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Happy birthday, Elliott…

Green Street Grill, 2008

Green Street Grill, 2008

I see I almost missed this, shame on me. A very happy birthday to Mr. Elliott Smith, who would have been 44 today. A wonderful musician and beautiful soul, sadly missed.

This is a performance from Green Street Grill in 1998, released to the world as the most lovely Christmas present back in 2011 by the legendary Boston musician Mary Lou Lord. If you’re not familiar with it, you can read more about it and download the entire performance from The Boston Phoenix. By the way, it also features another kind soul taken from us too soon, Mr. Billy Ruane.

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The Airborne Toxic Event’s Fall Tour (and summer mini-tour starting Friday!)

This hot and hazy summer marks The Airborne Toxic Event‘s five-year anniversary of their existence, and this coming Saturday marks the third-year anniversary of my first time seeing them. Though I’ll actually be at the Newport Folk Festival this weekend, covering this legendary event for Ryan’s Smashing Life, my band has very thoughtfully put together a string of East Coast dates, so we can properly celebrate. What’s more, they’ve just announced a big autumn tour (Orpheum Theatre, Sat 11/19!) that will see them visiting many places, including – for their first time – Anchorage, Alaska. I mean, how could you not want to see them in a place called Bear Tooth Theatre?

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