HmfO

December 13, 2013

HmfO

Middle East Downstairs

Cambridge, MA December 13, 2013

 

A few months ago, back in Spring, I was talking to Jon Braun. He’s the mastermind behind the Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense, who lovingly recreate the music of Talking Heads. We were talking about what other band might make sense to recreate, discussing what makes a great tribute band: a wide variety of hits that everyone knows, a band that doesn’t really tour anymore so it’s not possible to see them regularly, and a musical complexity that begs for interpretation and requires superior musicianship to execute. We talked about NIrvana: too personal. The normal options were floated but considered too common- your Beatles, Stones, Grateful Dead, Phish. Jon’s idea was brilliant but perhaps not universal enough, the Beastie Boys instrumental era- Paul’s Boutique cuts and such. But that won’t play in Peoria. Jon called me back in early summer and said that rehearsals had begun for HmfO. I was amazed at the brilliance, Hall and Oates!

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Thomas Dolby

October 26, 2013

Thomas Dolby

Somerville Theater

Somerville, MA October 26, 2013

 

So yesterday afternoon I was pondering my choices for entertainment.. I saw that Phish was playing in Worcester- two tickets in the nose bleeds were available through Stubhub.com probably with fees the pair would cost $200. Then, I saw that Thomas Dolby was playing in Somerville at the Somerville Theatre doing a unique tour that will only be taking place this year, a miss it never see it again type of thing. The description of the show seemed to imply that it would be interactive with movie screens, art piece, and music. I got two tickets, orchestra row F, just a few feet from the stage- both together were $63 with fees. Well played Mr Dolby, well played. See you tonight.

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John K Band DC

August 1, 2013

This annual Jerry Garcia Birthday show has become a staple of the Capital area summer schedule. […]

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