Winchester Star: Music

  • The Stompers' 'American Fun' is timeless rock'n'roll
    Sunday - 03/17/2019 - 02:12 AM

    Towards the end of their nearly two-hour show at a sold out Spire Center in Plymouth on Saturday night, The Stompers' leader Sal Baglio waxed philosophic.'I think the job of a musician is to come in here and make people in the audience feel just a little bit better than you did when you came in here,' said the East Boston rocker.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Chatham County Line twangs it up in Fall River
    Sunday - 03/10/2019 - 05:12 AM

    There was mountain music, fiery banjo, and rapid-fire mandolin lines ringing out through the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River on Saturday night as Chatham County Line concluded the New England swing of its current tour.The Raleigh, North Carolina quartet was also celebrating the release last week of its latest album, "Sharing the Covers," on Yep Roc Records, and their 19-song set included a half dozen of the covers from that album.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Music series brings opera, musical theater to Milton
    Thursday - 03/07/2019 - 07:47 AM

     When 10 accomplished opera singers perform “Sing for Their Supper,” the concert will nourish the soul and indirectly feed the body. The concert of light opera and musical theater songs will raise money to help people with food and financial needs. “It’s always struck me how generous people in the musical community are,” said Tim Steele, choir director at First Parish Church of Milton, who organized the benefit concert held at 7 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Arts venues offer free and discount admission to low-income residents
    Tuesday - 03/05/2019 - 03:41 PM

     Whenever Linda Brennan visits the Boston Children’s Museum with her daughter, she shows a card at the admissions desk and the two enter for just $4. Their afternoon of fun and exploration otherwise would have cost $34, prohibitive for the Waltham single mother.“If I didn’t have the EBT discount, I wouldn’t be able to take her to the museum,” said Brennan, who visits frequently with her 2-year-old daughter, Raine.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 Things to do in Winchester
    Wednesday - 02/27/2019 - 12:08 PM

    1 “DAY AT THE RACES” CANDIDATE FORUM: 1-3:30 p.m. March 3, Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Road, Winchester. Cost: free. For information:; The League of Women Voters of Winchester is sponsoring a public forum for voters and candidates for contested offices in the March 26 town election.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Aerosmith bringing Las Vegas show to Massachusetts in August
    Friday - 03/01/2019 - 04:18 PM

    Aerosmith frontman and Marshfield’s favorite son Steven Tyler is turning 71 in three weeks and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. Ditto for the rest of the band members, who all have houses on the South Shore.Nicknamed the “Bad Boys From Boston,” the band announced Tuesday it will be taking its MGM Grand Las Vegas residency show on the road this summer for a tour that kicks off Aug.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Super Bowl 2019: Gladys Knight delivers flawless national anthem
    Sunday - 02/03/2019 - 04:49 PM

    Apparently it's a thing to place bets on how long the national anthem will last. If you had 118 seconds, you're a winner for Super Bowl 2019 before the game even kicked off.The folks at FiveThirtyEight, whose jobs we don't envy, spent a few days analyzing the odds, and the results?More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Get in the mood for Valentine's Day 2019 with this romantic playlist
    Wednesday - 02/06/2019 - 04:20 AM

    We swear by the moon and the stars in the sky that we'll be there if you listen to this Valentine's Day playlist we made.Maybe we're amazed by the way you click "play" on this romantic list of songs.We can't help falling in love with the way you love the playlist we made.You get the point.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Grammys 2019: How to watch, who's performing
    Friday - 02/08/2019 - 01:07 PM

    The 61st Grammy Awards take place Sunday. Here's what you need to know about the 2019 ceremony.When is it?The awards start at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 10.Where can I watch?The awards will air on CBS.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New England folk band The Ghost of Paul Revere is scary good
    Tuesday - 02/12/2019 - 09:08 AM

    The last time we heard The Ghost of Paul Revere, at the tail end of 2017, the Portland, Maine trio had drawn about 200 fans to Brighton Music Hall and that was impressive.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Music: Get ready to devour the Flesh Eaters
    Friday - 03/08/2019 - 02:20 AM

    The Flesh Eaters were originally formed as an act of friendship, and sort of "a busman's holiday" for the musicians involved way back in 1977. All these years and many lineup changes later, that's still the unifying principle of the legendary Los Angeles punk-roots-rockers.The Flesh Eaters have reunited their classic 1982 lineup and released their first new album since 2004, and more to the point, the first new recording from this lineup in 37 years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Krewe Orleans kicks off mardi gras in Beantown
    Wednesday - 03/06/2019 - 03:12 AM

    People who like music from New Orleans will agree that a band that manages to cover three songs from The Meters in the course of an evening is on the right track.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • SOUNDS: Singer-pianist Patricia Barber celebrates a new album at Scullers
    Tuesday - 03/05/2019 - 12:23 PM

    Pianist-vocalist Patricia Barber, who will be fronting her trio at a CD release show for her new album “Higher” at Scullers on March 15, had to make a few musical decisions when she was growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1960s.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 things to know about the 'Leaving Neverland' doc detailing Michael Jackson abuse allegations
    Monday - 03/04/2019 - 09:01 AM

    The first part of a new documentary detailing accusations of sexual abuse against the late pop singer Michael Jackson aired on HBO Sunday night, with a second part airing Monday night.."Leaving Neverland" premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January, reigniting the conversation about the King of Pop's alleged behavior with underage boys.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Robin Lane & the Chartbusters return with a career-spanning CD and a live show
    Thursday - 02/28/2019 - 11:15 AM

    There were a few years, in the early ’80s when, if you were lucky, you got to catch a show by Robin Lane & the Chartbusters who, during those heady times, put out a couple of studio albums and a live EP (all on Warner Bros.) that featured a fresh blend of pop-rock, a leaning toward New Wave and just a hint of punk.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Report: R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse in Chicago area
    Friday - 02/22/2019 - 11:54 AM

    R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.According to the Daily Beast, the charges stem from a video which allegedly shows [...]

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  • 5 Things to do in Winchester
    Tuesday - 02/05/2019 - 12:16 PM

    1 “Broadway on Highland" open sing 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Ave., Winchester. Cost: free. For information: 781-721-2950; Broadway lovers can sing their favorite show tune or join the crowd during the sing-along numbers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming among artists at new Tanglewood Learning Institute
    Wednesday - 02/06/2019 - 01:20 PM

    During a pre-opening tour last summer of the Linde Center for Music and Learning, Boston Symphony Orchestra Managing Director Mark Volpe said the center would be transform Tanglewood, the symphony's summer home, but revealed few details about programming.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 things you missed at the 2019 Grammys
    Monday - 02/11/2019 - 09:12 AM

    The 2019 Grammy Awards were a night to remember. If you didn't get to watch (or if you just want to relive it), here are five of the biggest moments from the night.Michelle Obama showed upIf you've read the former first lady's insanely popular autobiography, "Becoming," you'll know Michelle Obama is a huge music fan, thanks in part to her grandfather, who shared records with her when she was young.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Newton's Tyler Morris rocks out to Van Halen at the Regent Theatre
    Wednesday - 02/13/2019 - 09:25 AM

    For as long as he can remember, Tyler Morris has been an admirer of his dad’s endeavors. No, not his successful dentistry practice, but his after-hours pastime: playing guitar. Now 20, the Chestnut Hill resident who has three albums of electric blues and blues-rock under his belt, is fronting his own band, Tyler Morris’ Eruption, in a performance of an all-Van Halen show at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on Feb.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Music: Eric Lindell is starting a 'Revolution'
    Thursday - 03/14/2019 - 04:40 PM

    When you mention to Eric Lindell that a couple of the songs on his latest album seem to be the epitome of New Orleans music, that is to say, a delectable gumbo of various styles, he protests. “I was doing what I’m doing long before I moved to Louisiana,” said Lindell from a Baltimore tour stop, noting that he grew up in California, and was always kind of a musical mix-master, before moving to Louisiana in 1999.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 things R. Kelly said in his explosive interview with Gayle King
    Wednesday - 03/06/2019 - 08:48 AM

    R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual and physical abuse, sat down with CBS' Gayle King for a nearly 80-minute interview in which the singer denied the allegations, saying he was "tired of all the lies" and that all his accusers are liars.Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual [...]

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  • Three local residents star in 'A Little Bit of Ireland' at Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham
    Tuesday - 03/05/2019 - 01:07 PM

    Featuring Irish tenors, an Irish band, Irish step dancing, Irish comedy, and a glimpse into a Celtic pub, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's "A Little Bit of Ireland" takes place March 16-17.Special guests are award-winning Whitman actress Jennifer Ellis, [...]

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  • 'A Little Bit of Ireland' in Waltham
    Monday - 03/04/2019 - 12:15 PM

    Featuring Irish tenors, an Irish band, Irish step dancing, Irish comedy, and a glimpse into a Celtic pub, Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's "A Little Bit of Ireland" takes place March 16-17.Special guests are award-winning Whitman actress Jennifer Ellis, [...]

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  • Music: Americana ensemble Chatham County Line swinging through area with multiple shows
    Thursday - 02/28/2019 - 02:25 AM

    The four musicians in Chatham County Line had all been in rock or country-rock bands, working away at the usual array of noisy roadhouses and bars. Then in a move reminiscent of the old Steve Martin gag – "Let's get really small!" – they all decided to try getting really quiet. The move to acoustic music and stellar vocal harmonies, digging deeper into American roots like bluegrass, old time country, and mountain music, has led the Raleigh, N.C., quartet to critical [...]

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  • WATCH: Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves covers Selena's 'Como La Flor'
    Tuesday - 02/26/2019 - 09:31 AM

    Fresh off her big win at the 2019 Grammys, Kacey Musgraves surprised her RodeoHouston audience on Monday night with an epic Selena cover.Musgraves’ performance of "Como La Flor" paid tribute to the late Tejano star, whose last performance was at RodeoHouston in 1995.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Super Bowl 2019: 5 cringeworthy moments from Maroon 5's halftime show
    Sunday - 02/03/2019 - 06:45 PM

    Sure, Maroon 5 has hits, but that doesn't change the fact that they're almost TOO easy to hate on.Not many expected the band's Super Bowl LIII halftime show to be good (in fact, the best moments from the show had nothing to do with Maroon 5 or Adam Levine), but here are the top cringeworthy moments from the halftime show.Adam Levine's wardrobe -- and lack thereofHe started the show wearing a track suit and a long black coat, which means [...]

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  • Music: South Shore blues-rockers have music in their souls
    Thursday - 02/07/2019 - 03:37 AM

    No doubt there will be another big welcome home for Soul Box at The Next Page Cafe in Weymouth tonight, as the South Shore blues-rockers continue to bask in the plaudits of their semi-final performance at the International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis two weeks ago.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The Ghost of Paul Revere on a roll
    Sunday - 02/10/2019 - 02:27 PM

    The last time we heard The Ghost of Paul Revere, at the tail end of 2017, the Portland, Maine trio had drawn about 200 fans to Brighton Music Hall and that was impressive.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • No snitches for 'Stitches': Texas college sues to keep mum on Shawn Mendes contract
    Wednesday - 02/13/2019 - 09:05 AM

    Have you ever wondered what Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes contractually requires before he takes the stage? One Texas university doesn’t want you to know.The University of Texas at El Paso is requesting to withhold the "Stitches" singer’s contracts for an October performance at the university, a lawsuit filed in Travis County says.Mendes, who sang with Miley Cyrus at this year’s Grammy Awards, performed at the West Texas university on Oct.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share