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New Collisions @ The Pill @ Great Scott - Allston, MA - Friday 11.18

New wave rockers, The New Collisions are playing The Pill next Friday at Great Scott. Dance party fun time in Allston, MA. The show is only five dollars. The show is only five dollars. The New Collisions have had probably the most successful and amazing year of any new Boston act. Touring with Blondie, getting nominated for a Boston Music Award and playing many great shows around town and the US. You have no excuse to miss this show. Plus it's after most of the colleges get out for winter break so less amateur night-riders on the B line. More about The New Collisions read this interview with the Deli HERE

The New Collisions| Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Ave. Allston, MA| 10pm| $5

--The Deli Staff

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Review of Business for Pleasure CD release @ the Middle East Down 12.3

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Business for Pleasure released their new album White Collar Ryhmes at the Middle East Downstairs 12.3.

The members of Boston’s Business For Pleasure don’t feel obliged to hide their influences - in fact, a quick sleeve-check showed, during a live set at the Middle East Downstairs last Friday, a range of 90s rap inspirations from Snoop & Dre to A Tribe Called Quest to the Notorious BIG to the Beastie Boys. Though I’m not typically one to judge a music group by the sources that they cite (left that shit back in high school), I do feel inclined to point out how Business for Pleasure’s only real flaw is that they seem to be stuck in a time that can not be recovered. Unfortunately, for these fine music makers there’s no way to sample the nineties.

Short of that, BFP kept it pretty damn real. What appeared at first to be a funk/rock/rap outfit warranting a comparison to a certain band who wrote a song about a Yoruba religion (hint: it’s not Lucumi) became a fairly danceable piece of musicianship in front of my very eyes. Every member of the group was involved in the performance and appeared to be loving it - from MC Jed Lewis letting out his particular brand of complex lyricism to keyboardist Tim Tsang singing a beautiful falsetto harmony over a song about halfway through the set (I couldn’t catch the name...forgive me). Throughout the whole set guitarist Cory Kwan’s catchy hooks and riffs reverberated throughout the basement of the Cambridge venue. It made me wonder: might this kind of musician-centric hip-hop still have a place in the music world beyond the kids bumpin’ The Roots on their headphones?

In all likelihood, no. But a part of me, for the sake of a group as nice-soundin’ as Business For Pleasure, really hopes that I’m wrong.

--Daniel Schneider 

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Interview with Mark Kaye of Hear Now Live

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Mark Kaye is the founder of Hear Now Live, a Boston based company that provides additional revenue sources for local bands. Hear Now Live promotes shows at several local Boston area clubs. According to their website, "[Hear Now Live is] a one stop shop for a local band or an up and coming national band. On top of offering Bands the opportunity to play a HNL concert that will be promoted correctly and be band friendly, our shows attract true music fans, and the vibe created by HNL is unmatched."

The Deli: Tell me about Hear Now Live. How long has it been going on?

Mark Kaye: I have been in and out of the music industry for 20 years but I started HNL 3 years ago. It started as a way to get local music out to people faster by recording the shows and burning them on the spot. It turned into a full service Promotions and booking agency shortly after that. We try to create a community of music fans and have them always want to come back for more. We ask the musicians to believe in the each show and to help us create a positive environment so that there friends and fans will be happy and want to see them again or come to another Hear Now Live event.

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Acoustic Styles at Enormous Room - Cambridge 12.06

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Tony Lovell Photo by : David Owczarek

One could make a strong case that the Cambridge and Boston area is filled with a diversity of talented musicians and songwriters…and that there are too few venues in which that talent can find a home. Tony Lovell, a talented singer/songwriter himself, is waging active war against that notion. He has been organizing acoustic showcases featuring some of that talent in rooms that don’t usually see such fare. At first, the dance club Middlesex became a forum for Cambridge singer/songwriters to strut their stuff. Now, he has brought that vibe and vision to The Enormous Room in Central Square. This Sunday evening, beginning at 6PM, a group of local songwriters will perform free of charge in a space that is usually reserved for DJs and electronic music.

Sunday’s lineup will feature a diversity of acts such as the ever-hilarious Joe Kowan, the heartfelt duo of Jeremy Ross and Cilla Bonnie, and yours truly. David Owczarek and Tony Lovell himself will round out the bill. Come join us for an evening of original songs in an original space.

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 6-9PM| 569 Massachusetts Ave.| Central Square, Cambridge, MA

-- James Houlahan
 

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Will Dailey's Festival Holidad at the Paradise 12.11

WERS 88.9FM Presents Will Dailey's Festival Holidad at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 12.11. Four bands will be celebrating the season with rock, pop and CD releases galore.

Here's the line up:

BRENDAN BOOGIE & THE BEST INTENTIONS
(releasing their brand new CD!)

VIOLET NINE

THE LUXURY (2009 Rumble Winners, Nominated for Best Rock Act in the 2009 BMA's)

WILL DAILEY & THE RIVALS (Winner of Songwriter of the Year at the Boston Music Awards)

Should be a kick-ass show! The best thing about it is that Will Dailey and pals have been posting funny little youtube videos to promote the show.The videos feature people getting punched in the face (gasp!) and Dailey in light-up musical novelty antlers (aw!). The video at the top was my favorite one. Check out their Festival Holidad channel HERE.

TICKETS HERE +18 $12 adv. - $15 day of show

--The Deli Staff

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