 11:30pm
The Dennis Brennan Band is at the Lizard Lounge with special guest Jennifer Kimball. Cover is $8.
It’s Pub Quiz night at Atwood’s Tavern. That gets underway @ 7.
Scullers has MINA AGOSSI Tickets are $18.
The Abbey features Red Quiet Residency at
Sally O’s has their weekly Poker night. NO COVER!!!
INDIE ROCK PARADE!!!! CNC Music Productions brings you their signature Indie Rock Parade featuring five up and coming independent Boston bands for only seven bucks.
Every Wednesday Alizonia plays the best of blues, jazz, and a mix of torch songs only at Smoken’ Joe’s…And yes she takes requests.
That’s it for Wednesday. Make sure you check back everyday to see where you can go right here at thecitypulse.com
Roctober is almost over :( October 28, 2008Posted by thecitypulse in : The Daily Pulse , add a comment
Here it is Tuesday before Halloween. World Series game 5 will resume tonight at 8 in Philly on Fox. They will pick up where they left off last night. The 6th inning. Bud Selig is the worst commissioner ever. Can you imagine if the Sox were in it?? Suspending the game would have been UNACCEPTABLE!!!! No one cares about this series. That’s why you have to go out tonight and see these shows…
First up. Basketball is back!!!! Banner 17 will be raised to the rafters!!! The Celts take on the Cavs as they open their season. The game is SOLD OUT. Have no fear, there will be scalpers outside the Garden ready to rip you off as I witnessed the other night at THE WHO.
Celtic(pr: Keltic) Thunder is at the Agganis Arena. This show has nothing to do with the event at the Garden. Celtic Thunder, a brand-new show created and produced by Sharon Browne, features the talents of five soloists: Damian McGinty (age 14), Keith Harkin (age 21), Ryan Kelly (age 28), Paul Byrom (age 29) and George Donaldson (age 40). The result is a refreshing mix of traditional Irish and pop classics with amazing ensemble pieces that bring the five distinct voices together. Tickets are $57.50, $47.50, $37.50.
The Clubs are looking like this…
The Paradise has Murs with Kidz in the Hall, Rapper Big Pooh, Isaiah
doors at 7 PM; 18+ show. Tickets are $12.
The Beehive in the South End has the Pinch Bottom Burlesque at 8.
Church in the Fenway rocks out with LOS STRAITJACKETS WITH LAIKA & THE COSMONAUTS AND THE ALRIGHTERS. Tickets are $15
Over on Landsdowne St at Bill’s Bar check out BERKLEE’S FINEST
w/ A Ruch of Blood (Coldplay tribute)
Ben Fold Four (Ben Folds Five tribute)
Misery Business (Paramore tribute)
When Incubus Attacks (Incubus tribute)
TT’s is busy with Castanets at
Cover is $8.
Session Americana is at the Lizard Lounge for their weekly residency. Cover is $8.
Atwood’s Tavern presents Liam Davenport.
Over at Sally O’s it’s Gabrielle Agachiko on stage at 9. NO COVER!!!
ALPHA PHI presents “JAIL AND BAIL” featuring DEAR HAVANAH & THE GIBS.
Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at Smoken’ Joe’s Barbeque featuring the Gumbo Kings playing New Orleans blues, R&B, and jazz. Oh - and Joe’s famous Gumbo…ENJOY!!!
WHAT’S NEW IN MUSIC & MOVIES???? Let’s see…
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cardinology - This is a companion piece to last years Easy Tiger. It also turns out to be one of his best efforts.
The Cure - 4:13 Dream - So, like, The Cure is back and stuff. They’re still trying to return to their “Friday I’m In Love” vibe…keep looking Mr. Smith.
Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On - This is the “pick” of the week. One of thecitypulses favorite underground bands. These guys rock. Josh Homme and Jesse Hughs have even recorded a ballad for this, their 3rd, record.
Kaiser Chiefs - Off with Their Heads - After their last album I thought they could do no wrong. After well over a dozen listens to this album. They have still yet to “wang my chung.”
Pink - Funhouse - Another “divorce” album enters the music annals for the 21st century. Pink makes a very open and honest record.
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns - Is this the album that makes them bonafide stars??? If you’re already a fan of SP. Well, we have good news. This could be their best album so far.
Bloc Party - Intimacy - This is just as good as their last release…only darker.
Ry Cooder - Anthology: THe UFO has landed - 34 tracks covering a 38 year career?? It doesn’t add up. However, if you’re a casual fan of Mr. Cooder’s then this is for you.
Toby Keith - That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy - His 13th release. May he have good luck.
Kottonmouth Kings - The Green Album - Just in time for Question 2. This is a pro-weed album from the Kings of Kottonmouth. “Pack your bowls” and give this a listen.
Lady Gaga - The Fame - Perez Hilton loves Ms. Gaga. She’s already a famous DJ. She sounds a little like Gwen Stefani. I’d rather have Gwen then(hey that rhymes)
John Legend - Evolver - Will the 3rd time be a charm??? We’ll see.
Loreena McKennitt - A Midwinter Night’s Dream - Ms. McK gives us a holiday album recorded at Peter Gabriel’s studio.
Brian McKnight - I’ll Be Home For Christmas - Duh! What do you think he’s singing on this album???
Shawn Mullins - Live at The Variety Playhouse - Recorded last year in his hometown of Atlanta GA, Mr. Mullins delivers a very solid show.
David Benoit - Charlie Brown Themes - Hmmm, I wonder what this album sounds like??
Rascal Flatts - Greatest Hits Vol 1 - I love when they make it easy.
Susan Tedeschi - Back To The River - We saved the best for last. Norwell native continues to wow us with her soulful voice. Her hubby Derek Trucks pops up on the record as well.
Animal House - 30th Anniversary Edition
Jewel - Essential Live
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3d
Kit Kittredge - An American Girl
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - Live 96
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - 20th Anniversary Edition
NBA Champions 2008 Boston Celtics: Special Edition
Willie Nelson/Wynton Marsalis - Live from Jazz at Lincoln
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Runnin’ Down a Dream
Pink Floyd - London & Cambridge
Polar Express - 3D
Return to the Rafters - Boston Celtics
WOW!!! A lot of shows and a ton of new music and movies. Enjoy your Tuesday and we’ll see you back here tomorrow at thecitypulse.com
Welcome to All Hallows Week!!! October 27, 2008Posted by thecitypulse in : The Daily Pulse , add a comment
Halloween is Friday. There’s lots of parties and shows this week so let’s get started…
JAM’N 94.5 PRESENTS MONSTER JAM 2008 at the TD Banknorth Garden for the 14th year. Performers include JAY-Z, Lil’ Wayne and NE-YO…just to name a few. Tickets are $25.00, $47.50, $57.50, $77.50, $127.50 and $252.50.
Over at the Roxy it’s UH HUH HER Doors @ 7 / Show @ 8 18+ Event Tickets: $20 Tickets available at: Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com
Let’s see what’s going on at the clubs…
Matthew Sweet with The Bridges is at the Paradise.
doors at 7 PM; 18+ show. Tix are $20.
Tonight at the Beehive in the South End will be a paring of their favorite drummers Renato Malavasi as well at the great Gary Fieldman for some beautiful inspired drumming. They will be joined by electric guitarist Bruce Ferrara and some surpise guests…You have to go and see what will happen. Calling all drumming fanatics.
Church in the Fenway has WARRIOR SOUL + HACKMAN + SHRAM + MONGREL AND SPECIAL GUESTS THE STONED. Tickets are $10.
YES! THAT WARRIOR SOUL! THE ONE AND ONLY! Kory and his crew are coming to Church to rock out and shake things up. Here’s to hoping they do their awesome Joy Division cover!
TT’s features Von Bondies at 11:35pm(they do the theme for Rescue Me)
Cover is $11.
Up the street on Mass Ave the Plough has at 10pm JoeB presenting CIGARETTE TRICKS DJ night with JoeB and Friends.
Club Passim has a very special night with Harvard College Veritas Records Night with Cahd Cannon, Chris Powers, Caitlin Crump, Cat Tuttle and Kelsey Quigley with Jesse Soursourian. Show starts at 7 and cover is $7.
in Porter Square features SHWANG featuring Anita Suhanin
along with THE TIM GEARAN BAND. NO COVER!!!
Johnny D’s has their weekly Trivia and Free Pizza Night!!!!
Sally O’s has the double bill of (7:00p) Cheapshots Comedy Club and (10:00) Infinite Ensemble. NO COVER!!!
KICK DRUM with: PRAY FOR POLANSKI, THE LOVE CELL & WIDESCREEN EDITION.
Pretty good lineup for a Monday night. Get out and support local music. Don’t forget that tomorrow is “new release” day for cd’s and dvd’s. See you here at thecitypulse.com