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MUSIC: Spring/ Summer *must-see* concerts in Boston-area

**= my wish list/ I’m going

Johnny Marr
The Paradise
Saturday, May 4

peter murphy

Peter Murphy**
Sunday, May 5


Various Cruelties**
TT the Bear’s
Monday, May 6

Dana Falconberry
The Middle East Upstairs
Tuesday, May 7

lady lamb the beekeeper**
xenia rubinos

brighton music hall
thursday, may 9th

The Airborne Toxic Event
House of Blues
Friday, 10 May

deep sea diver

Deep Sea Diver

Friday, May 10

Crystal Castles
House of Blues
Monday, May 13


House of Blues
Wednesday, 15 May

The XX. Los Angeles, CA. 2012

The xx/ Grizzly Bear**
Bank of America Pavillion
8 June

The Postal Service**
Bank of America Pavilion
Weds, 12 June

Counting Crows
The Wallflowers

Bank of America Pavilion
June 18

joy formidable

The Joy Formidable**
House of Blues
June 20

The B-52s
The Go-Gos

Bank of America Pavilion
Sun, Jun 23

Fitz & The Tantrums
Friday, June 28

bleeding rainbowx

Bleeding Rainbow**
Great Scott
July 2

Belle & Sebastian
Bank of America Pavillion
9 July


She and Him
Camera Obscura
Bank of America Pavillion
July 10

Imagine Dragons
B of A Pavilion
Wed, July 24

OMD -  Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys

The Paradise
July 15

New Order**
Bank of America Pavilion
July 31

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music review: OMD

History of Modern
Label: Bright Antenna/ILG
Release date: September 28
Grade: B+

History of Modern is marvelous. I’ll admit I don’t think about OMD that much. I wore out my cassette on my walkman in college playing “So in Love” and “Secret.” But when I heard that OMD original members Andy McCluskey [lead vocals/ bass/ keyboards], Paul Humphreys [keyboardist/vocalist], Martin Cooper [keyboards, saxophone] and Malcolm Holmes [drums, percussion] had reunited to release a new album, I immediately grew curious and nostalgic to hear it.

In its first release in 14 years, OMD merges its own formidable electronic roots with new styles and arrangements. This is a recharged OMD that manages to maintain its own identity and signature sound. OMD sounds less reined in and produced. On the first track, “New Babies, New Toys,” the intro certainly is reminiscent of the late 80s but quickly develops into its own catchy song. The mostly melancholy “If You Want It,” soars with its optimistic chorus. OMD approaches love and personal issues with conflicting emotions. The songs resonate with honesty and dreaminess. “Pulse” churns with its captivating groove. “Sometimes,” my favorite song on History of Modern, is a haunting song with pensive lyrics: “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,” and “if I express myself/ it just drives you away.”

History of Modern will not disappoint OMD’s older fans and should easily attract new fans with infectious beats, a free spirit and new fangled synth hooks.

Buy at Amazon:
History of Modern


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