Welcome back to the Weekly Wrap-Up! Here you can find all the best tidbits of local music news, all wrapped up like the neatly packed moving boxes that lined the streets these past few weeks. We celebrated—or rather, endured—another Allston Christmas, and the herds of students have returned all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the semester. Fall certainly is an electrifying time here in Beantown! Take a break from unpacking, put down your textbook, and see what’s happening this week in Boston’s local music scene.

First-Ever Tremont Takeover

Coming up on Saturday, September 16, the Wang Theatre is hosting the first-ever live local music event of its kind. The Tremont Takeover is curated by some of Boston’s most prominent music curators, including Lysten Boston, The Record Co., and Xperience Creative, among others. The curating organizations hand-picked one artist each who they feel is a good representation of Boston music. Select local artists include Everything and Everyone, Dutch ReBelle, Marcela Cruz. You can learn more about the selected artists and see if your favorite local band will be performing at Lysten Boston. Tickets for the Tremont Takeover are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Get your tickets at the Boch Center Box Office, bochcenter.org, by calling 800-982-2787 or via Ticketmaster.com. This is an all-ages event where children are not only welcome but also get in for free!

Long Time Shares “River” Video, Announces Record Deal

Boston-based rock trio Long Time is thrilled to share some exciting of news to their fans: They’ve just signed with Medical Records (London, UK), who will be releasing their new album, Never Alone. The band also recently premiered the video for their song “River” with New Noise Magazine. This captivating track is on the group’s soon-to-be released album Never Alone, which fans can look out for this October. The video features creatively animated images that feel like a comic book come to life. Much like an actual river, the images are in constant motion, and tastefully complement the reflective lyrics of the song. 


Herter Park @ Nite Series

For those of you who have packed up your shorts and sun dresses and have started asking the baristas if they’re serving pumpkin spice lattes: don’t say good-bye to summer just yet! The folks at BRAIN Arts and Boston Hassle are providing us Bostonians something they feel we don’t get enough of (or simply can’t get enough of!) … outdoor music! The Herter Parker @ Nite series will be taking place on September 12th and 19th at the newly restored Herter Park Amphitheater in Allston from 7-10pm. The first event in the series will feature Wax & Gold (members of Debo Band), and the second is featuring R&B artist Ed Balloon. All ages are welcome and entrance is admission is free to everyone! Here’s a little taste of what’s in store:

 

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