TD Garden officials said today they tripled the number of ambulances they normally have on hand for a concert and added extra security guards and other staffers to deal with what they knew could be an onslaught of pre-gamed ticketholders streaming in for a June 25 concert by the Swedish EDM DJ.
But just as Avicii was taking the stage around 9:30 p.m., city EMS... Read more
Jamaica Plain News has the photos from today's concerts.
The city Office of Arts and Culture is throwing a Donna Summer roller-skating bash on City Hall Plaza Friday evening.
The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party, which pays tribute to the Dorchester disco diva, starts at 6 p.m. Skateless? Don't worry - there'll be a dance floor set up to bust a move on.... Read more
A company called Music Vault has posted more than 13,000 videos of classic rock shows on its website and on YouTube. There are a dizzying number of priceless performances. Unfortunately, none that appear to have taken place in Boston but several that feature hometown favorites including Boston and Aerosmith. (Sadly, no Del Fuegos.) Here's the J. Geils Band performing (Ain't Nothin'... Read more
City Councilor Steve Murphy wants the Garden, the House of Blues and other concert venues to explain what they're doing to prevent a recurrence of incidents involving young concert goers collapsing from drug use.
For $200 a night, guests will get to stay in rooms decorated with old Phoenix covers (contributed by Stephen Mindich himself):
Theyâ€™ll also see a grittier Fenway/Kenmore area, a place where Burger King and the Pizza Pad were considered gourmet... Read more
Organizers are moving the Boston Pops concert and fireworks to tomorrow night due to Arthur. The real festivities will take the place of the practice concert, which will not take place at all.
The state plans to keep Storrow Drive open for the morning commute, but to shut it at noon, so if you drive to work on Storrow tomorrow, keep that in mind.... Read more
The Globe reports there'll be no extended bar hours in Boston, because decades after the legislature took away local control of bars, legislators still don't trust City Hall.
Prince William County and Jiffy Lube Live (yes, they have a venue called Jiffy Lube Live) were ready for Boston levels of Molly ODs at an Avici concert last night, but that didn't happen.
"Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays," which opens in a couple weeks,
is an evening of five thought-provoking one-acts that ask whether
technology robs the soul or augments it. These original tales explore
the evolution of the nature of humankind as we confront aliens, time travel,
self-directed evolution, and more. With well-crafted stories performed by a large
cast of Bostonâ€™s finest... Read more
Southie Spots shows us the road in front of South Boston High School tonight - repainted for filming for the murdering-thug biopic (you may recall how said serial killer shot up the Globe for its support of busing).... Read more
Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families.
It might be a familiar refrain for the Swedish DJ at this point, since this sort of thing seems to happen at least once a... Read more
Making Comic Sense
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)
UPDATE: The Globe reports 36 people were transported to local hospitals while another 50 were treated at the scene.
Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!
We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and... Read more
A company that has a contract with Billy Joel to sell officially authorized Billy Joel concert clothing and tchotchkes yesterday filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 200 John and Jane Does and "XYZ Company" to keep them from trying to sell Joelware outside the singer's concert next Thursday at Fenway Park.
Defendants John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company who are sued herein under... Read more
Evolution 101.7, the electronica replacement for WFNX, signed off the air forever at noon, after a run of about 18 months. The frequency is now playing country music as its owners go about "building the new country revolution, one artist at a time."