state of boston music!?

Hey guys!
I'm an aspiring journalist and have decided to take on the state of Boston music for school. I was wondering if any of you guys on here could point in the right direction of who I could speak to? You know, like what local bands are really big? I'm not from Boston so any tips would be cool. Anyway thanks you guys.

Melissa
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I imagine many/all of you saw this, but for those who didn't, the Bosstones and the Dropkick Murphys will be doing 3 shows around New England.

7/10 LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA
7/11 Hadlock Field in Portland, ME
7/12 McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI

Tickets for all three go on sale Saturday, 10am, via Ticketmaster.

Boston.com post.
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Several Questions

Any of you hit up the Pietasters/Westbound Train/Have Nots show at the Middle East on Saturday night? I had a total blast!

Also, does anyone know of any fun dancehall/ska/rocksteady nights going on around the city?

And, any interesting ska or related shows happening in the next couple months in Boston?
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Three things

So who else was at the Pilfers show? Totally awesome, right?

Is anyone making the trek out to Northampton for Big D/Catch 22 tonight?

And does anyone know if the second Streetlight Manifesto show is sold out?

SKA EVENT SOUTH OF BOSTON!!!!

I know a CT event is a bit far south, but hear me out on this one!

"CHECKERED PAST" TONIGHT!!!

Webster Theater Underground, Hartford CT

Doors at 9pm

18+ seven bucks
21+ five bucks

Here's your chance to skank to the upbeats of ska's brilliant past and clandestine present in a dancehall setting courtesy of DJ Jefftingley! Hope to see all of you there!

Short notice, I know, but I figured it's a legitimate dancehall theme, and who can remember the last time you skanked in a club to music ranging from The Skatalites to West Bound Train to The Blue Meanies?

Pick it up Rudeboys and Rudegirls!
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I'm really glad to have found this community, even if it hasn't been updated in a while.

Anyone hit up the Streetlight Manifesto show on Tuesday?
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The Verge

Hey all, I just wanted to leave a quick note to let you all know about a music conference called THE VERGE that's going to be happening in Boston April 19th-21st.

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Heres Some Of Our 2007 Line-Up!

Age Rings
Antje Duvekot
Bad News Brown
Bang Camaro
Black Violin
The Brightwings
Casey Desmond
Chad Perrone
Clarias
De Novo Dahl
Diet Kong
DJ Double A
Edison
Foreign Islands
Formula 412
FRED
Gokh-Bi System (GBS)
Ill Scarlet
Jake Brennan & The Confidence Men
Jill Barber

Joel Plaskett Emergency
Lucy Vincent
Meowskers
Mieka Pauley
Mobile
Oneside
Roots of Creation
Ryanhood
Slowcoaster
Spiritual Rez
State Radio
Straylight Run
The Brakes
The Receiver
The States
Todd Martin
Val Emmich
WIL
Zac Clark


Lecturers Announced!
Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour
Nate Albert, Former guitarist for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Manager of Bayside and Lost City Angels, A & R for Universal Records
Panos Panay, Founder, Sonicbids
Carla DeSantis, Publisher, ROCKRGRL
Matt Walt, Agent, Pretty Polly Production, Author of Reality Check: A Common Sense Guide To Breaking Into The Music Industry

x-posted -- not trying to spam you, just getting the word out the old-fashioned way!!
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