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Local Favorites Pay Tribute To Alex Chilton

Full disclosure:  when I was asked if I wanted to attend a tribute to the late Alex Chilton at Brighton Music Hall, I had to research him because his name was not familiar. As soon as I saw he was in the Box Tops, who had a huge hit with ‘The Letter’, I realized I knew at least the beginning of his career. I did not know he is considered the inventor of indie and alternative rock.

Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren wrote the definitive biography of Chilton, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man, and she opened the evening with some readings and reminiscences of Chilton. She was joined for a brief conversation about Chilton by Jody Stephens, the lone surviving member of Big Star.

Jody Stephens

Jody Stephens

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A Trifecta Of Young Singer-Songwriters Serenaded At The Sinclair

Playing to a smaller audience than they deserved, Liz Longley, Heather Maloney, and Sarah Blacker treated us to a trio of sets that showcased the talent each of them possesses.

Liz Longley

Liz Longley

Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney

Sarah Blacker

Sarah Blacker

I was familiar with the music of all three young women prior to this show, and was excited to see how their styles worked off each other.

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Delta Rae Was a WOW!!!

Delta Rae, a roots rock band from Durham, North Carolina, appeared at the Lowell Summer Music Series last weekend for the first but hopefully not last time.

Delta Rae

Delta Rae

This was another show that I attended not having any idea what to expect other than a good time. Read the rest of this entry

Lowell Summer Music Series 25th Anniversary Season Starts Tonight!

I’m very excited that the Lowell Summer Music Series is starting tonight, and the weather forecast is awesome!

Lowell Summer Music Series

Lowell Summer Music Series

This weekend’s shows are Ziggy Marley, Delta Rae, and Amos Lee!

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