The Fenway – January Music Spotlight

The Fenway – January Music Spotlight

 

January 7 – Machine 
Heroes (DJ Night)
They Will Be Heroes…Just for One Night 
Chris Ewen is no stranger to the Boston music scene. Together with Stephin Merritt and Claudia Miriam Gonson of The Magnetic Fields, Ewen records for Merge Records under the moniker Future Bible Heroes. More often though, he runs a goth deejay night called “Heroes”—first popular at the long-gone Man Ray nightclub and later at the recently defunct T.T. the Bears. Although Ewen’s venues keep disappearing, he continues to find a home for his loyal following. Check him out as he kicks out the jams at Machine.

 

January 8 – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Miriam Fried & Jonathan Biss
Classical Classics 
Stop by the stunning Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for their Sunday Concert Series as violinist Miriam Fried and pianist Jonathan Biss join forces to reinterpret Schumann’s “Sonata No. 1” and “Three Romances” as well as Bartok’s “Sonata No. 1.” Born in Romania, Fried is an award-winning violinist, a member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and has played with every major orchestra in the United States and Europe over the course of her career. Jonathan Biss is Miriam’s son and the two have shared the stage even before he was born, when Mrs. Fried played Carnegie Hall when she was pregnant with Jonathan.

 

January 15 – House of Blues
Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag
Still Skanking After All These Years 
When ska saw a popular resurgence in the mid 1990s, Reel Big Fish were at the forefront with fun and whimsical upbeat anthems. While that scene has shrunk over the years, RBF have continued on with a rotating cast of characters. Now they’ve joined the much harder, much heavier, much more serious punk activists Anti-Flag in what may at first seem like an unlikely matchup.

 

January 21 – Café 939 
Kyle Morton
Evacuation Plan
Best known as the leader of Typhoon, the 11-person band from Portland, Oregon, Kyle Morton is taking a brief break from the group to tour in support of his debut solo “What Will Destroy You.” Even more macabre than his work in Typhoon, Morton’s solo record is stripped down and his somber tales are darker than ever without the triumphant, lush accompaniments of his band.

 

January 26 – House of Blues
The Devil Makes Three
You and Me and… 
The Devil Makes Three formed when three New Englanders met up in Santa Cruz, California. No matter their roots, their bluesy ragtime, country, folk and bluegrass stylings sound like they’re from another time period. Their 2013 album “I’m a Stranger Here” hit the Billboard charts and this year’s album of covers, “Redemption and Ruin,” features guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Duane Eddy.

 

January 27 – House of Blues 
Greensky Bluegrass 
Blue & Green
The week of bluegrass at the House of Blues continues. Hailing from Kalamazoo, Greensky Bluegrass have gone from playing open mic nights to selling out Red Rocks and the Ryman, to and playing huge festivals Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. In its 15-year career, the band has released six records, all independently, and boast epic live shows with two sets and an intensive light show.  

 


 

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