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METZ live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville, MA [04-17-24]
LIVE MUSIC

METZ are a reckoning band for me. Their music sounds endlessly complex and simple at the same time. I know I like them (more than like them, actually), but their music just doesn’t stick once I turn it off. Really, the only time that has happened to me with their music is with A Boat to Drown in. I love that song, and it’s safely stored in my memory bank. It’s what I think of when I think of METZ....

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Thursday, 18 April 2024
The Sadies Live @ Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA, 04-03-24
LIVE MUSIC

I was excited to see the Sadies for many reasons, but mostly because of the opportunities it brought. First of all, it’s exciting to see a band you’re a fan of that you’ve never seen before. Then, I remembered I HAD seen them before. In 2007 in Madrid opening and then backing up Jon Spencer. Of course they made an impression because I’ve been a fan ever since. Another opportunity is to see a band who, mysteriously, released their best...

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Thursday, 04 April 2024
Mary Timony live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville, MA [03-02-24]
LIVE MUSIC

The last thing you think about after you have a near-death experience is when the next good show is coming to town. But, I love music. It’s funny, because I got hospitalized right after the last show I attended in November, and after you rehab and try to get back into your routine, the thought inevitably pops back into your head: when am I going back out there to catch a show? Starting a new demanding job didn’t help either:...

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Sunday, 03 March 2024
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA, [09-07-23]
LIVE MUSIC

Seeing Ted Leo play live is not something I take lightly. It’s deeply embedded in my DNA at this point. It’s something I started doing 20 years ago with people who would go on to become some of my closest friends. Seeing Ted Leo and listening to him is more than just the music: it’s a walk down memory lane. And as the man took a break from music, I took a break from that connection. Ted Leo has now...

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Friday, 08 September 2023
Photo Booth: Laura Jane Grace Live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA, [05-07-22]
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Photos by the unmatchable Brittany Rose...

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Sunday, 08 May 2022
PHOTOBOOTH: MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN LIVE @ ONCE BALLROOM SOMERVILLE, MA 10-11-19
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Mike Watt & the Missingmen LIVE @Once Ballroom Somerville, MA 10-11-19
LIVE MUSIC

Mike Watt, the Pedro man with the bass in his hand has nothing left to prove. He’s shown himself a musical man in the very sense of the word ever since the Minutemen and has been a formidable presence, with collaborations with everyone from Nels Cline, Kira Roessler, Iggy Pop, and Todd Congelliere. The man has had a career of making music, both as personal expression and as part of a greater whole. He has seen and been through so...

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
PHOTOBOOTH: Teenage Bottlerocket 06-23-19 @ Once Ballroom [Somerville, MA]
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Photos by Brittany...

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Thursday, 27 June 2019
Leftover Crack – [Live]
LIVE MUSIC

Leftover Crack @ Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA – June 18, 2016 Who would have guessed that the reputation Leftover Crack would have this year in Boston is as the hottest show in town. Sure, they were playing the coolest new venue in Boston (as Stefon would say, “This place has everything!”), but I remember from Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas last month that their show was one of the first to sell out. Let’s be clear here, Leftover Crack...

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Sunday, 19 June 2016