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Hannibal Buress Played Drums At SXSW
Hannibal Buress Drums For Massachusetts Band at SXSW, Immediately Forgets Their Name on ‘Kimmel’
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Comedian Hannibal Buress may best be known to some as the comedian who ignited the Bill Cosby firestorm, but he’s also a hilarious standup and television star, lending his talent to two of the funniest, most progressive comedies on television, Broad City and The Eric Andre Show.

He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin last night to discuss two things: first, that he’s been receiving death threats from Bill Cosby supporters, and second, that he managed to become a rockstar overnight. More

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Speedy Ortiz talks ‘Real Hair’ EP release at Tasty Burger
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For a moment, please indulge me in some hyperbolic doom mongering.

Let’s say that the BPD masters the infiltration of punk rock circles via bogus Facebook profiles and shuts down every D.I.Y. venue in the city. (It could happen.) Around the same time, real estate developers bulldoze the Middle East, then whimsically decide to raze all the other Boston rock clubs, leaving nothing but high-income condominium housing in their wake. In this not-entirely-absurd dystopian future scenario, with no traditional or underground venues, where will bands play?

Other kinds of places, that’s where. Like Tasty Burger, for instance. The Harvard Square eatery has hosted under-the-radar shows for a while, and launches an initiative for regular publicized concerts with Speedy Ortiz’s “Real Hair” EP release party on Saturday. More

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Boston Music Awards 2013 brings power-packed performances
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When members from all pockets of the local music community gather for the annual Boston Music Awards, as they did Sunday night at the Liberty Hotel, motivations are often mixed. Most are there to voice support for our ripe music scene, while others are hoping to walk away with a trophy or a new contact. But last night, perhaps more than any other year, everyone had something to celebrate: a behemoth of a performance lineup. More

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Hassle Fest 2013: Growing, expanding, filling a void
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Where does underground music live? Just ask Daniel Shea, one of the founders of Boston Hassle, the organization responsible for Hassle Fest. Now in its fifth year, Hassle Fest is a music festival featuring over 40 local and national acts including Prince Rama, Japanther, Black Dice, and Speedy Ortiz. On paper, the lineup of this festival might not ring the bells of your average music fan, but that might just be the point. Hassle Fest 5 runs Friday and Saturday at Cambridge Elks Lodge.

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Music in Boston this weekend: You Won’t, Earthquake Party, more
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Good news, bands: Now that the Red Sox season has reached a fantastic end, people are going to start coming to your shows again! It couldn’t come at a better time either, as this weekend is jam-packed with all kinds of good stuff. Whether you’re dressing up for the spirit of the season or rocking out for a good cause, make sure you budget your time wisely because Halloween is only the start of the party. More

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Boston bands ready to make CMJ sweat this week
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CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in New York City tomorrow and Boston is reppin’. Hard. You’re probably like, “Why would I go all the way to New York to see a band that I could see here whenever?” Think of it like rooting for the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium (although New Yorkers hopefully/likely won’t boo Boston bands). Here’s the go-to guide for the best local bands making Boston proud in enemy territory.

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The Sheila Divine, Speedy Ortiz take Union Square
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While Boston watched one of its wildest sports days ever, a spirited bunch of Somervillians joined BDCwire and RadioBDC yesterday in Union Square to sway to the grooves of five bands and help launch this thing we call a website into cyberspace. There were violins, Irishmen who didn’t sound too Irish when they sang, children plugging their ears, and a surprise set from a dude playing what appeared to be a four-foot bong but is actually called a didgeridoo. Here’s what went down at Live on the Square. More