Thursday, March 1, 2012

It’s not my tune, but it’s mine to use.

To assure yourself that you will sit down to write, you have to cook risotto. It’s impossible to accurately predict the timing. As I sit with my computer next to the stove, cooking mushroom, asparagus, and salmon risotto with gruyere, heavy cream, and a tad of cheddar, I’ve decided to do a rundown of the concerts coming up in Boston in the near future. There are MANY. So be READY. and willing…

First up:

1. Perpetual Groove
Where: The Middle East
When: March 22nd and 23rd
Price: $12

For the price and the quality of music, no one should have an excuse for not seeing Perpetual Groove. Real Savannah Georgia flare in the North East. It may be safe to say that this is one of those bands that, 30 years from now, us old-timers will be saying “I remember when I used to be able to see Perpetual Groove for $12!!!” Known for their genre mosaic of originals and covers, Perpetual Groove prides itself on the diehard fans they create at every concert. Without getting too detailed, I’ll finish by asserting that after this show, any newbie would be rare to not run home and add PGroove to their itunes repertoire.

Teakwood Betz

2. First Aid Kit

Where: Brighton Music Hall
When: April 2nd
Price: $15

If I told you I wasn’t going to see this band based on the credibility of this song, I’d be lying. But if this doesn’t pull you into a trance, what will? A video cover of the Fleet Foxes song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” made this duo of sisters, from Sweden, a sensation. After their youtube video was a massive hit, they went on to perform the song with the Fleet Foxes for a concert in Holland. And now here they are coming to Boston. So check them out. And show them love.

And if you’re curious about the video that lead to their fame, here it is:

First Aid Kit breakthrough video

3. The Blind Boys of Alabama

Where: Berkley Performance Center
When: March 23rd
Price: $28-37

To even try to list the number of accolades received by the Blind Boys of Alabama would take a massive scroll, and a quill. And a little medieval scribe suit. Literally. Because they began performing in 1939. Think: countless Grammys, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, movie soundtracks, show soundtracks (The Wire), White House Performances, and God knoooows the list goes on, child! Hallelujah!

4. The Infamous Stringdusters

Where: The Paradise
When: March 15th
Price: $15

If you like to do-si-do, then imagine these guys in an intimate venue like the Paradise. It’s bound to be nonstop fun and will undoubtedly leave you walking home tired, all danced out, and in a very good mood. Why? Because that’s what a fiddle, standing base, banjo, and mandolin do, they make people happy.

There were too many concerts coming up to make one blog out of… so there will be more to come…

1 comment:

  1. wow, i can't believe i've never seen that first aid kit video. thank you for posting that