The word Études comes from the French word "to study," and refers to a short, but considerably difficult, music composition designed to pose as practice material for perfecting a particular musical skill. Much like these technically challenging music compositions, Boston based expat, Kenji Nakayama's newest body of paintings depict work that can only be created and mastered by a person long dedicated to his craft.More
This past weekend, hordes of game lovers took to the Convention Center to partake in endless gaming of all sorts, but the true winners of the festival were those who came in perfectly crafted costumes. BDCwire caught up with some of the characters of PAX East, whether they be gamers, staffers, game makers, or people who just love a good excuse to dress up. Here are the people of PAX East, and here's what they had to say to the world.
The nation’s only independent public college of art and design, MassArt, will host its 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction with a selection of over 300 artworks from painting to sculpture to furniture by national and international artists.
Rising Canadian slacker-rock star Mac DeMarco headlined Monday night's sold-out show at the Middle East, supporting his recently released sophomore album "Salad Days." Amen Dunes, Juan Wauters and locals Vundabar opened.
Montreal experimental/post-rock group A Silver Mt. Zion, featuring members of the venerable Godspeed You! Black Emperor, kicked off their 2014 North American tour with a Sunday night show at the Middle East. Local mainstays Thalia Zedek Band opened the night.
WMBR DJ Jon Bernhardt celebrated both a birthday and the 30th anniversary of his "Breakfast of Champions" show with a sold-out benefit for the MIT radio station at TT the Bear's on Wednesday night. Long-running British psych-rock project The Bevis Frond, Yo La Tengo side-project Dump and singer/songwriter Barbara Manning performed.
Reunited San Diego garage-punks Rocket From the Crypt headlined a highly anticipated sold-out show at Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday night. Ex Hex, the new project from Wild Flag's Mary Timony, opened the show.