Tonight on Cambridge (my side of the river), folk singer/songwriter Margaret Glaspy will be celebrating the release of her debut EP, If & When, up at Club Passim. Folk is a pretty big bucket these days (always was, I guess), but Glasby has a unique skill set that sets her apart from a huge pack and makes her record worth repeated listens. I'll give you a hint--it has a lot to do with that studied guitar-playing of hers.
Merrily, Inbound Sounds is happy to give away a pair of tickets to the first enterprising reader to respond to my friend Scott Pollack via his email by 7PM.
Down yonder in Jamaica Plain, the most excellent Doctors Fox will be presenting their Broolyn-based friends, New Beard at the Milky Way. New Beard generate a sound spectacle that I predict will be as fun to describe as is to listen to--but don't take my word for it...because I just might not have the words.FULL ENTRY
Two bands that I have enjoyed muchly in the live setting recently are MMOSS and CreaturoS--both of whom happen to have newish records of notable quality from late 2012. Granite-staters MMOSS peddle pensively-gentle, yet krauty/expansive-psych interspersed with bursts of pop, while locals CreaturoS (former members of Doomstar!) flip the switch with an alkaline blues explosion of fun-n-stun rock & roll.
King Richard's Fair - blogger-turned-booker Richard Bouchard gives the lay of the land for local music at TTs
Whether or not you know him personally, Richard Bouchard is as ubiquitous at Boston shows as the late Billy Ruane. The Merrimack Valley native is best known for the immense amount of work he did for the recently closed Boston Band Crush music blog where he made a name for himself for his tireless support of the Boston rock scene. Bouchard is also notable for being a consummate hat-man, and in my book is noteworthy for being one of the most passionate music scenesters in town who is not in cahoots with his own musical projects. Bouchard annouced this week that he's going to be assuming the role of local booker at Cambridge's TT the Bears where he hopes to fill in nights that are not occupied by national touring acts with the best the Boston rock scene has to offer. Here are some chestnuts from our chat.FULL ENTRY
Normally, the rock-meets-baseball 'Hot Stove' event is not something I pay much attention to, anymore than I would want to watch rock musicians taking batting practice. However, for a unification of musical friends past and present (this year's event features members of Letters to Cleo, Belly and Buffalo Tom, as well as Cooperstown), 'Hot Stove' is pretty tough to strike out. OK, I'm being funny (being cut from the 9th grade baseball team never went down easy). The line-up includes a special set from one Mr. Christian McNeill (he of Hybrasil) who has recently re-emerged after a decade with a fine new band (Sea Monsters) and album, Everything's Up For Grabs--which is due for national release on Feb 2nd.FULL ENTRY
About the authorJonathan Donaldson is a Boston-based musician, writer, and second-generation music junkie. An Ohio native who moved to Boston in 1998, Jonathan's musical loves include R&B, psych, punk, bubblegum, country, electronic, More »
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