Music

Album of the Week: Gord Downie, The Sadies and The Conquering Sun
May 8, 2014 No Commentby

Album of the Week: Gord Downie, The Sadies and The Conquering Sun

When two musical entities get together to make an album, you never really know what to expect. It could be ...

Plant a Tree and It'll Bear Fruit
May 6, 2014 No Commentby

Plant a Tree and It’ll Bear Fruit

Why do artists lose steam? Most musicians want to continually develop their skills and have their music appreciated, but how ...

Album of the Week: PAWS' Youth Culture Forever
April 30, 2014 No Commentby

Album of the Week: PAWS’ Youth Culture Forever

I’ve fallen in love with the music that has been coming out of Scotland for the past few years, as ...

Mike D's Top Five: Can't Miss Shows of May
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

Mike D’s Top Five: Can’t Miss Shows of May

1. Tuesday, May 6: Lana Del Rey; Sold out; 7pm; All ages; House Of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, Mass. ...

2014 Award winners
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

2014 Award winners

AMERICANA Best Bluegrass Band — Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Blackstone Valley Bluegrass is Dave Dick on banjo, his brother Bob Dick ...

Alt-Nation: New Discs, a Peelander Z Show and Saying Goodbye to Dave
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

Alt-Nation: New Discs, a Peelander Z Show and Saying Goodbye to Dave

As we celebrate readers’ selections for the 2014 Motif Music Awards, I’d be remiss if I didn’t start with a ...

The Roots Report: Some Shows You MAY See
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

The Roots Report: Some Shows You MAY See

Okee dokee folks … Thanks for coming out to support the Motif Music Awards. Here are a few other shows ...

RI Music Hall of Fame Is Poised to Honor the Best
April 28, 2014 No Commentby

RI Music Hall of Fame Is Poised to Honor the Best

Arthur “Pooch” Tavares, with nearly 60 years in the music business, continues to reach out to his old fans and ...

Motif Alternative Album Nominees
April 26, 2014 No Commentby

Motif Alternative Album Nominees

Sick Pills — Sickening Earlier today I was blasting the new CD Sickening from the New Bedford-based band Sick Pills. ...

Album of the Week: Mean Creek's Local Losers
April 22, 2014 No Commentby

Album of the Week: Mean Creek’s Local Losers

It can be a gamble when a band tweaks their sound, especially when everything they’ve done beforehand is simply brilliant. ...