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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

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Mp3s: Michael Penn at the Pru

So here's a few songs from yesterday afternoon's free performance by Michael Penn in the South Garden of the Prudential Mall here in Boston. While I must admit that I don't know a lot about him beyond the 1989 single 'No Myth' (and the fact that he happens to be Sean & Chris Penn's brother, oh, and that he's Mr. Aimee Mann), he's been making records ever since, and his latest, Mr. Hollywood Jr. 1947, is out on the most-excellent SpinART label (whom I'll be forever indebted to for putting together the greatest cd compilation of all time, and releasing a ton of other great records since). Michael's mellow set really hit the spot, a pretty nice way to spend the lunch break of a stressful workday...

Michael Penn
live at the Prudential Center South Garden
Boston, MA
August 24th, 2005

(files removed 10/7/2005)

2. A Bad Sign
3. High Time
4. Don't Let Me Go
5. On Automatic
7. Denton Road
I'd have offered up the other few songs from the set, but the wind was whipping around between the buildings, and overwhelmed my mic on those. Definitely not something I'm accustomed to when recording late night rock club shows.

Michael was joined by Buddy Judge (guitar, backup vocals, & shaking things) and Peter Adams (keyboard), and while three of the songs can be found on the new record, the other two appear on 2000's MP4 (Days Since a Lost Time Accident). Mr. Penn returns to the area for a proper (i.e. not free) couple of shows in early October, when he'll play Club Passim in Cambridge.

Again, if the performers or label crew have an issue with these songs being shared, just say the word.

update aug. 27th: As requested in the comments, here's the remaining four tracks, shared despite the wind-damage...
1. Me Around
6. I Can Tell
8. Out Of My Hands
9. Walter Reed


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