Matt Bunsen and the Burners proves that comedic music can not only be funny, but also well-crafted and artful commentary.
Greg Hawkes and his trio are proof that in the right hands, with the right material, an evening of ukulele is a marvelous showcase for the pure beauty of great songwriting and the virtuosic ability to wring exquisite chords and blissful harmonics from four strings on a stubby fretboard.
Instead of painting the vibrant and colorful scene which is New Orleans, author Matt Miller supplies dry exposition about each event via a blow-by-blow chronological time line.
August ushers in some Lo-fi indie here in New England. Sebadoh and HR from Bad Brains are the well-knowns, but homegrown musicians Dan Blakeslee and School for Robots show us that minimalist artistic bones are growing healthy below the radar.
John Mayer’s “Born & Raised” departs from the melancholy-ridden songs of youth, providing a subdued, folksier vibe that reflects an artist going on 35.
With the first official heat wave behind us, summer is now in full swing and there is a ton happening musically in New England. This month local music shows off its diversity.
Imitation and musical thievery are pretty standard in the current world of mainstream music, but when The Machine took the stage last night to perform the music of Pink Floyd, they drew a precise and deliberate line between impersonation and authentic tribute.
June has a couple shows that venture into the far reaches of sound. Make sure to go to the Baczkowski, Nace, Corsano, Kelley show at Spectacle in Jamaica Plain, MA.
The month of May was a tough time for rock music in New England. With the impending death of WFNX and presumably local music radio show Boston Accents, there is now one less exposure avenue for our hometown heroes. Not to worry! New England musicians are of a hardy stock, and a little corporate control will never keep them down.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is a tribute band, but not just any tribute band. TAPFS is considered the best tribute band in the world today, a title they have defended since 1988.