Went to Boston this weekend to see spectrum 40 at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge with Walter K. The room was sort of bizarre in that it has very low ceilings so the sound is kind of compressed and actually loud when they get it cranked up.
Stayed for both sets and enjoyed it tremendously ! These were the last two shows of the tour so the musicians "emptied the tank " and gave us all they had, which was greatly appreciated by the intimate crowd.
It's pretty cool when you can sit 10' away from the band and get your face blown off ! LOL
a nice surprise was the insertion of the song Radioactive from the Warning album in the second set. Hadn't heard that one in a long time. as usual , they played tunes written by the other band members like If the Animals Had Guns, and Sphere of Influence .
Two nice highights for me was meeting another long-time member of the board, Joe Rizzo and his lovely wife (of course , she is originally from Long Island , NY ). and also my friend and drum teacher, Kenwood Dennard, who I had not seen personally in a number of years !
Spent the remainder of the weekend at Walter's beautiful house with his guests Gary Husband , and leading economist Professor Anant Sundaram. We went to TCAN the next night to check the venue out ( Walter volunteers there for many of their events ) . The artist was guitarist Johnny A, and he was very good. The sound of the room is amazing and they have been starting to book jazz and fusion artists there. If you are in the area in and around Natick, MA, do yourself a favor and go see someone play there. Very affordable and very comfortable.
I'll add a couple of photos courtesy of Anant. When I get more , I will post them
I also had the pleasure of spending the train ride back to CT with Gary . and guess who met us at the train station to pick him up . Alan Holdsworth !! Gary will be beginning the short tour with him this week , and he will be returning to Boston this Thursday at Johnny D's , and then will be at Iridium in NYC this coming weekend. I plan on being there for the sat. night show.
Will post a few photos courtesy of Anant, and if and when I get more I will post them.