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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Monday, March 18, 2002

Something to wrap your brain around:
On an internet message board, someone asks people for stories of how they met their significant others. One man's response tells the tale of meeting, and comforting, his current love after she witnessed someone throw themself in front of a subway train. He lived. The witness and her savior are in the process of living happily ever after.

As if that wasn't strange enough...
Someone else on the message board reads the tale, and realizes... "That was my friend Joe trying to kill himself! Oh my gosh!". Joe is much better now, and might soon find out that his suicide attempt resulted in true love. Further proof that you never truly know the consequences of your actions. Well, maybe you do if your friend reads it years later on the internet. Can you feel the world getting smaller?

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss:
So, now that Morpheus has followed Napster into the fossilized frozen ground of irrelevant file-swapping technologies, another has risen to take it's place. Meet Grokster, which seems to have 'stolen' it's interface from Morpheus. It's the same damn thing, and the selection of shared files seems to rival it's predecessor. Not like Morpheus can complain about the 'design tribute'... kinda like a bankrobber going to the police to complain that he's been pickpocketed.

Speaking of that wacky "file swapping dilemma":
NYTimes: Where Music Will Be Coming From
A well-written, fairly in-depth look at how music and commerce collided, where things are at, and where they might be going. A great read. You'll have to register at the New York Times to read it, but that's free. Free = good.

Calling out, in transit:
3WK Underground Radio
What a discovery... diverse playlists, constant surprises. Somehow this flew completely under my radar, even though Details recently called it the "#1 Internet Radio Station." Bah, I'll listen to it anyway.

Have a Laugh:
What Would Jesus Drive?
The gentleman who wrote this letter is too punny for his own good.

Open Mouth, Insert Soap:
George Carlin - 2443 naughty words
That's right. Two and a half thousand swear words. Wonder if this is the well that South Park goes to?

Oh, it's not that you're not good parents...
Let Him Stay
On a much more serious note... Meet the Lofton family, and their struggles with the misguided freaks who are running Florida. These fools want to take away one of the Lofton's foster kids, a child that these two guys have raised for years, simply because they're gay... and they don't even live in Florida any longer. This whole situation makes me want to use a few of Carlin's choice words.

In My Backyard:
Terrastock 5 is coming to Boston...
...and I couldn't be more excited. Well, I could if it wasn't $70. Granted, that's $70 for three days, but there are only a few bands I really want to see. Oh, who am I kidding? I'll end up going anyway. Sonic Youth? Lilys? Barbara Manning? Windy & Carl? More to be added? Sold. October 11-13, 2002, at the Middle East. Get tickets here.

An Unfortunate Obituary:
Pitchfork writes: Unwound unwinds
It's still settling in... Unwound is no more. Yeah, so you've never heard them. You should probably fix that.

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