Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paper Tongues "Ride to California" WBOS 92.9 FM Acoustic at Stingray Body Art

Paper Tongues perform "Ride to California"

WBOS Radio 92.9 FM acoustic performance at Stingray Body Art, Allston, MA, 1/31/2010.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010, "Boston Boxing: Team Training on NESN packs quite a punch"

Boston Boxing: Team Training on NESN packs quite a punch
New England Sports Network (NESN) is in the midst of airing a six-episode reality television program titled, Boston Boxing: Team Training.

The series documents the teachings of a renowned local boxing trainer to 40 amateur pugilists with extremely varying skill levels over a span of 12 weeks.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Free Event: Paper Tongues, WBOS live from Stingray on Sunday

THIS SUNDAY, Jan 31st, "The Paper Tongues" will be appearing at Stingray, courtesy of WBOS.

They will be playing a short acoustic set inside Stingray at 1pm, which will get broadcast on WBOS, with some munchies and sodas. Open to the public, plus well have a drawing for a $50 gift certificate!

Friday, Feb 6th at Boston Boxing, 8 Rugg Road, Allston, MA, join Stingray and enjoy a dozen really exciting amateur matches featuring the boxers in our new Reality TV show, BOSTON BOXING, which is currently airing on NESN, with a new episode every Wednesday! Cash bar, food, all ages, FREE with a $10 suggested (not required) donation to the "Fit Students For Life" youth athletic charity.

Monday, January 25, 2010

NESN "Boston Boxing" Marathon Announced, February 11th!


“Boston Boxing” TV Marathon

January 25, 2010- Metropolitan Pictures and Stingray Body Art of Allston, MA are pleased to announce their new reality TV show, “BOSTON BOXING: TEAM TRAINING,” which is currently airing on New England Sports Network (NESN), has been scheduled for an ALL-DAY MARATHON RUN on February 11, 2010 beginning at 1pm.

NESN began airing the 7-episode show, based upon local Allston gym “Boston Boxing & Fitness” and its charismatic owner, legendary trainer Ed LaVache, on Wednesday Dec 23rd 2009 in prime time following the Bruins game, with each Wednesday bringing a new episode. The final “Fight Night Finale,” episode is scheduled to premiere on Wed Feb 10, 2010, with the series marathon beginning the next day.

The ½-hour show, which combines an educational “learn about boxing” approach with the escalating competition of a good reality show, follows two mixed male and female teams of amateur boxers as they learn, train and eventually fight in a one-hour “Fight Night Finale” exhibition match final episode.

The natural drama created by the agonies of intense, in-your-face training is constantly peppered with sparring and punches so close and visceral fans will positively feel them. The story becomes truly epic as the program follows fighters Hector Hernandez on his quest for the Rocky Marciano title belt and Tommy Duquette on his journey to the National PAL Tournament and more, all leading up to the Fight Night Finale.

The entire series, comprising 4 hours of finished television programming, was filmed, edited and on the air in less than 16 weeks by Metropolitan Pictures. Between December 2009 and the end of February, Boston Boxing will have received approximately 20 hours of airplay, most of it in prime-time.
New England Sports Network (NESN) is “the goto network for sports” in the New England region and reaches nearly 4 million viewers within the New England region including Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod and another 2 million via satellite.

Profits raised from the final event are donated to the youth physical fitness education charity program “Fit Students For Life,” sponsored by Boston Boxing, Inc., whereby local youths are offered physical fitness education and boxing training free of charge.

Producer: “Boston Boxing: Team Training” is produced and edited by Scott Matalon, co-founder of Metropolitan Pictures and Stingray Body Art, and a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, member of the Allston Board of Trade and Vice President of Allston Village Main Streets. Mr. Matalon’s previous Allston-based company, Stumpworld Systems, pioneered the commercial Internet for 10 years beginning in 1991, created (and patented) some of the first electronic shopping technologies which were used by Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, U2, Phish, Blue Note, Capitol Records, CAA and more, employed over 100 people, and was sold to a Montreal-based public company in 2001.

Metropolitan Pictures (16 Farrington Ave., Allston, MA) is a local independent movie studio in Allston, MA and in 2010 released the feature-length crime-drama movie “Cricket Snapper,” and in 2005 released the feature-length “Pony Trouble,” which is available at Blockbuster and Both releases are distributed domestically and Internationally by leading underground film distributor Brain Damage Films of Tempe, AZ.

Boston Boxing & Fitness (8 Rugg Road, Allston MA) is Boston’s leading boxing training gym, and is the home of head trainer and owner Ed LaVache, NE Welterweight champion Tommy Duquette, former and more. Owner Ed LaVache started boxing in 1990 while in college, and took his first lessons at Boston Boxing; two years ago he and business partner Ken Biddy bought the gym, which has existed in Allston for more than two decades.

Stingray Body Art & More (One Harvard Ave, Allston MA) is Boston’s leading full-service Body Art emporium, featuring nine full-time tattoo artists, piercing and beautiful permanent makeup services in the biggest, cleanest shop anywhere. Stingray Body Art has been working in partnership with Metropolitan Pictures on the development of cutting-edge TV commercials and youth-culture broadcast content.

NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is delivered to over four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network. The definitive home for New England sports programming, NESN is the television home of the Red Sox and Bruins and is the highest rated regional sports network in the country. The network and its website,, produce award winning content including, NESN SportsDesk a daily sports news program, over 100 NESN University college sporting events annually and distinctive Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Scott Matalon of Metropolitan Pictures at / 617-901-3418

Friday, January 22, 2010