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Editor Ben Conant’s roundup of musical happenings in the region

  • Ethan McBrien of Party of the Sun. His band plays at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Saturday. Photo by Ben Conant



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:50PM

Dublin native Ethan McBrien’s prolific music career continues to unfold around us. The Youngest Sun bassist and founding member’s more recent efforts have taken the form of Party of the Sun, McBrien’s own original material. McBrien took on an extensive touring schedule last spring, including a performance at the Thing in the Spring, and another in the fall.

McBrien’s heartfelt lyrics and rich melodies, rooted in Americana, are often delivered in an intimate two-man acoustic lineup alongside fellow Youngest Sun guitarist Rory Hurley of Francestown or multinstrumentalist Duncan Pelletier. But Party of the Sun’s music really shines when a full band is enlisted, and concertgoers will be treated to just that on Saturday when Party of the Sun plays at Bass Hall in Peterborough.

McBrien will be joined by Hurley, Pelletier, drummer Jordan Cusano and pedal steel guitarist Colin Bradley to fully realize the depth of the Party of the Sun catalogue.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Toadstool Sounds or at the door. Lofi folk act Sweater Mouth of western Massachusetts, fresh off tour with Gilliver, opens. Check out Party of the Sun on Facebook for more information.

Flood your ears

Adam and the Flood’s new album “Never Alone” is scheduled for release in February, but the band has undertaken a unique way to get their worms in your ears. Each Friday, Spotify and other streaming services are your targets for destination listening, as the Flood is putting out a single a week in the runup to the full album release.

The first offering, “When We Sleep,” is out now, packaged with appropriate artwork by (deprivedanxiety). Check it out on Spotify now.