Category Archives: Music

30 years ago: Like a Prayer by Madonna

Few things can make me feel older than stumbling upon anniversaries like this. On Friday, March 3, 1989 (thirty years ago – gulp), Madonna released the lead single “Like A Prayer” from her fourth album by the same name. The CD wouldn’t be released until later that month on the 21st. I can assure you I was at Strawberry Records that day picking up the CD scented with patchouli oils infused in the packaging to simulate church incense.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus performs with Todrick Hall

Next month The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) spring concert “Raise You Up,” gives voice (literally) to the themes of racial injustice and the resilience of the human spirit.  The BGMC will be joined on stage with the super cool and fantastically talented Todrick Hall at New England Conservatory’s beautiful Jordan Hall on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

The first half of the show will feature “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” to give voice to the last words of Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Kenneth Chamberlain, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, and Trayvon Martin.

About the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus BGMC is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 200-voice ensemble sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts.

Boston Calling will be May 24-26, 2019

boston music, bosartsLast week the organizers for Boston’s biggest music festival, Boston Calling announced that this year’s event will take place over Memorial Day Weekend at the Harvard Athletic Complex and they released their line up including their headliners, which will include Twenty One Pilots along with names like Odesza, Janelle Monáe and many, many more.

Michael Che, Jenny Slate and Fred Armisen will be the comedy headliners and new this year will be a series of scheduled performances from the Boston Ballet as well as a special performance from Imogen Heap.

Want to get tickets or find out more about the 2019 Boston Calling music festival? Check out their website at, bostoncalling.com.

Disco Ave Maria

Check out these crazy Italians injecting a little bit of funk into Ave Maria. Listen to the two+ minute clip – you’ll love it.

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Boston Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concerts

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Photo Credit: Izzy Berdan Photography

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will be in Provinctown this weekend for Holly Folly performing at Town Hall on December 1st, but if you are not going to be in Ptown for the holiday weekend festivities, you can still see their show here in Boston at Jordan Hall on December 9, 14, 15, and 16.

The title of the show, Brass & Bows & Boys, comes from the opening piece “Holiday Bells, Brass and Boys,” which features a medley of some of the best known carols. The second half features the parody “Santa’s Turn” with the concert concluding with the holiday medley “Pictures of a Season”.

To purchase tickets visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464).

Jazz along the Charles today 2-4PM

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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Shower serenade: Blame it on the Bossa Nova

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.