NY-based bell’s roar (Sean Desiree) headlines the Art Funds Art Tour, which kicks off a 6-city tour starting in Boston on Friday, February 2nd at Make Shift Boston in the South End at 549 Columbus Ave.
In each city, a local queer/trans/person of color will open for bell’s roar as they tour We Carry Us for the first time. The tour’s openers are newly announced with more information about dates and locations in tour cities including: NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Durham, NC, Atlanta and Albany, NY.
Click Here for More Details About Art Funds Art Tour – Boston
Boston’s opening act for the Art Funds Tour will be Anjimile, a queer & trans songwriter and singer. Below you can check out Anjimile’s video, Therapy.
A little known fact about your’s truly is that I spent most of my 20s seeing local bands play rather than dancing at clubs. One of those local musicians who I really loved was / is Juliana Hatfield. She had brief brush with mainstream success with songs like Universal Heartbeat and Spin the Bottle, but the quirky rocker from Boston was always more at home under the radar.
Last year I saw her for the first time in years and she still sounds great. At the ACLU benefit here in Boston Juliana performed her song Short Fingered Man, a song about a certain someone living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue these days.
So when I heard a track from her forthcoming Olivia Newton-John tribute album on Kenneth in the (212), I instantly started playing her cover A Little More Love. The CD won’t be available until April 13th but you can pre-order it on Amazon, here: Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.
Much thanks to Matt over at boyculture blog for sharing this in a post last week. I thought it was a fitting final post for 2017. I love the mashup of music shared by DJs From Mars in this great video.
Take a listen and enjoy.
Next Tuesday (September 5th) is the annual celebration of legendary rocker, Freddie Mercury. All around the world celebrations will be hosted. In Boston these celebrations will take place at ONCE Somerville with funds raised to go to GLAD’s AIDS Law Project.
What: Freddie for a Day 2017 celebration
When: September 5th || Doors open at 7:30
Where: ONCE Somerville
Tickets: $10 advance/$12 at the door (Get’em Here!)
The headline band, Gunpowder Gelatine, will be joined by Anita Dick, Siren of the Circle, Femme Brulée, Butch Sassidy, Jane Doe, Lotta Sass and 3rian King (What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?) with Ricky Diamond as MC.
For more information about this event check out their Facebook Page, here.
SLEAZE is hosting a Madonna tribute party on Saturday starting at 10PM at the Alley Bar in Downtown Crossing. For more information visit the FB event page.
To get you in the mood, I’ve included the first release from her Immaculate Collection album which came out in the fall of <gulp> 1990, Justify My Love.
This past week one of my favorite bloggers, Kenneth Walsh, shared a recent, live acoustic version of this song, and I’ve been hard pressed to get the band out of my head. The Style Council was a UK band from the 1980s that enjoyed fantastic success it seems everywhere but the US.
Were you a fan of Style Council? What was your favorite song?
Sunday, June 4 at 3PM The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) proudly presents Anything Goes, a special 35th anniversary concert featuring Sutton Foster at Symphony Hall during Boston Pride Week.
The 175 member BGMC and a 20-piece orchestra will be joined by the Tony Award winning star, Sutton Foster, who will perform. In addition to the talented Broadway star, a medley of Leonard Bernstein music including selections from West Side Story, On the Town and Candide will be performed as part of a worldwide Leonard Bernstein at 100 centennial celebration of the Massachusetts native who was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.
BGMC Anything Goes
Sunday June 4th at 3:00 PM at Symphony Hall
Purchase Tickets Here or by calling 617.542.SING (7464)