Music: Punk trio Potty Mouth talk ‘Snafu’

Potty Mouth is the punk rock band bred on the mean streets…er, check that, leafy byways, of Northampton, and nurtured in the unforgiving tumult and chaos..oh, OK, the bucolic academic solitude, of Smith College. But however uncommon their origin story is, the all-female trio has injected a bracing shot of impertinence into the music scene, which…

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NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: ‘Women Rowing North’ by Mary Pipher

 “Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age” By Mary Pipher. Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, 2019. 262 pages. $27 The core lesson in Mary Pipher’s new book about women and aging is that everything is workable. She says “Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age” is more “how to…

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The Next Draft: Coffee, beer on menu at local breweries

WORCESTER — Most everything about Redemption Rock Brewing Co.’s barroom, from the warm lighting to the soft couches, makes you think of a coffee shop, not a brewery. Then there’s the bar, where you’ll find a coffee grinder, drip coffee machine and porcelain tap for cold brew, along with mugs and beans from local roaster Acoustic…

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GET FRESH! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 4-10

Currently apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon and most vegetables and protein products are in season in Massachusetts and should be available for purchase from your local farmer. Originally posted 2019-08-07 00:23:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Music: Lovelytheband gives Boston crowd much to ‘Smile’ about

“I wrote this song at my lowest point..and I’ve had mental health issues throughout my life,” said singer Mitchy Collins of Lovelytheband, in surely one of the most unforgettable song introductions, before a sold out crowd of 525 fans at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Saturday night. “We have an epidemic of this stuff; depression, anxiety, addiction,”…

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Lobster tails are on sale for Valentine’s Day. Great! But how do I cook them?

Nothing says love like lobster.We all know the story of how the crawfish of the sea went from prison food to one of the foods most closely identified with luxury. The only thing fancier than steak and lobster is caviar and you can’t exactly eat an entire serving of caviar for dinner. (Or maybe you…

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Sounds Around Town: Lyle Brewer’s guitar playing will say it all at Club Passim

It took some time for Lyle Brewer to find the instrument that would allow him to say what he wanted to say … musically. Growing up in Andover, he liked listening to his older brother play saxophone, so he, too, started playing saxophone. When his brother switched to drums, so did Lyle. And he got…

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Music: John Butler brings ‘Home’ to Boston

 John Butler’s latest album, “Home,” released on September 28, has been hailed as his most personal collection yet, but that doesn’t mean he’s turned away from the social and ecological issues that permeated his previous work. And the extraordinarily dynamic musical foundation of Butler’s music is still impossible to resist. The John Butler trio headlines The…

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Fran Drescher, Katherine McNamara, and More Stars Pay Tribute to Iconic Women in Television

Women have been pushing boundaries in the TV industry for decades. In the early 1950s, Lucille Ball fought for I Love Lucy to depict a multiethnic marriage — and eventual pregnancy — like her own. In […] Originally posted 2019-04-02 00:02:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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New book by Mendon native views Cuban missile crisis from 3 perspectives

From high altitude U-2 spy missions to tense White House negotiations, two area authors bring alive the drama of the Cuban missile crisis in an exciting new history that provides insightful lessons for today’s dangerous world.In “Above & Beyond,” authors Michael J. Tougias, of Mendon, and Casey Sherman, of Marshfield, provide a harrowing account of…

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The Band That Time Forgot opens the music vault at the Burren

There was a time when Tim Jackson was playing in seven bands at once. In Boston. A drummer since his middle school days in Westport, Connecticut – when his dad bought him a gold sparkle snare drum … but, hold on, Jackson, who likes to tell stories, tells a story:“I was the accomplished little elementary…

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NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: Murder and mayhem in New England

Two new suspense novels set in New England woods grab our attention before we’ve had a chance to blink. Lee Child and Susan Oleksiw, both skilled authors who’ve committed multiple murders on the page, give us plenty of entertainment in time for long winter nights. Originally posted 2019-03-06 12:24:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Concert review: Zac Brown Band hits it out the park at Fenway

No matter how many times they demolish the competition on the country music charts, the Zac Brown Band is only nominally a country band, and might more properly be described as the most current incarnation of Southern rock. Even then, their music often betrays folk and, admittedly, old-time country/bluegrass roots with honky tonk rawness, yet…

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SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Why does Texas singer-songwriter Scott Mulvahill play the bass?

You can hear pop and jazz and blues, along with nods to a few other genres of music in Scott Mulvahill’s album “Himalayas.” Released last fall, the songs on it make up a large portion of the shows that Mulvahill is currently doing on a busy tour.The singer and writer and multi-instrumentalist – who sticks…

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WATCH: Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves covers Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’

Fresh off her big win at the 2019 Grammys, Kacey Musgraves surprised her RodeoHouston audience on Monday night with an epic Selena cover.Musgraves’ performance of “Como La Flor” paid tribute to the late Tejano star, whose last performance was at RodeoHouston in 1995. […] Originally posted 2019-03-07 12:00:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Julia Bomfim brings Brazilian strings to Amazing Things

“It was definitely the influence of my father,” said Julia Bomfim, when asked what first made her want to play an instrument. “He’s a professional flutist, a classical musician, and I grew up listening to a lot of classical music and going to a lot of his concerts.”Bomfim, a native of Rio De Janeiro, who…

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Robert Cray, Marc Cohn and Blind Boys of Alabama open Music Circus with a blues bash

The South Music Circus in Cohasset opened its 2019 season Saturday night with a show that legitimately had two headliners, with soul and blues titan Robert Cray, and songwriter Marc Cohn with his new pals, gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama. Both acts did approximately 75-minute sets, and the crowd of about 1,500 fans…

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