Lake Street Dive returns to Boston

Boston-born band Lake Street Dive returned to the city to play a sold-out show at the House of Blues last Wednesday!

 

 

” ‘We owe a lot of gratitude to this city,” Price said near the end of the set, before listing off local venues Lake Street Dive had played in during its journey to major-label status: now-closed spots like “the bubble tea place on Boylston” and the Cambridge bar All Asia, intimate rooms like Cambridge’s Toad and Club Passim, and bigger venues like the Sinclair, Royale, and, of course, House of Blues. It provided a nice callback not just for Lake Street Dive, but also for the fans who were welcoming the band home.”

Read Maura Johnston’s review of the performance at the Boston Globe.

So what happened in 2015?

From surprise albums to protest songs to comebacks to local club turnovers, 2015 was a year of many exciting changes in the music world.

“In Boston and beyond, the music world was a scene of dramatic contrasts in 2015: both superlative highs and shattering lows. Here’s a look back at the topics that sparked buzz in the last 12 months.” Read the full article in the Boston Globe here.

 

Vellumsound @MFA

Interested in the intersection of painting and music? The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is presenting a concert of works that evoke the power of the ocean, featuring works of art that complement the music. Read more and get tickets here.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner, Ship and Cutter – MFA

Featured Instrument: Armand Aromin’s 16.5″ Viola!

Resident luthier and fiddle aficionado Armand Aromin is selling his soulful 16.5″ viola at the shop! Armand graduated from the North Bennet Street School in 2013, and is now actively making instruments and working at McCarten Violins. Check out his website here.

 

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Aromin’s viola was made in Boston in 2013 during the final year of his training.  It is a copy of Andrea Guarneri’s ‘Conte Vitale’ 1676 viola. The instrument has great projection, and would be perfect for any thoughtful, musical player. It has a rich, warm tone, with a special brilliance that makes the C and G strings especially powerful.

 

Come into the shop, Tuesday to Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-5pm and Sat 11-2pm, to try out Armand’s viola!

 

Click here for product details.