Opinion

Slutcracker continues to amuse naughty holiday audiences

Slutcracker continues to amuse naughty holiday audiences

The Slutcracker is in its 9th season and last Saturday night’s sold out showing of this year’s rendition, albeit pared down, was even more rollicking, ribald, bawdy fun, or body fun, than last year’s. Clara, Fitz, Drosselmeyer and the Slutcracker Prince, a magic vibrator come to life, each did their part well to bring this traditional holiday classic, once again, into the realm of sexual fantasy.

Tupelo should better explain move to sketchy Derry location

Most fans of Tupelo Music Hall, currently located in Londonderry, New Hampshire, are aware that Tupelo is relocating to another building in neighboring Derry. The change is presumed to happen before the end of this year.

Monica Rizzio Band participated

Bill Copeland’s wrap up of Boston’s Outside The Box

Here is a perspective from a music journalist who left his notebook, pens, and camera at home to attend a bunch of musical performances as just another guy in the crowd. I spent a couple of days last week checking out some of the Out Of The Box musical artists performing on various stages along historic, scenic Boston Common. The most noticeable aspect was more the caliber of talent than even the variety.

Does the Boston music industry ignore the New England Music Awards?

Does the Boston music industry ignore the New England Music Awards?

Has anybody noticed that a hole big enough to drive a truck through appears every year at the New England Music Awards? That is because there is hardly any artists from the Boston music scene listed among the nominees.

Recalling everything David Bowie has meant to me

Recalling everything David Bowie has meant to me

I thought my girlfriend had found out she had overslept and would be late for work when she looked at her smart phone last Monday morning and let out a horrified gasp. It was something more personal. “David Bowie died,” she said, shocked. I replied with a confused “Huh?”

Slutcracker publicity photo

The Slutcracker wrings pure joy out of reimagined holiday classic; bawdy humor rules the night

It’s hard to describe The Slutcracker to anybody who has not seen the show. To say it’s a deliciously perverted take on The Nutcracker hardly tells the whole story. Yet, its popularity speaks for itself. Running until December 31 at The Somerville Theater at Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts, it has become a must see […]

Predicting this year's NEMA nominees

Predicting this year’s NEMA nominees

The New England Music Awards show scheduled for April 2015 at Blue Ocean Music Hall is already in the planning stages, the ballots having already gone out to members of the NEMA nominating committee. Thankfully, the ballot is much easier to use this year. While there is no easy way to predict who will get nominated for an award when there’s six different states and several different genres on the ballot, there have been some artists getting and or increasing attention to themselves this past year. BillCopelandMusicNews.com is going to take several shots in the dark based on who’s been making noise this past year.

Amy Fairchild to release artistic style music video this Tuesday, January 20th

Amy Fairchild to release artistic style music video this Tuesday, January 20th

Amy Fairchild is about to release a video to her song “Long Way Down,” from last year’s album, simply titled Amy Fairchild. Fairchild’s video indicates she has come up with something brilliant by accident. It’s almost like a Jackson Pollock painting in which certain images are combined in a planned way to make a wholly […]

An open letter to officials at the Boston Music Awards

An open letter to officials at the Boston Music Awards

This is an open letter to the officials at the Boston Music Awards. I initiated a lot of discussion about whether your nominating process is conducted fairly and honestly and whether your organization is truly inclusive or whether you’re somewhat cliquey in your categories and in your nomination choices Many applauded me for rooting out […]

Boston Music Awards still refuse to indentify nominating team, suspicions abound

Boston Music Awards still refuse to indentify nominating team, suspicions abound

This Opinion piece is a follow up to the one posted last week about the Boston Music Awards. That Opinion piece inspired a lot of people connected to the BMA to harass me on Facebook. Those same people who were after me were also harassing others for simply sharing my Opinion piece.