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Apr 22

Free WXRV Earth Day Concert, Rose Kennedy Greenway, downtown Boston

With They Might Be Giants and Citizen Cope at Rose Kennedy Greenway


Thursday 22 April 2010 at 1:30pm


Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston MA, United States

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Boston’s independent and solar-powered radio station is gearing up for a free lunch time concert in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day from noon-3pm. The concert will take place on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a new model of dynamic outdoor space that brings Bostonians together to enjoy everything that’s great about the city. The Greenway will be transformed into a fun outdoor atmosphere that includes free music, arts and crafts and other activities.

40th anniversary of Earth Day 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Citizen Cope is the name given to singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood and his acoustic-driven band. Born in Memphis and raised in Washington, D.C., Greenwood steers the band's soulful sound by serving as keyboardist, guitarist, lead singer, DJ, songwriter, and producer. Greenwood first broke into the music business by appearing on albums by Maryland-based Basehead and used that momentum to issue his first Citizen Cope album, Citizen Cope , in 1992. He released his fourth album, The Rainwater LP himself in 2010, staying true to his fusion of blues, folk-pop, and laidback hip-hop. “Healing Hands”, off The Rainwater LP, has fast become a fast favorite amongst new and existing fans

Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late '80s and early '90s. Musically, the duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor. They would reference everything from British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley, while making allusions to pulp fiction and President Polk. Through their string of indie releases and constant touring as a duo, They Might Be Giants built up a huge following on college campuses during the late '80s, switching to a major label in the early '90s…The 2000’s saw them re-emerge as one of America’s most beloved family bands, and saw their songwriting embraced by Dunkin’ Donuts’ Malcom in the Middle, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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