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Marie Moreshead + Ellen Tipper at Blue, January 28
The dual CD-release party for Ellen Tipper's The Juggler and Marie Moreshead's self-titled full-length album was a stripped-down affair, which was a relief because Blue was packed to the gills.
| February 04, 2011
Fall Music Preview: Stay positive
The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
| September 17, 2010
Photos: Foo Fest 2010 at AS220
Foo Fest's slam poetry, music, and exhibits come to AS220 on August 14, 2010.
Foo Fest | AS220 | August 14, 2010
| August 20, 2010
Whole lotta Foo Fest going on!
There's a little bit of everything in the music segment of AS220's annual Foo Fest — inventive folk, arty hip-hop, girl grooves, brass bands.
The best plan: get there early, stay late
| August 13, 2010
Confidence men (and women)
For a slice of Portland and scattered folks throughout New England and beyond, Spouse are downright seminal indie rockers.
Spouse open up on their fifth full-length
| May 07, 2010
Getting to know Audrey Ryan
Though she's primarily Boston-based at this point, Audrey Ryan grew up on Mount Desert Island and he's clearly retained some of that rough-and-tumble independence streak.
We know, we know
| January 15, 2010
Erin McKeown at One Longfellow Square
The stalwart pop-rock songwriter Erin McKeown has plenty of champions, but I had no idea Mountain Goats mastermind John Darnielle was one of them. A...
| December 09, 2009
Erin McKeown at Local 121's Speakeasy
"There's a risk/there's a twist/in anything worth doing," sings Erin McKeown on the title track of her new Hundreds of Lions (Righteous Babe). And after...
| December 09, 2009
Erik Deutsch | Hush Money
Having played in projects from jam bands to jazz and as a singer-songwriter accompanist, keyboardist Erik Deutsch led an acoustic jazz album for his debut.
Hammer and String
| November 27, 2009
Erin McKeown | Hundreds of Lions
This local folkie has spent the past few years sifting through the ample riches of the Great American Songbook, first on 2006’s excellent Sing You Sinners , then on Lafayette , a spirited follow-up taped live at Joe’s Pub in New York.
Righteous Babe (2009)
| October 23, 2009
The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
| September 18, 2009
It’s payback time for Boston’s blues and roots music scene.
The best of the season’s roots, world, folk, and blues
| September 12, 2007
Erin McKeown: Lafayette
Give some of the credit to her crack back-up band, who move effortlessly between head-nodding hip-hop grooves and hopped-up big-band shuffles.
| September 12, 2007
Sweet and Lowe down
Quoting Lowe, Jews represent “a cult without a leader, freelance wise-asses without portfolio.” Who am I to argue?
Jews in Hell chronicles Portland’s ultimate outsider(s)
| August 15, 2007
To “Brooklyn” and back
Laurel Brauns shows it’s positively de rigueur to employ a harem of guest musicians in crafting an album that’s perfectly cohesive.
Laurel Brauns travels (the East Coast) on Closed for the Season
| April 11, 2007
Renewing their vows
Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
| April 04, 2007
Portland scene report: March 23, 2007
Like we didn't know that already.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| March 21, 2007
With Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones as ingrained in the cultural fabric as cockroaches in an Allston student flat, there isn’t much refreshing about yet another pop singer’s taking a whack at a few pages in the Great American Songbook.
Sing You Sinners | Nettwerk
| January 16, 2007
Tie me up, tie me down
It’s always an inspiring moment when an artist goes independent, breaks from the major-label corporate structure, and joins the brave new world of DIY.
Melissa Ferrick takes stock
| January 03, 2007
Indie springs forward
For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
| January 02, 2007
Too many shows
If this winter’s concert scene were a crazy tag-team wrestling match, rock would be the ass-kicking king of the ring.
A hot winter concert season
| December 28, 2006
Heard ’round here
There were lots of great records to choose from, so I decided not to limit the list to 10 selections.
15 reasons to be cheerful
| December 20, 2006
Singin’ ’n’ swingin’
Since busting out of Providence on the heels of her educational stint at Brown, Erin McKeown has been in earnest pursuit of greatness.
Erin McKeown embraces lightness and ‘easy-ness’
| December 05, 2006
Known in and outside the Boston folk-music community for her accessible, socially conscious songwriting and gorgeous voice, Catie Curtis returns here with her typical mix of insightful wit and pitch-perfect vocals.
Long Night Moon | Compass
| October 17, 2006
Alongside the Feelies, R.E.M., and the Replacements, Mark Mulcahy’s Miracle Legion was one of the most promising of the indie bands of the mid-’80s.
Mark Mulcahy, Alec K. Redfearn, and more
| May 30, 2006
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