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dave charles - randall creasi - chris harris

Those of us who were lucky enough to experience the Boston rock scene from the mid 80's to the early 90's can recall hundreds of incredible bands at any number of 20+ clubs in a given week, with mind-blowing shows every single night of the week. We all got there early to see the warm-up acts, and stayed until last-call, well after midnight -- even on weekdays. Brothers, sisters, friends, loners, and lovers... we all seemed to be in multiple bands at the same time and when we weren't showing up in rock clubs to experience our friends' latest songs, we were onstage ourselves -- putting it all out there... It seems like all that any of us wanted to do - and we had big dreams -- all of us... 
I wrote the lyrics to "Landsdowne St" in late 2019, just before the pandemic changed everything in the world; and now the lyrics to Landsdowne have taken on a whole new unexpected meaning.
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"Now the clubs are all gone 
And everybody’s just dancing to their screens
They just want to belong
Making music with the same downloaded beat"

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Whether you were there or not, I hope that "Landsdowne St" paints a picture in your mind of what it was like for many of us back in the 80's and 90's in Boston's rock music scene. I remain hopeful that we will someday see rock clubs thriving again -- and this time around, our lack of having a form of live musical adventure will bring us all out together again in droves, with a surging need to pack clubs like we used to do. I will be there - if not onstage, wriggling my way to the front row.
  

Dave’s new music echoes the excitement of early Elvis Costello, the sonic impact of Sugar or Dinosaur Jr., and the melodic kick of The Smithereens.
 

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Longtime fans of the Boston rock scene may remember seeing “The Next” spray-painted on walls and bridges from Kenmore Square to Allston, and hearing Sidewalk Gallery on Boston airwaves in the 80’s and 90’s. Both bands featured the distinct harmonies of twin brothers Dave and Brian Charles, who still live and make music here. Dave has branched out from his early days as a lead guitarist and ace bassist to exploring pedal steel,

blues and country slide guitar, and experimenting with alternate tunings while crafting new songs that blend his best pop instincts with growling guitar-driven melodies. Fronting his own band for the first time as a solo artist sans Brian, Dave’s new music echoes the excitement of early Elvis Costello, the sonic impact of Sugar or Dinosaur Jr., and the melodic kick of The Smithereens.

 

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