The Summer concert season is coming to an end. Aimsel Ponti shares her picks for some can't miss shows.
THE ENGLISH BEAT TONIGHT!!! WEDNESDAY! SEPT. 7 PORT CITY MUSIC HALL WITH ZEME LIBRE OPENING with their sensational Afrobeat, reggae, ska and funk.
ENGLISH BEAT gems include “Mirror in the Bathroom” “Twist & Crawl” “I Confess” “Can’t Get Used To Losing You” and of course “Save it for Later”
Here’s “Save it for Later”
SHEMEKIA COPELAND. THURSDAY, SEPT. 8TH AT PORTLAND HOUSE OF MUSIC
She’s sensational! Blues, rock, roots, soul, gospel-tinged R&B and even the occasional country tinged ballad. Shemekia Copeland is the real deal.
Here’s “Keeping the Blues Alive”
Here’s a living blues legend. Enough said!
Here’s “Don’t Be afraid of the Dark”
CHVRCHES AT THE STATE THEATRE ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21.
They’re a Scottish synth-pop trio out of Glascow. Been at it since 2011. Debut record is 2013’s “The Bones of What You believe” followed by last year’s “Every Open Eye”. Vocals by Lauren Mayberry. Sensational! Love this band!
Here’s “Leave a Trace”
RACHAEL YAMAGATA. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 AT PORT CITY MUSIC HALL.
New album is called “Tightrope Walker”
She’s one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE artists.
Here’s the brand new song “Over”
THE HOT SARDINES AT THE STRAND THEATRE IN ROCKLAND ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2.
Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make. Bandleader and pianist Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol are joined by a blustery brass lineup, a powerhouse rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso, and their very own tap dancer!
Latest album is “French Fries and Champagne”
Here’s “Running Wild”
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