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(Slate)   "What is the address for the local music show tonight?" and other masterful ways the Boston Police are subtly trying to crack down on the illegal underground scene   (slate.com) divider line 140
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2013-03-29 12:27:13 PM
It's a good thing that they are hip to the lingo used by these cats as they go about their nefarious business.
 
2013-03-29 12:31:33 PM
To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
 
2013-03-29 12:33:56 PM
"no one can identify a poseur more quickly than a hipster"

By rule, all hipsters are poseurs, so no, no they can't.
 
2013-03-29 12:37:30 PM

dj_bigbird: GreenAdder: We can't automatically assume BPD is doing this for noise reasons. Maybe they just hate sniveling indie rock.

Probably has more to do with the fact that these underground parties don't have permits (i.e. not paying their royalties to the city) and are selling booze that they aren't collecting taxes on (i.e. not paying their royalties to the city)


Why should people have to

If it's about "nuisance" control, why not wait for the noise complaints to come in from the neighbors?

If you're having to stalk around Twitter and Facebook to find these parties, supposedly to quash public nuisances, instead of actually responding to reports of nuisances, is it really a nuisance?

Saying people can't meet in private dwellings to play music and socialize seems to be rubbing up against First Amendment rights to Freedom of Assembly and Speech.
 
2013-03-29 12:37:44 PM

bronyaur1: Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?


Hi officer
 
2013-03-29 12:41:51 PM
Anyone got Menino's home address, and a twitter account? I've got an April Fool's day gag I'd like to pull.
 
2013-03-29 12:42:47 PM
Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?
 
2013-03-29 12:43:34 PM

envirovore: One of my friends has been doing DIY basement shows for a couple years (local/regional/national punk & metal) and has never had a problem. He always notifies the neighbors a week before the show to see if they have any issues with it, none ever have. Live music ends by Midnight. Everyone's always been respectful of his and his neighbors houses, belongings, and yards. Cops here have always ignored it. Granted Utica is no Boston.

/one next weekend
//four bands, free chicken riggies, and booze


Just favorited chicken riggies for future nommage.  Thanks!
 
2013-03-29 12:47:19 PM

Gifted Many Few: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.


I guess it all depends on what you consider good music.


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-29 12:48:27 PM
 
2013-03-29 12:51:19 PM

Skarekrough: bronyaur1: Because it is simply not possible for whiny 20somethings to actually get the permits required and comply with the law, right?

It has less to do with that and more to do with the fact that music venues in the city are closing down or becoming less than receptive to anything edgier than "Train."

This was the niche which The Rat filled.  Night after night in Kenmore Square bands would line up to play assembly-line style.  If you could put together a demo and make a few phone calls then the odds were you could end up on that stage.  The Middle East took a little more work but it could be done with some time and effort.  Same with Local 186.

If you shut down places for punk bands to play they're going to be resourceful and put it together on their own.  Worcester has a decently thriving scene.  Even Springfield has something.  But in Boston the real estate got too expensive so the places closed.  In any other city that might not be a big issue.  But were talking about a city that has more colleges per square mile than any other place in the world.

I would have hoped the BPD could have recognized this but apparently not.

Boston is a shiat city for seeing live music.  Bars have closed down and been turned into discos.  Other venues get bought up and turned into high-end coffee bars or hotels.  There's nothing to complain about; the ship set sail a decade ago.


Ah, the Rat. The last night there was an absolute mess. Glass covering the floor, the rats pulled from the walls, an absolute disaster. Thanks for the fond memories.
 
2013-03-29 12:51:29 PM
I think they're just trolling, keeping an obviously high profile so that their other moles have an easier time.  It must be working, because of all the venues the article says have closed.  So the cops must be finding out info from other accounts besides the ones that are "laughable."
 
2013-03-29 01:00:25 PM
Hai guyz, it totally sucks when cops pretend to be kids, amirite lol?
So where is the local rock concerts happening tonight?  I totally need the address so I can go - if I can sneak away from the rents lol!!!
 
2013-03-29 01:01:31 PM
To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:
 
2013-03-29 01:03:23 PM

envirovore: One of my friends has been doing DIY basement shows for a couple years (local/regional/national punk & metal) and has never had a problem. He always notifies the neighbors a week before the show to see if they have any issues with it, none ever have. Live music ends by Midnight. Everyone's always been respectful of his and his neighbors houses, belongings, and yards. Cops here have always ignored it. Granted Utica is no Boston.

/one next weekend
//four bands, free chicken riggies, and booze


Free Chicken Riggies is the name of my Chickenfoot coverband.

Of fark it. I'm up for some free chicken riggies.
 
2013-03-29 01:07:45 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

//Favourite Squadron
 
2013-03-29 01:11:17 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: That's dumb. BTW, does anyone have the "hook up" on some marijuana cigarettes?


I was teaching my mother how to Google something and showing her that she could type in a question and it would auto-fill the most popular results. Since she was looking to buy a fridge I started to type "where can I" and the 3rd result that popped up was "where can I buy marijuana". Who would be dumb enough to Google that?!
 
2013-03-29 01:11:45 PM
In before some hipster comes to complain about how using the word hipster is so incredibly vague that it means anything even though we all know exactly who is being talked about.
 
2013-03-29 01:17:25 PM

Andulamb: Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?


Um, so they can prevent a crime from happening? So they can build a case against the "promoters" and bands that gypsy from one house and neighborhood to the next, essentially ignoring all laws and ordinances so they can fleece the idiot kids who come to these "shows", then stagger out to puke on my lawn/sidewalk.

/knows he's over 30.
//knows you'll be writing a response like this in 10 years when you own property and get up to work every day.
 
2013-03-29 01:25:08 PM
Let me tell you about the time I had a large amount of mary-jane in my backpack and went into a public restroom only to encounter numerous police officers and a drug-sniffing dog.
 
2013-03-29 01:25:21 PM
Nothing good comes out of house party bands in Boston. It's not much of a college town, anyway.
 
2013-03-29 01:26:47 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:


Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
 
2013-03-29 01:30:23 PM

deadsanta: Andulamb: Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?

Um, so they can prevent a crime from happening? So they can build a case against the "promoters" and bands that gypsy from one house and neighborhood to the next, essentially ignoring all laws and ordinances so they can fleece the idiot kids who come to these "shows", then stagger out to puke on my lawn/sidewalk.

/knows he's over 30.
//knows you'll be writing a response like this in 10 years when you own property and get up to work every day.


Don't equate dodging zoning and permitting ordinances with breaking criminal laws. They aren't the same thing. If one of your neighbors holds a huge party with several bands and hundreds of people and it's a problem, call the cops. It's hard to justify the police spending time and money trying to preemptively stop these things.
 
2013-03-29 01:31:53 PM

jayhawk88: [geigercounter.files.wordpress.com image 376x376]

The address of the party is "1". That's the only part of the address. It's enough for advanced beings like ourselves to find it.


who-is-awesome.com
 
2013-03-29 01:33:07 PM

cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders

Mighty Mighty Bosstones


You really only needed to list two.

/IT'S EDUCATIONAL!
 
2013-03-29 01:33:36 PM
It's at The Blue Oyster Bar, 655 Cowan Ave.
 
2013-03-29 01:35:25 PM

WinoRhino: Nothing good comes out of house party bands in Boston. It's not much of a college town, anyway.


We're not just kids, to say the least.



we've got ideas, to us that's dear

/lgtnsfwvideo
 
2013-03-29 01:36:12 PM

tommyl66: mjohnson71: Dr.Zom: Big show tonight dude! Address is  4 Yawkey Way, downtown. Gonna be a blowout with lots of booze and drugs and underage chicks! See you there!

Not funny.

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This guy kinda liked it.

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/Orange whip?


Don't worry about it, I falsified the Facebook post.  I put 1060 West Addison.
 
2013-03-29 01:40:17 PM
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-03-29 01:44:56 PM

cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones



Does Boston count? or Aerosmith?
 
2013-03-29 01:45:00 PM
midigod: "I think they're just trolling, keeping an obviously high profile so that their other moles have an easier time."

I think it's more so the rats have plausible deniability.
You make a big stink about trying to get in, so people don't even look for the snitch.
 
2013-03-29 01:45:14 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones

You really only needed to list two.

/IT'S EDUCATIONAL!


That's all Boston's got?  Really Really weak, even including Dropkick Murphy's, Aerosmith, Staind, Godsmack, Guster, and, shudder, NKOTB.
 
2013-03-29 01:46:34 PM

SlothB77: That's all Boston's got? Really Really weak, even including Dropkick Murphy's, Aerosmith, Staind, Godsmack, Guster, and, shudder, NKOTB.


I'm not from Boston, nor do I have any ties.

I just think the Pixies were f--king awesome.
 
2013-03-29 01:46:43 PM

BenSaw: cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Does Boston count? or Aerosmith?

Only to 2
 
2013-03-29 01:48:40 PM
Save tax dollars, fire every single idiot wasting time with this crap and get back to protecting people from murderers and rapists.... dickheads!
 
2013-03-29 01:50:05 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: We're not just kids, to say the least.


Nice! Old enough to have seen them at The Rat back in the day.
 
2013-03-29 01:52:04 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I just think the Pixies were f--king awesome.


So did Kurt Cobain, which is why he imitated them.
 
2013-03-29 01:52:07 PM
s3.sidereel.com

I hear they like holding parties in barns.
 
2013-03-29 01:53:43 PM

deadsanta: Andulamb: Um, why don't they just wait until someone calls to complain?

Um, so they can prevent a crime from happening? So they can build a case against the "promoters" and bands that gypsy from one house and neighborhood to the next, essentially ignoring all laws and ordinances so they can fleece the idiot kids who come to these "shows", then stagger out to puke on my lawn/sidewalk.

/knows he's over 30.
//knows you'll be writing a response like this in 10 years when you own property and get up to work every day.


People like you make Baby Mission of Burma cry.

You sound like the kind of d-bag that calls the cops on any party that's still going on after 9pm, but sees nothing wrong about firing up the leaf blower at 7am on a Saturday.

/older than you
//property owner
///employed
////your bag of puke is in the mail
 
2013-03-29 01:56:24 PM

SlothB77: StreetlightInTheGhetto: cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones

You really only needed to list two.

/IT'S EDUCATIONAL!

That's all Boston's got?  Really Really weak, even including Dropkick Murphy's, Aerosmith, Staind, Godsmack, Guster, and, shudder, NKOTB.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-29 01:58:02 PM

jigger: [weknowmemes.com image 500x297]


Damn, beat me to it.
 
2013-03-29 01:58:35 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-29 01:59:31 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones

You really only needed to list two.

/IT'S EDUCATIONAL!



Can we also add:

Barry and The Remains
Mission of Burma

more importantly:
New Edition
Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
New Kids on the Block
 
2013-03-29 01:59:35 PM
The whole Frisco scene, with the Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, etc, started out as rent parties.  The filthy hippies would knock together some flyers and word of mouth street team marketing and throw an in house fandango and charge a few bucks to help make the rent on their now multi-million dollar old Victorians what those wacky kids thought were so trendy.  Welcome to the pre-washed, lightly scented, quiet as a mouse, no brown people, thank you world of yuppie weenieburgers who "don't want those damn kids making a racket".  Naturally, the police are dedicating lots of effort to shutting these nuisances down so as to serve the demands of the tax paying public cause, revenue.
 
2013-03-29 02:00:02 PM

SlothB77: NKOTB


Lord forgive me for doing this....There was also...

New Edition
(Which led to:)
Bobby Brown
Bell Biv DeVoe
Ralph Tresvant
Johnny Gill

New. Jack. Swing, biatches.
 
2013-03-29 02:03:25 PM

cwheelie: BenSaw: cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Does Boston count? or Aerosmith?
Only to 2


Well, if we're talking New England as a whole, you can't leave out the pride of Rhode Island and the greatest live band of all time....
 
2013-03-29 02:05:02 PM

cwheelie: BenSaw: cwheelie: justanotherfarkinfarker: To be honest, Boston, or the whole New England area is pretty sub par on the whole music scene. There have never been any historically decent bands from there. The ones that are, were usually from somewhere else and came to that area because of lack of competition.
You are on the crack or whatever the 411 is for the new drugs the kids do.

Anyone want to put up a good list:

Pre 80's J. Geils Band (and the list could stop righ here)
The Cars
Del Fuegos
Pixies
Breeders
Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Does Boston count? or Aerosmith?
Only to 2


But Boston went to 3!
 
2013-03-29 02:05:33 PM
Can we also add:

Barry and The Remains
Mission of Burma

more importantly:
New Edition
Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
New Kids on the Block


Oh good lord, I forgot Dinosaur Jr.   Surely Amherst will count as Boston?
 
2013-03-29 02:08:34 PM
I have another Boston band! It's a rap group called "Beantown Mafia." One of the members is Blake Boston, aka "Scumbag Steve".

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2013-03-29 02:10:50 PM
Volcano Suns.
 
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