It’s a good time for nostalgia in Boston. Continue reading
Photos: Michael Basu.
Of the press releases I receive at the Dig every week, a fair number of them don’t get more than a passing glance based on two words: geographic reach. Though we’re proud of our expanding web presence here on DigBoston.com, DigBoston’s print issue is currently distributed to its boxes in the Boston metro area, and therefore our coverage tends to stick within that realm or that of the reach of the MBTA. That being said, we love leaving the city every once in awhile, just like everybody else, and I recognize the need to highlight events that are worth renting a Zipcar for—jaunts to Tanglewood for a change of scenery, film festivals in Salem, Bob Dylan in Lowell, etc. etc.
The Concord Museum’s upcoming exhibit of Annie Leibovitz’ Pilgrimage is an event of this nature, and one that everyone should brave the commuter rail’s lax weekend schedule for. Continue reading
After the power came back on at the Bank of America Pavilion Friday night, Michael Basu made his way to the photo pit and got a hefty dose of “Little Secrets” and “Manners” and a bunch of other ditties that left him feeling anything but like a “Sleepy Head.” (Let’s see how many Passion Pit song titles I can work into this.) Continue reading
The staff at DigBoston includes a couple of Massholes (naturally), a Pennsylvanian, some poor dude from Cincinatti, a New Yorker, a Floridian by way of Maine, a Mainer, an Oregawaiian (that’s Jeff) and two New Orleanians between our Managing Editor J. Patrick Brown and staff photographer Michael Basu. When Mikey pitched the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, I’m pretty sure it went something like “WE ARE GOING THERE IS NO OPTION WE HAVE TO GO WE HAVE TO DANCE OK COOL SEE YOU THERE WHO DAT NO QUESTIONS BYE.” What filled the Paradise last night was nothing short of joyful noise and we seriously bounced around like those babies you see at wedding receptions who just want to move because they love what they’re hearing. Behold, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band DOUBLE-FISTING TRUMPETS via FOTOBOM! Continue reading
The last time we hung out with Bad Rabbits, poor Dua (Fredua Boakye, frontman/octave-leaping vocalist) was subject to the wiles of a randy New Hamsphirite cougar (who infiltrated our closed photo shoot at Lucky’s) and her unwanted face-licking and inappropriate innuendo-throwing ways. Thankfully, we left the cougars at home when Mike Basu and I hit the road to spend the day with them at Warped Tour. Continue reading
You may have noticed, but one of our prime photographers — Michael Basu — has been missing from our recent rotations of FOTOBOMs. Why? Mikey’s been in India for a month! Lucky for us he’s heading home next week, but in the meantime he’s doing rad stuff like hanging out on tea plantations. FOTOBOM: Global Edition. Continue reading
Well THAT was interesting. If you’re ever in the mood to see some intense electronic/ukulele-driven musical shamanism, tUnE-YaRdS (I’m sorry girl but I hate your caps-shenanigans) is the gal for you. Michael Basu was up front and center at the sold out Brighton Music Hall last night and was able to snag some shaking feathers and string-snapping in action. Continue reading