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By adamg - 6/10/21 - 12:54 pm

WBUR reports on the re-opening of the Jamaica Plain music bar after a year of pandemic.

By adamg - 6/7/21 - 10:39 am

Cambridge Day reports the Cambridge License Commission holds a hearing Wednesday on a request by a potential new owner of the Cantab to re-open the Central Square club. It closed last spring; you can guess why.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 9:22 pm
Saxophone player at Jamaica Pond

Late this afternoon, a good part of Jamaica Pond and the path around it reverberated with the sound of this guy's saxophone playing.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 12:32 pm
Old truck in West Roxbury

Prop for Julia Child street scene. Photo by ScaryHiggy.

Well, more accurately, the cast and crew of an HBO mini-series on the spy-turned-chef's life, filming today on the streets of West Roxbury - starting out at St. John Chrysostom Church on Washington Street, which is the field quarters for the production. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 10:20 am

After missing a couple of years due to coronavirus. So far, the headliners include Rage Against the Machine and the Foo Fighters.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 9:05 am

Yes, of course he was back on the air this morning. And what did he learn from yesterday's faux-quit? "I am not going to pretend I'm a 26-year-old girl," he said.

By adamg - 5/19/21 - 11:07 am
Matty Siegel

The last of the disco DJs apparently ended his career on Kiss 108 this morning after bitching about how he was told to stop cracking wise about Demi Lovato's new non-binary status earlier today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 1:06 pm

Boston Is A Lovely Town

In 1968, Friend & Lover went up the charts with Reach out of the Darkness. They also did a song about Boston that, well, see how long you can listen to it.

H/t Rick.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 10:27 am

D-Tension - Kenmore Square

Five musicians who had never met got together and wrote four new songs and performed them at the Sinclair, including this ode to old Kenmore Square. Performed in the Before Times, but just released today.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 11:17 am

The Boston Licensing Board today suspended the liquor license for Macumba Latina, 477 River St., after BPD detectives found a long line outside and lots of people without masks inside, as well as a DJ, last night - all violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 9:13 pm
JP Honk on Pinebank Promontory

JP Honk performed in a socially-distanced circle this afternoon on Pinebank Promontory, overlooking Jamaica Pond. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 9:46 pm

Cambridge Day reports local comedian Dana Jay Bein has gone public with the names of five trolls he says impersonated him online, "gaslighting a woman into a fake rendezvous and texting her toxic messages." Bein says, to start, he can prove that wasn't him because he was participating in a live Zoom comedy show at the time.

By adamg - 3/19/21 - 11:25 am

WBZ summarizes the places that can open starting Monday and the places that have to stay shut as Massachusetts goes into its newest Covid-19 phase.

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 9:38 am
Getting ready to film a bar scene for George Clooney movie

Michael Ratty caught the setting up at the Buttery on Shawmut Avenue this morning for filming a scene in George Clooney's movie about a kid who loses his father and bonds with the guy's at his uncle's Long Island bar before heading off to Harvard, um, Yale.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 3:20 pm
Part of Harvard Square made up to look like Yale

Eric Weinberger reports from New Haven on the Charles that some movie maker has recast an area near Harvard to look like Yale.

When Boston was made to look like New York.

By adamg - 2/28/21 - 2:19 pm

Boston Birthday Flash Mob

In the before times, it was a thing: People would just gather in some crowded place and begin to dance, or sing or play instruments. Remember crowded spaces? Here are some videos of Boston flash mobs back in the day: Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 11:59 am

Mayor Walsh (yes, he's still here) announced yesterday that unlike the rest of the state, Boston will not be allowing live music to resume at smaller venues and restaurants on Monday, but will instead wait until March 22, "if public health data allows."

More details.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 10:40 am

Thrillist talks to Frank Poindexter, general manager of Wally's on Mass. Ave. about how it's staying around when so many other small music sites in the Boston area have had to shut over the past year.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 12:28 pm

Boston Calling says mark your calendar for Memorial Day weekend - in 2022, when it hopes to return after canceling the festival again this year due to exactly the reason you would expect.

After exploring all possible options for hosting Boston Calling this year, we have made the difficult decision in conjunction with local and state authorities to cancel the 2021 festival.

By adamg - 2/11/21 - 7:22 pm

Corea was 79. He grew up in Chelsea, and one of his first gigs was with Cab Calloway in Boston.

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