Five musicians who had never met got together and wrote four new songs and performed them at the Sinclair, including this ode to old Kenmore Square. Performed in the Before Times, but just released today.
The Boston Licensing Board today suspended the liquor license for Macumba Latina, 477 River St., after BPD detectives found a long line outside and lots of people without masks inside, as well as a DJ, last night - all violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations. Read more.
Cambridge Day reports local comedian Dana Jay Bein has gone public with the names of five trolls he says impersonated him online, "gaslighting a woman into a fake rendezvous and texting her toxic messages." Bein says, to start, he can prove that wasn't him because he was participating in a live Zoom comedy show at the time.
Michael Ratty caught the setting up at the Buttery on Shawmut Avenue this morning for filming a scene in George Clooney's movie about a kid who loses his father and bonds with the guy's at his uncle's Long Island bar before heading off to Harvard, um, Yale.
In the before times, it was a thing: People would just gather in some crowded place and begin to dance, or sing or play instruments. Remember crowded spaces? Here are some videos of Boston flash mobs back in the day: Read more.
Mayor Walsh (yes, he's still here) announced yesterday that unlike the rest of the state, Boston will not be allowing live music to resume at smaller venues and restaurants on Monday, but will instead wait until March 22, "if public health data allows."
"Little Walter" DeVenne, who started broadcasting doo-wop and oldies on the MIT student radio station in 1967 and then just kept going across the Boston radio dial before settling on WODS with "Little Walter's Time Machine," died yesterday from Covid-19, according to a posting on the Boston Radio Interest mailing list. Read more.
Larry Davidson listens to the audio version of Hank Phillippi Ryan's The Murder List (affiliate link) and generally likes it, but finds one mistake that is surprising coming from a veteran Boston reporter: Read more.