Tuesday, March 12, 2019

DIDI STEWART 3 album reviews - CLUB BOHEMIA Friday March 15, Saturday March 16 Plus Upcoming Calendar @ Club Bohemia


Friday March 15, 2019

https://clubbohemianews.blogspot.com/2019/03/friday-march-15-2019.html


Saturday March 16, 2019

Saturday @ Club Bohemia March 16, 2019 Brian Campbell (Motel Black,) Poor Yorick, Louder Than Milk - This page Sponsored by Randolph Music's Record Expo March 31

March 16 
Lineup:
8:30 - Brian Campbell (Motel Black)
          https://motelblack.bandcamp.com
9:00 - Poor Yorick
10:00 - Louder Than Milk
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MAR
15
In the Meantime, Miracle Blood, Elephants, The Furs
Fri 8 PM · by Miracle Blood
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA
 
MAR
23
The Deep State, TV Shirt, The Melatonins, and Blame Shifters
Sat 9 PM · 367 guests
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

MAR
28
Dust Prophet, Above the Din, North Star the Wanderer & Grovel
Thu 7:30 PM · by Fat Togue Music
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

MAR
29
Jeb Bush Orchestra at Club Bohemia (21+)
Fri 9 PM · by Jeb Bush Orchestra
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

MAR
30
When Damgaard Met Mirsky
Sat 9 PM · 451 guests
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

APR
5
Return of Butterscott - & friends.
Fri 8 PM · 499 guests
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

APR
5
The Return Of Butterscott™
Fri 8 PM · by Butterscott
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

APR
6
Husbands, Luxury Deathtrap, SoH, Tarran
Sat 8:30 PM · 112 guests
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

APR
11
New Dakotas at Club Bohemia w/ Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys
Thu 8:30 PM · by New Dakotas
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

APR
20
Alpacas, Rea and The Tugboats, GP & the Strange Berries, MIELE
Sat 8 PM · by The Alpacas
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

APR
27
The Stigmatics*Mongorellis*Thee Sonomatics*Groundlift Sat 4/27
Sat 8 PM · by The Stigmatics
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

MAY
17
Lily Black, Highway Chapel, Thee Fightin' Fish, The Negans
Fri 8 PM · by Thee Fightin' Fish
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA

MAY
18
19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones) Club Bohemia - Cambridge
Sat 8:45 PM · Shared to Boston Metro Live Music Scene
Club Bohemia
Cambridge, MA


MAR15
Cambridge, MA
MAR23
Cambridge, MA

MAR28
Cambridge, MA

MAR29
Fri 9 PMby Jeb Bush Orchestra
Cambridge, MA
MAR30
Sat 9 PM451 guests
Cambridge, MA

APR5
Fri 8 PM499 guests
Cambridge, MA

APR5
Fri 8 PMby Butterscott
Cambridge, MA

APR6
Sat 8:30 PM112 guests
Cambridge, MA

APR11
Cambridge, MA

APR20
Cambridge, MA
APR27
Cambridge, MA

MAY17
Cambridge, MA

MAY18
Sat 8:45 PMShared to Boston Metro Live Music Scene
Cambridge, MA





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Physical Speed
by PRIVATE LIGHTNING
"I tune in my FM Radio"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpA-6fMV90U

 Joe Viglione's Review on AMG

The tremendous music created in Boston, despite the overwhelming financial success of Aerosmith, the Cars, Bobby Brown, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, and others, never received the respect and opportunity afforded other cities like Seattle, New York, Memphis, and San Francisco. Private Lighting is another case of a band with depth and an overabundance of talent, not getting a fair shake. "Physical Speed" opens this album with the ultimate car song. The theme of Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner" reactivated by a band well versed with driving on America's Technology Highway, Route 128. Vocalist Adam Sherman performed the song over the same backing tracks in French. That version, "Vitesse Physique," never made it to the disc, but received airplay in New England. Originally produced by songwriter David Wolfert, who also recorded Peter Criss' 1980 solo disc, Out of Control, at Air Studios, Montserrat, A&M pulled Wolfert from these sessions and the disc ended up being produced and engineered by Robin Geoffrey Cable. The curse of not releasing the demos strikes again. Clearly, the label did not have faith in the original producer, yet the band's versions of "Song of the Kite" and "Physical Speed" got lots of local airplay in the Boston area, as did the tapes by the Cars before them. This unique band, featuring the violin of Patty Van Ness, the songs and guitar of Paul Van Ness, Sherman's distinctive voice, augmented by keys, bass, and drums provided by Eric Kaufman, Steve Keith, and Scott Woodman respectively, knew how to record their music. The demos have a bite that is missing on this re-creation. Still, the album has merit. Adam Sherman's "Heartbeat" has tension, has drive. The drums don't have the greatest sound in the world and they are up in the mix, à la Roy Thomas Baker's vision of the Cars. That sound hampers "Bright City" and the rest of the disc. John Cale would have been the perfect producer for this group. He understands string work in a rock context, and his A&R and production work for everyone from the Modern Lovers to Jennifer Warnes and Nico could have brought this mix together successfully. A song like "Cultists of True Fun" demanded that kind of eccentric professionalism. Managed by Fred Heller, who didn't seem to know what to do with Mott the Hoople, this is a band that should have enjoyed the success that J. Geils and the aforementioned Cars worked hard for and achieved. A truly original sound, songs like "Side of the Angels" needs power rather than the homogenization here. Singer Adam Sherman came to Boston from New York when post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground member George Nardo invited him to be part of the Rockets, a band represented by Velvets manager Steve Sesnick. In 2001, Sherman found a song of his covered by ex-Modern Lover Elliot Murphy and Ian Matthews of Matthews Southern Comfort on their duo disc, proving good talent does get recognized, but also proving that record labels and management can inhibit musical growth. This album is a testament to great music being shipwrecked by the business. You can hear through the production flaws, though, and the magic, somehow, bursts through.
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https://www.allmusic.com/album/private-lightning-mw0000818007

 DIDI STEWART

One True Heart


https://www.allmusic.com/album/one-true-heart-mw0000206222

AllMusic Review by  [-]

One True Heart is considered the legitimate sequel to Didi Stewart's brilliant but under-produced Kirshner/CBS debut with her group, the Amplifiers, Begin Here; people must be somehow forgetting the important work she did with the band Girls Night Out, whom she founded and who rocked Boston to the core during the '80s. The singer of New England's most influential and popular female group, a cross between the power pop of the Go Go's with classy frontwoman/power vocalist Didi Stewart, who resembledJanis Joplin with all the sweetness and none of the growl. There is a Girls Night Out standard here, "When You Were Mine," concluding the album (actually performed better than the band did it), but this project is more than a souvenir from that act's founder and lead singer, something much more. It is Didi Stewart out to prove a point with a vengeance. 1982's Begin Here contained 11 strong compositions and a great band, somehow missing the mark through transparent production. The Girls Night Out demo and subsequent EP suffered from even worse production, destroying a golden opportunity for all the women involved to become stars. "Matter of Time" from those demos hit on local radio and contained the same vital elements that made 'Til Tuesday's "Voice's Carry" so special (including similar rhythms). "River of Dreams" comes back with the power of a 30-foot wave, washing away the bad feelings caused by the major-label interest evaporating, and an ex-manager mouthing off in the press and blaming the star whose voice fed them all for a couple of years. One can understand why One True Heart is such a superb disc; it is a triumph, with Didi Stewart in full control, an elegant cover photo, marvelous selections, and sound quality this great singer's voice deserves. C. Franklin's "Ain't No Way" is a capella, a showcase for Stewart's pipes, a powerful instrument which floored producer Jimmy Miller during nightclub appearances when he negotiated to produce her (GNO guitarist Wendy Sobel worked with Mr. Miller on three titles, one of the reasons he was constantly at Girls Night Out performances). The remarkable songs, vocal prowess, and soul of Diane Stewart get support on the almost country-pop of her original, "Still Waters," by New Man's bassist and drummer, Tim Archibald and Brock Avery. One has to wonder about the subliminal message here, replacing the all-girl group who almost got signed with a band with such a masculine name, New Man, who did sign with Epic Records. The only member of Stewart's former band who makes an appearance is Cercie Miller on alto saxophone for the finale, "When You Were Mine." In between these grooves the singer covers gospel, Rod Argent, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil, and has a great time in the process. One True Heart is the product of an artist who keeps punching against the odds. It's that true rock & roll spirit which makes One True Heart such a work of art. With the passion of a great jazz singer, which she doesnt get credit for, but is, Stewart tackles Madeira/Dorsey's "I'm Glad There Is You" as well as Rodgers and Hart's "This Funny World." Didi Stewart can do it all, and does it all on this 1989 release. That the idea for this album came from executive producer Brian Flood while he and the singer were in the middle of a Polaroid jingle session is just so fitting, just so rock & roll. What developed (it took more than 60 seconds) is a timeless look at a major singer and finally, a true representation of what she's all about.



BEGIN HERE

DIDI STEWART


https://www.allmusic.com/album/begin-here-mw0001893183

AllMusic Review by  [-]

The urban legend has it that Didi Stewart walked into Don Kirshner's office with a demo tape in hand and got herself a record deal. A Boston delight with her band, the Amplifiers, this brilliant and underrated songwriter/vocalist might have been better off releasing some of the original demos here, since producer Stephan Galfas was unable to bring a hit record out of a woman who is full of potential million-sellers. But isn't that one of the major traumas of the record industry: incredible talents getting lost in the translation? Begin Here has a beautiful cover photo of Didi Stewart with different colors on each finger of one hand -- blue, purple, red, yellow, and green -- and the pastel lettering is just perfect. There are some excellent tracks and "Upward Mobility" is one of them; it should be a hit for someone. With T.O. Sterrett's stirring keyboards and haunting background vocals like a new wave Shangri-Las, the solid-hook and rocking band make for the funniest moment on the recording. "Girls Night Out" is another bouncy, campy tune, which for a serious artist like Diane "Didi" Stewart is the paradox. The depth on her 1989 Northeastern release One True Heart, 12 songs showing control and power, may have been more appropriate for the CBS-distributed Don Kirshner imprint, at least in terms of potential commercial success. But "Girls Night Out," "Slipping into Darkness," and "Angelina" are amazing songs in their own right, they just needed a more polished production. The demo of "Angelina" has this spirit which could have translated nicely had that sort of aura been captured again. A few years after this disc was released, Didi Stewart left her Amplifiers to form Girls Night Out, a band named after the aforementioned song on Begin Here. That band would continue the pajama-party atmosphere that was initiated on this collection. "Saturday Night Special" and "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" are fun pop moments with a lighthearted attitude, but they don't have the dazzle of "Slippin' into Darkness," and despite Stewart's craftsmanship, it almost sounds like this studio group -- featuring such Boston luminaries as Steven Paul Perry, Dennis Brennan, and Kim Pandapas -- was rushed while recording. A couple of years after this release, Ms. Stewart's voice would conquer the New England region as the highly popular Girls Night Out generated a bidding war among booking agents (they got a reported 175,000 dollar guaranteed year of bookings from the winner, The Channel nightclub). For a local band that is a staggering sum, but the 1985 release with four new Didi Stewart tunes, like this album, was not representative of the bandleader/lead vocalist. 1989's One True Heart is the album that captures the essence of Didi Stewart, but the importance of Begin Here is that it documents this vital artist and her creative process at this point in time, and despite its flaws, it is something to be proud of.


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Harmonyville
https://www.allmusic.com/album/harmonyville-mw0001900897

AllMusic Review by  [-]

Harmonyville has vocalist/songwriter Didi Stewart sounding very much like a former bandmate of Harriet Schock than the lead singer of Boston's legendary girl group Girls Night Out. Stewart eases her fans into her Jackie DeShannon-style New Arrangement by opening up the disc with the most rocking' tune, "Love and Learn," chock-full of Stewart philosophy and elements of her regional hit, "Matter of Time," in the thumpa thumpa Cars riff. Stephen Sadler plays lap steel, mandolin, dobro and fiddle on the album, and if you think it's GNO (Girls Night Out's nickname for the non-Bostonians) meets Swinging Steaks you're not that far off -- Jim Gambino of the Steaks is on keyboards and adds much to the experience. "Sally's Garden" is a cross between Andy Pratt's "Grey, Chick and Malda," Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden" and Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache" with some twists and turns to take the formulas to new places. The ballad "House for Sale" tugs at the heartstrings, an ode to moving on from the family homestead that is splendid in its melancholy. "Heaven on a Sunday Morning" is where Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane took her Spanky & Our Gang on the Change album when they went country in 1975, while "Something Wicked" puts Ray Bradbury's fantasy into a square dance setting. None of the dozen songs is over four-and-a-half minutes, with one coming in at two-and-a-half and, yep, she's still writing pop tunes only they are now leaning towards the new pop that is the world of country. That vibe can be found on "Dose of You," a good choice for a single, but then again, so is the aforementioned "Love and Learn" or the tender "You Had to Be There." Seventeen years is a long time in between discs and with the help of Duran Duran producer Anthony J. Resta, he of the '70s Boston area group Astra, the singer seems to be as fun and youthful as ever. It may take a slight adjustment for her older fan base to hear with clarity, but it's pure Stewart and has a lot to offer. A formidable songwriter, each melody is distinct and different while the song placement sets moods and makes for a quite complete work. Interesting to note that photography is done by Ellie Marshall of Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers andthe Marshalls as well as Alizon Lissance of Girls Night Out. Why they are not credited here on the musical side is the question! Still, it's another fantastic work from an underrated and important Boston area legend that deserves its day in the sun on country radio.
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