Alice In Chains Kicks Off Their Headline Tour In Boston

Alice In Chains kicked off their current run of tour dates last night at Boston’s House Of Blues. Watch some fan-filmed videos from their show and make sure you get your tickets to their upcoming tour dates and festivals. The band is putting the finishing touches on their next album, due for release in later 2018, or early 2019. Continue reading

The Pixies – Cymbals Eat Guitars: Live At House Of Blues Boston

The Pixies traipsed their former collegiate stomping grounds with supporting act Cymbals Eat Guitars for a long weekend in light of their newly released 6th album Head Carrier (Pixiesmusic/PIAS). Fans old and new congregated on Friday and Saturday at the House of Blues Boston, then Sunday at the Paradise Rock Club to revel in the vocal musings of Frank Black aka Black Francis, legendary guitarist Joey Santiago, and drummer David Lovering. Bassist Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle) joined the band in 2014, replacing Kim Deal. That evening, Paz embraced the role with her glowing stage presence, and beautiful floral adornment on the headstock of her bass.

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones At House Of Blues Boston

Mighty Mighty Bosstones, by Trebmal Photography

Mighty Mighty Bosstones 12-28-2016

At House Of Blues Boston, MA

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Video: Ghost Release Lyric Video – He Is

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Ghost have released a lyric video for ‘He Is’ from their acclaimed album Meliora (Spinefarm/Loma Vista). You can see the video at this link and below:

 

Ghost is currently on their “Black To The Future” world tour of US in support of Meliora. After wrapping a run of US dates with an appearance at Monster Mash Music Festival the band has remaining dated in Europe for the end of the year: 

Dec 12: Beckett University- Leeds, UK

Dec 14: Rock City – Nottingham, UK

Dec 15: Institute – Birmingham, UK

Dec 16: Academy – Newcastle, UK

Dec 18: ABC – Glasgow, UK

Dec 19: Ritz – Manchester, UK

Dec 20: Academy- Bristol, UK

Dec 21: KOKO – London, UK

 

Ghost – Purson: Live At The House Of Blues Boston, MA

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There is always a little bit of self pride when you follow a band from their small venue first set of shows with one album to headlining a bigger sized stage in the city. On September, 28th I got that same feeling seeing Ghost headline at the House of Blues in Boston, MA. Purson started off the night with a bang and Ghost closed out the night (almost) flawlessly. This would be my third ritual with The Nameless Ghouls and their leader, Papa Emeritus III, and they are arguably at their best yet.

 Purson, by Meg Loyal Photography

Purson, by Meg Loyal Photography

Purson hit the stage first with their psychedelic rock that got a solid reaction from the Boston crowd. The set consisted of mostly tracks from The Circle and the Blue Door with opening/closing tracks from In the Meantime. A couple of my favorites were ‘Rocking Horse’ , ‘Spiderwood Farm’ , ‘Well Spoiled Machine’ , and ‘Wanted Man’. After this short set, I definitely have my mind on obtaining those two albums.

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Then after what felt like forever, the ritual had begun. Ghost took to the stage opening with the first track off of latest release, Meliora, entitled ‘Spirit’. Track staples such as ‘Ritual’ , ‘Con Clavi Con Dio’ , ‘Per Aspera ad Inferi’ , ‘Year Zero’ , and closer/encore, ‘Monstrance Clock’ obviously made the 19-song set list. Other new tracks included ‘From the Pinnacle to the Pit’ , ‘Cirice’ , ‘He Is’ , ‘Mummy Dust’ , and ‘Majesty’. The latter of those tracks actually received an introduction by Papa and he actually spoke to my girlfriend and mentioned that “someone dragged (her) here” which was an equally amazing yet hilarious moment in the show. Another funny moment was Ghost actually messed up the opening to ‘Prime Mover’ and Papa got the crowd to help them through a second attempt. Hey no one is perfect right? We also saw a change in outfits by Papa Emeritus into something a bit more comfortable, but still staying classy. If that surprise was not good enough for the Boston crowd, ‘Jigolo Har Megiddo’ was played acoustically and became quite a catchy sing-a-long. However, nothing lasts forever and Ghost made their leave until the next ritual.

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Having first seen this band play with minimal stage props, set list, costumes, and audience, I am proud of this band. A lot of people can only say that Ghost is not original or is a stupid gimmick. And hey, people are entitled to that opinion. Personally, this band is a fresh air for heavy metal which is simply drowning in seas of “same old same old” from many of today’s leading metal bands. It is simple after all because if you have ghosts, you have everything.

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

 

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

Ghost, by Meg Loyal Photography

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WORDS BY TIM LEDIN

PHOTOS BY MEG LOYAL PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Video: Ghost’s Deezer Performance Streaming, USA Tour Underway

Ghost courtesy of Deezer

The Deezer music service is streaming their exclusive Ghost live performance video. Three songs were performed: ‘From The Pinnacle To The Pit’, ‘Cirice’ and ‘Absolution’ from their recent acclaimed album Meliora (Spinefarm/Loma Vista). You can watch the video at this link or below:

Ghost is currently on their North American dates for their “Black To The Future Tour”, performing in Boston tonight at The House of Blues. UK dates are booked for later this year:

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Ghost – Black To The Future Tour (UK dates)

Dec 12: Beckett University- Leeds UK

Dec 14: Rock City- Nottingham, UK

Dec 15: Institute- Birmingham, UK

Dec 16: Academy- Newcastle, UK

Dec 18: ABC- Glasgow, SC

Dec 19: Ritz- Manchester, UK

Dec 20: Academy- Bristol, UK

Dec 21: Koko- London, UK

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