bradley's almanac - a boston-based music blog
navigate the 'nac
almanac mp3 archives almanac shared mp3 archive
live show photo archive boston-area live shots on flickr
'my life or some dream'
original mp3 compilation

free mp3 compilation on club fub
bands i've been in bands i've played drums in
the 'nac faq & contact info
contact info and more
the 'nac on the 'net
the almanac rss feed
subscribe to my rss feed
follow me on twitter the almanac twitter account
become a fan on facebook the 'nac on facebook
the almanac tumblr page bradley's tumblanac
hype machine 'nac page the almanac hype machine page
the almanac soundcloud page the almanac shuffler page
the 'nac songkick gig page the almanac songkick gig page
almanac events on sponty the almanac sponty events page
the almanac page the almanac page
listen to 'nac mp3s on shuffler the almanac shuffler page

the almanac archives

search the 'nac

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, May 22, 2006

The Ball in the Sky

Finally, a few straight days of sunshine in Boston, erasing the memory of ten gray ones and seemingly endless rains. I'm sitting outside on our little Allston deck, laptop in front of me, rays on my face... I'd nearly forgotten what this feels like. Look at me, writing about the weather. Riveting!

This is going to be a quick one, a brief look at the week ahead...

Tonight: Film School and Margot & the Nuclear So & So's squeeze into Allston's Great Scott. I'm guessing the only reason that tix are still available is that school's out for summer, but I'd show up early-ish if you're going to chance tickets at the door.

Also tonight, Metal Hearts at the Middle East in Cambridge, and like I said, if I hadn't just seen 'em, I'd be there instead.

And if not there, then next door at TTs to see Laura Veirs, Karl Blau, and Drew O'Doherty.

What's the deal with three good shows on the same Monday night!? Yeesh.

Tomorrow night the 23rd brings Stella & the State's Michael Ian Black to the Paradise. I'm still kinda miffed that Comedy Central didn't give Stella a second season, but at least you can grab existing episodes on iTunes.

Wednesday night is sure to be a special one at the Museum of Fine Arts when Rachel's take the stage with the Invert String Quartet.

Thursday evening I get a break from the music when I check out a preview screening of the third X-Men movie. To recap: Liked the first one, loved the second one (and it remains my favorite super-hero film), but my expectations for the third are dangerously low. I was raised on the various X-books, so it'd be nice to see myself proven wrong again, as I was with X2.

Friday it's back to the MFA for a sold-out set from Red House Painter / Sun Kil Moon-man Mark Kozelek and guitarist Phil Carney.

This week's live mp3 offering will be a little late, as I'm hoping to share up tonight's Film School / Margot show. It'll take some time to edit that one down, especially with everything else I've got going on, so muster up a little patience...

featured mp3 download
neil halstead
live in cambridge, ma
on november 14th, 2008
previously: joy formidable - boston 2011

recent posts on the 'nac...

on the nightstand

boston-area music bloggers

boston music media

I Buy Music

This page is powered by Blogger Pro.