From my Herald HOTLINE blog: Just got word that Dan Shea, local DIY/all-ages show kingpin and booking agent of the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain, is going to take over live booking at Church, the fairly new club in the old Linwood Grill space not far from Fenway Park.
The switch takes effect on March 1, though sources say it's not "official" yet.
The move makes sense with the Milky Way closing next month. But I thought current booking guy Nick Blakey, who also plays with the In Out, was doing a good job over in the Fens, bringing in a lot of the garage rock stuff that was displaced with the Abbey Lounge closing. In an email, Blakey said it was his decision to depart, though not without some reservation.
After opening about two years ago, Church has been hosting a mix of dance parties and rock shows, recently booking Kill Rock Stars' Marnie Stern and partnering with FNX Radio for a Ting Tings show. More to come...