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Earlier this week we were stoked to see Fontaines D.C. listed as openers of Arctic Monkeys’ 2023 North American tour, which hits TD Garden in September. But before the Irish post-punk band from Dublin City warms up the big stage for Alex Turner here in Boston, they’ve got a score to settle with our fair city on their own terms, and the beat goes down tonight (October 6) at House of Blues. This is the re-scheduled date from back in April, where Fontaines’ Paradise gig was postponed after frontman Grian Chatten was diagnosed with laryngitis. Their acclaimed third album Skinty Fia, released around the time of the ‘Dise gig, has continued to elevate the band’s profile, so it’s no surprise to see them waltz down Commonwealth Avenue to the larger room, suggesting the line in “Jackie Down The Line” is in fact MBTA Green. Skinty Fia is a pure 2022 AOTY contender, so post up to the Fenway and raise a glass to one of Ireland’s new finest.
From her work leading indie stalwarts Speedy Ortiz to her vibrant solo material as Sad13, we’re always quick to support whatever Sadie Dupuis might be doing at any given time. Tonight (October 5), she’s at Faces Brewing Co. in Malden, reading from her new book of poetry Cry Perfume alongside Michael DeForge, who reads from his own new graphic novel Birds of Maine. So that headline up there is slightly misleading, as it’s more an event than a show, but what an event it is, in all its show-y form, as the evening is rounded out by a Q&A hosted by Maura Johnston and a post-read DJ set from Great Scott talent buyer Carl Lavin.
With a journey around the land to spread the gospel of Randall, Dante, Jay, and Silent Bob already in the chamber, Kevin Smith has officially assured us that Clerks III will in fact be open in Boston. Nestled in the latest waves of dates making up the nationwide Convenience Tour,...