Do you know Doug Ratner and The Watchmen?

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From Springfield, MA, I caught this live classic rock band at Pearl Street in Northampton. In the line-up to support the Spin Doctors, it might as well have been a double bill. Stocked with the bands' own fans and massive amounts of loyal energy, Doug Ratner and The Watchmen put on a great show.

May 18, 2012

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The (Original) Spin Doctors revisit Pearl Street and Promise A New Blues Record.

With opening support by Doug Ratner and The Watchmen.

WHAT TIME IS IT ???

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Review by Bluebird

April 27, 2012

With their original lineup, in a unique tour series this year, Creed chose a select set of albums and played certain ones live at different venues across the Northeast. For the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, it was Human Clay. There is a lot of history of change with this band, and many stories to tell from the fans too. Full Circle, the title of their latest album, was also the theme of this room tonight.

Last month, after coming home from the indie punk rock Sleeper Agent show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, a late night look at my inbox yielded an article sent by Jeffrey Jones, who runs the James Patrick Page group on Facebook. It says that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have invited Jimmy Page to join them on one of their UK tour shows, perhaps Knebworth, on June 23, 2012. Originally from Gibson Lifestyle, it was reposted on the Led Zeppelin.org site among others, so I knew there was some buzz. thumb fleaweb

Photography by Micah Gummel.

Article and Live Show review by Bluebird.

Many thanks to the Led Zeppelin Ultimate Fan Page.

Boston TD Garden.

May 7, 2012.

By S. A. Hussey

"You are the stars that mystify me and you are the wolf that frightens the thief and you

are the voice that they disbelieve. We are not chained to the wheel. And you are the spark

that sets us all freeā€¦" ~~lyrics from Rise by The Cult

The Red Hot Chili Peppers take on BOSTON!

May 7, 2012

"All aboard stitching time, you get yours - I got mine."

Red Hot Chili Peppers:

Anthony Kiedis- Vocals

Michael "Flea" Balzary- Bass

Josh Klinghoffer- Guitar

Chad Smith- Drums

Touring Musicians

Chris Warren- Keyboards

Mauro Refosco- Drums

The Red Hot Chili Peppers made the long plane trip across the country to beckon the Boston TD Garden. Steeped in the sports history of competition and camaraderie between the Lakers and the Celtics, the atmosphere here had a driving edge that made the night even more exciting. Both teams were in the playoffs as of this date and the half pant legs of Anthony and Flea were proudly showing purple and yellow socks!

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The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Education: (Excerpts from) Carnival of Animals

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra offers an education program with six weeks of training in the classroom, plus a visit from one of the musicians to let the budding students get familiar with the pieces and the instruments in advance of the concert. The finale of the series is the attendance of the show. This year it was Carnival of Animals and these kids were super ready.

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