John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band 5/5/18

After a decade-long run on the Northeast music scene during which they became recognized as one of the best and most popular unsigned acts in the country, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band broke through in a big way in 1983 with John’s score for the motion picture “Eddie & The Cruisers” which reach reached #9 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and was certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA. The soundtrack featured the band’s signature song, “On The Dark Side,” which went all the way to #7 on the Billboard Hot-100 and #1 on Billboard’s Rock Chart. That success, coupled with the 1985 release of their follow-up album, “Tough All Over” and their second #1 Rock Track with the title song, gained them an international audience. The next single, “C-I-T-Y,” hit #18 and, altogether, the band placed ten tracks in the Hot 100. Continue reading

Eilen Jewell 5/3/18

Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll.  Continue reading

JD McPherson 4/18/18

Undivided Heart & Soul (2017)

“I was having nightmares every night, thinking, ‘Wow, they’re going to hate this,” says JD

When he talks about his new album, Undivided Heart & Soul, there’s no glimmer of self-adulation, or even the confidence one might expect of a veteran artist. Instead, there’s a snapshot of McPherson’s creative process bringing the record to life, a journey filled with fear and change, then boldness, and, eventually, catharsis. Continue reading

Robyn Hitchcock 4/12/18

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Continue reading

An Evening with Shovels & Rope 3/23/18

Charleston, South Carolina-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope consist of married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Like Trent, who also played with the indie rock band the Films, Hearst had spent the years prior pursuing a solo career, utilizing her raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums, one of which landed a single, “Hell’s Bells,” in the 2010 season of True Blood.  Continue reading

Shipyard Wreck 3/22/18

Shipyard Wreck is a blues-rock band out of SouthCoast Massachusetts and has had a long list of band members over the years. The band was founded by James M. Gagne in the year 2000 shortly after graduating high school along with bandmates and has carried the band’s spirit until current day.  Continue reading