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‘This is going to be the best Boston': Tom Scholz sizes up the current edition of his iconic band

‘This is going to be the best Boston': Tom Scholz sizes up the current edition of his iconic band

As Boston prepares to kick off a lengthy 2014 tour in June, Tom Scholz is sharing early praise for the current lineup, despite the passing of Brad Delp in 2007. In fact, he says this edition may be the best one yet.

‘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)

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.