Music

Lynn, North Shore… maybe a little beyond.

5 Questions: Cyndi Lauper

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – A Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winning artist with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. Lauper recently…

5 Questions: Mairead Carlin of Celtic Woman

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – To purchase tickets to see Celtic Woman perform at the Lynn Auditorium on June 25th, visit www.lynnauditorium.com Mairead has been part of Celtic Woman since 2013. She was born in Derry, in the north of Ireland, and her life has been immersed in music since her…

Punking Out Homelessness 2

6/19/17 Several local punk bands got together at O’Brien’s on Boston Street in Lynn for a Boston based homeless charity called Stop the Bleeding. The night’s beneficiary was the Lowell Transitional Living Center. The lineup: Charlie Don’t Surf (Clash tribute) Guns of Brighton (originals – from Lynn) The Natty D’s Powder Keg Of course the…

An interview with Chuck Prophet

Blake Maddux interviews singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, who is also known for performing with Green on Red in the 80’s and early 90’s. As a musician, Bobby Fuller clearly aspired to be like Buddy Holly. Sadly, the realization of that aspiration included Fuller’s death at 23 years old, the same age at which Holly had perished…

5 Questions: Cary Hoffman

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for this hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become somebody else. SD: How did your passion for Sinatra develop? CH: I…

5 Questions: QUIÑ

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –  Emerging artist QUIÑ recently performed at SXSW Fader Fort and earlier this year debuted her video for “MATH.” The soft spoken singer with power pipes is creating her own sound on her own terms.  SD: When did you realize you had the talent to sing? Q:…

Photos from Bent Water’s 2nd Annual Blast Off

5/22/17 On Saturday Bent Water threw a huge outdoor party with new beer releases, food trucks, bands and guests including Salem cider makers Far From The Tree. A suggested donation at the gate and a merch tent raised money for Beyond Walls Lynn. *Speaking of Beyond Walls, as of this paragraph, they have just under…