CD Reviews

HIGHWAY GHOSTS Beyond All Help 12 tracks The album features plenty of great guest musicians, including Jim Gambino, Jimmy Ryan, Noel Coakley, David Delaney, and Sonny Jim Clifford, each bringing a different instrument to the mix. Track five, “Please Don’t Run Away,” features the audience at the Lizard Lounge from the band’s show last March singing the chorus. The music has a mature sound, a testament to the artists behind it, and while some of the songs have a mournful … Read More >>

Silver Circles Reviews

Silver Circles Reviews BANDIT KINGS Epic Hello 10 tracks The Kings of Gloucester have developed their own sound. It’s melodic, it bops, rocks, and soothes, it’s subtly unpredictable, and its biggest feature is the double vocal attack of Renee Dupuis and Ann Marie Shamanoski. These two strong female vocalists have different styles that compliment each other—Renee is the perfected studied voice, while Ann Marie adds a colorful delivery of character (note: both can wail). “Find” is a melodic standout that … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS Nov11

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board MARK MANDEVILLE & OLD CONSTITUTION Nobody’s Favorite Records M. M. & O. C. 11 tracks During the past five years, I have watched the growth of Webster native Mark Mandeville and his projects, starting out with the Accident That Led Me to the World (one of the … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS Oct11

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board     RAMONA SILVER Tootsie Music Small Circle of Light 7 tracks Except for a few occasional shows and guest spots with friends, we haven’t heard much from the ultra-lovely and talented Ramona Silver during the past five years since her last CD release, Intermission. Though she’s … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS Sept11

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board WILLIE “LOCO” ALEXANDER Fisheye Records The World Famous Non-Stop Seagull Opera Meets the Fishtones at the Strand 16 tracks To say that Willie Alexander is music legend is an understatement. His explorations in sound have touched generations, dating all the way back to the latter days of … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS Aug11

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board COUNT ZERO SineAppleSap Never Be Yourself 11 tracks Tracks from Count Zero’s fourth full-length CD Never Be Yourself possess desirable qualities essential for opening songs on a live concert circuit. The house lights go dark and the musicians take to their respective places on stage. Finally, cue … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS June11

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board   LA PESTE La Peste 20 track DVD La Peste was a late-’70s early ’80s Boston punk band; they were quite influential and widely known as the winners of the 1978 Battle of the Bands at the Inman Square Men’s Bar in Cambridge. They were also finalists … Read More >>

SILVER CIRCLES REVIEWS May11

Comment on any CD Review in Reader's Respo™ Make sure you title your comment so we know which review you're talking about. You can also discuss local music 24/7 at The Noise Board HEATHER MALONEY Time & Pocket Change 12 tracks If I didn’t listen closely to the lyrics of the opening track, “Fifty Lines,” I might think they were designed to sexually arouse the listener. In it, Heather Maloney has an adorable way of suddenly jumping up an octave … Read More >>