Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rick Berlin With The Nickel and Dime Band Rock The House of Blues

On Thursday night, Rick Berlin played the third biggest venue of his career with The Nickel And Dime Band. The House of Blues (HOB) was the place, hosting Dr. Dog, Purlin Hiss and The Nickel and Dime Band for an … Continue reading

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Roadies – Times, They Are A-Changing

Bygone eras are a common theme in this blog. You can find people throughout my writing and reporting who laud and lament things from the past that have disappeared. Roadies have proved to be an interesting lens to look at … Continue reading

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A Rock Star Spills On a ‘Statesman’

David Minehan, producer and owner of Woolly Mammoth Sound Studio, has been in the Boston music scene since the 1980s. A former frontman-guitarist of The Neighborhoods and Stardarts, he spent about 19 years performing before moving primarily toward a career … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Bands: Part V of V (The End?)

In yesterday’s post, Rick Berlin had quit playing in bands, possibly for good. The demise of yet another band, Rome Is Burning, had convinced him that it was time to go solo. It was through a variety show called “Marlene … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Bands: Part IV of V

At the close of yesterday’s Part III, Rick Berlin had burned through four bands: Orchestra Luna, Orchestra Luna II, Luna and Berlin Airlift. A surfeit of obstacles impeded each band’s continued success. Nevertheless, Berlin’s reinvention continued. Glen Moran, the newest … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Bands: Part III of V

Yesterday, we left off with the future of Orchestra Luna II — Rick Berlin’s second band — uncertain. Karla DeVito had left to join Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell Tour and OLII was at a crossroads. Orchestra Luna II was … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Bands: Part II of V

After yesterday’s dramatic cliffhanger, we find out: After the dissolution of Orchestra Luna, a new band was formed in 1976: Orchestra Luna II. It consisted of three original members: Berlin, Gallagher and Barrett. To the three were added five more: … Continue reading

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