It doesn’t get more “Indigo Girls” than One Lost Day, the first studio album for Amy Ray and Emily Saliers since 2011’s Beauty Queen Sister. This album goes back to their roots, and has a raw, Southern feel.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, is a perfect title for Florence and the Machine’s newest album, released last month.
If Pride had a soundtrack, Jimmy Somerville would be on it. The British gay disco king is back with Homage, a nod to his 1980s disco roots that may make you want to strap on your roller skates and ride a rainbow down to this year’s Rhode Island PrideFest. Somerville, famous for his falsetto voice […]
by The Lit Chick. “Pull up a chair around the campfire,” Brandi Carlile seems to be saying with her newest album, “and listen to where I’ve been.” The Firewatcher’s Daughter is part alt-folk and part rock, but all distinctly Carlile. There is a mature and contented feeling as the songs roll with the signature rhythm […]
by The Lit Chick. Massachusetts native Kristen Merlin, best known for belting out tunes on the sixth season of NBC reality show The Voice, recently released her first EP, Boomerang. Merlin’s debut will satisfy fans of country-western music and The Voice alike. It contains five entirely new songs never released as singles. It’s no wonder […]
by The Lit Chick. “When I close my eyes, I dream in color,” sings Mary Lambert in “Monochromatic,” one of my favorite tracks on her first full-length studio album, Heart on My Sleeve. Lambert has steadily risen to fame since she wrote and recorded the hook for the hit single “Same Love.” The spirit of […]
by The Lit Chick. I don’t listen to Ani DiFranco for an upbeat, poppy, fingersnapping good time. I listen to DiFranco when I want to think and feel at the same time, and she rarely disappoints. Her eighteenth solo studio album, Allergic to Water, is no exception. DiFranco’s lyrics are complex and deep. Probably most […]
Youth Pride, Inc. Leadership Development Coordinator Jeana DeLaire will be bringing guitar instruction to youth in the center in the upcoming months and is searching for some decent acoustic guitars for the upcoming workshops. In addition to her work with Youth Pride, DeLaire is a guitar instructor and local musician. She performs with local act The Novi Giants, showcasing […]
By The Lit Chick. Natalia Zukerman is back with her seventh album, Come Thief, Come Fire, an eclectic mix featuring collaborations with several leading artists, including Willy Porter, Adrianne Gonzalez and Erin McKeown. As always, Zukerman’s sound is hard to describe, but her deft guitar picking and smoky, folksy vocals are a constant. Zukerman says […]
The Lit Chick. Songstress Kristen Ford, who plays Boston Pride this year, is striking a new chord with her latest album. “Dinosaur is an evolution for me,” says Ford. “I just hope the fans will enjoy it and we can share our common emotions. That to me is what music is all about.” Ford’s trademark […]