Music review: Love and ‘Healing’ with the War and Treaty duo

When most of the audience is roaring in a standing ovation after the first song, you can be certain it’s going to be a special night. That was surely the case Saturday night at The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, where one of the hottest acts in contemporary music delighted about 200…

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Do you miss Black Sabbath? Check out Worshipper at ONCE in Somerville

Leading the pack of Boston’s loud music renaissance, Worshipper has a sound that walks the fine line between modern and vintage. The fuzzy stoner metal style, courtesy of vocalist, guitarist and Salem resident John Brookhouse, guitarist Alejandro Necochea, of Melrose, drummer Dave Jarvis, of Billerica, and bassist Bob Maloney, from Saugus, is on par with…

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OFF THE VINE: Time to stop playing ‘What’s my Wine’

Back in the 1950’s a television game show titled “What’s My Line” featured celebrity panelists questioning contestants in order to determine what exactly they did for a living. An extremely laborious exercise, if you ask me.So, what does all this have to do with wine? Recently I overheard a customer ask a wine store clerk,…

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Music: Son Volt heading to Boston with new album, ‘Union’

From the start, the group Son Volt has explored rock ‘n’ roll’s roots in folk, country and blues music, so in that respect their latest album “Union” is right in line with their particularly sublime blend of Americana. But the latest album is also focused on preserving another cherished tradition of American music, which is…

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Blues bash: Coco Montoya, Tinsley Ellis to play at Spire Center

 One of the best kept secrets in the music world is that this weekend’s swing through the region by the “Titans of Blues” tour just might be one of the hottest, most dynamic rock shows of the year. The tour includes two headliners who’ve made their reputations bringing blues into the contemporary realm, mixing in plenty…

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Queen Latifah to headline Boston Pops July 4 concert

 The Boston Pops will embrace royalty at its annual Fourth of July concert on the Charles River Esplanade.Oscar-nominated actress and singer Queen Latifah is scheduled to join conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops for the traditional concert and fireworks spectacular.Folk singer Arlo Guthrie and two “America’s Got Talent” contestants, Amanda Mena and the Texas Tenors,…

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Chatham County Line twangs it up in Fall River

There was mountain music, fiery banjo, and rapid-fire mandolin lines ringing out through the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River on Saturday night as Chatham County Line concluded the New England swing of its current tour.The Raleigh, North Carolina quartet was also celebrating the release last week of its latest album, “Sharing the…

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‘Born in the USA’ at 35: In praise of Springsteen’s blockbuster

It’s Bruce Springsteen’s biggest seller, but it sometimes gets short shrift from diehard fans. On its 35th anniversary, we argue that writing off BITUSA is a big mistake. Originally posted 2019-06-04 12:09:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Next Draft: Stone Cow Brewery, Buck’s Whiskey and Burger Bar team up to recycle plastic craft beer holders

At first, I rationalized my hoarding of plastic craft beer holders as a convenient way to travel with cans.Anyone who has purchased a four-pack or six-pack from a brewery knows what I’m talking about: Thicker and sturdier than typical plastic rings, the holders come in all colors and sometimes induce the wrath of beer drinkers…

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SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Natick’s Dan Weddle has a hometown record release party

Singer-songwriter-guitarist-drummer Dan Weddle could make a list of the bands he’s been in and the places he’s played and the music he grew up on and what led him to leave all of that in the past, form a new band, make a solo record – “Out & About” – and start hitting stages to…

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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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SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Lizard Lounge hosts Duke Levine April 16

The first time Duke Levine picked up a guitar was when he was 8. It was an acoustic that belonged to his older brother Rick. After just one strum, Duke thought something along the lines of, “Hey, I’m making a pretty good sound!” What he didn’t know was that Rick, who did a lot of…

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Valentine’s Day 2019: Food deals and freebies

There’s nothing wrong with doing Valentine’s Day on a budget.Here are deals and freebies at restaurants across the country in honor of the holiday so you can save your cash.Abuelo’s: Get fajitas for two plus a dessert for $32.99, dine-in only, through Feb. 14.Amazon: Get 15 percent off certain Valentine’s Day candies like Dove chocolates,…

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SOUND AROUND TOWN: Porch Party Mamas rockin’ roots at Amazing Things

There’s going to be a lot of singing and a lot of playing, on many different instruments and in many musical genres when the rootsy Porch Party Mamas return to Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on May 4.The truly democratic quintet – that’s not a political term; it’s about equality within the band –…

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New book gives voice to the ‘strong women of Southie’

At a time when women are speaking up about painful, personal experiences, the book “Women of Southie” is particularly timely.Subtitled “Finding Resilience During Whitey Bulger’s Infamous Reign,” the book is the story of six South Boston women whose lives were shaped by varying combinations of abuse as children and adults, drug addiction, and the loss…

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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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