The ornate decorations and velvet seats juxtaposed with drummer Mike Calabrese’s bare feet and trumpeter and guitarist Mike Olson’s striking purple sneakers and psychedelic-patterned suit. That being said, Lake Street Dive is no ordinary rock band, and their performance was no ordinary rock concert.
Mayor E. Denise Simmons speaks at the State of the City of Cambridge address in the Sullivan Chamber of Cambridge City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Simmons spoke about a variety of subjects, including the Safe Streets Safe City initiative, which works to prevent violence and offer opportunities to Cambridge residents.
Each member of the band is individually quite talented—Jason Krunnfusz provided great harmony and solid bass lines, and Martin’s smoky soprano is unmistakably the musical calling card of the ensemble—but the true joy of listening to PHOX is hearing their talents mesh together.
The concert, billed as “A special tribute to Steven Stucky,” indeed provided a fitting commemoration to the contemporary American giant while also doing justice to the works of the other composers featured on the program.
“Fertile Solitude” at the Boston Center for the Arts creates an immersive experience complete with art that appeals to every sense. The visitor's experience can encompass everything from smelling rain and cigarette ashes to touching withered 1950s magazines. These varied interpretations of solitude seek to redefine what it means to be alone.
Traditionalists may say that Carmen needs no modernization, but if anything were to revive opera in the Boston Opera House, this would be it.
On Saturday, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts hosted its first #mfaNOW event, an all-night celebration of contemporary art intended to draw in the city’s younger crowd.
The Lilypad, a tiny performance space and art gallery at the heart of Inman, is a far cry from the frenzy of university life. The venue hosts writers, musicians, and artists and, according to its website, brings audiences “The Most Original Live Music in the World. Every night.”