A musical comedy duo based out of New York City featuring Danny Sexbang (Leigh Daniel Avidan) and Ninja Brian (Brian Wecht), Ninja Sex Party was inspired by the likes of similarly skewed comedy units like Flight of the Conchords and Lonely Island.
The Doubleclicks’ 2017 album, Love Problems, is an intimate look at love, loneliness, and depression. While including some of the themes of cats and technology from previous albums, the band has grown out, and looked in, for more introspective and serious songs. TICKETS: http://do617.com/events/2017/8/26/the-doubleclicks
In 1981, Mark Burgess formed the Chameleons with guitarists Dave Fielding and Reg Smithies, and drummer John Lever. Formed during the early-'80s British post-punk movement, the band embraced the disjointed atmospherics and alienation of New Order.
Mark Burgess & company return to the Middle East Downstairs after their sold out performance in October of 2015.
With support from...
Soft Kill (Profound Lore)
Way Out (Cercle Social Records)
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Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, and extensive tours throughout the US, Canada and Australia, David Liebe Hart is an outsider musician, actor and painter. A true original, he has communicated with extra-terrestrials, owns a large collection of puppets, and is obsessed with trains. While his vast and bizarre catalog of songs about aliens, religion, and failed relationships has yielded cult hits, such as "Salame", "Father & Son" and "Puberty", his recent collaborations with electronic musician Jonah Mociun, AKA Th' Mole, have propelled Liebe Hart into previously unexplored territory.
Sat 10/14 - MC LARS / MC FRONTALOT, Mega Ran, Schaffer the Darklord (STD) - Thunder Road (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
21+ $16 Advance / $18 Day of Show
*Note: 4pm Doors
Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm
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BARB WIRE DOLLS (Greece/Los Angeles)
"Punk rock all the way to the bone" - VICE
Signed by Lemmy himself to Motörhead Music, Greece's biggest rock export, Barb Wire Dolls moved to Los Angeles where they sold out shows at Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go, Viper Room before taking on the rest of America and Europe. Barb Wire Dolls have toured with NOFX, Descendants, GBH, Jello Biafra, and have played main stages at Riot Fest, Wacken, Rebellion, Uprising, and many more around the world. On Vans Warped Tour all summer in 2017, Barb Wire Dolls are releasing their 3rd full length album 'Rub My Mind' on July 28 that was recorded at the iconic Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree, California.
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Bowery Boston presents - John Carpenter - The Master of Horror -
John Carpenter has announced Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of his classic movie themes newly recorded with the collaborators that worked on his Lost Themes studio albums and subsequent tours: his son, Cody Carpenter, and godson, Daniel Davies. Set for release on October 20 via Sacred Bones, Anthology… is a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter’s greatest themes, from his very first movie (the no-budget sci-fi film Dark Star) to 1998’s supernatural Western, Vampires. Those sit alongside the driving, Led Zeppelin-influenced Assault on Precinct 13 theme, Halloween’s iconic 5/4 piano riff, and the eerie synth work of The Fog. Carpenter and his band also cover Ennio Morricone’s bleak, minimalist theme for The Thing. “I asked Morricone to please compose something with a very few notes,” Carpenter says. “And brilliantly, he did.”
doors 7pm / 18+ / $55
Tickets on sale Fri. 8/25 at 10am! BUY TICKETS - http://bit.ly/2xa6B0G
Koo Koo Kanga Roo is a band/comedy duo/workout franchise who are on this planet to make you dance while laughing so hard that milk comes out of your nose. Whether you’re getting sweaty at their live show, listening to their concept albums or moving to their dance-a-long videos, Bryan and Neil just want to make sure you’re having a blast.
Rory Scovel recently finished shooting the New Line feature THE HOUSE, alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, as well as THE LEGACY OF A WHITETAIL DEER HUNTER for director Jody Hill alongside Danny McBride and Josh Brolin. Some of his television credits include the TBS series GROUND FLOOR as well as the NBC series UNDATEABLE, ABC’s MODERN FAMILY, F/X’s THE COMEDIANS and the upcoming original series THOSE WHO CANT for TruTV. Last year Rory also starred alongside Demetri Martin in Demetri’s directorial debut DEAN which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and his new hour- stand up special is available on Seeso.
Mon 8/21 - The Greatest Generation (Star Trek: The Next Generation Podcast, Maximum Fun) at ONCE Somerville.
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon.
Joe Mande is one of the most exciting young comedians working today. He is currently writing for THE GOOD PLACE on NBC. Other writing credits include PARKS & RECREATION, MASTER OF NONE, and THE KROLL SHOW. He recurs as “Ben” on MODERN FAMILY and has also guest starred on LOVE and BROOKLYN NINE-‐NINE. His stand up has been seen on CONAN and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, and he had a half hour special on Comedy Central. His 2014 album, Bitchface, was number one on the iTunes comedy charts. Joe has been named one of Variety's “10 Comics to Watch” and he was the winner of a three-‐point shooting contest at a JCC basketball camp in 1997.
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Bit Brigade Video Game Music Concert at Middle East
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Sat 7/22 - The Aquabats, Reggie and the Full Effect, CJ Ramone at Paradise Rock Club - TICKETS: http://do617.com/events/2017/7/22/the-aquabats
The Middle East & League Podcast Present: Okilly Dokilly (The world's most popular Ned Flanders inspired heavy NEDAL band), Math the Band The Band, Black Trip - 18+, $15, 6:30 PM Doors
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Matt Dursin will be signing copies of the Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century trade paperback at New England Comics in Harvard Square this Saturday, July 8th.
Thu 6/15 - Alvarez Kings (Warner Brothers / Sire Records, UK), Dreamer and Son, City in the Clouds at SONIA (Middle East) All Ages
Four lads from South Yorkshire, UK who gleefully share their moniker with an infamous old school South American gang, Alvarez Kings (SIRE/WARNER BROS) summon pop power through timeless analog synth and guitar magic.
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Fri 6/9 - TRAGEDY - ALL METAL TRIBUTE to THE BEE GEES, Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, Rawstrum at MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS
NYC's Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic - the #1 Party Band.
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"He taps into the ghostly side of blues, where one repeated chord is enough to conjure up a world of sound" - Art Levy, KUTX
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Join your fellow Harry Potter fans across the country for PotterCon, the best day-drinking and mingling destination for witches, wizards, squibs and magical creatures alike. Find out if you`re a daring Gryffindor, wise Ravenclaw, cunning Slytherin, or loyal Hufflepuff during our live Sorting ceremony, strut your stuff in Madam Malkin`s Costume Contest, and show off your inner Hermione during our trivia contest. So dig your dusty old robes out of storage, accio your friends and come throw back some Butterbeers with other magic-loving adults.
Sat 5/6 - Thought Bomb with Matthew Flynn ft. Rick Shapiro + Thu Tran Bethany Van Delft, Awaaz Do at Middle East
Thought Bomb with Matthew Flynn featuring Rick Shapiro (Maron, Project X) + Thu Tran, Bethany Van Delft, Awaaz Do
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Country blues band from Brown County, Indiana.
Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.
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Sat Apr 22 - PABST BLUE RIBBON & TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA PRESENT Do617 Pop-Up Record Shop w/ THE COATHANGERS - FREE MATINEE at BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
FREE SHOW WITH THE COATHANGERS
POP-UP RECORD SHOP
FREE WITH RSVP: http://do617.com/popup
Thu 4/20 - Vinyl Me Please presents The Spins w/ GUCCI VUITTON + BLACKFEET spinning Gorillaz 'Demon Days' FREE @ THE VERB
Join Do617, Hojoko x Vinyl Me, Please for "The Spins" featuring VMP's March Record of the Month!
Our April ROTM is Gorillaz 'Demon Days', Vinyl Me, Please edition.
Enjoy a night of music, meeting the local vinyl-loving community, & drinks.
FREE WITH RSVP: http://do617.com/thespins
Celebrated graphic novelist and National Ambassador of Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang discusses Reading Without Walls, a new reading initiative for kids that encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world through books.
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The Protomen, MC Frontalot, PowerGlove, Bit Brigade
Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St, Boston
*NOTE: 6:30pm doors
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Charge By Phone - 1.866.468.7619
Adam West and Burt Ward, the Dynamic Duo of television's Batman, will be making a Boston area appearance March 4 & 5 at the Spring edition of the NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza at The Hanover Mall Event Center in Hanover, Massachusetts just south of Boston.
MC LARS WITH MEGA RAN, BIG O and special guest MC HAWKING
The “NoSleep Podcast”, which was born from a popular Reddit.com forum, began as a place for people to post first-person stories about frightening experiences. The forum was an online version of telling spooky stories around the campfire. As it rapidly gained readership, David Cummings (host and producer) came up with the idea of turning it into a podcast.
Five years in, the award-winning “NoSleep Podcast” has evolved into one of the biggest digital horror brands in the world, with over 18 million downloads, averaging at 275,000 downloads per week, along with a 5-star rating on iTunes. As Cummings puts it, “it’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t see that’s scary”. Cumming’s deep, haunting voice brings the stories and characters to life in this live recording – making you feel as if you’re experiencing the environment and horror first hand. The podcast was titled as USA Today’s “Summer Scare” and reaped praise from the AV Club as “enjoyably creepy and consistently interesting”. The podcast’s devoted cult following brings a wide range of listeners looking for a scare.
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VIDEO GAME PARTY Presented by LIKEYOUSAID.com and BSTN BRND Featuring performances by: Lame Genie playing songs from Mario, Pokemon, TMNT and more, Contact, and blink-169 with live video games to play on site and a special set by DJ Nintendo - 18+ $15 *NOTE: 7 PM Doors
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Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with George Takei, live on stage. In this unique evening you'll enjoy a screening of the classic film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" on the big screen. Following the movie, the incomparable George Takei will take to the stage to share fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories from portraying the original "Mr. Sulu" in the Star Trek television series and movies, being an internet sensation, making his recent Broadway debut and more from a career that has lived long and prospered. Fans will also have a chance to ask George their question during the audience-led Q&A.
From the minds of Kate Berlant, John Early, and Andrew DeYoung, 555 is anthology miniseries of five short films that unfold in a stark, humid, surreality of Hollywood. The first episode will be screened live, followed by a performance from Kate Berlant and John Early.
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What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts? What would we learn? How might they change us? Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a podcast reading Harry Potter, the best-selling series of all time, as if it was a sacred text. Just as Christians read the Bible, Jews the Torah and Muslims read the Quran, Harvard chaplains Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile embark on a 199 episode journey (one chapter a week) to glean what wisdom and meaning J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels have for us today. They rea Harry Potter, not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives.
Join the already successful podcast for their first ever live show in their hometown of Cambridge, MA.