Local Current Blog

October 27, 2014

The Chapel: Making Northfield weird since 2012

The first time I ever heard Caroline Smith, I found myself with a friend and a cup of jasmine tea on a Thursday night in a Northfield venue unknown to many. The Chapel is a cozy upstairs venue that hosts music and art events at 310 1/2 Division Street, run by Michael Morris. Longtime local […]

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Taylor Swift, 1989, and the timeless lure of the pop crush

This morning I biked through my home town listening to pop idol Taylor Swift’s new album, and of course I was thinking of 1989. 1989 is the album’s title, and it’s the year Swift was born. As Jon Caramanica notes in the New York Times, the album also sonically harks back to an era before hip-hop and […]

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Today’s Music News: Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

As bassist for Cream, Jack Bruce was part of the group—along with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker—who helped to define the concept of a “power trio.” On Saturday morning, Bruce’s family confirmed that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee had died, at his home in Suffolk, at the age of 71. A cause of death […]

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