Greetings Boston! This week’s column is coming to you by way of Florida, because spring fever has hit full force. Local tour announcements and the realization that festival season is so close you can taste it is positively giving me the vapors. There is a lot to catch up on, so let’s get down to it.
Farewell, Sib Hashian
This week’s Weekly Wrap Up starts out on a somber note as we pay our respects to hometown hero, Sib Hashian. The former drummer of 70s rock band Boston passed away last week while playing a set during the Legends of Rock Cruise. Before he became noted for his legendary drum solos, Sib started his music career playing in different bands on the North Shore. His full obituary can be found in the Boston Globe.
Zumix Walk For Music
East Boston-based Zumix launched its annual Walk for Music Campaign this week to raise critically needed funds to support the arts. The non-profit was founded in 1991 in response to the worst year of violence in Boston’s history and offers programs in music and theater for youth ages 7-18. The walk, which will take place on April 30th, will begin at 2 PM and will take you through the East Boston Greenway, Piers Park, and Bremen Street Park. All are welcome to join. Can’t join the walk? Donate to the cause! You can read more about Zumix in our Tech Hub Column.
Where in the World Is Matt Murphy?
Cambridge’s favorite upright bass player and bartender, Matt Murphy, this week wraps a gig supporting Christopher Paul Stelling on his “Deep South Tour.” The 11 stop run included a three-day showcase at SXSW and comes in advance of Stelling’s new album, Itinerant Arias, which is due out May 5th. Stelling’s next appearance in Boston is in May at Atwood’s Tavern.
Bastille visits Berklee to Present Documentary Film
Pop-rock group Bastille, who is in town headlining a show at Boston University on Monday night, will stop by Berklee College of Music to present an exclusive screening of their film Help Me Chase Those Seconds, documenting their road to fame. Alumnus Jeff Apruzzese, co-founder of Passion Pit, will moderate a Q&A session with the group after the screening. Note: the screening is for Berklee and Boston Conservatory students only.