This year marks the 14th year of the series and, according to Foo, has more performances and partnerships with venues than ever before. From April to September, there will be a total of 400 performances across over 30 spaces in the Greater Boston area, including new partnerships with the likes of 401 Park in the Fenway, South Boston Maritime Park, and City Winery on the Greenway.
“Too often these mural festivals prioritize the big out-of-town artists, and then throw in a couple locals for good measure, but Street Theory kind of does it the other way around. Give the locals a chance to shine on their own stage, while inviting a small group of outside big-name talent to drive more interest."
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A&B Burgers has come a long way from its rather inauspicious beginnings north of Boston to its star status in the heart of Boston over the course of the past several years.
“It just seemed like the right time to find some partners and create one that showcased the Boston hospitality industry. It’s grown to encompass a little bit more of New England, so we try to do outreach and work with bartenders in all of the other New England states.”
Few regions can boast an outsized influence on the greater musical culture more so than New Zealand, tucked away at the bottom of the earth thousands of miles from anywhere else. With Flying Nun (and lesser known labels such as Propeller, Ripper, South Indies and Xpressway), the country of three million became an insanely fertile incubator for all sorts of strains of rock music, and Martin Phillipps was arguably at the center of it all. The creative force behind countless expertly crafted pop songs (hello, Exhibit A!), Phillips had successfully reached pockets of the European and American markets before it unraveled in the mid-90s. But the muse never leaves gifted songwriters, and he’s sprung back in surprisingly strong form with two records since 2015 that can stand shoulder to shoulder with his past work, including last year’s Snow Bound. Phillipps hasn’t played Boston since the Sunburnt tour of 1996, but he’s back in town this week at the Middle East this Wednesday– do not sleep on this! I had a chance to send some questions to him, so let’s see what he’s been up to.
It’s been a long time since you’ve played Boston… what sort of reaction do you think you’ll get?
MP: The level of enthusiasm about our return to the States has been extraordinary and I’m sure the Boston audience will be as thrilled with our performance of old and new material as the other cities we have been playing to recently. We will be playing just a little more of the older material in the U.S. because some people there have been waiting for decades to hear it live but our older fans everywhere else assure us that the new songs sit beautifully alongside the classics and simply sound just like The Chills – in fine form!
During the period you struggled with health problems, did you continue to write and stockpile songs? Or is phase two, from 2013 onward, all material that’s
The concept is simple—it’s going to be a series of photos taken across Greater Boston on the same evening.