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Allston is a neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts. According to census figures over half of the population of Allston is aged 20-34 which is a clear indication of the strong college student presence. Nearby you will find Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard University.

Allston MA is the only locale in the United States named for an artist - Washington Allston. The many musicians and music venues have given rise to the nicknames "Allston Rock City" and "Rock and Roll Allston".

The busiest part of the neighborhood is the stretch of Harvard Avenue between Commonwealth Avenue and Cambridge Street. It is here you will find many shops, bars and restaurants.

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Dark City Agent
with Drunken Doja Monkey
Dark City Agent is collaboration between Boston Based producers Robert DelPrete and Michael McCarthy. Robert DJs under the moniker Flylosophy and Michael is the keyboard player and mastermind of the band Wobblesauce. Together the two have come together to fuse live instrumentation with beats from the studio ranging from hip hop and house music to dubstep and trap. Some of their biggest influences include Sound Tribe Sector 9, Big Gigantic, DVS*, Panty Raid and The Polish Ambassador. The duo plans to release their debut EP titled Intergalactic Espionage later this summer..

When: Dec 19, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21 )
How To Taste Wine And Why! (Class + Dinner)

Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. 

How to Taste Wine and Why! is an ideal class for all levels - experienced wine adventurers and those just starting their wine journeys.

The evening begins with a 2 hour class covering the major wine styles and grape varieties from around the world. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.  Class is followed by a delicious Italian inspired dinner accompanied by white and red Italian wines.

 

Sample Menu

TASTING CLASS

Mionetto Brut Prosecco | Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay | Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec

90+ Cellars Pinot Noir | Chateau Roc de Segur Bordeaux Cabernet/Merlot

DINNER
A Night in Italy

Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in nutmeg and wine

Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushroom (vegetarian)

Timballo | Penne pasta baked in cheese sauce with roast eggplant crust (vegetarian)

Citrus polenta cake with balsamic glaze | Fruit

La Fiera Pinot Grigio | Il Bastardo Sangiovese



When: Mar 28, 2015 6 PM to Mar 28, 2015 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 115.00 true How To Taste Wine And Why! (Class + Dinner) 115.00

115.00 true How To Taste Wine and Why! (Class + Dinner) Section 2 115.00

(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18 )
TASTE OFF: Malbec vs. Cabernet Sauvignon


Malbec has fast become the new red wine that everyone loves to drink.  It is rich in texture and robust in flavor.  Argentine winemakers seem to have found the perfect corner of the world to grow Malbec.  Is Malbec just a fad or is it here to stay?

Cabernet Sauvignon is grown throughout the world.  It is the benchmark of all the big reds.  Some of the most expensive and ageworthy wines use Cabernet Sauvignon as their foundation.  Does Cabernet Sauvignon still reign supreme or is its kingdom under threat?

Explore these questions and more at the Malbec vs. Cabernet Sauvignon Taste-Off.  We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of these two wine varietals and let you be the judge. 

In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.  Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.At the end, you can cast votes for your favorites, and we will declare a victor of this installment of the Taste-Off.


Sample Menu

 

TASTING MENU

Rosé of Malbec vs. Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon

Cahors Malbec vs. Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon

Inexpensive Malbec vs. Inexpensive Cabernet Sauvignon

Mendoza Malbec vs. Napa Cabernet Sauvignon




When: Jan 28, 2015 6 PM to Jan 28, 2015 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55.00 true Taste Off: Malbec vs. Cabernet Sauvignon 55.00

55.00 true Taste Off: Malbec vs. Cabernet Sauvignon Section 2 55.00

(Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18 )
Frontier Ruckus
When: Jan 29, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15 )
Willie Watson
When: Jan 10, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $13.00 adv / $15.00 dos (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15 )
25th Anniversary Tour
When: Feb 9, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15 )
Long Time
When: Dec 18, 2014 12 AM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00 )
Aidan Carroll
Age Limit: All Ages

Aidan Carroll



When: Dec 13, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20 )
HarvardESA @ the Harvard v. Yale Game!

Join the HarvardESA at the greatest Harvard tradition of the year: THE GAME! 

Tickets are at a discounted price of $50/ticket. Pick up will be at the front gates of the stadium!



When: Dec 22, 2014 12 PM to Dec 22, 2014 3 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12 )
Neptune - Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Anwar Sadat, Tredici Bacci
This event is 18 and over
Neptune

Neptune's origins trace to 1994 as a sculpture project by Boston artist/musician Jason Sanford, who forged the band's haphazard guitars and reluctant drums from scrap steel and found objects. Seven lineups, twenty-three releases and hundreds of instruments later, the band continues to wrench its sound spatter on self-built instruments to often confounded audiences around the world. In 2007, they released Gong Lake with avant arbiter Table of the Elements, home to art heroes Tony Conrad, Rhys Chatham and Faust. Neptune has shared the stage with a variety of influential artists such as The Ex, Mission of Burma, Ut, Oneida, Lightning Bolt, The Flaming Lips, Blonde Redhead, Melt-Banana, Charles Hayward, Liars, Black Dice, James Chance & the Contortions, Gang Gang Dance, The Dresden Dolls, Six Finger Satellite, and Wolf Eyes. Sanford and longtime Neptune collaborator Mark Pearson are currently joined by musicians/instrument inventors Kevin Micka and Farhad Ebrahimi, redefining their music and creating new sounds from scratch. Propulsive percussion and sonorous electronics tangle with Sanford's microtonal string creations with a refined minimalism, adding a new chapter to the band's ever-evolving story.

When: Dec 14, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21 )
Centro-matic
When: Dec 13, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14 )
LINDA EDER
When: Jan 10, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22 )
Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey (Class + Dinner)

The word "whiskey" comes from old Gaelic and means the "water of life".  It's no wonder why we feel the need for a refill now and then.

 

Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey is an ideal class for all levels - experienced whiskey adventurers and those just starting their journeys.

The evening begins with a 2 hour class providing an overview of the wide world of whiskey.  You will learn how to taste and talk about whiskey while comparing whiskey styles, ingredients, and origins.  Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing whiskey and food.  After class, we'll clear our palates and our heads with an American barbecue dinner paired with wine.

 

Sample Menu

TASTING CLASS

Innis & Gunn Scottish Cask Aged Beer | Bully Boy White Whiskey

Old Overholt Rye Whiskey | Four Roses Bourbon

Slane Castle Irish Whiskey | Gordon & McPhail Single Malt Scotch

DINNER
Blue Ribbon Barbecue

Barbecue chicken | Barbecue pork | Kansas City burnt ends

Rice & beans | Collard greens | Potato salad | Chocolate whiskey cake

90+ Cellars Chardonnay | Cline Zinfandel



When: Apr 18, 2015 6 PM to Apr 18, 2015 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 115.00 true Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey (Class + Dinner) 115.00

115.00 true Taking the Bite Out of Whiskey (Class + Dinner) S2 115.00

(Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18 )
Burlesque Your Way
You've learned some burlesque moves but you want to take your tease to the next level. Now what? How do you put your personal spin on all those bumps and grinds to create one smooth, sexy number? Burlesque Your Way will show you how! This class is designed for those students with basic burlesque training who want to develop a striptease routine from start to finish and perform it for an audience. This intensive course covers everything from picking music to costuming to story-line and choreography. Throughout the class, students will polish their burlesque skills, while learning performance tips and getting advice and guidance on all aspects of burlesque performance from Miss Mina (B.A.B.E. headmistress) and Ol' Scratch (Boston Babydolls director). Burlesque Your Way is recommend for students who have taken our Introduction to Burlesque classes or who have had some other burlesque instruction. In this five-week course, students will develop their own complete burlesque routine. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to perform their creations at The Original Newcomers' Showcase at The Great Burlesque Exposition on Sunday, February 22. Enrollment in this intimate and intensive class is limited to ten students to ensure that each student is afforded the personalized coaching she needs to perfect her routine. Classes are Mondays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 8:00-9:00pm



When: Jan 5, 2015 8 PM to Jan 5, 2015 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 125 - 150 USD (Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20 )
Neptune
When: Dec 14, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14 )
Do617 and Budweiser Black Crown Pres Last Call w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars
When: Dec 13, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20 )
The Valley Bulldogs
This event is 21 and over
The Valley Bulldogs


When: Feb 7, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 21 )
White Arrows
This event is 18 and over
White Arrows



Bardo is a transitional state of being, the phase of existence between death and rebirth. It marks the end of one thing and the beginning of another. It represents an evolution, which is why the title of White Arrows' second album, In Bardo, is so appropriate. The Los Angeles indie rock band found themselves in a new plane of being after touring extensively since their inception, finally grounded enough to create a cohesive work that reflected the musicians' present mindset.

White Arrows, a four-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of
touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.

"My only motivation was to make songs," Mickey says. "I wanted to get out all the ideas in a way that was productive and creative. There was no sense of what the songs would be – I just wanted to make music. I think there became a cohesive approach as we went along because we were writing at one particular moment in time. This is all from the same headspace."Andrew adds, "Our sound just locked into place as we were writing it. After the first few songs it clicked in and things started moving faster. I wouldn't say we knew what we were doing going into it, but we found out along the way."

Certain thematic elements were circling the music, even as Mickey wrote some of the lyrics in a stream of consciousness fashion. He found that death, sex and religion were always present,
always around him, and those ideas sunk into the music on In Bardo itself. The songs are darker and deeper than those White Arrows have created previously, threaded together by
these omnipresent and sometimes unconscious themes. "Things were happening and I was thinking about the same things over and over again every day and writing about them," Mickey says. "Those are topics that tend to come up in conversation or you hear people
talking about on the street. It was constantly there. I don't think it was conscious effort to make an album based on those things but it ended up inherently being thematically very similar on a song to song basis."

Musically, In Bardo takes a few strides in a new direction for the band. Andrew, who had written prior material on keyboards, picked up the guitar and focused strongly on how to integrate the instrument into White Arrows' innovative blend of psychedelic rock and electronic indie pop. "Nobody Cares" was the first song to emerge after touring, a number ickey says most aptly conveys the musical balance White Arrows was seeking. "We Can't Ever Die," a boisterous, hook-tinged track that reflects the disc's title, fully embraces that aesthetic, setting the stage for the rest of the music the band wrote.

After meeting with several producers, White Arrows selected Jimmy Messer and spent the winter recording with him at his Los Angeles studio The Tube. It was the band's first time making music in a real studio with a producer, and the musicians found the experience to be ideal. "We loved it," Andrew adds. "It was a very freeing experience. Jimmy had good perspective on guitar, which was helpful because that's where we were trying to shift. It was
the most harmonious record-making process I've had with any band so far."

For White Arrows, In Bardo is the transition. It marks the end of one thing and the beginning of another. The songs, from moody album opener "I Want A Taste" to surging standout number "Leave It Alone" to the evocative two-part closer, represent the musicians' current mindset and inspirations, pulled cohesively together by their succinct process of creation. It is, as Mickey says, the band's real introduction into the world.

When: Feb 8, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 advance / $12 day of show (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 21 )
the Fighting Jamesons
Age Limit: All Ages

the Fighting Jamesons



When: Dec 30, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21 )
College
When: Nov 29, 2014 11 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23 )
Intheshit - Horrible Earth - Gowl - NoTox
02.22.15 Sun
Intheshit
Horrible Earth
Gowl
NoTox

O'Brien's


8pm Doors
21+
$8

Event Details


When: Feb 22, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20 )
The Indobox - Cocktail Party Phenomenon
This event is 21 and over
The Indobox


From Boston, MA and roots in Northeast PA, The Indobox is starting dance-parties everywhere they go, bringing something they call Dance-Rock... Guitarists Mike Carter and Joe Zarick fuse psychedelic rock guitars with dirty dance beats from Steve Learson's synths and Quinn Ferree's drums, all with catchy hooks to sing along to. An having played gigs with The New Deal and at Camp Bisco Festivals, you know every Indobox show will inevitably turn into a wild dance party.

When: Nov 28, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22 )
TASTE OFF: Italy vs. Spain


Italy and Spain both have long traditions of winemaking.  Both countries are known for some highly acclaimed wines and also for good values.  Their wines, however, are not always the easiest to understand.  What is the difference between Tempranillo and Rioja?  How does Vino Nobile di Montepulciano differ from Montepulciano d'Abruzzo?


Begin to unravel these mysteries and more at the Italy vs. Spain Wine Taste-Off.  We will provide some head-to-head match-ups of classic wines representing these two regions and let you be the judge. 


In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines.  Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.  At the end, you can cast votes for your favorites, and we will declare a victor of this installment of the Taste-Off.


Sample Menu

 

TASTING MENU

Prosecco vs. Cava

Pinot Grigio vs. Albarino

Chianti vs. Rioja

Nero d'Avola vs. Monastrell



When: Jan 21, 2015 6 PM to Jan 21, 2015 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55.00 true Taste Off: Italy vs. Spain 55.00

55.00 true Taste Off: Italy vs. Spain Section 2 55.00

(Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18 )
How To Taste Wine And Why! (Class + Dinner)

Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. 

How to Taste Wine and Why! is an ideal class for all levels - experienced wine adventurers and those just starting their wine journeys.

The evening begins with a 2 hour class covering the major wine styles and grape varieties from around the world. Appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.  Class is followed by a delicious Italian inspired dinner accompanied by white and red Italian wines.

 

Sample Menu

TASTING CLASS

Mionetto Brut Prosecco | Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay | Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec

90+ Cellars Pinot Noir | Chateau Roc de Segur Bordeaux Cabernet/Merlot

DINNER
A Night in Italy

Pollo Cristina | Chicken baked in nutmeg and wine

Spinaci alla fiorentina | Baked spinach with mushroom (vegetarian)

Timballo | Penne pasta baked in cheese sauce with roast eggplant crust (vegetarian)

Citrus polenta cake with balsamic glaze | Fruit

La Fiera Pinot Grigio | Il Bastardo Sangiovese



When: Jan 10, 2015 6 PM to Jan 10, 2015 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 115.00 true How To Taste Wine And Why! (Class + Dinner) 115.00

115.00 true How To Taste Wine and Why! (Class + Dinner) Section 2 115.00

(Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18 )
I Am Next featuring Electric Ears / Dizzy Bats / Pulitzer Prize Fighter
When: Jan 17, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.00 (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20 )
I, Pistol featuring A Wish For Fire / Strangeways / The Crushing Low
When: Jan 18, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20 )
The Moulten Llama featuring GUT / Wrought Iron Hex / Beer For Freddy
When: Jan 8, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20 )
Left Hand Does with Something Like A Monument, Bent Knee, and Endation
When: Jan 30, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20 )
The Vaselines
When: Jan 17, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18 )
The Gas
When: Nov 28, 2014 2 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14 )
Death with Obituary
When: Nov 29, 2014 5 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17 )
Chippendales
When: Jan 24, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18 )
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Jason Bartell
This event is 18 and over
A Sunny Day in Glasgow


It’s been a while, but A Sunny Day in Glasgow are back with Sea When Absent, their third proper album. Sea When Absent situates itself in the science fiction that is life in 2014 and goes looking for what new myths might speak to us in our post-Fukushima, post-quantum, post-everything world. Recorded over a year and half with Jeff Zeigler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) at his Uniform Recording Studios in Eraserhood Philadelphia, the album is a conscious move away from the bright-dark, ambient maximalism of the band’s acclaimed double LP, Ashes Grammar, and a move towards a post-millennial, up-front pop sound. Sea When Absent is simultaneously A Sunny Day in Glasgow at their most accessible, most insane, and most rock.

Appropriately for new beginnings, Sea When Absent marks a number of firsts for an ASDiG—it’s the first album recorded in a “real” studio by someone who isn’t Ben or Josh, the first album not written mostly by Ben, the first album with next-to-no reverb, and the first time in ASDiG’s history that it has existed as an actual band (ie, not just Ben or Josh playing everything). There was also a conscious effort to get away from aspects of recording that have defined this band in the pasts—namely heavily reverbed and buried vocals [ed.—they never sound buried to Ben]. Vocalists Jen Goma and Anne Fredrickson have beautiful voices and it was time to explore the possibilities of their abilities/talents. Jen took on a central role in the making of this album, stepping up to write most of the lyrics and melodies. Annie also contributed melodies throughout the album and put her classical cello training to use adding string arrangements. Since 2009 Ben has called Sydney, Australia home and while he was down under, multi-instrumentalist/backup vocalist/engineer/jack-of-all-trades Josh Meakim was “Our Man in Philly”, overseeing the recording sessions and adding all of the musical and production ideas he usually does. The distance between Ben and the rest of the band also forced novel ways of building songs from across the world. Bassist Ryan Newmyer, in Brooklyn, was tasked with deconstructing and rebuilding several songs in his own way—“Oh, I’m a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People)” bears the fruit of this tact. Holding it all together is drummer Adam Herndon. Adam is Sea When Absent’s alchemist—weaving between, and often reconciling, the colossal boom of electronic beats (see “Golden Waves” or “Double Dutch”) and the subtle elegance of a drum kit in a room (see “The Body, It Bends” or “The Things They Do to Me”).

But what about the songs? “Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)” gets things immediately going with a visceral assault of guitar and rhythm from which the listener is thrown into the madhouse power-pop of “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)”. “Crushin’” is probably as close to a Prince-recording-for-Stax-Records sound that ASDiG will ever get, while “MTLOV (Minor Keys)” is classic ASDiG minus the reverb, with the beat turned way up. “Never Nothing (It’s Alright [It’s Ok])” is a quiet storm “Sympathy for the Devil” (literally, Hades) and “Golden Waves” takes Janet Jackson’s “Love With Never Do (Without You)” and gives it a bad dose of e.

Between releasing Ashes Grammar in late 2009 and Autumn, Again in late 2010, ASDiG spent the better part of that year on tour. The 6 members in this band returned to 6 different Ithacas and the various dramas and adventures they’ve endured since then inform a lot of Sea When Absent.
But 2014 is also just an insane time to be alive. Dominant narratives have broken down and the stories we tell ourselves have never been more up-for-grabs. It’s all happening and A Sunny Day in Glasgow want to be as simultaneously everywhere and nowhere as the rest of us. Sea When Absent is ASDiG’s story for the milieu—a fever-dream about the now (or maybe a lucid dream about the fever-now) and a future possible…set in pop-major.







A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW – Bio

A Sunny Day in Glasgow is a post-nation musical outfit. Its members live in three different cities and two different hemispheres but, the band began in a Philadelphia bedroom in 2006. Back from several years in the UK, Ben Daniels enlisted the help of his twin sisters to sing on a bunch of songs he had written. The Sunniest Day Ever EP was the product of this experiment. Ben soon moved to Montreal from where the band released their debut LP, Scribble Mural Comic Journal. SMCJ, recorded for exactly no money and with one microphone, pushed the boundaries of both dream pop and DIY and allowed the band to tour North America and Europe, including stops at the Whitney Museum, KEXP, and WNYC.
After these tours the band had pared down to Ben and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Josh Meakim and the two decamped to a cavernous dance studio in rural New Jersey on the shores of a bucolic Delaware River to record the follow-up album. Over the next (very stressful) 6 months Anne Fredrickson jumped in on vocals/cello and the three finished their sprawling opus, Ashes Grammar. AG once again found the band pushing away from dream-pop convention into stranger waters, without losing the hooks.
Eager to take it on the road, the band grew to include Philadelphia life enthusiast, Adam Herndon on drums; long time ASDiG-fan, Ryan Newmyer on bass; and after a (seriously) global search, Brooklyn-based Jen Goma joined up and A Sunny Day in Glasgow was truly born. This group went on to release The Nitetime Rainbows EP, spent the better part of the next year touring North America and Europe (culminating with a show at Primavera), and capped it all off by releasing Autumn, Again (recorded while on tour), in October of 2010
The week following Ashes Grammar’s 2009 release saw Ben move to Sydney, Australia, and with Jen and Ryan calling Brooklyn home, the distance added challenges to the writing process, but recording of the new album began in December 2011 at Jeff Zeigler's Uniform Recording studio. After some twists and turns and an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Sea When Absent was completed by September 2013. Fueled by this truly overwhelming support from their fans, A Sunny Day in Glasgow can't wait to send it out to the world via Lefse Records in 2014.

When: Dec 28, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21 )
Chippendales
When: Jan 24, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22 )
BILL FRISELL
When: Jan 23, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $40.00 - $80.00 (Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20 )
Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match!


Who could resist wine or chocolate?  Put them together, and you've got one of the world's most delicious pairings.  We will explore the spectrums of both wine and chocolate in this 2 hour class.  Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develop their unique styles.  Taste through a variety of wines and chocolates in search of the most perfect match.


Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine and chocolate involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of chocolate.  See you in class!

 

Sample Menu

TASTING MENU

Sparkling Prosecco + Ricotta Fresca with Valrhona Chocolate Pearls

California Chardonnay + Scharffen Berger Milk Chocolate

German Riesling + Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Cotes du Rhone + Valrhona Bittersweet Chocolate Disks

Spanish Tempranillo + Taza Chocolate Mexicano

Zinfandel + Lindt Excellence Supreme Dark



When: Apr 24, 2015 6 PM to Apr 24, 2015 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55.00 true Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match! 55.00

55.00 true Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match! Section 2 55.00

(Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18 )
Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match!


Who could resist wine or chocolate?  Put them together, and you've got one of the world's most delicious pairings.  We will explore the spectrums of both wine and chocolate in this 2 hour class.  Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develop their unique styles.  Taste through a variety of wines and chocolates in search of the most perfect match.


Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine and chocolate involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of chocolate.  See you in class!

 

Sample Menu

TASTING MENU

Sparkling Prosecco + Ricotta Fresca with Valrhona Chocolate Pearls

California Chardonnay + Scharffen Berger Milk Chocolate

German Riesling + Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Cotes du Rhone + Valrhona Bittersweet Chocolate Disks

Spanish Tempranillo + Taza Chocolate Mexicano

Zinfandel + Lindt Excellence Supreme Dark



When: Mar 20, 2015 6 PM to Mar 20, 2015 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55.00 true Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match! 55.00

55.00 true Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match! Section 2 55.00

(Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18 )
RICHARD ELLIOT
When: Feb 15, 2015 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $35.00 - $75.00 (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19 )
White Dynomite - The Humanoids, Muck and the Mires, Worshipper, w/ DJ Sets by DJ Slim Jim
This event is 21 and over
White Dynomite


Born of boredom and bourbon, WHITE DYNOMITE are considered gentlemen of experience and true rock city pedigree. This quartet of punk n' roll refugees consists of former members of such fine acts as Roadsaw, Wrecking Crew and Random Road Mother to name a few. With a shared love for all things hard, fast, hot and loud, WHITE DYNOMITE pack more action than a car full of circus clowns, loaded and ready to explode. Pick up their self-titled debut album on Mad Oak Records for further evidence of their awesomeness.

When: Feb 13, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22 )
Tim Catz' 50th Birthday Party featuring
When: Feb 13, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15 )
Beacon
When: Feb 12, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15 )
Beacon
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Beacon


Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett, aka Brooklyn duo Beacon, introduced themselves to the world with the No Body and For Now EPs, both released last year on Ghostly International. The EPs were united by minimalist, R&B-influenced instrumentation, and also by a lyrical theme, with both serving as meditations on the darkness that underpins the most intense of human emotions: love.

The duo's debut album The Ways We Separate both consolidates and develops these ideas. The album focuses, as the title suggests, on the idea of separation — both within the context of relationships and in a more intimate, psychological sense. As Mullarney explains, "The narrative contained inside The Ways We Separate deals with two kinds of separation: one where two entities grow apart, and the other where we grow apart from ourselves. Over the course of a relationship, the two sometimes happen together, one being the result of the other."

Desires, passions and regrets are central to the songs on The Ways We Separate, which take a variety of perspectives to construct a nuanced reflection on the album's central theme. 'Between the Waves' draws a clever analogy between relationships and soundwaves falling out of phase: "I know all the ways we separate/ Where we start to fade at different frequencies." 'Overseer' catalogues a parting of the ways with discomfiting clarity: "Isn't it fine?/ Taking it slow?/ Watching you watch me walk out your door." And album closer 'Split in Two' explores how th extremes of love and loss can take you far away from being the person you thought you were, making explicit the connection between the two ideas of separation: "What I'd do for you?", sings Thomas Mullarney, "Split myself in half/ Divided into two."

Musically, The Ways We Separate finds Beacon working with a richer sonic palette than ever before —as Gossett says, "The production on this album is much more expansive than anything we've done thus far. We spent a lot of time exploring new gear and experimenting with how to pull a wide range of sound out of various instruments. Some of the key sonics that shaped this LP are analogue synthesis, lots of heavily processed guitar work, and vocal layering/processing." While the abiding mood remains that of late-night introspection, the production draws from elements of hip hop and a wide gamut of electronic music, marrying intricate beats and subtle textures to honeyed pop melodies that belie the album's conceptual depth. Rarely has bleakness sounded so pretty — this is a record that's deceptively, compellingly beautiful, an exploration of a place both discomfiting and darkly seductive.

When: Feb 12, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21 )
Wine, Cheese and the Pursuit of Happiness (Class + Dinner)

Wine and cheese seem like very different things, but they have much in common.  Both start as delicious, nutritious liquids which are shaped by nature and time into products which are more prized than the raw materials.  Join us in exploring the wondrous spectrum of wine and cheese.  Happiness abounds.

 

Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine and cheese involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of cheese.


The evening begins with a 2 hour class covering some of the fundamentals of tasting and pairing wine with cheese.  Class is followed by a delicious Italian dinner accompanied by white and red wines.

 

 

Sample Menu

TASTING MENU

Sparkling Prosecco + Ricotta Fresca | German Riesling + Five Year-Old Gouda

Beaujolais + Brie | Spanish Tempranillo + Mahon   

Zinfandel + Egyptian Roumy | Port + Fourme d'Ambert Blue

 

DINNER MENU: A Night in Italy

Chicken involtini | Timballo | Pasta rosette

Citrus polenta cake | Lemon almond torta | Strawberries

La Fiera Pinot Grigio | Il Bastardo Sangiovese



When: Jan 24, 2015 6 PM to Jan 24, 2015 9 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 115.00 true Wine, Cheese and the Pursuit of Happiness (Class + Dinner) 115.00

115.00 true Wine, Cheese and the Pursuit of Happiness (Class + Dinner) Section 2 115.00

(Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18 )
Frontier Ruckus - The Novel Ideas
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Frontier Ruckus


"On the surface their music is a careful blend of folk and bluegrass, but below the obvious layer many fans sensed an intangible element ingrained within the notes and lyrics Frontier Ruckus, through some kind of rare ability, turned memories into melodies and transformed a from-the-inside-out examination of their native Michigan into a creaky back-porch storytelling session relevant well beyond the Great Lakes. Deadmalls and Nightfalls is a musical map to the psyches of its performers. You will want to know the words by heart to sing under the haze of summer starlight, alongside the roaming river, while drifting down forgotten backroads, and contemplating the causes and effects of urban sprawl." – PopMatters

"…delicate, finger-picked banjos, aching, oaky violin and the haunting voice of frontman Matthew Milia, who conjures what might happen had Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum been raised in a log cabin. Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night. Add to the mix baleful brass and trembling percussion, and you've got the perfect recipe for Gothic Americana." – Rolling Stone

When: Jan 29, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21 )
LISA FISCHER and GRAND BATON
When: Dec 13, 2014 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $45.00 - $85.00 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22 )
ANDRE WARD with WANNETTA JACKSON
When: Dec 31, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $50.00 - $155.00 (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20 )
LISA FISCHER and GRAND BATON
When: Dec 14, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19 )
LISA FISCHER and GRAND BATON
When: Dec 14, 2014 4 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $48.00 - $88.00 (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16 )
"Saved by the 90's"
When: Feb 7, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 15 )
LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON
When: Dec 13, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $45 (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20 )

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