by Brad Roberts
I've been on a ticket buying frenzy, lining up a bunch of shows through March for an exciting Winter schedule. And speaking of Winter, they begin my onslaught of concert-going this week. They are on one of the week's best bills on Thursday at The Echo, with the brilliant line up of Dante Elephante (at right), Summer Twins and The Dream Ride. The Echo also has the best show on Wednesday night with Futurebirds and Geronimo Getty, and Friday night The Breakups and The World Record are at Taix Lounge. Lots of good local music.
The first GIRLSCHOOL Field Day Weekend is coming up beginning Friday, January 29, and features some of the area's top female talent coming together to celebrate the diversity offered by women in the current rock scene. Founded by Anna Bulbrook (of The Bulls, The Airborne Toxic Event and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) GIRLSCHOOL began with a residency at The Satellite last year that put a bunch of female-centric bands together on one stage, and has now morphed into a three day festival that takes over The Bootleg for the whole weekend. The Bulls, Dead Sara, Kim & the Created, Kera and the Lesbians and Riothorse Royale are among the bands playing.
A combination of luck and good timing landed me a ticket for Andrew Bird's sold out show at Teragram Ballroom on February 9th. Joanna Newsom added another night to her Orpheum date in March that I had not been able to attend owing to the conflict of the Rob Crow show at The Echo on the 26th. But I really lucked out with a ticket in the fourth row for March 25th.