Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WED 2/24: RSVP for Free Mieka

8pm to 10pm
The Mieka Canon
at House of Blues, Foundation Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
FREE with RSVP / 21+

Before I say anything more, I strongly encourage anyone to pay to see Mieka Pauley on her own or with band as The Mieka Canon. My goal is to tell you about the cheap and good.

Just listen, and I dare you to tell me you don't like what you hear. Listen until the first chorus, and tell me you didn't want to hear the next one. Even if the lyrics weren't interesting how can that gorgeous voice not cast a spell as it lands in your ear like honey on the tongue?

The words are the last thing I pay attention to, but they usually seem like short stories. While I've described Pauley's work as folky, that tag may belie the ample range of her material especially since she's been performing with a backing band.

Maybe you feel the same way, but these must be some of the reasons why House of Blues has invited The Mieka Canon to perform an intimate gig in the Foundation Room. It seems this has been a periodic happening for the Foundation members, but this could be the last live gig in the upstairs club.

From what I've been told, the band has been given about 100 spots for their own guests to attend. They're still taking RSVP's although already hitting the mark in case more people will be allowed in. All you have to do is send Mieka a message on the website contact page with your name. Mention "House of Blues" in some way and whether you want a +1.

There is a dress code: no sneakers, t-shirts, shorts, or baseball hats allowed. H.O.B. inadvertently let me into this swanky room last week. The dark lighting and Indian decor disoriented me even before my first hurricane. However people were friendly...

Note: Keep in mind that an RSVP doesn't guarantee entry.

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