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Live Review: Nora Jane Struthers @ Jammin' Java -- 2/21/20


Nora Jane Struthers performs at Jammin’ Java on Feb. 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

A fair number of people who came out to Jammin’ Java on Friday night were already familiar with Nora Jane Struthers. 611 more words

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Bill Frisell, Harmony

Guitarist Bill Frisell has carved out a singular path in the jazz world, consistently sticking to his roots and American folk influences while establishing himself as a fixture on a plethora of recordings by jazz’s most idiosyncratic players, from Paul Motian to Andrew Cyrille. 552 more words

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Live Review: Drew and Ellie Holcomb @ The Birchmere -- 2/20/20


Drew Holcomb (Photo by Ashtin Paige)

Drew and Ellie Holcomb’s recent show at The Birchmere began with a pleasant surprise. The show had been billed as “An Evening with Drew and Ellie Holcomb,” leading me to expect a duo performance. 924 more words

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Is It You, Is It Me - Dustbowl Revival (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

It’s quite often you hear a band claim that they want to “push the boundaries”, “blur the edges” and “take their music into a new direction”, sometimes it can be just idle chat to get the listening world to take notice but sometimes it does happen. 389 more words

Live Review: Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles @ Jammin' Java -- 2/21/20


Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles perform at Jammin’ Java on Feb. 21, 2020. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

“Without further ado,” Sarah Borges declared in her clipped Massachusetts accent, “we’re gonna play the rock’n’roll.” With that, Sarah and her band, the Broken Singles, exploded into a fast-paced, crunchy, punk-inspired number at Jammin’ Java on Friday. 564 more words

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Place Your Orders For THSN's Patented Squirrel-Launcher!

Tired of those pesky squirrels wreaking havoc on your backyard?  Sick of having your bird-feeder raided every morning and forced to watch as your beautiful songbirds stand about idle and empty bellied? 164 more words

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