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Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

211 EpisodesProduced by Chuck Clough and Ronnie HirschbergWebsite

Above the Basement offers casual and candid discussions with musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. Conversations will inform and entertain listeners with experiences from those shaping Boston's music community and for whom music is a passion. You will hear their stories, h… read more


Episode 175 - Neighbor - Part Two

Part Two!

Fans of Phish, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, these fans are all great. But nothing compares to the fans of the homegrown Boston band Neighbor.

Whether that is hyperbole or not (Ron will need to find the definition of that word in a dictionary), the fellas in Neighbor would argue that they do have the greatest fans in the world.

Neighbor is Richard James, Dan Kelly, Dean Johnston (aka The Dux), and Lyle Brewer. Four guys who serendipitously came together either as childhood friends or were dragged to their first early Neighbor show at the now (sadly closed) Thunder Road.

Their musicianship is off the charts, with epic solos and songs that seem to morph into other songs until you realize that they brought us on a different path, only to finish up with the popping of a confetti cannon, a familiar riff we heard 20 minutes ago and ending with a hug or a high five (once COVID is over of course) from your newly formed friend for life in the audience.

Does this make sense?

You gotta go see a Neighbor show to really get it. They are so great.

And ATB was there last summer to film one of these shows and it is coming soon on our BOSTON: LIVE concert films. But we digress.

We had a fantastic chat and talked about their great fans, how grassroots marketing and musical generosity, and the love of their fans have built the phenomenon the world will soon know – the band called Neighbor.

This is part two of two! So be sure to listen to both episodes.

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