Category: Band Crush

Farewell Crush

Last week I emailed Ashley to let her know that as of today, I would no longer be updating Boston Band Crush. She has posted a message as well, the official closing announcement, but I wanted to say goodbye myself. My time here has been incredibly fulfilling and I’m grateful that I was entrusted with [...]

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Crushmas Contest: Two chances to win a giant pile of Boston rock

Crushmas Contest: Two chances to win a giant pile of Boston rock

The holidays are bearing down pretty quickly, Christmas, Chanukah, Festivus, Kwanza, and of course the greatest holiday of them all – Crushmas. Last week on Facebook we teased a contest to win a huge pile of vinyl and CDs that was covering the kitchen table here at Band Crush HQ, stuff from Q Division, Midriff, [...]

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Advice Crush: Benny Grotto’s recording tips

Advice Crush: Benny Grotto’s recording tips

Benny Grotto is Mad Oak Studios’ head engineer and house producer. With over 100 releases to his name, his credits and clients include Aerosmith, the Dresden Dolls, the Ducky Boys, Ben Folds, GangGreen, Jules Shear, Viva Viva, and many others. He’s also the insane drummer for metal giants Motherboar, and an all-around good guy. We [...]

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Voting Primer Crush: Links for the BMA nominees

Voting Primer Crush: Links for the BMA nominees

Since a lot of us are talking about the Boston Music Awards today, and we’ll all undoubtedly see requests to vote from friends and bands we follow, we figured it wouldn’t be a bad idea to provide links to the music of the nominated artists. Think of it like that voter information packet they send [...]

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It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated Crush: Boston Music Awards 2012

It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated Crush: Boston Music Awards 2012

We’re honored to once again be nominated in the Best Music Blog category for the Boston Music Awards alongside some of our favorite colleagues – Allston Pudding, Ryan’s Smashing Life, On the Download, and Jump the Turnstyle. We never look at these things as a competition, and we won’t be filling your Facebook news feed [...]

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Contest Crush: Win a pair of passes to the Small Stone Records Showcase at Radio 11/3

Contest Crush: Win a pair of passes to the Small Stone Records Showcase at Radio 11/3

The folks at Small Stone Records are bringing a rather large contingent to Radio on Saturday, November 3rd for a party that will shake the barely-a-year old venue to its very core. Seriously, after the shenanigans during the club’s first year anniversary celebration, we don’t know if they can take another all-day party. Gozu will [...]

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Rock Therapy with Brendan Boogie

Rock Therapy with Brendan Boogie

We’ve told you about Rock Therapy with Brendan Boogie a couple times now; it’s a really interesting series that has taught us a few things about people we thought we already had figured out. Since we’re such good friends, we’ve decided to partner up with Mr. Boogie and will start streaming the show right here [...]

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Video Crush: One Night Band 2012 performances from Plus1TV and MediaBoss Television

Video Crush: One Night Band 2012 performances from Plus1TV and MediaBoss Television

Hooray! The video for One Night Band 2012 has arrived! We can’t thank Plus1TV and MediaBoss Television enough, they really worked their asses off on this, arriving at the club hours early to set up, then flawlessly executing their plans, and now delivering the finished product in such a timely manner. We’ve got one clip [...]

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Information Crush: Boston Booking Contacts

Information Crush: Boston Booking Contacts

We get questions fairly often from bands asking if we can get them the contact info for the booker at a particular venue. Most of the time, this info is readily available on the club website, but there are some that bury it pretty deeply. We decided to make this list, which includes most of [...]

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Rearview Mirror Crush: Massive One Night Band recap

Rearview Mirror Crush: Massive One Night Band recap

One Night Band 4 has come and gone. The 39 participants all made their way to the Middle East precisely at 10ish, where they had a little bit of time to chat with each other before learning their fate. Knowing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, Veggie Galaxy (located just around [...]

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