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CD~DVD Reviews

Hailing from Finland and ready to rock your ass off, Free Spirit’s second official release titled All the Shades of Darkened Light is a thick slab of authentic melodic rock; progressive melodies and edgy guitar riffs, bombastic keyboard flourishes...

BOSTON - Charlie Farren’s latest CD release, titled Tuesday - his fifth disc of original solo material – proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that this veteran Boston-area musician continually grows as a singer-songwriter, expanding his repertoire...

PUTNEY, VT. - Just over a year removed from seeing Randy Smith & His Band Of Merry Men perform for the first time, I had an idea of what I was about to see a couple weeks ago when the band played at Next Stage in Putney. Or did I…?


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The release of Stonewall’s second full-length CD is a welcome sight and sound for their longtime fans, who have patiently waited for the band’s follow up to their debut CD What If?, released back in 2008. This reviewer is one of those fans and let it be...

SALISBURY, MA. – The fraternity of long time FARRENHEIT fans know exactly how lucky they are for being able to still come out once every year-or-two and enjoy this amazing rock trio so close to home is beyond a treat – especially when you consider that...

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, engineer and studio owner John Fannon is a longtime favorite among Boston-area rock fans in-the-know, as he returns to the music scene with the release of his debut solo CD titled Saved All The Pieces. At one time,...

Aerosmith has not released a CD of all new material in 11 years. Therefore, it has been a long time coming for arguably, America’s greatest rock band. However, most old-school fans do approach with caution, as they clamored through the “Angel - Crazy -...

WORCHESTER, VT. - Chad Hollister’s recent, self-titled CD is the seventh official release by the Worchester, Vermont-native, who has carved himself out a nice, indie niche over the past two decades, thank you very much. A few players may have come and gone...

PUTNEY, VT. - I had never been to Putney’s Next Stage before… and shame on me, because what a great local venue this is! What made my first visit even better was seeing Randy Smith (formerly of Vermont rockers, 8084) “and friends” perform a dynamic set of...

BOSTON - It isn't very often that a band's live performance leaves one awestruck. Almost to the point of losing track of time and space, the experience tugging at the soul as if attached to strings which the music controls. Having only experienced this...