Jeff “Skunk” Baxter to Perform with The American Vinyl All-Star Band This Week


Classic Rock and Jazz legend Jeff “Skunk” Baxter will join The American Vinyl All-Star Band this Friday, September 9th, 2022 at the Valley Forge Casino in King Of Prussia, PA. An incredible all-star lineup of classic rock musicians such as Barry Goudreau (formerly of Boston) Robert “Mousey” Thompson (James Brown), Leroy “LRS Romans (The Wailers/ 3rd World), Tim Archibald ( RTZ, Peter Wolf) and Danny Beissel (Foster Child) will perform a catalog of hits from each of their respected bands.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Mammoth WVH – Dirty Honey at Big Night Live


The Young Guns Tour made a much-anticipated stop at Big Night Live in Boston Massachusetts featuring Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey. The two up-and-coming rock bands treated the crowd to blistering sets of no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll. Each band is out on the road supporting their debut albums that were released in 2021.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Dropkick Murphys – Jim Lindberg – The Rumjacks – Jesse Ahern Live at Roadrunner


St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Boston. We know this song and dance already, but let’s recap… green beer, parade, inevitable bar fights, Dropkick Murphys show. But this time, there’s a twist to this weekend. The week leading up to the show also marked the grand opening of Boston’s newest concert venue, Roadrunner! Now, truth be told, I had to Google what the hell Roadrunner even was because I had never heard of it before. But let me tell you something… this may be my new favorite venue in the city.

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INTERVIEW: Tim Brennan of The Dropkick Murphys on of Touring and The Success of “Shipping Up To Boston”


 

Ghost Cult caught up with long-time Dropkick Murphys Guitarist/Multi-instrumentalist/and Backing Vocalist Tim Brennan recently to discuss the bands’ current tour including the return of their St. Patrick’s Day (and week) shows in their hometown of Boston! We chatted about Tim’s career in music, how he initially joined the band after selling merch for them, his path to the band now as their guitarist, how his joining the band coincided with the hit song “Shipping Up To Boston,” how much The Accordion rules, touring with Rancid and returning to touring in general, and new Dropkicks music on the way.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Cortez – Sell The Future


Cortez’s third full-length album shows a certain spark that was merely hinted at the Boston group”s previous releases. This is immediately established with the opening”No Escape,” which comes crashing in with a template more in line with Classic Metal than their usual Stoner Rock. I find myself reminded of Cauldron or Castle as the driving tempo sustains a reverb-friendly production job with a slew of flamboyant guitar leads, gritty bass, and chanted vocals to go around.

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Dropkick Murphys Cancel Annual March Shows, Will Live Stream From Boston Tuesday


Another band affected by the Coronavirus cancelations is Dropkick Murphys, famous for its March tours and St Patrick’s Day celebrations around Boston. The legendary Irish-American Punk band is best known for their hit ‘I’m Shipping Up To Boston’ from Martin Scorsese’s film The Departed, will livestream their annual St. Paddy’s Day concert from Boston. Here are the details! Sláinte! Continue reading


Bowie, Blondie, The Doobie Brothers, Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Red Rider Music Heard in Mindhunter Season 2


If you are like us, you spent the weekend binge-watching Season 2 of the amazing Mindhunter series on Netflix. The followup to the Emmy Award-winning 2017 series is a drama based on the real events of the founding of the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Produced and sometimes directed by David Fincher (S7ven, Fight Club, Zodiac) and starring Jonathan Goff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, the main characters are FBI profilers and they interview serial killers and investigate cases during the show. As they did in season one, the music of the time plays a huge role with the soundtrack, sound design, songs heard in the show. Music in season two features artists such as Blondie, The Doobie Brothers, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithful, Pretenders, The Brothers Johnson, Boston, Joan Armatrading, Kenny Rogers, Red Rider, The Police, Patti Smith Group, Christopher Cross, Sammy Davis Jr., Gary Numan, Pat Benatar and more. Even a Charles Manson song is heard in Episode 5 which features Manson himself portrayed by Damon Herriman, who also plays Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s current film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Jam out to this playlist!Continue reading


Worshipper – Light in the Wire


It just was never meant to be. These aren’t just the rantings of a polluted mind, but my sincere consensus after giving Worshipper‘s sophomore effort Light in the Wire (Tee Pee Records) a few spins. ‘Coming Through’ gets things started and feeling like we’re entering a Baroness type soundscape and I with weed pen in hand await with bated breath. Continue reading


Dropkick Murphys Books Annual 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Tour, Homestand of Four Shows In Boston


Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day spring tour is a highlight every year. Culminating in their usual run of shows in their hometown of Boston, the birthplace of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America, they are always a sold-out, insane event not to be missed. The band kicks off a run of dates this week, and all shows are on sale now. Direct support will come from The Devil Makes Three, The Interrupters, Booze & Glory, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One, Amigo The Devil, Stop Calling Me Frank, and more.Continue reading


Viral Sensation Keytar Bear Teams Up With Alesis For An Ad


Viral video star, meme legend, and Boston area hero Keytar Bear, often seen around the town serenading people with his synth amazingness has done a new ad for Alesis, the leading maker of MIDI keyboards, electronic drums, and recording and live sound gear. Shot last spring to promote the new line of Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 MIDI controllers for Keytars, you can watch it below, along with a compilation of essential Keytar Bear clips. Continue reading