Saturday, September 8, 2012
Occasional brief showers didn't dampen the mood as the JP Music Festival brought throngs to a field near the Pond. Did you snap some photos? Share them with your neighbors here.
The Second Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival brought throngs out to Pinebank at Jamaica Pond on Saturday. Good vibes flowed through a large crowd that enjoyed a diverse sampling of music from bands with JP connections. JP Patch was there grooving on the music (and appreciating a yummy grilled Muenster sandwich from the Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck). Did you get some snaps from the big event? I've posted some of mine. Please add yours for your neighbors to see.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's everything you need to know about Saturday's big event.
The Second Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival is bigger this year, bringing 24 bands to the shores of Jamaica Pond from noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Here's everything you need to know: [Editor's note: This post has been updated since the initial posting.]
Essential daily information at a glance, including the weekend's big event — The JP Music Festival on Saturday.
1. Forecast: Partly sunny. Humid with highs in the mid 80s. 2. The JP Music Festival Is Almost Here: The weekend's big event is, without doubt, the Second Annual Jamica Plain Music Festival. There will be 24 acts on two stages near the shores of Jamaica Pond on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. The event is free. 3. 80 Years of Progressive Organizing: Just about any program of the JP Forum is worth going to see. But on Sunday they have a really special one. Civil rights leader Hollis Watkins and Highlander Center Director Pam McMichael will be on hand at First Church Unitarian Universalist in JP on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. $3. 4. Hedda Gabler: This weekend catch a reading of Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler" in the cozy setting of the Taylor House. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance — including a pub crawl in honor of Saturday's JP Music Festival.
1. Forecast: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Humid with highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent. 2. JP Music Festival Pub Crawl: Saturday is the second annual JP Music Festival. On Wednesday, there's a JP Music Festival Pub Crawl at seven JP bars/restaurants where "Squirrel Brew" — a special limited edition beer in honor of the Albino Squirrel — will be served. Proceeds help keep the festival free of charge. 3. Looking for Work?: Speaking of pubs, the new Eugene O'Neill's in Forest Hills is hiring. The owner told Patch he's very interested in having folks from the neighborhood work at the place. 4. Open House: Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue holds an open house Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 5. In the Arena: The …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The upcoming free concert on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Pinebank has more bands and longer hours.
When Rick Berlin, Shamus Moynihan, and Randace Rauscher Moore were putting together last year’s inaugural Jamaica Plain Music Festival, they noted on their permit application that they expected 300-500 people to show up. They ended up getting, depending on who you ask, between 1,200 and 2,000 audience members grooving on a wide variety of musical genres performed by 22 acts. Three months after that free August event, they were back in planning mode for this year’s, set for Sept. 8, again at Pinebank Field, near the banks of Jamaica Pond. The 2012 edition will feature a few changes: two large stages instead of one large and one small; both stages will now face the Pond; there are 26 acts; and it’ll run an extra hour, from noon to 7 p.m. …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including a big public hearing Wednesday evening about the razing of the Home for Little Wanderers to make way for apartments.
1. Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent. 2. Hearing on 'Home for Little Wanderers' Apartment Plan: Wednesday evening the Boston Redevelopment Authority is holding a hearing about plans to turn the campus for the Home for Little Wanderers into a four- and five-story apartment complex. Historical preservationists argue a 1914 building on the campus should be saved. 6:30 p.m. at Back of the Hill Apartments. 3. JP Music Festival: Mark your calendars: The second annual JP Music Festival is Saturday, Sept. 8 at Pinebank at the Pond. Get a preview of the bands who will be playing at the just-released online mixtape. 4. Landmark’s Festival at the Shell: The…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including a benefit Tuesday for the JP Music Festival featuring the music of Levon Helm.
1. Forecast: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, mainly this afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent. 2. I'm glad the North won the Civil War, but as a Southerner I can't listen to Levon Helm belt out "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" without getting goosebumps (and crying a little.) If the music of the recently-departed drummer for the Band gets to you too, you've got to be at the Midway on Tuesday night for "Life is a Carnival: Songs of Levon Helm and The Band." And besides, it's a fundraiser for the JP Music Festival. 3. Are your kitchen knives more like bludgeons these days? Take 'em to the knife sharpener who is scheduled to be at the Centre Street City Feed from 4 to 7 today. 4. Here's a bit of good news on the…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Born in Germany and brought up in Reno, she moved to the area to attend Berklee College of Music, where she recently finished up a degree in music therapy.
Heather Foxwell can’t recall exactly how long she’s been singing. But the 24-year-old guitarist, who moved to Jamaica Plain a year ago, was showing off her vocal prowess – along with some fine slide work – by belting out a few vocals at the Jamaica Plain Music Festival, fronting her power trio H-Fox. Born in Germany and brought up in Reno, she moved to the area to attend Berklee College of Music, where she recently finished up a degree in music therapy. What brought you to Jamaica Plain? I had a lot of friends that lived here and I just wanted to be closer to them. I’ve moved around a lot, and this is the first place where I want to stay and make it my home. There’s a thriving community of people that care about music and about eating …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
"I love that a bunch of random people came together to do something that they love and the thing that they love made a whole bunch of people happy," said one festival-goer.
Music ranged from straight-out rock to jazz to hip-hop to even a hint of Stephen Foster-style classical.
There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Saturday’s Jamaica Plain Music Festival was the first of many to come. The event was a major success, drawing hundreds of people to Pinebank, near the shores of Jamaica Pond, for an afternoon of musical performances ranging from straight-out rock to jazz to hip-hop to even a hint of Stephen Foster-style classical. Lots more was in between. Kicking off with “America the Beautiful,” sung by JP artist Margie Nicoll, the fest soon blossomed into a celebration of music, with acts switching like clockwork between a main stage and a mini-stage (one band played while another set up), starting with the trio Shepherdess churning out three power pop tunes before turning things over to the melodic rock of…