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  • July 28, 2016

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The Newport Jazz and Lowell Folk festivals help cover the weekend, while bands including White Lung, the Chris Robinson Band, Marc Ribot, Rocket from the Crypt, Coldplay and Bryan Ferry dot more local stages… More>

  • Live Review: A hot Newport Folk Festival peaks with Patti Smith by Paul Robicheau

    Patti Smith’s rare appearance on Saturday gave the Newport Folk Festival its most feverish, historic jolt over a sweltering three days, one even the mighty Alabama Shakes couldn’t match in its closing Sunday slot… More>

  • July 21, 2016

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It's all about the Newport Folk Festival this weekend, with headliners Patti Smith and Alabama Shakes, unless you catch alternate local dates with the Flight of the Conchords or the trio of Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs -- or a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame bill with Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick… More>

  • Live Review: Jane's Addiction Levitates its Ritual at Pavilion by Paul Robicheau

    So this flamboyant band from LA’s late ’80s metal/punk scene comes to town and showcases music from its best album… and I’m not talking about Guns N’ Roses in Foxboro. Jane’s Addiction hit Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Tuesday, celebrating the silver anniversary of its second album Ritual de lo Habitual by performing the entire 1990 masterpiece in its mysterious glory… More>

  • Live Review: Paul McCartney Still Surprises at Fenway by Paul Robicheau

    Rather than punch the easy jukebox button at Fenway, Paul McCartney mixed must-play favorites with deeper changeups from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogs and even invited out Bob Weir and the Patriots' "Gronk.… More>

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