The Celebrity Series presents a free concert series along the Charles River in Boston today from 2-4PM. The event “Jazz along the Charles” includes 25 jazz ensembles that will be set up along a walkable route along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting a curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective concert that celebrates Boston’s jazz community.
For more information visit the website for Jazz Along the Charles.
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While all of us sing in the shower, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a music video that takes place in one. Much thanks to Matthew Rettenmund
for sharing this on his boyculture blog
. I figured this would be a nice post to end the work week as many of us get ready for what looks to be a beautiful summer weekend. For those of you heading to Provincetown for Independence Week have fun.
This weekend The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will perform ABBAsolutlely Fabulous – a tribute to ABBA this Saturday at 3PM and 8PM as well as Sunday at 3PM at New England Conservatory’s beautiful Jordan Hall in Boston.
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at bgmc.org or by phone at 617.542.SING (7464).
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.