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Photos | Darlingside + Twain @ The Sinclair

Anytime a hometown band returns to Boston, they’re bound to be met with exuberance. But to say the crowd at The Sinclair was excited to welcome Darlingside home would be a severe understatement. There was a palpable excitement throughout the venue last Thursday night, even before the lights dimmed to welcome the evening’s opening act Twain. Even before the first notes flew, there was a giddy anticipation from the folks close to the stage. Singing and rocking to the house music in anticipation of welcoming Darling side home. And the band—touring behind their brand new release Extralife, did not disappoint.…

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Photos | I’m With Her + Andrew Combs @ Sanders Theatre

When you think of Folk music, The Celebrity Series of Boston is probably not what springs to mind immediately. But on this evening, the series—which is better known for it’s classical, jazz, and international artist performances—played host to two of the Folk world shining treasures: I’m With Her and Andrew Combs. But while the match may have seemed a bit out of character for the series, it wouldn’t take long for the performance—which took place in Harvard University’s gorgeous Sanders Theatre—to make perfect sense to everyone in the house. The acoustics and amazingly attentive and appreciative audience were the perfect…

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Photos + Review | Joe Purdy + Amber Rubarth @ Brighton Music Hall

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBPTrLmbZT0[/youtube] If you were lucky enough to catch Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth when they graced Boston with their amazing stage presence at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday, February 1st for the “American Folk on Tour” show you witnessed a duo perfectly in sync with each other, and with the political climate we live in today. The two storytellers in song currently star in the new movie, American Folk, and are crisscrossing the country in support of the film’s beautiful soundtrack, which is a collection of classic folk songs and original compositions by Purdy and Rubarth. Joe Purdy and Amber…

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Photos + Words | J Roddy Walston & The Business @ The Royale

One thing was clear on Friday night at the Royale in Boston, those in attendance were witnessing a fuckin’ rock ‘n roll show. As soon as J. Roddy Walston and the Business took the stage they had the place rockin’ with their early hit, “Don’t Break the Needle.” This tour is in support of their new album, Destroyer of the Soft Life, and they did just that. J. Roddy Walston and the Business were definitely not soft on Friday night, and they left no doubt that their hard rocking sound was going to get asses shaking and heads bangin’. I…

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Photos | The Ballroom Thieves + Darlingside @ Old South Meeting House

It seems pretty fitting that just days after releasing their new single “Do Something”—an open “letter to our con-man president”—The Ballroom Thieves headline the first ever musical performance at the Old South Meeting House in their home city of Boston. On this evening, the same building that is widely considered the birthplace of the American Revolution hosted a band and a community gathering not only to spend time listening to music that calms, but music that incites action and response. Joined by local favorites Darlingside as a surprise opener, I can say with high levels of certainty that the Thieves…

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Photos + Review | Elizabeth and The Catapult + Dinty Child and Zachariah Hickman @ Club Passim

Twas the week before Christmas, when all thro’ Club Passim. All the concert attendees were stirring, in the packed house; The guitars were set on the stage with care, In hopes that Elizabeth and the Catapult soon would be there; The audience was nestled all snug in their chairs, While sweet sounds of music danced in their heads. On Thursday, December 21st Brooklyn musician Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, took to the stage to thunderous applause from a crowd eager to shake off the cold and forget the hustle and bustle of the coming holiday weekend. Elizabeth and her fantastic band were celebrating the release of the outstanding…

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Photos | Ian Felice + Nick Panken @ Columbus Theatre

There are few places I’d rather spend a Friday night than at The Columbus Theatre in Providence. This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard me say that. Every show there is special, whether it’s in the larger room or the more intimate upstairs. But when you put two over-the-top talented singer-songwriters on the small stage in the same night… well, you’d be a damned fool to miss it. The main attraction last Friday night was Ian Felice, front man and main songwriter for the lovable charlatans The Felice Brothers. A songwriter’s songwriter and talented poet, this year Felice released…

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Photos | Ron Gallo + Naked Giants @ Once Somerville

It had been a solid 8 years since I’d seen that much energy packed into a few hours. This past Friday night at Once Somerville, Ron Gallo, Naked Giants, and Gym Shorts stormed the stage and left all of those in attendance grinning like fools and wondering what just hit them. If you’ve never seen Ron Gallo and his cohorts perform their wizardry, the experience is something you should set your mind to getting out for. From the opening trumpet call and reading, to the band member swap with Naked Giants to the closing, thrashing Beatles cover, there isn’t a…

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Photos | Colter Wall + The Local Honeys @ Atwood’s

You know those shows you put on your calendar six months before they actually happen? Sunday night at Atwood’s was one of those for me. Colter Wall book-ended this past weekend at Atwood’s Tavern with his Speedy Creek Band and the ever-charming Local Honeys. If you weren’t able to catch either one of the shows (or the matinee set by the Honeys on Sunday,) it’s likely safe to say you planned poorly. Don’t let it happen again. In case you’re unfamiliar, Colter Wall is the 22-year old Canadian country/folk artist who—in a very short time—has drawn (deserved) comparisons to the…

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