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If you've been paying attention to Arcade Fire's recent North American tour, you might have noticed a pattern: the band is incorporating covers into their sets (as bands tend to do), but with a local twist. For instance, their "soundclash" in L.A. earlier this summer featured the Beverly Hills Cop theme and the opening riff from "Welcome To The Jungle." More
Tasty Burger is a late night snack mecca that sits in the shadow of America’s oldest ballpark. People leaving last calls, concerts, or long days at work congregate under the neon lit sign that takes you back to the days of fast cars and cigarette packs under your shirt sleeve. The restaurant's charm comes from that homage to the post-World War II burger joints that reeked of neighborhood flavor. Burgers, fries, shakes; simple pleasure food that seems to never lose its weight in our minds continues to draw crowds all day long. The Fenway location, and sister restaurants in Southie and Harvard Square, attract all kinds of characters. Especially during the witching hour. These are their faces.[Music: Johnny Ripper "Imaginary Friend"]
It has been a tough summer for live music. Right here in the Commonwealth, our summer tours have been overshadowed by numerous hospitalizations and an alleged rape at a recent Keith Urban concert. This past weekend in Maryland, two more young concertgoers passed away, and many more hospitalized at the Mad Decent Block Party tour, which stops in Boston tomorrow. Unfortunately, as the irresponsible actions of more and more attendees continue to make headlines, despite being a minuscule percentage of those who actually attend concerts for musical enjoyment, the hinder us in forming greater opportunities for live arts, both in boston and beyond. More
Beer and fine dining – the two just don’t seem to tango. That hasn’t been the case in Boston until chef and co-owner Brian Poe came along to create a culinary craze at The Tip Tap Room. If craft beer and classy new American cuisine were adopted, Brian would be the proud Daddy. We got the chance to sit down with the man behind the menu to hear his side of the story, and of course knock back a couple of cold ones.More
Releasing his first single with Island Records yesterday, Nick Jonas made a sharp break from his previous work with the Jonas Brothers, and later The Administration. "Chains" takes the 21-year-old songwriter's sound elsewhere, moving his career yet farther away from the Disney incubator. While Nick seems to be building something viable with "Chains," other Disney Channel stars didn't make the transition so naturally—including Hilary Duff, who also released a new video this week. For every Miley Cyrus, there was an Emily Osment. For every Justin Timberlake, an Orlando Brown. BDCwire revisits the lost stars of the Disney Channel.
The first trailer for the infamous upcoming film adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey" surfaced today, and you can tell it's already extremely popular because it's in the Facebook trending box (the ultimate indicator of things that are of public interest). Many people have been speculating about this film for sometime, and while it likely doesn't boil down to a male vs. female difference, we figured it may provide a dichotomy in opinions to gather the first impressions of one of each. What are your thoughts on the trailer? Does it look like a win or a yawn? More
Jamaica Plain's resident sad boy Dylan Ewen knows how to get emotional in the grooviest way possible. The BUFU Records jack-of-all-trades often croons about the perils of heartbreak, failure, and boredom in the most blunt way possible, which, in some misery-loves-company type of way, ends up translating into some pretty sweet party music. More