Aziz Ansari is ready for his blurry phone photo (source)
Sunday night in Boston, comedian Aziz Ansari performed a benefit for the Boston Marathon bombing victims at The Wilbur Theater. Tickets for the show, announced only hours before they went on sale, sold out in five minutes. Ansari’s fans, hooked into social media, were ready to pounce at noon causing him to say that those in attendance Sunday frightened him a little. Ansari went on to stand still center stage encouraging everyone to take their photos of him before he started any jokes. Anyone who didn’t have a camera out proceeded to hold up their phone and snap away. Ansari remarked, “This is what I have to do now.” (more…)
We made it to the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble FINALS! Friday night at TT the Bear’s. The last night! This is it! Twin Berlin pulled ANOTHER wildcard slot. Boston punk rock legends The Dogmatics are the special guest. That’s 4 bands on a Friday night plus a photobooth to drag friends, strangers and bands into to document your excellent time. This event needs to be experienced; you shouldn’t just read about it on a blog. Plus, how else are you going to buy the Tshirt? Do your music-loving self a favor and click some links and listen to these bands. Music starts PROMPTLY at 9:30, so don’t be late. Finals usually sell out, don’t be late. Doors are at 8:30, don’t be late! Here’s who’s playing:
It’s about time time for a new trick by an old favorite. After four long years of silence, the french alternative band Phoenix is finally out with their new album Bankrupt! Fortunately the ominous title does not refer to the band’s sound. Bankrupt! is an excellent fifth addition to Phoenix’s impressive discography and a worthy follow up to their critically acclaimed 2009 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, (affectionately nicknamed WAP by fans). The album garnered Phoenix significant international airplay and won them that year’s Grammy for Best Alternative Album. But Bankrupt! is a different animal; it both celebrates the musical style they’re known for, and travels places up and beyond.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble picks back up again tonight at TT The Bear’s. We’re all still feeling many feelings about this week’s events in Boston. Love, hate, disgust, hope…they’re churning around. One of the many things that makes Boston a unique and wonderful place to live is the positive energy that flows from adversity. The Allston Pudding blog put together a mix tape from 130 (!!!!) local bands to benefit The One Fund; TT’s hosted a benefit on Tuesday night to benefit MGH – and you can continue to donate tonight, so you haven’t missed out yet. Come hang with some people, share some amazing music. Tonight’s lineup has 3 winners plus a wildcard band. It’s going to be awesome, and you need some awesome right now. Here’s who you’ll see tonight: