No one would classify the National as “arena rock,” but Matt Berninger and the group proved at Agganis that they’re quite capable of filling an arena and then putting on a show worthy of the space.
These are songs that have forged a life of their own across eras.
In Cypress Grove, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ deep Bentonia guitar remains pure and present, while his vocals, which have never sounded better, are solid and vibrant throughout.
“I’ve put out records by myself before, but this is like 10 times the work!”
The hit 1969 song “The Spirit in the Sky” by Malden’s own Norman Greenbaum is the inspiration for one of several new works of public art.
Musically, The Bad Pilot encompasses the sound and feel of everything from Philly soul to new wave, hard rock, funk, and progressive rock.
Will Birch’s biography Cruel to Be Kind effortlessly details the six decade career of rocker Nick Lowe.
Robert Hunter did as much to shape the sound and influence of the Grateful Dead as guitarist Jerry Garcia did.
Jake Brennan’s unique blend of humor and horror generates very entertaining stories about some of the most shocking crimes committed by various icons of rock, pop, and punk music.
Apart from predilections turned into marketing hooks, both ZZ Top and Cheap Trick know how to rock as a base instinct – and that also hasn’t changed since they first burst to fame in the ’70s.