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With our local St. Paul’s Church Choir School turning 50, a model for its musical and academic tradition – The Vienna Boys Choir – comes to town Friday to celebrate.
The art-rock band Guerilla Toss, chosen as closing band for October’s two-day New England Underground Music Festival, is back tonight at Middlesex Lounge with Blanche Blanche Blanche and Fat Creeps. It’ll be noisy and wild.
Listen to some Blackwell and you’ll be blown away by the sheer musical muscle of this Holliston hard rock trio, especially that singer. Fans of the North Cambridge Family Opera, though, might recognize that voice (and impeccable diction).
The amazing Boston Hassle Fest V is upon us – amazing because this two-day event includes 42 bands from around the country playing a range of styles.
As of Halloween, videos for Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys’ “Soft Time Traveler” album have started to roll out, starting with the orgiastic but largely safe-for-work “Pornival” (officially short for “portable carnival”).
The Junk Kitchen quintet has brought such weirdo musical gems as acoustic performances of electronic music to Inman Square, and its next event is no less high-concept: ’90s grunge as performed “under the dangerous influence of 1930s jazz and blues.”
Producer Mars Jupiter has posted videos for his song “Snake Bite” with visuals by Wilgens Metelus filmed during the lockdown and manhunt for his friend, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He’s also planning a warm-clothing drive for homeless youth.
Artists with an affiliation to New England either by residence or tour history can apply, and the awards area is broad, organizers said. More than $40,000 was given last year for everything from recording projects to instrument repair.
Potty Mouth’s full-length debut “Hell Bent” comes long after their gigs at Somerville’s PA’s Lounge and The Middle East Upstairs, and the Northampton punk quartet already has an album’s worth of new songs ready to go.
Garage rock band Bass Drum of Death delivers a boisterous sound to match its name, and fans of newly released, highly praised video game “Grand Theft Auto V” will recognize its sound from the soundtrack song “Crawling After You.”