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Cory Branan Deserves Your Attention

I first heard Cory Branan at an AmericanaFest event last September. I had no idea who he was at the time, but thoroughly enjoyed his all-too-brief set. His style is not easy to categorize; rock, punk, even alt-country are some that come to mind, but Cory is first and foremost a songwriter.

Cory Branan Horizontal Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

Luckily for me – and for you should you so choose – Cory is appearing at Thunder Road in Somerville on Thursday night (an early show so those of you who have tickets for other shows can do a double-header as I plan to do). Tickets are available here. This is a CD release show; officially the new album ADIOS releases the following day.

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Live Streaming By The Extended Play Sessions!

Tonight! It’s the first live-stream from your friends at The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter! Click here to join the event, starting at approximately 6:50 pm.

This show features The Silks and you’re going to love them!

The Silks Official Poster

The Silks Official Poster

Ruby Rose Fox Is A Must-See Up-and-Coming Artist

There is a Boston-based singer-songwriter named Ruby Rose Fox. Do not forget her name because she (along with her backing vocalists, the Gloria Steinems) will be a big star in the not-too-distant future.

Ruby Rose Fox

Ruby Rose Fox

Described as a vocal powerhouse of soul-driven edgy rock ‘n roll, Ruby stuns a crowd when the first notes pour from her mouth. The first time I saw her, without having heard any of her music, my jaw dropped and I was hooked.

Ruby Rose Fox

Ruby Rose Fox

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Classic Rockers At Their Finest!

It can be risky to see aging rock stars perform; they might be playing guitar with arthritic hands, or their voices (which naturally change as they age) cannot hit the notes they still try to hit. Neither could be further from the truth for Peter Frampton, who appeared at the Lowell Summer Music Series last weekend.

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

The man is ageless!

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This Was A Terrific Rock Show Under Starry Skies!

The Lowell Summer Music Series is an outdoor – weather permitting – venue, and local favorites Guster wanted this show to be outdoors. Their wish was granted due to wise weather-watching by the people who run the Series. What started off as a terrible afternoon ended up as a perfect evening under the stars.

Guster

Guster

This was my first time seeing Guster, despite the band’s numerous shows in the Boston area over the years they have been together.

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Here Is Something I Have Gotten Behind

One of the bands I have most enjoyed seeing at The Extended Play Sessions, The Get Right Band, is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to produce their next album.

Get Right Band

Get Right Band

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An Evening Of Singer-Songwriter Bliss

How lucky was I to be able to attend a house concert presented by the fabulous songwriter Laurie Sargent! And to be able to walk to it!

Laurie Sargeant

Laurie Sargent

I walked into the house and was immediately greeted by long-time friends and fans of Laurie, and thought that was a good sign.

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Come To The Extended Play Sessions And Enjoy Some Rock ‘n Roll

The Americans will be our guests for The Extended Play Sessions on Sunday January 24th. We are privileged to have another evening of incredible music for The Extended Play Sessions!

The Americans (Official Poster)

The Americans (Official Poster)

It just keeps getting better!

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1970s (And Beyond) Rock Is Alive And Kicking

Playing to a nearly sold-out crowd at the Lowell Summer Music Series, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo delivered a fabulous, high-energy show that certainly wowed me!

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar and Neil ‘Spyder’ Giraldo

I am not sure what I expected from this 35th anniversary plus one tour, but the show exceeded any expectations I may have had!

Stage Backdrop

Stage Backdrop

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Fine Entertainment At The Hands Of Garland Jeffreys

My review of this superb Garland Jeffreys show appears on No Depression.

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys band

Garland Jeffreys band

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Charly Roth

Charly Roth

Brian Stanley

Brian Stanley

Joe 'Italian Stallion' Curiano

Joe ‘Italian Stallion’ Curiano

JJ Jordan

JJ Jordan

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Charly Roth

Charly Roth

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Joe Curiano

Joe Curiano

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys singing from the audience

Garland Jeffreys singing from the audience

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys

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