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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

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Mp3s: live Eric's Trip / Vote for Tom Cheek!

Another week, another live set from the 1992 Sub Pop Vermonstress Festival up in Burlington, Vermont. This time it's another Canadian band, and one of my faves from the weekend, Eric's Trip from Moncton, New Brunswick. 12 live songs, most from seven inches, early EPs, and their first album, Love Tara. If you're into this stuff, be sure to pick up their 2001 live-best-of collection, The Eric's Trip Show, from Teenage USA.
Eric's Trip
Live at Vermonstress
October 11th, 1992

01. Kiss Me Baby / Smother
02. Listen
03. Haze
04. Belong
05. Happens All The Time
06. Float
07. Belly
08. My Chest Is Empty (Part 2)
09. Blinded
10. Bring Down The Rain
11. Easier Last Time
12. Open Your Heart (madonna cover)
For more live sets from the fest, including Codeine, Come, Drop Nineteens, Velocity Girl, Crow, Pond, Six Finger Satellite, Green Magnet School, Sloan, Giant Sand, and Barbara Manning, check out my Vermonstress page.


Ok, everyone... listen up. Are you ready for your good deed of the day? I don't ask for much, but today I need a favor, and all it involves are a couple of clicks (and no, I'm not trying for a free iPod). And to you non-sports fans, don't tune out because I'm about to mention baseball. Stick with me here.

Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster, and longtime family friend, Tom Cheek is up for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as a listed nominee for the 2005 Ford C. Frick Award. Online balloting is open to the public until December 1st, and I'm asking anyone reading this to help all his fans, friends, and family vote him in.

I'm not just asking because I know him... I'm asking because of all the listed nominees, this guy deserves it. 28 years as the Blue Jays radio man, sitting in the booth for every game since their inception... that's 4,306 games straight. Never missed a single one until the death of his father earlier this year, after which Tom was sadly diagnosed with brain cancer. He hasn't even let that stop him, though. After surgery, and with ongoing treatment, he returned to the broadcast booth for more games this summer. Says a lot about him, as does the family he's raised and the outpouring of support he's received.

From the site:
TOM CHEEK: 31 years (Expos, 1974-76; Blue Jays, 1977 - ), the last 28 with the Blue Jays as radio play-by-play man...Broadcast every Blue Jays game prior to the 2004 season, missing several games due to the death of his father and personal illness during the season...Broadcast for the Baseball Network, 1994-95�Has called many post season games on Canada radio for Telemedia�Play-by-play experience includes baseball, basketball, football and hockey for the University of Vermont...From 1974 to 1976 was the swing man on Montreal Expos radio broadcasts on television nights...Member of the broadcast team for ABC Sports at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid and 1984 Olympics at Sarajevo...Has broadcast college basketball for Mutual Radio Network.
He was recently honored by the Blue Jays organization as well...
"Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play broadcaster Tom Cheek was overwhelmed this past weekend when he was made the eighth member of the Blue Jays Level of Excellence � a designation honoring the team�s most cherished stars. Cheek�s streak of calling 4,306 consecutive games was made immortal when that number � 4306 � was affixed to his name which then joined the seven other winners (George Bell, Tony Fernandez, Dave Stieb, Joe Carter, CitoGaston, Pat Gillick and Jackie Robinson) in the SkyDome rafters"
It's a great honor, and it deserves to be followed up with his name in the Hall of Fame.

Balloting is only open to the public for one more week, so please, go here and vote. You can each vote once a day, every day, so bookmark it and make it a daily click. You can also vote for 2 other broadcasters while you're there (I went for Boston guys Jerry Remy and Sean McDonough), so head on over and make with the clickin'.


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