Last week just seemed to drag on, didn’t it? It feels like eons ago that the Pats came home from their unprecedented fifth Super Bowl Win. Tired of watching replays of the game or shoveling snow? Fear not. The Boston music scene’s cup runneth over with all it has to offer right now and it is giving us here at Sound of Boston the feels. Right in time for Valentine’s Day.
Mondays, Not Just for Crying Anymore
Friends have been telling me for a year that I need to get over to Downbeat Mondays to check out the best night of music in town. “Monday?” I said. “At 10? I’m not really that kind of girl.” Then I caught wind of this video of The Silks tearing it up with resident band Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas and dare I say, if Monday night can be this right, I don’t want to be wrong. Downbeat Mondays combines “vintage style projections of unique films & visuals” with live music. Check out their Facebook page for current listings which is peppered with some of the hottest acts in town.
The Future is Female
Boston has been ablaze of late with local, rad ladies taking the stage. This week, Brookline’s Ruby Rose Fox, will be putting on her 6th Valentine’s Day Show at Atwood’s Tavern, and soul powerhouse Julie Rhodes will have a full-circle moment when she heads back to Thunder Roads later this month, where she held her album launch party for Bound to Meet the Devil a year ago. Rising star Ali McGuirk, who burned up Porchfest last year at Bloc 11, will be opening, alongside local folk act Tall Tall Trees. If you miss Rhodes this month, be sure to catch her at the Great Scot next month, when she plays with Aaron Lee Tasjan. (He was a featured musical guest on Conan O’Brien last week!)
Aldous Collins and Michael Rahman at Club Passim
We caught up with the South Shore’s Aldous Collins Band this week as they were in the studio working on some new material. Their funk-surf sound is contagious and is sure to warm even the coldest of February winter hearts. Aldous Collins Band is known for their high-energy performances; usually playing with a seven piece band that includes trumpets. Looking for something a little mellower? You can catch front-man Aldous Collins and lead guitar player Michael Rahman in a rare acoustic set opening for Steve Smith on February 22nd at listening room Club Passim.
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