The dramatic touch of Stay Up Late just might help this local hero make it to the major leagues.
A fixture in the Boston music scene, Ian Adams has played for bands as diverse as the psychobilly 8-Ball Shifter and the motor punk Rock City Crimewave. His solo release Stay Up Late isn’t quite as dark as those previous efforts, but it provides Adams a chance to show off his always impressive vocals. His sound switches from U2 to Iggy Pop in the course of just one song, with Adam’s emotive vocals remaining the only focal point. While Stay Up Late may be a little heavy on the ballads (even if they do have killer names like “Oh, Dracula”), numbers like “A Man Possessed”, with its surf-rock swagger, just might help this local hero make it to the major leagues.