By Ann Driscoll
Air Traffic Controller has been packing clubs around Boston with their post-Beatles, pre-Radiohead brand of good ol’ fashion pop/rock. The brainchild of lead singer/songwriter Dave Munro (who was an actual air traffic controller in the …
The dynamic English pop and R&B singer Leona Lewis is back, better than ever.
More than a hundred folks shouldered into their CD release show last month at the Lily Pad, a small, quaint art gallery in Inman Square.
Since 1965, The Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker has been an annual New England Holiday tradition
Reich’s vocals have a meloncholy restraint that echoes Elliott Smith and even Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam. The lyricism follows suit: literary but straightforward, playful but honest. Themes of alcoholism, loneliness, and the daunting ambition of exploring the world, without and within, pump the majority of the blood through Arms Around a Ghost.
Does Battle Studies sound like you thought it was going to? Of course it’s well-constructed, impeccably produced, and relatively inoffensive, in spite of saying the s-word in the first track and smoking dope in the fourth.
Aussie pop-rockers Isaac and Thorry Koren are a long way from home. Having been on the road much more often than off of it, the development of the brothers’ songwriting and musicianship is more than apparent on their new disc, THE UPSide.
By Garrett Frierson
Rarely does one come across an album that truly takes you on a emotional and imaginative journey through sea, space, and time – much less an instrumental album. Yet STAPS is exactly that, able to …