REEL AND ROCK loves KOL

KINGDOM OF LOVE IN THE BOSTON ROCK SCENE: IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A ROCK STAR
Text by Rick Ouellette
Band photos by Joshua Pickering

Kingdom of Love are a great example of the current collaborative nature of the Boston-area rock scene, which I’ve been following to various degrees since the gloriously grungy late 70s heyday of the Rat club in Kenmore Square. KOL is the duo of singer-songwriter-guitarists Linda Viens and Richard Lamphear. On their luminous 5-song EP called Ghosts they use a few guest players (mainly on bass and drums) to supplement their sound. But for their late June record release party at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Kingdom of Love became like a glam-rock juggernaut with as many as eight players at a time. This goes a long way to demonstrating the supportive and intermingling nature of the current indie community in town, which is chock full of friends and acquaintances who came up in the vibrant 80s post-punk scene. But more on that later, what about the CD? …

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BC65: Sunday, August 13

Bob Colby’s 65th Birthday Bash at ONCE Somerville

Kingdom of Love is excited to share the bill with some great talent for Bob Colby’s *final* BCP show and birthday bash!

The music starts at 3:00 p.m., and lasts until midnight! The line-up includes Thalia Zedek, Viva Gina, DYR FASER, The Land of Enchantment, Cold Expectations, Carissa Johnson, The Very, Randy Black and the Heathcroppers, and The Wrong Shapes.

Kingdom of Love performs at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support Bob, who has been such a great friend to Boston music.

ONCE Somerville is located at the corner of Central St and Highland Ave, in Somerville, MA. Tickets are $15 at the door and $12 in advance.