Category Archives: Music

Converse kicks off new music festival in Boston April 27 – May 1

MusicAccording to reports in The Boston Globe a new music festival is coming to Boston later this month.  The Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston festival will kick off next Monday, April 27 and run through Friday, May 1.  The festival will feature acts like The Replacements, Passion Pit, Slayer, Chance the Rapper and more.

Tickets for Converse Rubber Tracks will be distributed similar to a lottery.

Converse Music Festival in BostonHow to get tickets:  Register online at www.Converse-Music.com/boston, starting today Monday through Wednesday, choosing two tickets for one of the five nights. Starting Wednesday night, Converse will email you if you have secured tickets to the festival.

Donna Summer outdoor roller disco returns in June

Flashback FridayMark your calendars because on Friday, June 19th City Hall Plaza will once again play host to a Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco.

Friday, June 19th Boston to host Donna Summer Roller Disco

Similar to last year when more than 4,000 people came down to Government Center, the event will be free and open to the public, with skates for rent, food on hand and of course some excellent music courtesy of DJ Kon.

Check out these pictures from last summer’s inaugural Memorial Roller Disco to Boston native, Donna Summer. #HotStuff

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Saturday night video: Bohemian Rapsody

These three ladies do an excellent job.  See if you can keep up with them.

Third Thursdays at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Gardner Museum expansionLater this week the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will host their Third Thursday event, which Boston.com named “Best Museum/Gallery Event”. Each month the event welcomes a new musical group to perform in the Museum’s Calderwood Hall.

The monthly gathering runs from at 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, located at 25 Evans Way in Boston. Tickets are required and they may be purchased in advance or at the door; tickets also include Museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, $5 for students with valid IDs. There will be a cash wine bar around the Courtyard and Café G will be open.

For information about this month’s Third Thursday event or to purchase tickets in advance, click here.

Saturday night video: Repeat stuff

Kind of love this parody of pop singers like Justin Bieber and One Direction. Of course it doesn’t hurt that you get to watch Max Emerson perform this cover in an unbuttoned shirt with the very cute Tom Goss strumming his guitar.

Kylie Minogue Mighty Aphrodite tour

Kylie MinogueLast Saturday I came home after a fun night out but couldn’t sleep so I started watching a broadcast of the 2011 Kylie Minogue Mighty Aphrodite tour.  Kylie kicked off her US tour in Boston in late April 2011 and watching the broadcast brought back many happy memories and made me realize how much I would like to see her back here performing.

What was one of your favorite live performances of all time?

Christina Aguilera “Wheel of Musical Impressions” on Jimmy Fallon

Last night season eight of The Voice premiered (does this show ever go off air?) and Christina Aguilera is back once again as a coach.  To promote the show she joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.  Jimmy asked her to play “Wheel of Musical Impressions” where she had to channel the likes of Cher, Brittany and Shakira.  She was flawless and perhaps at her best singing The Folger’s jingle as Cher, but even Brittany fans are likely to love her version of how Ms. Spears might sing “This Little Piggy”.  Say what you will but sitting down without any heads up she does a better live impersonation of Brittany Spears than Brittany could.