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Donations Drive 2014! 0

Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags:

Hey friends of WMFO!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the 2014 WMFO Donations Drive and made it such a smashing success. We made our goal of $5000 and we couldn’t have done it without your help!

GGGGHOSTS attempts to play a SSSSHOW (a Tufts band exposé) 0

Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Blog

Everyone has different reasons for deciding to come to Tufts. For me, it was the bands. As a bassist and member of two bands in high school, being in a college band was high on my priority list. I fell in love with the student band scene here, from Applejam to the Battle of the Bands, just listening to music put out by Waldo and Bad and Blue made me excited to come here. So, it took me approximately three weeks to find myself a founding member of two bands. One of which, GGGGHOSTS, has been practicing, writing, and most importantly attempting to play in our first show. Through this experience I have come to recognize that there are some key aspects of starting a band that are universal in these situations. I have listed many of them here:

 

  1. Forming the band with the promise of a show one week after the third member has just joined.
  2. Practicing three times in one week just to at least be mediocre in this show.
  3. Aaaaaaaand the show is cancelled.
  4. Recording terrible-quality iPhone recordings of our setlist.
  5. Quickly photoshopping the band members faces onto a picture of the scooby-doo cast for album artwork.
  6. Picking up a second gig, and subsequently cancelling your plans for that weekend, despite making them like 3 weeks before.
  7. Aaaaaaaand the show is cancelled.
  8. Hastily making an facebook page and inviting everyone who you think won’t be annoyed by the facebook notification.
  9. Taking a screenshot of when the page has 69 likes.
  10. And finally, rescheduling the gig for a second time, still maintaining hope (Thanks Obama).

 

So here we are, practicing for a gig that we can only hope won’t be cancelled at the last minute. Just three lonely freshman trying to make it out here, with dreams of one day having 699 likes on our facebook page (facebook.com/gggghosts). So come see GGGGHOSTS play on November 8th in the Crane Room (though you’ll probably miss us because no one comes for the opening act) and whatever you do, watch out for Broad-Winged Hawks, they’ve been known to attack humans with no warning.

 

Peace, Love, GGGGHOSTS

 

Andrew Tegeler

Mavis Staples In Boston November 8 0

Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Blog

Mavis Staples has been at this music thing for a long, long time. Nearly 65 years, actually. When she was still a child, she began singing with her family’s gospel, soul and R&B group, The Staple Singers. Comprised of her father, Roebuck “Pops” Staples, and older siblings Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne, the band had numerous charted hits, including two #1 songs: “I’ll Take You There”(1972) and “Let’s Do It Again” (1975).

Since 1969, Mavis, a powerful vocalist with a diverse musical palette that spans soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, rock and blues, has released 14 solo albums. She’s collaborated with acts such as The Band, Prince, Ry Cooder and, most recently, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who produced her last two albums, including last year’s “One True Vine.”

Now 75 years old, she’s still touring in support of her music. I had the opportunity to see her in 2012 when she toured with Bonnie Raitt and made an incredible appearance at the BoA Pavilion in Boston. She remains an expressive vocalist who brings a sense of history to her music while remaining relevant to today’s world.

Lucky for Boston, Mavis Staples will be making a stop at John Hancock Hall on November 8th, and as of this writing, there are still good seats available. You won’t want to miss the opening act, Amy Helm, the daughter of none other than the late Levon Helm from The Band.

On November 19th in Chicago, Mavis Staples will be celebrated by an incredible roster of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Otis Clay, Gregg Allman, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Michael McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Joan Osborne, Widespread Panic, Grace Potter, Jeff Tweedy and Marty Stuart. The show, “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.

Don’t miss your chance to see Mavis Staples in Boston!

Mavis Staples, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 pm
John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
Tickets: www.mavisstaples.com or call (617) 531-1257

 

Rumble Finals Friday Night 0

Posted: April 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Blog


The Information perform on Fox 25 Boston in 2005 “A Simple Plan”

The 9th and final night of the Rock and Roll Rumble is on Friday night at TT the Bears. 2 finalists + 1 wildcard will “battle” it out for the coveted Rumble crown. In addition there will be a special performance by The Information, who participated in 2003’s Rumble. This 35th year of the Rock and Roll Rumble has seen many great bands bring their best to perform night after night. Friday night is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early so you’re not listening from the sidewalk.

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