The Waterboys

Calvin Theatre (19 King Street, Northampton MA 01060)

Music

One of the finest British/Irish bands of the last fifty years return to North America this Fall in support of their brilliant new album WHERE THE ACTION IS, already described by influential UK music mag MOJO as "joyous...audacious..miraculous".  The band, led as ever by mercurial Scottish singer/guitarist Mike Scott, have honed their sound into a formidable synthesis of rock'n'roll, soul, funk, gospel, folk and pop, potent on record, explosive on stage. They will recast songs from all periods of the band's career, drawing from the early classic albums This Is The Sea and Fisherman's Blues, right up to their recent run of on-fire releases. Expect performance, excitement, surprises, attitude and songwriting as good as any found anywhere today.