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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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ticket Giveaway: The Jesus Lizard at the Paradise

I've said it before, and I'll say it here again: If forced at gunpoint to pick my favorite live show of all time, odds are I'd yell out the three-headed beast that was The Jesus Lizard, Six Finger Satellite, and Arcwelder at Metronome in Burlington, Vermont in '93. To my ears, each band was pretty close to their peak, with JL still touring on the powerful "Liar", Arcwelder playing songs from their best record ("Pull"), and 6FS supporting their revelatory Sub Pop debut. Arcwelder opened, and I briefly felt bad for any band who had to follow them... until the other two upped the energy ante. Despite my often-faulty memory, I still recall every detail of that show (and yes, unfortunately that includes David Yow's wang).

That was the first of many times I'd see the Jesus Lizard (and said wang) over the ensuing years, and they never failed to blow my mind. And now they're back. And from all reports, still bringing it (no, not the wang). I'm going to be at the Paradise here in Boston this Saturday with a huge freakin' grin on my face, especially if they play "Puss" (which they probably will), or "Whirl". Both, and I might just lose it.

Wanna come, too? Send an email to giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com, include your full name, and throw "GIVE ME SOMETHING TO STOP THE BLEEDING!" in the subject line. Make sure it arrives in my inbox before NOON this Friday the 13th, and I'll get ahold of the random winner (who also gets to bring a guest) shortly after. The 18+ show is the following day, Saturday the 14th, and Kevin Micka's excellent Animal Hospital opens up, so arrive early. Get tickets of your own right here.

Touch & Go just released remastered versions of The Jesus Lizard's catalog, so get on that if you don't have 'em. Bassist David Wm. Sims has a pretty swanky little blog of his own called Too Big To Fail, where you can ogle some recent JL tour posters.

From the Touch & Go site, here's a (pre-remaster) Mp3 of the first cut on "Liar"...

For more, click the album covers at the T&G Jesus Lizard page, or stream some on MySpace.


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neil halstead
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on november 14th, 2008
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