SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Set an alarm to see the Late Risers in Somerville

Don’t let the apparent simplicity of the music being played by The Late Risers fool you. The quartet’s combination of traditional jazz from the 1920s through the ’40s, along with original tunes by leader Sam Dechenne is, in the words of the Boston-based trumpeter and singer, “really accessible and fun to listen to. You don’t…

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Music: Alt-rockers Blue October back in Boston

“Tell me sobriety, positivity and healthy living doesn’t work out,” Justin Furstenfeld was exulting, as he traveled into Dallas for a film festival last week. Furstenfeld is the singer/songwriter/guitarist for the rock band Blue October, which is in the midst of “The King Tour,” which touches down at The House of Blues in Boston on Saturday…

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Oscars 2019: Listen to all the Best Original Song nominees

As you prepare for the 2019 Academy Awards, make sure you know what you’re getting into.There are five songs nominated for Best Original Song, with “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” as the popular favorite.Here’s how to watch all the Oscars Best Picture nomineesBut have you heard them all? Take a […] Originally posted 2019-03-07 00:02:05….

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5 things R. Kelly said in his explosive interview with Gayle King

R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual and physical abuse, sat down with CBS’ Gayle King for a nearly 80-minute interview in which the singer denied the allegations, saying he was “tired of all the lies” and that all his accusers are liars.Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10…

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Music columnist’s novel springs from his personal story with anorexia

An award-winning music critic for the MetroWest Daily News, Boston TAB, Boston Globe, Billboard and other publications, Ken Capobianco immersed himself for more than two decades in rock culture where an obsession with body image drove him to starve himself to 69 pounds until a massive stroke nearly killed him. Originally posted 2018-08-21 19:22:11. Republished…

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Music: Expect a mix of musical styles from White Denim

The Austin, Texas, rock band White Denim flavors its basic rock ‘n’ roll with a potpourri of other styles, but that’s kind of logical, since their origins came out of a virtual collision of bands. White Denim, which has included tinges of punk-funk, psychedelic, country, heavy metal, and Latin jazz, just released its latest album, “Performance”…

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Music: Echo and the Bunnymen back with new album, tour

Echo and the Bunnymen have always been a band that seemed to delight in upending expectations. Forming in 1978 in the Liverpool area at the height of the punk rock era, they leavened their music with pop melodies and singer Ian McCulloch’s poetic imagery. That got them labeled as “postpunk” rockers and began a career…

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LISTEN: The Wicked Kitchen Witches talk Thanksgiving

In episode four, join the Wicked Kitchen Witches – Chris Stevens, Nell Escobar Coakley and Jennie Oemig – as they talk about all things Thanksgiving.From making the grocery shopping list to preparing the meal to carrying out family traditions, the ladies share their insights and tips for enjoying one of the biggest and most celebrated…

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This Florida restaurant is giving away free Christian Louboutins on its opening night

I’m not sure if a restaurant giving out free Christian Louboutins on their opening night means you’ll be getting your toes stepped on in a jam-packed room of Loubie lovers or elegantly chatting it up with girlfriends as you wait to hear a fine man call out the winner at the end of the night.Either…

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LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project visits Exhibit A Brewing

He thinks there’s a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he’s nuts. We’ll find out who’s right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Nicole and Norm take a field trip. Originally posted 2018-10-27 00:03:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Next Draft: Local head brewers reflect on homebrewing roots

At his Sturbridge brewery, Bob Bixby has never turned down a sample from a homebrewer.Indeed, Bixby, co-founder and head brewer of Altruist Brewing Co., offers his discerning palate free of charge. He’ll also take questions and dole out bags of malt.In his own small way, Bixby is honoring his homebrewing roots. “I come from a…

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Music: Boston’s Alice Howe finally finds her groove

As a toddler Alice Howe used to delight her parents by frequently bursting into song – usually a song she’d made up on the spot.Flash forward more than a couple decades, and that’s still what gives Howe the most pleasure and sense of accomplishment. Which might seem unusual given what those intervening years have included, before…

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Rockport Chamber Music Festival announces lineup for 38th year

The 38th Rockport Chamber Music Festival returns this summer, its second season under music director Barry Shiffman. Continuing his mix of established musicians and younger performers, Shiffman also blends evening chamber music concerts with films, community events, and late-night cabaret. Originally posted 2019-03-07 12:00:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Launching a legacy: Allman Betts band’s first tour stops in Plymouth

Devon Allman and Duane Betts were urged for years to do a band together – it seemed a natural fit, both musicians eagerly admit, given their respective legacies.But in waiting until the time was right, the newly launched Allman Betts Band has arrived at something richer: a sound that’s well within the vein of the legendary…

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Q&A with ‘Astral Weeks’ author Ryan H. Walsh, coming to Salem April 11

Any first-time author could only hope to have the kind of success that Dedham native Ryan H. Walsh has had with his book “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968.” Publications such as the New York Times, Pitchfork, and Billboard in the United States and the Independent, the Guardian, and Mojo in the United Kingdom…

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LISTEN: The Beer For Everyone Project tries a black and blue, other beers

He thinks there’s a beer out there for everyone. She thinks he’s nuts. We’ll find out who’s right in The Beer for Everyone Project. This week, Nicole tries a black and blue and three beers she picked out for herself. Originally posted 2018-11-24 00:02:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Music: Ann Wilson pays tribute to late, great rockers on ‘Immortal’

Like a lot of us, Ann Wilson has been saddened by the recent deaths of so many iconic musicians. But the co-frontwoman of the band Heart found an effective way to channel her distress, and the result is a remarkable album, “Immortal,” due to be released on September 14. Ann Wilson and her own band will…

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