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What An Exciting Performance By Three Up-and-Coming Americana Bands!

What a lucky week I have had, musically speaking! This headlining show by The Oh Hellos at Paradise Rock Club was the second amazing triple-play show in three days!

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos

The Oh Hellos delivered my favorite set of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival and I have been eagerly anticipating a Boston show since then. My patience was rewarded by this sold-out evening of incredible Americana music.

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The Oh Hellos Will Rock The ‘Dise!

I can’t wait for this show! The Oh Hellos, arguably my favorite act from the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, have their first (I believe) headlining SOLD-OUT show in Boston at The Paradise Rock Club on Friday, November 13th.

The Oh Hellos - Newport Folk Festival 2014

The Oh Hellos – Newport Folk Festival 2014

I would say ‘be there or be square’ but if you do not already have a ticket, you’re out of luck! Family and Friends and Cereus Bright open the show.

This Riff Raff Is Everything But!

Everything but riffraff, that is… Hurray for the Riff Raff has been one of my favorite bands since the first time I saw them at the Newport Folk Festival two years ago. The band returned to Boston to perform at the Paradise Rock Club in what might have been their first headlining show at a major venue in the area.

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff (4/5)

Hurray for the Riff Raff (2/5)

Hurray for the Riff Raff (3/5)

This show might possibly be the best show of theirs I have seen to date; the energy in the room was tremendous and the band fed off that (although it was truly symbiotic – they fed off us and we fed off their energy and joy).

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We Had The British Invasion; Here’s The Swedish Invasion!

I have been a fan of First Aid Kit, a duo composed of Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, from the time I first heard them over two years ago.

First Aid Kit (Johanna in foreground)

First Aid Kit (Johanna in front, Klara in back)

As soon as their headlining show at The Paradise Rock Club was announced, I knew I would be in the audience.  Read the rest of this entry

Lovely Mellow (In A Good Way) Show At The Paradise

The Milk Carton Kids (MCK) are riding high, in part due to their talent and in part from their appearance in ‘Another Day, Another Time‘ (the documentary about the New York City concert that presented the music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’).

The Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids

Last night, they performed to a sold-out crowd at The Paradise Rock Club, a venue not known for presenting folk acts. Hopefully they will consider adding similar acts (and MCK again, although I predict they will be booking larger venues) after MCK’s stellar performance. Read the rest of this entry

The Lone Bellow Delivers Their Trademark High-Energy Show

[Apologies up front – my photos of this show were not as good as the ones I took at a previous show, so I’ve shared some of those shots here.]

I was introduced to The Lone Bellow at the Newport Folk Festival this past summer, where they performed my favorite set of the three-day festival. Going to the show at The Dise (Paradise Rock Club, to us locals) on Wednesday night, I had fairly high expectations.

The Lone Bellow at Newport Folk Festival 2013

The Lone Bellow at Newport Folk Festival 2013

There was tremendous energy and anticipation in the sold-out crowd. I was prepared for an intense performance, and that’s exactly what I got! Read the rest of this entry

First Weekly Show Announcement

I thought I would start a weekly post listing concert announcements for the Boston area that I received during the previous week. Of course these are shows that I find interesting or artists I think you, my dear readers, might like.  I do not intend the list to be comprehensive – for that, you should get yourself on the email list for Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and Bowery Boston, to name a few. Venues you like generally have email notifications as well.   Read the rest of this entry

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