Sunday, October 04, 2009
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; andHow 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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on november 14th, 2008
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