Category Archives: house of blues

>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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>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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>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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>Grace Potter, with Brett Dennen, at the House of Blues

>Many times in the past two years I have thought — even planned — to see Grace Potter in concert. Each time there was a reason it didn’t happen. But last Thursday, it finally did, at the House of Blues … Continue reading

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>Regina Spektor at the House of Blues

>Forgot to post this review when I wrote it… Here it is… Regina SpektorAt the House of Blues, Sept. 22 Standing in line before the show, you would not have guessed you were at a concert with fervent Regina Spektor … Continue reading

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>The Avett Brothers at the House of Blues

>The Avett Brothers are family. The two leads, Seth and Scott, are real brothers, and bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon are extended family. And the crowd at their shows? Yes, we’re family as well. Before they even played … Continue reading

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>The Big Surprise Tour, House of Blues Boston

>On the night Paul McCartney was playing right across the street at Fenway Park, my wife and I instead took a left turn on Lansdowne Street, away from nostalgia and ended up in a rollicking, ramshackle hoedown called the Big … Continue reading

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