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MUSIC REVIEW

Dear Leader rises up, with feeling

Singer and guitarist Aaron Perrino of Dear Leader performs Friday at the Paradise. Singer and guitarist Aaron Perrino of Dear Leader performs Friday at the Paradise. (Emily Jones)
By Jonathan Perry
Globe Correspondent / January 20, 2009

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The drama began and ended with that voice wrapping itself around the songs, enveloping them completely even as it thrust them skyward, holding them to the light. You could have called the voice a force of nature or an emotional lightning rod that, when it struck, froze listeners in their tracks, and seized them. It was something that the people ... (Full article: 470 words)

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