As it turns out, the scout behind the multiband festivities is musician Will Dailey, a longtime force on the New England music scene. Though more known for his songwriting than his show-booking skills, Dailey sees the HarpoonFest collaboration as a way he can pay it forward.
The Big Star frontman gets saluted by some of Boston's finest musicians this Saturday at Brighton Music Hall.
When December comes, we feel the incredible urge to affirm our glorious responsibility as the ultimate authority on the past year’s discography. So bear with me, and behold, five of our favorite local releases from 2014.
Warning: there will be no analysis of the importance (or lack thereof) of the Boston Music Awards beyond this point. Well, maybe a little. We can't help ourselves.
"Out of five releases, this is the only record that wasn’t in the red the day it came out. Why would I be foolish enough to return to such panic when I’m supposed to be celebrating the art?"
That means Rick from Needham doesn’t just have to pretend he’s excited to bring you and your drunk friend all the way back to Southie at 3AM for no tip, but he now has to listen to Three 6 Mafia the whole way...