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>Josh Ritter in Philadelphia and Boston, Feb. 10 and 11

> Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, opening night in Philly   What should one expect from a Valentine’s Day Brawl? Love, roses,  a nice slow-dance sax solo, and of course some heartache because this ain’t no Hallmark celebration. This … Continue reading

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>Lissie at the Paradise, Boston

>   The second show of my weekend concert extravaganza was quite different than the first. Instead of the sold out large-theater setting of the House of Blues for the Decemberists, I was a mile or so up Comm. Ave. at … Continue reading

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>The Decemberists at the House of Blues, Boston, Jan. 28, 2011

>   “Apparently, we ruined indie,” declared the Decemberists enigmatic lead singer Colin Meloy, in the middle of a small run of new songs off their new latest album, “The King Is Dead” early in the show. Meloy was referring to … Continue reading

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>Jackie Greene at the Paradise, 10-9-10

>   “You guys are so rad. I’d forgotten just how rad you guys are!” That’s what Jackie Greene told the pumped-up crowd at the Paradise last weekend. His last visit, in February, must have made as good an impression on … Continue reading

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>Dave Rawlings Machine at the Paradise

>Here’s my surefire remedy for temporary relief of serious back pain: Start with some exquisite acoustic guitar solos. Add some beautiful harmonies. And a dash of dueling fiddles with some tasty harmonica.This works so well you might even find yourself … Continue reading

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>Grace Potter at the House of Blues, Boston

>                                                         Photo by Mallory Finley This was a band supposedly jet-lagged.Six months after  Grace Potter and the Nocturnals last played the House of Blues, the band returned to the venue just off a tour overseas and ripped through a … Continue reading

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>Jackie Greene at the Paradise

>Jackie Greene (above, last night and, below, in 2008) at the Paradise. The last time we saw Jackie Greene was in mid-2008. The young, chain-smoking kid took to the stage and showed off some great rockin’ guitar chops and a … Continue reading

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