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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

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Vinyl Giveaway: Celebrate Mission of Burma Day! (free show, free wax!)

Happy Mission of Burma Day, everyone! And I'm not just sayin' that - it's freakin' official. In case you hadn't heard, the Boston City Council (thanks to a resolution drafted by Councillor John Tobin, a man with apparent good taste) has declared today, being Sunday, October 4th, 2009, "Mission Of Burma Day". How about that? The text of the resolution:
WHEREAS: The City of Boston is the birthplace of some of the world's best musical acts over the last few decades; including the legendary and influential post-punk group group Mission of Burma; and

WHEREAS: Mission of Burma have been covered and acknowledged over the years by the likes of R.E.M., Nirvana, U2, Moby, Sonic Youth, The Pixies and numerous other bands since their start in 1979; and

WHEREAS: Since their reunion in 2002, Mission of Burma have continued to make inspiring music while remaining lyal to the city in which they got their start; and

WHEREAS: Mission of Burma will be releasing a new album, "The Sound The Speed The Light" on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009, THEREFORE BE IT

RESOLVED: That the Boston City Council proclaim Sunday, October 4th, 2009 as Mission of Burma day in order to recognize and celebrate the institutions that have consistently provided their city with art and entertainment.
How to celebrate? Well, at the very least, spend some time listening to a little MoB, but if you're in the Boston area, there's no better way to mark the day than a free, all-ages, outdoor show with the men of Burma themselves.

This afternoon, on MIT's Cambridge campus, the trio will take the stage (with fourth member Bob Weston hopefully at the board doing sound and tape loops) after opening performances by Eula (who earned the right to play though a 'Battle For Burma' contest) and Big Bear. The music should kick off around 2:30pm, the location is right here (take the T or your bike - parking won't be easy around there), and the doppler radar looks pretty clear. Newbury Comics will also be helping you celebrate by selling copies of the new album, "The Sound The Speed The Light", two days before it's official release date this Tuesday, so bring some extra cash as well.

Or save your cash and try your luck: In honor of the day, I'm giving away not one, but two copies of the new album on vinyl, each with a copy of the band's brand new, non-album "Innermost"/"Here It Comes" 7". Yup, two winners, two slabs of wax each. For a chance at them, you know the drill: Send an email to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com, title it "MoB!", and make sure it hits my inbox by 9am on Thursday the 8th (also make sure you're in the continental U.S.). As usual, I'll just pick a random name from all entrants, get in touch with them Thursday to get a mailing address, and have the label send them along.

Have yourself a good Mission of Burma Day, everyone. And Bostonians, I'll see you this afternoon...


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