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‘It had a beautiful melody’: Two new songs from Boston’s Brad Delp due in June

‘It had a beautiful melody’: Two new songs from Boston’s Brad Delp due in June

The Brad Delp Foundation is set to issue two never-before-heard songs on vinyl this summer, both collaborations with Steve Baker. Titled Two Days a Week, this new limited-edition 45 is due in June, just in time for the late Delp’s birthday

‘Exactly the way I wanted it’: Boston’s Tom Scholz got it right the first time on ‘Amanda’

‘Exactly the way I wanted it’: Boston’s Tom Scholz got it right the first time on ‘Amanda’

Boston’s Tom Scholz is perhaps most famous for a finicky approach to music making, with his newest project taking a whopping decade to conclude. Yet, sometimes everything comes together quickly.

One Track Mind: Twae-Left-Feet, “Guess into Frank’s Reel” (2013)

One Track Mind: Twae-Left-Feet, “Guess into Frank’s Reel” (2013)

Beginning with a ruminative exploration on the fiddle, the Boston-based Celtic duo Twae-Left-Feet paint an enveloping portrait of old-world charm – before leaping with winking gusto into what might be best described as heel-clicking hootenanny. Meanwhile, Scott Burn’s layered, deeply intriguing work on the tambourine-like bodhran gives the tune both its ageless complexity and its joy-fueled propulsion. Turns out, “GuessRead More

‘Tom is buried in the studio’: Long-awaited new Boston studio album could be here by mid year

‘Tom is buried in the studio’: Long-awaited new Boston studio album could be here by mid year

It’s a good time to be a fan of Boston, with the recent release of unheard music from late original frontman Brad Delp and now the promised release of a long-awaited studio recording from Tom Scholz and Co. — more than a decade after its last one.

Isis – Temporal (2012)

It doesn’t really matter what Isis is defined as anymore. The band called it quits in 2010 after the release of a final studio album, the remarkable Wavering Radiant, and has ridden off into the proverbial Boston sunset.

Mayday Radio – Don Quixote (2012)

In an often numbingly disengaged world bereft of protest songs — from the left, right or center — Don Quixote is welcome, indeed. As Mayday Radio, singer-songwriter Jeff Ting pushes buttons, and boundaries, that have grown dusty from inattention.

'Our history is going to continue': Peter Wolf discusses the ugly J. Geils Band lawsuit

The J. Geils Band isn’t stuck in any freeze frame, despite an ongoing dispute with a former namesake member. In fact, the legendary party band will return to their home state this weekend for an appearance at Boston’s House of Blues.

Art Decade – Western Sunrise (2012)

A boisterous combining of towering classical swooshes, guitar roars, tempo shifts and post-pop dreamscapes, Art Decade somehow manages to be both super catchy and mind-blowingly clever.

Ruin/Renewal – Chess Club (2012)

Joshua Pritchard reached back to his earliest recordings for the 2012 follow up to Ruin/Renewal’s self-titled debut from June of last year, offering the equal and opposite of that EP’s rumbling, three-piece live experience.

Half Notes: Ro Sham Beaux – Ro Sham Beaux (2012)

Sprung from classmates at the well-regarded New England Conservatory of Music, Ro Sham Beaux, est. 2009, is a Boston based band that, in a rarity for a fusion jazz ensemble, takes the “band” word seriously: they operate as a true cooperative.