Managers at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street say they're doing everything they can to keep patrons from popping Molly pills, but just in case, they're taking steps to keep overdose victims from dying at electronica shows - as happened at a Zedd concert Aug. 28 - after meetings with both Boston Police drug detectives and drug specialists from the Boston Public Health Commission.... Read more
The Neighborhoods, one of the mainstays of the 1970s and 1980s rock scene in Boston, are suing Sony Music for alleged trademark infringement because it is now pushing a band called the Neighbourhood.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Neighborhoods members David Minehan, Lee Harrington and John Lynch - all still living in the Boston area and still performing -... Read more
The famous non-profit organization is suffering at the (stage)hands of LocalOne.
See below for a couple of takes on the situation.
"Accepting Local 1's demand, Carnegie said in a statement, would 'divert significant funds away from the hallâ€™s music education programs and into stagehand fees.'"
"This is a fight Carnegie Hall... Read more
Wicked Local Somerville reports a boston.com concert in Union Square could be off because alderman are objecting to sucking up the costs of police and DPW details - and portable toilets. The mayor, who supports the thing, notes the city picks up the police tab for events such as the annual Fluff festival; aldermen retort, yeah, but those are sponsored by the city, not... Read more
Vasant Marur visited several of the street pianos downtown on Saturday.
Cambridge Day reports the owner of the Middle East in Central Square wants to buy the building the club is in. To pay for the purchase, he says he'd want to add four or five stories of residential units above the club.
Salvatore's, 225 Northern Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday to seek permission to hire a DJ and allow dancing.
Why, yes, of course, establishments in Boston that already have licenses to play music, such as Salvatore's, have to get separate approval for dancing - and heaven help any establishment with music that is caught with patrons bopping... Read more
The Red Sox and LiveNation said today they're planning on three nights of country and rock music at Fenway Park next August.
Larry Cancro, senior vice president of Fenway affairs for the Sox, said the two concerns are still negotiating with potential country and rock performers for the Aug. 7, 8 and 9 dates, but said a final decision could be announced before the Christmas... Read more
Ben Affleck is directing a pilot for Fox:
Set in â€™60s Boston, the drama follows FBI agent Rudy MacAteer and his informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood. In his effort to take down the Italian-American mafia, MacAteer finds himself breaking the law. Eventually, he and Flood pave the way for the rise of the Irish-American mob.... Read more
Vanyaland has the details and video of Young's performance at Johnny D's.
Mike Ball fills us in on what we missed.
The Boston Harbor Hotel wants to offer ice skating in the Rowes Wharf rotunda this winter.
The hotel goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing next Wednesday to seek permission to operate a skating rink between Nov. 29 and and Feb. 28. The hearing starts at 10:15 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Boston Police report they are investigating what appear to be three drug overdoses at a Bank of America Pavilion concert last night.
Three men in their 20s suffered apparent overdoses during a concert by Sound Tribe Sector 9, police say, adding all were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.
Boston Police report officers called to the hall around 12:45 a.m. today found:
Three individuals, unknown to each other, had been transported to Beth Israel Hospital. The victims appeared to be suffering from an overdose from an unknown substance. One adult female victim was later pronounced deceased. Another adult female victim and adult male victim are currently listed in serious condition.
Sorry, Zedd... Read more
Eric Esteves reports Emerson's student radio station, WERS, is canceling programs that don't involve music aimed at 9-year-olds:
Rockers and 88.9 at night cancelled based on a directive from Emerson to make the station "a more sustainable source of revenue," and that meant cutting those programs, extending daytime programming, and only leaving the Secret Spot as the one urban program.... Read more