Photos and Review by Michelle Morrissette Cucchiaro
Concert photos HERE
There was no better place to be on the Northshore than the Larcom Theater in Beverly last Saturday night. The “Jewel of the Northshore” played host to The Smithereens and a packed house of appreciative fans. Best known for songs dating back to the 80’s and 90’s, The Smithereens continue with popularity some 30+ years later. They tour frequently and with their performance at the Larcom being their only Boston stop on this tour, we were lucky to see them. Accompanied by keyboardist Andy Burton (John Mayer Band), this was the band’s second show in as many years at the Larcom. With no opening act (they don’t need one!) and a two page set list of songs that spanned every decade of their popularity, it was clear that we were in for a good time. With tunes like Afternoon Tea, Indigo Blues and Now and Then, there was something for everyone. They played for just over two hours and came back strong with encores and a surprise guest. Barrence Whitfield joined them on stage to top the night off with a couple of classic Beatles tunes.
Great band, great venue, great night!