“The Boston music scene is like, hellishly wonderful,” says musician and artist James Force. Continue reading
The Lily Pad
For almost twenty years, J Robbins has been making inspired, intelligent and wholly original rock music, first in his influential ‘90’s alternative outfit, Jawbox, and next in his D.C.-infused power trio, Burning Airlines. That said, the first thing I noticed while sitting on the floor in the front row of the Lily Pad was how nervous J Robbins was. Continue reading
Hey, remember, back when you were a kid, all those times you would threaten to run away and join the circus? You don’t? Huh. You know, come to think of it, neither did we. Seems like a great way to get molested, really. Anyhoo, acclaimed accordionist Peter Bufano did make those kind of vows as a tyke, and more importantly, actually followed through on them, joining, and eventually leading the Ringling Brother pit band. The group, Cirkestra is un-tented world, and will be stopping by the Lilypad to share their repertoire of ambient songs with which to accompany abominations.
[Thu 5.26.11. 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq., Cambridge. 617.395.1393. 10:30pm/$10 adv, $12 dos. lily-pad.net]