This Year's Model: All Femme Birthday Tribute to Elvis Costello

It's a melancholy time we are all living through here in Boston where the music is concerned. Our beloved TT's is no more, and Davis Square stalwart Johnny D's will soon sadly meet the same fate. The mood is dark, somber, bittersweet, nostalgic and filled with angst.

Whose music could be more suitable for this lingering sadness than that of the one and only Declan Patrick MacManus?

As part of a series of farewell performances for Johnny D's, This Year's Model will not only celebrate Elvis Costello's birthday (August 25th) and stupendous catalog, but it will feature heart-wrenching, barn-burning performances from some of Boston's greatest female singer songwriters, them being Jess Collins (The Static Dynamic, Petty Morals), Jen De La Osa (Aloud), Amy Douglas (FEINTS, Sunrise Hwy), Bridget Duggan (Paper Waves), Jess Jacobs (Band Without Hands), Tanya Pearson (Drab), Gretchen Shae (The Knock Ups), and Magen Tracy (Parlour Bells, The Missed Connections).

Post by Amy Douglas. Poster by Jess Jacobs.

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Bo & Rachel's House Show #9 on February 21

Bo & Rachel Barringer (aka The Wrong Shapes) present their 9th House Show (henceforth to be know as a Salon) on Saturday, February 21: It's been a few months and more than a couple of our more cultured friends have asked us recently if we're still holding "Salons" at our place…(Bo scratches head, "Huh, 'Salon'? What ever could they mean?" He goes racing to the Googles…;) (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia-)"A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. " Ah, I see…in the parlance of our more refined friends, "SALONS" mean "HOUSE SHOWS"…What a great idea-let's re-christen our monthly events… The 601 Boston Ave House Shows will henceforth be referred to as SALON (yeah, "Bo & Rachel's House Show" always sounded a bit pedestrian….) So, for our next SALON we are incredibly psyched to announce we will have the following performers: Amy Douglas of FEINTS When Particles Collide Drab Magen Tracy and your hosts, The Wrong Shapes set times TBA but performances will last from about 8PM till just before midnight…. More details on the Facebook Event.