Go ahead, name another older rocker this side of Iggy Pop who can get away with playing most of his show bare-chested.
This was the sixth consecutive year the double bill of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven hit the Middle East on MLK weekend; it was sold-out as usual.
Intentionally or not, much of the “Hot Stove, Cook Music” concert was flashback to the Boston scene 20 years ago .
If your tastes run to finely crafted songwriting, then the standout event between Christmas and New Year’s is when Melissa Ferrick and Marshall Crenshaw roll into Club Passim on separate nights.
Many superb live shows over the past year — but there were some that were memorable.
More than holiday knock-offs, Nick Lowe’s Christmas songs were his strongest batch of originals in awhile.
For those of us who love Christmas music, Aimee Mann and company showed how to do it right: a lot of lovely songs and festive spirits, not a lot of sticky sentiment.
Mr. Airplane Man was beloved in the local blues world and the Abbey Lounge garage-rock circuit. They play their first local shows in nine years this week.
Of all the songs ever written about a woman violated by her brother’s ghost after she decapitates him playing croquet, “The Musical Box” remains the best.
This was a band that took its reunion as a personal challenge to come off as reckless as they did in their prime.