As legions of college students flood back into New England, there is plenty going on to help you forget the woes of being trapped behind an out-of-towner’s U-Haul truck at an overpass on Storrow Drive. September is shaping up to be community month, so pick your poison and support your local scene.
Unlike the rock star supporters of Pussy Riot, Garry Kasparov lives in Moscow, which means, given how the Putin regime has dealt with critics, he has a lot more to fear than, say, Madonna, who nevertheless should be applauded for speaking out at her Moscow concert.
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.