Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BOSTON? Boston!

Who would have thunk it?

Over the last couple of years, Boston has developed one of the most vibrant underground scenes in the USA.  As a longtime resident of Western Massachusetts I had a long standing suspicion and/or loathing of beantown, but now that I've moved to Maine, I'm beginning to sing a different tune.  There are tons of completely non-pretentious folks working their asses off to bring you around the clock live entertainment.  Houses like Gay Gardens, The Butcher Shop & Whitehaus, organizations like Bodies of Water and the one man power house of Mark Johnson have been consistently upping the ante in terms of well put together events.  Bands like Rotten Apples, Guerrilla Toss, Fat History Month, Exusamwa and unsung heroes Dark Rodeo (who's cassette I cherish like none other) bring the !? back to rock and there are a whole bevy of more experimental acts like Peace, Loving and Preggy Peggy who are keeping it WTF?  Lest we not forget the still active minimalist jazz scene spearheaded by folks like Greg Kelley and Forbes Graham.  Weirdo Records is great little shop to check out if your in town looking for something fresh, but that's only the tip of the iceberg: record joints like In Your Ear and the newly opened Store 54 are digger havens.

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