By - 11/30/13 - 1:19 pm

Get Roadrunner made the official state rock song, of course. Bonus fun fact: Hizzona-Elect used to go to the Rat.

By - 11/26/13 - 9:15 am

Some of the "pop up" performances on the T last week.

H/t Steve Annear.

By - 11/23/13 - 12:53 am

And dig that waterfront stadium. Suck it, sharknados!

By - 11/20/13 - 11:06 pm

Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents A Year of Jubilee: the 36th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, with the New England Spiritual Ensemble and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble; hosted by Eric Jackson. Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $32, $27 students/seniors, $40 VIP. Northeastern University, Blackman Theatre, Ell Hall, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Wheelchair accessible. For tickets: tickets.neu.edu, 617-373-4700... Read more

By - 11/14/13 - 9:22 am

The short version- "John Singer Sargent Watercolors is a not-to-be-missed treasure for American art and painting lovers alike."

The full review- http://videntomnes.blogspot.com/2013/11/mfajohn-singer-sargent-watercolo...

By - 11/12/13 - 7:35 pm

Two "entertainers" at the LaGrange Street strip club were ordered to go home on Sept. 25 after a manager found them touching a couple of patrons in a private-dance room, right under "NO TOUCHING" signs.

Unfortunately for the club, the manager wasn't the only one to see the illegal contact - two Boston Police detectives on a routine inspection also observed the conduct. They wrote... Read more

By - 11/9/13 - 12:43 pm

Not because he's Jimmy Kimmel, but because he recently aired a bit in which a laughing 6-year-old said the way to solve our trade imbalance with China would be to bomb the place.

By - 10/17/13 - 7:40 am

The Herald introduces us to Big Bad Wood, a National Geographic Channel series about guys who drop their Rs as they trim trees. Next up: A series about guys with leaf blowers?

By - 10/13/13 - 6:17 pm
Dancing in Dorchester

This little kid was just having the grandest time dancing to one of the bands at the Irish Heritage Festival at Florian Hall today.

By - 10/13/13 - 10:19 am
Perhaps Contraption in Honk

Dan Meade took in Perhaps Contraption during Honk in Somerville yesterday.

Brian D'Amico listened to somebody playing a street piano outside the MFA the other day.

MFA Street Piano

Copyright Dan Meade and Brian D'Amico, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/11/13 - 4:48 pm
Honk at Park Street

John captured some gathering Honkers at Park Street, on their way to Somerville and Cambridge for the annual Honk this weekend.

By - 10/10/13 - 4:30 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that the House of Blues and the Bank of America Pavilion couldn't have done anything to prevent overdoses at August concerts.

The board ruling came after police detectives testified that they had no evidence that either venue had anything to do with the sale of the drugs consumed by customers at an Aug. 28 Zedd concert at the... Read more

By - 10/9/13 - 8:34 am

Aug. 31 proved a busy night for the EMTs hired to staff the Bank of America Pavilion: Over 3 1/2 hours, three people had to be taken away in ambulances with drug overdoses.

When a police detective asked one of them where he got the Molly ER doctors at Tufts Medical Center said he'd taken too much of, the guy replied he didn't... Read more

By - 10/8/13 - 11:33 am

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

By - 10/4/13 - 8:01 am

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

By - 10/3/13 - 9:59 pm

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 hall’s music education programs and into stagehand fees.'"

"This is a fight Carnegie Hall... Read more

By - 10/3/13 - 8:03 pm

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

By - 10/3/13 - 10:14 am
Street musicians - photo by Vasant Marur

Vasant Marur visited several of the street pianos downtown on Saturday.

Meanwhile, WBZ's Carl Stevens visited and played 74 of the 75 pianos - one, of course, is locked away from the public due to the federal semi-shutdown.

Photo copyright Vasant Marur. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more