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Boston music news: December 28, 2007

Notes on the Upper Crust, Bang Camaro, and more
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 26, 2007
The Upper Crust
There are scads of acts playing New Year’s Eve — too many to list here. So I picked three higher-profile shows and asked three of my favorites to step up to the podium, spew out a little braggadocio, and do their best to persuade people to spend New Year’s with them. The UPPER CRUST’s singer/guitarist LORD BENDOVER (a/k/a Nat Freedberg): “Our appearance shall be at Church. Any thinking man or woman, as well as many who do not choose or care to think at all but merely blunder along with the crowd, will be in attendance. We shall ring in the New Year with the most turgid, intimate, and pleasurable convolutions of rock.” BOSTON POPS conductor KEITH LOCKHART: “I can’t imagine a classier way to spend New Year’s than with the Pops at Symphony Hall. So many places are loud and in your face. Here, we have a dance floor, a gorgeous space, and we do have a truly classic, elegant show. We play ‘Gershwin and Friends,’ a whole set of favorites from the songbook, and some swinging big-band stuff. There’s dancing until 1 am. I personally have found myself to be a wallflower when I’m not on stage, but I might hit the dance floor at 12:15.” BANG CAMARO’s guitarist ALEX NECOCHEA: “Getting the full Bang Camaro experience at the Hard Rock Café will be like waking up to Nikki Sixx with your swollen face lodged behind a dirty toilet. Half the night will be forgotten in a trance-like, booze-stinking blur of guitar solos and screaming men. Your head-banged neck won’t move for a week. Mysterious bruising will cover your beautiful baby skin. You’ll cheer. You’ll cry. You’ll fall to the floor in exhaustion, only to be picked up by a surge of music so powerful it will move your limbs in spite of you.”
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