Boston music news: July 25, 2008

Notes on the Rock for Health benefit at Lily Pad
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 22, 2008

The Doublestops

If you’re one of the many local rockers terrified of pulling some hype splits on stage for lack of proper health care, first of all: you pussy! Second, get yourself to the ROCK FOR HEALTH benefit at the Lily Pad on Thursday, July 24. RFH is a non-profit that works to get affordable health care to musicians who need it. The show will feature performances from NATTI VOGEL, THE DOUBLESTOPS, JAGGERY, and several special guests. Bring your own Purell. . . . Local lesbians rejoice and steer your Sapphic traffic back toward JP, for the venerable institution that is DYKE NIGHT has returned — only it’s at the Milky Way now, every fourth Friday, starting July 25. The new digs (which follow in the distinguished line of Toast and the Midway Café) will offer more dancing space (for DJ KRIS KONO’s select jams), funky cocktails galore (for the femmes), and candlepin bowling, which if nothing else will give you an excuse for a temporary shoe upgrade. . . . The inexhaustible quirk of the Gardner Museum strikes again! On July 31, the ISGM folks welcome Brooklynite soundscapist FA VENTILATO for a set of atmospheric sounds to complement their funky courtyard; smart artsters will show early to catch Boston’s own DJ DIE YOUNG along with a pair of ICA TEEN VJS remixing live footage of the proceedings. Meta? You betta. . . . Oh and speaking of preventable illnesses: EXTREME are playing Bank of America Pavilion that same night.

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