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‘Come To Pass’ fuses history and Boston hip-hop at The Rockwell

<p>There’s more to understanding the 1700s in Boston than a stroll down the Freedom Trail can explain. For decades, stories about the American Revolution have dominated that chapter of history, omitting the experiences of thousands of other Americans — namely, anyone who wasn’t a white soldier. But a new perspective is taking up residence in Somerville. The musical Come To Pass opens tonight (August 18) at The Rockwell, inviting audiences to take a closer look at colonial life for Americans […]</p>
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‘The Skippy White Story’ preserves the soul of Boston’s ’60s scene

<p>Forget Black Friday — the late November edition of Record Store Day must have arrived early, because the must-have Boston vinyl of 2022 dropped last weekend (October 28). North Carolina label Yep Roc Records pays homage to one of Boston’s most storied record shops with The Skippy White Story: Boston Soul 1961-1967, a new compilation that strings together the story of sixties soul music and the shop that helped it thrive. The 15-track record exhumes and honors Skippy White’s layered […]</p>
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617 Q&A: Craig Finn reconnects with memory as he returns to Boston

<p>Like a lot of us over the past few years, Craig Finn has had some time on his hands to think. He began writing his latest solo album, A Legacy of Rentals, right in the heart of the pandemic. During that period, a friend of his had died suddenly – unrelated to the Covid outbreak – and it left him thinking about how we remember people, how they influence us even after their passing, and how we carry the stories […]</p>
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Art Thieves

There’s too much in the air not to capture it, try to bottle it up, light it on fire, and throw it through a fucking window.

Big D and the Kids Table

Big D and the Kids Table is a ska punk band from Boston that traces its roots back to 1995. Dave McWane is the only remaining original member.

Blink-182 tickets going for hundreds of dollars thanks to Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing” model

Blink-182 recently announced their reunion with frontman and founding member Tom DeLonge. They’ve recorded a new album, and will be embarking on a world tour next year. But things are not all sunshine and roses in Blink-182 land. Ticketmaster is starting to launch ticket presales for the band’s world tour, and the monolithic event ticketing […]

Blink-182 recently announced their reunion with frontman and founding member Tom DeLonge. They’ve recorded a new album, and will be embarking on a world tour next year. But things are not all sunshine and roses in Blink-182 land.

Ticketmaster is starting to launch ticket presales for the band’s world tour, and the monolithic event ticketing empire is taking full advantage of the hype surrounding DeLonge’s return. For those who don’t know, Ticketmaster has a little thing they call “dynamic ticket pricing”. Basically what that means is the list price of event tickets can fluctuate quite rapidly based on the current demand for those tickets. Supply and demand, baby!

In situations like this one – Blink-182 announcing a world tour the same day they end their seven year breakup with Tom DeLonge – the demand, and in turn the fluctuations in prices for tickets can be quite drastic. Fans hoping to attend the tour have taken to social media to voice their outrage with this dynamic pricing model. Many claim the price for tickets they selected jumped significantly even as they added them to their cart. Fans are paying anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over $1,000 for tickets to see Blink-182. And bear in mind folks, these are not resale prices. These are tickets being sold by Ticketmaster.

With all that said, I do not think artists like Blink-182 should be absolved of any guilt in this dynamic pricing model. After all, they directly benefit from these sky high ticket prices, and according to Inside Hook, artists can opt out of dynamic pricing altogether. But it seems that, for some, the incentive is too great. And being able to hide behind the big bad boogeyman known as Ticketmaster certainly makes it easier to protect your brand while exploiting your eager fans’ FOMO. That’s capitalism, folks! Enjoy the Blink-182 show.

  1. You forgot to mention the Blink 182 sucks with or without Tom.

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Boston Calling earns praise for gender diversity in 2023 performer lineup

<p>For years, Book More Women has asked major festivals to diversify their lineups. In 2023, it seems as though Boston Calling took the request to heart. According to a recent Instagram post from Book More Women, 57 percent of this year’s Boston Calling performers feature a woman or non-binary musician, the fest’s highest percentage since creator Abbey Carbonneau began tracking lineups in 2018. The number is a sizable leap from last year’s lineup — only 35 percent — and is […]</p>
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Boston Cannabis Week announces lineup for annual music & arts festival

<p>Boston Cannabis Week feels a little more Common than usual this year. The week-long program of cannabis-focused networking and education returns next month with a stacked lineup for its Xperience Boston Festival, which will feature full-band headlining sets from rappers Common and Curren$y. Per tradition, this year’s fest will take over Underground at Ink Block on September 24 between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Other artists on the lineup include Roc Marciano & The Alchemist, Akrobatik (featuring Dub Apocalypse), Dutch […]</p>
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