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.
Mix 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.
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.
A 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.
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.
On 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 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.