For those into the Boston music scene, "On the Town with Mikey Dee" is legendary. Back in 1989, Mikey Dee started a local music show on WMFO to give local artists a place to have their music heard, and to just hang out. Mikey was known around the Boston music scene, showing up at virtually every show, right up front and singing along. Unfortunately, Mikey Dee passed away in 2003 at the far too young age of 40. WMFO has kept the show going to honor his legacy, even keeping the name intact.
On the Town with Mikey Dee turned 25 this month, and to celebrate they're releasing a 2 disc compilation highlighting some of their best live performances. It's truly a who's who of the Boston music scene, with tracks by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, Varsity Drag, Cropduster, The Pills, Sarah Rabdau and the Self-Employed Assassins, The Michael J Epstein Memorial Library, and many more. It numbers 35 tracks total, and this is merely volume 1. Every track captures the laid back, familiar vibe that defines "On the Town with Mikey Dee." We can't recommend it enough. The album is released next Tuesday, June 3. You can check it out here, but ignore the price for now. It's pretty safe to assume it won't be $1000 once it is officially released.
Also, if you're in the Boston area and aren't afraid of going out on a Thursday night, there's a 25th anniversary show tonight at TT the Bear's in Cambridge featuring The Shods, The Rationales, The Wrong Shapes, Corin Ashley & Friends, and Butterknife. Go here for more details and tickets.