How cool is this video? Scott Bradlee has created a vintage cover of Beyonce’s hit song, Drunk In Love with the help of Cristina Gatti who sings in front of a 5 piece band that replicates the big band sound that was so popular before rock & roll in the 1940s.
Take a listen and tell me what you think. I loved it.
You needn’t be a music lover or even familiar with classical music to appreciate this humorous and brilliant pianist’s interpretation of how Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Bach and Mozart might’ve performed “Happy Birthday”.
Enjoy this fantastic video and thank you Sergio for sharing this with me.
Cher may have had more farewell tours than all other bands / musicians combined but this one does have the ring of finality to it.
More info about the tour (and tour dates) here: www.cher.com.
Massachusetts native (turned New Yorker) and gay rapper who is responsible for such ditties as I seen Beyonce at Burger King and my personal favorite, Ice Cream Truck, is back with a new song called Helen Keller. Apparently Cazwell is taking the name of the famous American author and activist who was born deaf and blind and turning her name into a word that describes someone you completely cut out of your life.
Like the end of the song says, “We’re done. I don’t see you and I don’t hear you. We’re through… Buh-Bye.”
I think that Gretchen Wieners might have a better chance of making “fetch” work than this new use of an iconic American heroine, but I suppose time will tell. Until then, check out Cazwell’s latest video.
Much thanks to Brenton of Aussielicious for sharing this eerie rendition of Kylie Monogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by Lee Glasson on The Voice UK blind auditions. I thought he was amazing. What do you think?
Go out. Have fun tonight.
Have you ever been listening to a song and think to yourself, ‘wow that really sounds familiar?‘
Apparently Chad Neidt has because he’s made this rather cool 1-minute video poking fun at artists who have essentially ripped off the melody from a pop songs and repackaged it as their own.
2013 Holiday Season: December 4-24th
Tonight the Boston Pops open for their first holiday performance of the 2013 season. The concert series will run through December 24th. Holiday Pops is one of the most popular seasonal traditions and although I do not have plans to attend performances this seasons, it is a magnificent show. Tickets have been on sale so availability is limited but you may purchase tickets here.
Below is a clip from the 2010 Boston Pops Holiday season. It gives you an idea of what to expect if you’ve never attended this Boston tradition before.
Starting in late September 75 pianos were placed around Boston to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Celebrity Series of Boston. Today The Boston Globe posted this time-lapsed video that shows some of those pianos. Makes me miss having those pianos around.
The Theater Offensive presents, Jomama Jones, the 1970s soul-singing, stiletto-strutting, sequin-studded superstar, for a comeback concert filled with stories and songs. Jomama will take you on a journey of self-discovery using original pop, R&B, and rock music. Act quickly because there are only four shows in Boston at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, starting this Thursday.
Jomama Jones Radiate
Thu. 7:30pm - Fri. 8pm - Sat. 2pm & 8pm
Hibernian Hall, Roxbury
Cyndi Lauper is in town performing at the Wang Theatre later tonight, celebrating the 30th anniversary of her debut album, She’s So Unusual. I finally saw Cyndi Lauper when she came to Boston a few years ago on the first True Colors tour in 2007 and she was fantastic. If you didn’t get tickets to see Ms. Lauper, you’ll have to settle for this video of one of my favorite songs from that album.
Last Saturday Sergio and I joined those crazy kids over at The Welcoming Committee (TWC) at The Donkey Show at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square. How would I describe this show? An absolute blast. The 90-minute show flew by so fast I couldn’t believe it was over and we stayed a bit longer to keep dancing to the porn-stached DJ who continued to play one disco classic after another.
Donkey Show at The Oberon
I will admit going with TWC probably added an energy to our show that may be lacking on a random Saturday night (The Donkey Show takes place every Saturday), but it was still an absolute blast and something I’d encourage people to check out.
Not joining Sergio and I at The Donkey Show tonight? You may want to check out this program from Arts Week Boston: Xylograph Your Xylophone.
Hosted at the Audio Concepts Experience Center at 870 Commonwealth Avenue. The program runs from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and is $20.13. The fee helps pay for beverages, food and additional materials.
About Xylograph your Xylophone: Furniture maker, Ray Bachand of 60nobscot has combined two of his exceptional talents – woodworking and music – to create a memorable evening for people looking to do something different. During the course of the evening each participant will make a xylophone and learn to play it. Of course wine, canapés, and music will help fuel your creative inspiration.
This is the 13th year that Berklee School of Music has hosted the BeanTown Jazz Festival. The Festival is a giant (FREE) block party that attracts 70,000+ people.
The fun starts at Noon and runs through 6 PM on Columbus Avenue between Mass Ave and Burke Street in the South End.
For more information visit www.beantownjazz.org.
Play Me, I’m Yours is an arts project by artist Luke Jerram that has been touring the world since 2008, and starting today the program comes to Boston. Seventy-five pianos have been installed throughout the city with the invitation to Play Me, I’m Yours!
Curious where you can find these street pianos? Check out this street map.