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I just actually bothered to read through this entire thread. As someone who just moved from Brooklyn to Boston, I find myself trying to play this same game -- I always defend Boston successfully with THE JONZUN CREW and DONNA SUMMER. That shuts em up.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Seemingly having come out of nowhere, they've pretty much knocked the City upside its unsuspecting head with their four week sold out standing room only residency at Arlene's Grocery.

was that paragraph in fact taken in its entirety from a leftover strokes bio?

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:47 (fifteen years ago) link

You know what's great about that quote there? Unless things have changed since I was there last, a) Arlene's Grocery is entirely "standing room" and b) it doesn't cost anything to get in, "sold out" claims notwithstanding.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Monday, 8 November 2004 23:56 (fifteen years ago) link

actually, arlene's does charge admission at least some of the time these days.

and there are 10 or 12 seats/barstools scattered about, so you've got to bring in AT LEAST A DOZEN PEOPLE before it truly becomes standing room only. do that four times in a row and you too can have a major label deal.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Boston, for me, loses points for the whole tedious Irish routine.

I'm looking at you Dropkick Murphys (and to a lesser extent, House of Pain).

Sasha (sgh), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:27 (fifteen years ago) link

but new york fights back with black 47 and a pint of guinness!

fact checking cuz (fcc), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:29 (fifteen years ago) link

but I mean...Arlenes!

fresh from selling out the Lion's Den twice....

last seen filling the Continental to the rafters...

How come I had no idea you moved to Boston?

New York's loss...I saw Terry Riley and Michael Harrison perform for prepared and just intonated pianos in the back of a piano store a few weeks ago. We need more minimalist keyboardists...

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 00:55 (fifteen years ago) link

New York = 8 million people = that many more chances for crap bands who have residencies at Arlene's Grocery to "virtually come out of nowhere"

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 01:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Was someone in this thread actually defending Boston pizza?

Kris (aqueduct), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 02:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Hmmm, they might've...I mean, because, after all: It's IMPOSSIBLE to get bad pizza in NYC.


PS, How many noteworthy Boston bands consist of actual Bostonians (or at least Mass. residents) vs. how many noteworthy New York band consist of actual New Yorkers (or at least NY residents)?

nader (nader), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 02:44 (fifteen years ago) link

i like that 'more than a feeling' song by boston.
i don't like that ryan adams song 'new york, new york.'

starc, Tuesday, 9 November 2004 05:53 (fifteen years ago) link

but what about "New York" by the Rentals? Now that's a song.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 06:24 (fifteen years ago) link

hi Dan -- I moved here to Boston this past of August, because the pizza and the music are so much better here.

Oh, and lady got a job here.

I live on the Fung Wah bus these days...

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 19:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, and you know,

is so close to

which, I think it's clear from the illustration, is the finest place for the rock and roll music.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 19:50 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
from a mailing list:

The New York Synthpop Festival 01.14.05

Lo-Fi Entertainment Presents

The New York Synthpop Festival 01.14.05

01. Design/Build
02. Eisdrive
03. In-A-Sense
04. Xero/G
05. halovox
06. Freezepop
07. Brand New Idol
08. The Mystic Underground
09. Platform One

Friday, January 14th

416 West 14 Street
(between 9th Ave & Washington Street)

Also appearing: DJ Volitans and DJ Arimos

CD giveaways courtesy of A Different Drum!

Bands start performing at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 - 18 and over

For more information on the bands:







Brand New Idol

The Mystic Underground

Platform One

DJ Volitans

DJ Arimos

are any of these artists well known in NYC? or worth checking out?

DJ Martian (djmartian), Monday, 10 January 2005 15:30 (fifteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

I thought there was a "This is Boston..."/Boston Hardcore thread but I'm not finding one...

Gang Green reunited last night:

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:21 (one year ago) link

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