Category Archives: Music

Boys of Boston Love Myself official video

Boston’s gay flag football is back with another fun and carefree that appears to be mostly taken in and around where I live in the South End.  The video includes views from around Boston,  dancing, and plenty of shirtless guys having fun.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concert tickets now on sale

Boston Gay Men's Chorus Holiday SpecialTickets are now on sale for Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Ho Ho Ho holiday concert, which includes traditional carols and the world premiere of Forbidden Holiday, a revue of sassy send-ups of seasonal standards from the creator of the Off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway.

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Ho Ho Ho holiday concert will take place in the Fenway at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on Dec. 13th, 19th, 20th & 21st. You can get your tickets from the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus website.

Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From)

This week rapper Missy Elliott released her new song WTF (Where They From). Missy teamed up with this Pharrell to produce the catchy song that I predict will be playing in a lot of gay clubs this weekend so I thought I’d share the official video which I can only describe as over the top.

Jordan Smith on The Voice

Sergio and I have been watching The Voice this season, and ever since the blind auditions I’ve been a bit obsessed with one contestant in particular, Jordan Smith. The unlikely singer from coal country in Kentucky has an amazing voice, but it is his comments after singing that touch my heart the most; unfortunately neither clip capture what I’m talking about but check out his rendition of Chandelier in the video above and his performance from last night when he sang Halo by Beyoncé.

Anyone else watching The Voice? I’m curious if you also think this guy is special.

WELL-STRUNG: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

I saw this live in Provincetown this summer when we went to see WELL-STRUNG and I happened to see the video appear as a suggestion on what to watch.  Enjoy their version which happens to also feature J.S. Bach.

When Love Hurts by JoJo

New England native and pop star, JoJo, is back and she’s smoking hot in her new music video. Are you hearing this out at the clubs? It’s practically begging for a remix. Who will be the first to do this for me?

Controversy presents Janet Jackson tribute – Saturday, Oct 3rd

Nathanael Bluhm, Machine BostonJANET JACKSON Tribute Night: A Grown & Sexy Affair

Looking for something fun to do tonight? Check out Controversy upstairs at Machine in the Fenway.  The evening will include a loving tribute to Ms. Jackson by Teashaboo, Endego & Karizma, while one of my favorite DJs, Begbick, plays from Janet’s impressive catalog of music.

While there is no dress code, grown and sexy attire is strongly suggested. The Facebook event page asks “come dressed for our red carpet photo booth.” and all club kids know you always do as the DJ asks.

Upstairs at Machine | 1254 Boylston St. in the Fenway | 10pm – 2am

Just to get you in the mood, I’ve included one of my all time favorite songs from Ms. Jackson. This late 80s hit seems appropriate considering her absence from the public. Welcome back Janet – I’ve missed you too. 

Madonna’s Rebel Heart beats in Boston tonight

Madonna is in Boston tonight with her Rebel Heart tour. She is and has been one of my favorite entertainers ever since I first heard her in the early 1980s. She was a role model, trendsetter and provocateur and I loved her instantly.  I’m not at her show tonight but I hope that everyone attending has a great time. I’ve opted to include this vintage clip of Madonna from her Like A Virgin Tour. The medley even includes a nod to Michael Jackson’s Beat It.


FREE MixFest concert is Saturday, Sept. 19

MixFest 104.1 FM Boston Rob ThomasMix 104.1 FM hosts their annual free fall concert this weekend, MixFest 2015.

The MixFest 2015 line up this year includes: Rob Thomas (frontman of Matchbox Twenty); he is almost certain to also play his solo hit from Santana’s Supernatural album, “Smooth”; Third Eye Blind probably best known for their hit “Semi-Charmed Life”; Mass-native, Rachel Platten; Vance Joy; and Andy Grammer.

MixFest 2015 will take place rain or shine, at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Gates will open at noon, and the music will start at about 2 p.m.

Walk Away by Tony Moran featuring Kristine W

Last year’s mancandy friendly video seems like a nice post for you on a Saturday evening. I hope you are enjoying the long Labor Day Weekend if you are in the US.

Billy Porter performing in Ptown Carnival Week (Aug 16-18)

Broadway in PtownA little bit of Broadway comes to Provincetown to help kick off Carnival Week. You can check out the very talented Tony and Grammy award winning Billy Porter at his Provincetown debut, starting Sunday night.

Below watch the talented Billy Porter in the studio with Cyndi Lauper recording Kinky Boots song, The Sex Is In The Heel. For more information or to purchase tickets to one of his three shows at the Paramount Theatre on August 16, 17, and 18th, link here.

WELL STRUNG new video: Blank Space (feat. Johann Sebastian Bach)

If you like what you hear / see you can still catch Well Strung performing through the rest of the summer in Provincetown at the Art House.

Well Strung at the Ptown Art House

Chelseas Mom Well StrungOn Wednesday night a group of us went to go see Well Strung perform at the Ptown Art House.  This year’s show, Summer Lovin, didn’t disappoint. They played, Chelsea’s Mom, which you can watch below, but my favorite song was their rendition of Summer Lovin, which quickly becomes Ptown Lovin.

If you cannot get to Provincetown, you can see them today (July 25th) at Rehoboth Beach for one show only and you can check out their tour dates here.

Johnny D’s in Davis Square will close next year

Johnny Ds Davis Square SomervilleJohnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Davis Square will close in early 2016 after operating for nearly 50 years so its owner can convert the 3,900-square-foot space into a multi-story building.  Johnny D’s surprising announcement comes on the heels of T.T. the Bear’s Place which will close later this week, after more than 40 years in Cambridge.

While I’ve not been to Johnny D’s in years, I loved their weekend brunch and viewed the place as a permanent fixture for that neighborhood.  It is sad to see another quirky venue closing.  Places like Johnny D’s has not only served to provide a stage for big names, but it also was a venue for many local acts.  For the sake of Boston’s live music scene, I hope this is not the start of a trend.

The Boston Globe has a more detailed story about the pending closure, here.

Boston’s Summer Arts Weekend, July 25-26

Summer Arts Weekend BostonMark your calendars because starting on Thursday, July 23rd is Boston’s third annual Summer Arts Walk.  Come down to Newbury Street from 5-8 PM and visit participating art galleries.  Each gallery will feature a generously donated piece of art and display other works by local artists; participating galleries.

This weekend (July 25-26), the Summer Arts Weekend also returns.  The Summer Arts Weekend includes many free events, including performances by R&B singer, Aaron Neville, Blue Man Group “Boston Drum Off” and much more.  All events take place in the Back Bay’s Copley Square, starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday and again at 12:30 PM on Sunday.  You can view this year’s calendar here.