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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, September 19, 2005

Mp3s: Sigur R�s live in Boston

I could consult a thesaurus, but I still doubt I'd find the right words to describe last Thursday's Sigur R�s at the beautiful Boston Opera House. Like-minded fans of this Icelandic band know what they're capable of, and they delivered that evening with the help of the four-piece AminA, who not only provided strings for Sigur R�s, but opened up the night with a mesmerizing set of their own.

I hope to share the AminA set soon, but for now here's the full Sigur R�s show. Thirteen songs over ten files, as I kept the linked ones together rather than split 'em up...
Sigur R�s
live at the Boston Opera House
Thursday, September 15th, 2005

(files removed on 1/15/06)

1. Takk / Glosoli
2. Ny Batteri
3. Saeglopur
4. Vaka
5. Gong / Andvari
6. Vidrar Vel Til Loftarasa
7. Hoppipolla / Med Blodnasir
8. Hafssol
9. Smaskifa
10. Popplagio

For the detail minded, this was recorded using a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc recorder and a Sony ECM-719 stereo clip-on mic, transferred to pc as .wav files, edited in Soundforge, and converted to 192kbps mp3s. Also, for the audio-snobs, I'll try to post some original wav-to-flac files at dimeadozen when I find the time (i.e. I have no idea when), or you could always ask for a straight burn.

As always, the files will be up for a few weeks, maybe a bit longer.


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