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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.
Music seen
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By KELLY PHILLIPS  |  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
By JIM MACNIE  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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 
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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...
By webteam  |  December 09, 2009
Erin McKeown at Local 121's Speakeasy

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...
By webteam  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  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)
By MICHAEL WOOD  |  October 23, 2009

Stars aligned

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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  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.
Signature Sounds
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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)
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 11, 2007

Renewing their vows

Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 04, 2007

Portland scene report: March 23, 2007

Like we didn't know that already.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 21, 2007

Erin McKeown

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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  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
By BRETT MILANO  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  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
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  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
By BOB GULLA  |  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’
By BOB GULLA  |  December 05, 2006

Catie Curtis

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
By SUE BELL  |  October 17, 2006

Local heroes

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  
By BOB GULLA  |  May 30, 2006