Winchester Star: Music

  • Music: Shemekia Copeland sings about social justice on 'America's Child'
    Wednesday - 09/19/2018 - 05:11 PM

    Shemekia Copeland was one of those people who said she never felt becoming a parent would change their life much. No surprise, she turned out to be wrong, but Copeland's new perspective led to the most potent and meaningful album of her career, "America's Child," just out on the Alligator label.Copeland, who performs at The Iron Horse in Northampton on Saturday night, will be swinging through the area next week, with a show Monday September 24 at City Winery in Boston, and then a [...]

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  • Sept. 26 concert to celebrate life, work of Cambridge cellist Laurence Lesser
    Monday - 09/10/2018 - 04:34 PM

    Laurence Lesser, the legendary cellist, passionate teacher and president emeritus of New England Conservatory, celebrates his 80th birthday this year, as well as the start of his 45th year embedded in the musical life of the prestigious music college.A Sept.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New Tanglewood four-building complex is 'transformative'
    Wednesday - 09/05/2018 - 06:47 PM

    Next to a massive oak tree on the Tanglewood grounds, a major construction project is underway that will turn the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra into a year-round destination and bring its programs to people throughout the world.“This is a transformative moment for Tanglewood,” said managing director Mark Volpe, as he led a press tour of the complex of four buildings that will become the Center for Music and Learning and the site for the Tanglewood Learning [...]

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  • First Aid Kit takes cues from rock royalty for latest album
    Friday - 08/31/2018 - 04:47 AM

    First Aid Kit has had such a meteoric rise since their days of busking on the streets of Stockholm, it shouldn't be a surprise that some of the tunes on their latest album, "Ruins," allude to dislocation.Sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Enskede, where they were firmly determined not to be impressed by their father's former career in the Swedish pop band Lolita Pop.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • CONCERT: Rising Nashville singer from Holliston Kathleen Regan to perform Sept. 6 in Bellingham
    Thursday - 08/23/2018 - 06:22 PM

    Kathleen Regan, a 2012 graduate of Holliston High School, will return to her roots with an intimate evening of songs at Marketplace Theatre in Bellingham on Sept. 6.Since first appearing on stage at the age of 4 as Gretl Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” Regan has built an impressive resume of stage experience, first as an actor and singer and now as an up-and-comer on the Nashville music scene.Regan credits her parents, Karen and John Regan, for recognizing and [...]

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  • Concert review: Counting Crows kick it back ot the '90s
    Saturday - 08/18/2018 - 11:58 AM

    Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz might most resemble Bob Dylan as a songwriter, and most resemble Van Morrison as a singer. Like both of those two, he and his band like to transform even their old favorites into new arrangements, new interpretations and often unexpected directions.That can be a bountiful source of pleasure for devoted fans of the group, but it can also lead to uneven performances, or places where fans who want to hear the songs exactly as they were recorded [...]

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  • Counting Crows make Xfinity Center their living room
    Saturday - 08/18/2018 - 08:47 AM

    Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz might most resemble Bob Dylan as a songwriter, and most resemble Van Morrison as a singer. Like both of those two, he and his band like to transform even their old favorites into new arrangements, new interpretations and often unexpected directions.That can be a bountiful source of pleasure for devoted fans of the group, but it can also lead to uneven performances, or places where fans who want to hear the songs exactly as they were recorded [...]

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  • MUSIC: Southern Avenue leads straight to Memphis soul
    Thursday - 08/16/2018 - 04:01 AM

    Soul music, like most rhythm and blues, is a musical language that transcends borders and boundaries. That's how an Israeli guitarist named Ori Naftaly found himself in Memphis, couldn't bear to leave, and now is part of one of the most exciting new soul groups to come along in decades.Did we mention that Naftaly's partners in this new group, Southern Avenue, include two gospel-trained sisters from Memphis?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Opera del West celebrates Bernstein’s 100th in a trio of shows
    Tuesday - 08/14/2018 - 10:35 AM

    In 2006, Eve Budnick – then a vocal coach at University of Connecticut – and Rebecca Grimes – one of her students doing a doctorate there – realized that they were both making drives from their homes in MetroWest to school.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Austin's Marcia Ball brings new album ‘Shine Bright’ to Boston's City Winery Aug. 17
    Saturday - 08/11/2018 - 10:00 AM

    The back cover of Marcia Ball’s new album, “Shine Bright,” features the celebrated Austin, Texas, singer and pianist striking a whimsical Statue of Liberty pose. Dressed in a silver gown, she holds a star aloft in her right hand and cradles a book in her left.Wait, let’s look closer at that book.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Music: Amy Helm returns to Canton for gig at Festival at the Farm
    Thursday - 09/13/2018 - 01:36 PM

    Amy Helm said she felt like these trying times needed music that was hopeful and uplifting, and her new album "This Too Shall Light" includes songs chosen for their affirming aura and communal spirit. Helm's new album is slated for a September 21 release, but before that she's scheduled to perform on Saturday's edition of this weekend's Festival at The Farm, which is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Prowse Farm in Canton.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New Tanglewood four-building complex is 'transformative'
    Wednesday - 09/05/2018 - 06:40 PM

    Next to a massive oak tree on the Tanglewood grounds, a major construction project is underway that will turn the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra into a year-round destination and bring its programs to people throughout the world."This is a transformative moment for Tanglewood," said managing director Mark Volpe, as he led a press tour of the complex of four buildings that will become the Center for Music and Learning and the site for the Tanglewood Learning Institute.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • First Aid Kit takes cues from rock royalty for latest album
    Friday - 08/31/2018 - 04:37 AM

    First Aid Kit has had such a meteoric rise since their days of busking on the streets of Stockholm, it shouldn't be a surprise that some of the tunes on their latest album, "Ruins," allude to dislocation.Sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Enskede, where they were firmly determined not to be impressed by their father's former career in the Swedish pop band Lolita Pop.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Country strong: Kenny Chesney - and friends - host a bash at Gillette
    Sunday - 08/26/2018 - 12:15 PM

     Nobody said Kenny Chesney wasn't energetic. Bobbing around on stage Friday night, the 50-year-old's age didn't show as he clapped, screamed and skipped from one side of the stage to the other.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Boston concert: Punk band Silver Screams turns up the sound Aug. 25 in JP
    Tuesday - 08/21/2018 - 05:37 PM

    Silver Screams is a loud band, a punk band, one that leans more toward old-school punk than anything contemporary. Once you hear their music – either live or on their EPs “Defective Machines” and “Creep Joint Scratch” – it’s no surprise to learn that all three members are fans of Joy Division, T.S.O.L., The Damned, and that ilk.Even their name is a clue as to what they’re all about.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Concert review: Counting Crows kick it back ot the '90s
    Saturday - 08/18/2018 - 02:47 PM

    Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz might most resemble Bob Dylan as a songwriter, and most resemble Van Morrison as a singer. Like both of those two, he and his band like to transform even their old favorites into new arrangements, new interpretations and often unexpected directions.That can be a bountiful source of pleasure for devoted fans of the group, but it can also lead to uneven performances, or places where fans who want to hear the songs exactly as they were recorded [...]

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  • Aug.. 25 Tanglewood gala tops off a season of concerts honoring Leonard Bernstein
    Thursday - 08/16/2018 - 04:00 AM

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra will conclude its season-long centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein on Aug. 25, the Lawrence native’s 100th birthday, with a gala concert at Tanglewood, where the legendary composer and conductor’s influence continues to be felt to this day.A protégé of Tanglewood founder Serge Koussevitzky, the BSO's music director from 1924 to 1949, Bernstein was active at Tanglewood from his 1940 arrival until his final concerts conducting [...]

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  • Aug.. 25 Tanglewood gala tops off a season of concerts honoring Leonard Bernstein
    Thursday - 08/16/2018 - 06:47 AM

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra will conclude its season-long centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein on Aug. 25, the Lawrence native’s 100th birthday, with a gala concert at Tanglewood, where the legendary composer and conductor’s influence continues to be felt to this day.A protégé of Tanglewood founder Serge Koussevitzky, the BSO's music director from 1924 to 1949, Bernstein was active at Tanglewood from his 1940 arrival until his final concerts conducting [...]

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  • Journey takes 35,000 back to the future at Fenway Park
    Sunday - 08/12/2018 - 09:13 AM

    It was Back to the Future at Fenway Park Saturday night, as three of the 1980s' most beloved rock 'n' roll bands filled the venerable ballpark with 35,000 or so giddy fans.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Austin's Marcia Ball brings new album ‘Shine Bright’ to Boston's City Winery Aug. 17
    Saturday - 08/11/2018 - 12:47 PM

    The back cover of Marcia Ball’s new album, “Shine Bright,” features the celebrated Austin, Texas, singer and pianist striking a whimsical Statue of Liberty pose. Dressed in a silver gown, she holds a star aloft in her right hand and cradles a book in her left.Wait, let’s look closer at that book.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share