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Professor Harp returned to Smoken' Joe's; blew them away once again

Professor Harp returned to Smoken’ Joe’s; blew them away once again

It was one of his strongest performances in recent memory when Professor Harp made another return appearance at Smoken’ Joe’s BBQ & Blues in Boston last night. Harp came right in with a harmonica melody that rode from high down to middle range all the while incorporating intervals of notes that sounded like they’re singing […]

The Space Sharks release impressive debut CD

The Space Sharks release impressive debut CD

The Space Sharks recently released their debut CD. It rocks hard and it rocks with precision. All nine tracks are killer. The Space Sharks function as a trio with a backing singer for good measure. Guitar, bass, and drums are constantly on a speedy forward momentum. Fans of driving guitar rock will definitely dig this […]

Sara Thompson needs your vote

Sara Thompson needs your vote

Sara Thompson was nominated by the WMRC Local Music Awards for Best Female Singer and Best Single – “Playing with the Big Boys” and she needs people to vote for and for her single “Playing With The Big Boys.” Vote here: http://www.wmrcdailynews.com/localmusic/index.html

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals release another winning CD The Lion The Beast The Beat

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals release another winning CD The Lion The Beast The Beat

Grace Potter And the Nocturnals dropped another CD loaded with Potter’s vocal heft and musical adventure. Each track is loaded with bracing guitars, driving drums, and Potters aggressive vocalizing. The Lion The Beast The Beat opens with its explosive title track, a call to releasing oneself from all kinds of built up tensions in one’s […]

Raising Scarlet rock the rockabilly scene

Raising Scarlet rock the rockabilly scene

Mike and Tammy Myles converted their old band Rude Toys into the rockabilly hit Raising Scarlet just three years ago. Now, the couple and their rhythm section are bringing Raising Scarlett and its driving take on American roots rock all over greater-Boston. Raising Scarlet has been riding the wave of resurgent interest in Rockabilly, hitting […]

Axemunkee deliver fascinating sound on Vortex CD

Axemunkee deliver fascinating sound on Vortex CD

Lead by the speedy fingers of Catherine Capozzi, Axemunkee has been grinding out their particular brew of progressive rock on the Boston music scene for sometime now. Capozzi, who made her mark on the Boston music scene in the band All The Queen’s Men, leads Axemunkee through musical gymnastics, odd time signatures, and some aggressive […]

Geoff Bartley does his Sunday night thing at Smoken' Joe's

Geoff Bartley does his Sunday night thing at Smoken’ Joe’s

I swung by Smoken’ Joe’s last Sunday night to catch the last set of Geoff Bartley And Friends. Bartley, as most everybody knows by now, is the folkie, bluegrass musician who sings and plays acoustic guitar or Resonator guitar and fronts a few other guys on acoustics. Three nights ago, Bartely was backed by mandolin […]

Andy Cummings and Melissa Gates rocked Bah-Jam

Andy Cummings and Melissa Gates rocked Bah-Jam

Two good draws always make for one exciting event. Such was the case at yesterday’s Bah-Jam at the Black Sheep Tavern in Sterling, Massachusetts. Local up and coming rockabilly guitarist-vocalist Andy Cummings peeled off plenty of fiery old time notes and chords as the feature artist at yesterday’s jam. The kid rocked hard on the […]

Fran Dagostino plays adventurous guitar on his World Music CD

Fran Dagostino plays adventurous guitar on his World Music CD

Fran Dagostino’s experimental, progressive, and transcontinental CD World Music should not be overlooked by fans of adventurous explorations of song possibilities. It also features a lot of good guitar playing. World Music is Dagostino’s compilation of songs he has recorded with musicians from all over the world. Opening track “Redemption” was written by Icelandic composer […]

Michael Fioretti Band w/ "Sax" Gordon Beadle put on a good show at Whippersnappers last night

Michael Fioretti Band w/ “Sax” Gordon Beadle put on a good show at Whippersnappers last night

The Michael Fioretti Band with special guest “Sax” Gordon Beadle played another of their gritty, funky R&B shows at Whippersnappers in Londonderry, New Hampshire last night. From the opening number until the end of their second set, MFB and “Sax” Gordon unleashed all sorts of cool licks and challenging melodies. Fioretti and “Sax” can catch […]