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  • May 25, 2015

    Boston Calling Goes Big, Broad and Balmy

    Boston Calling Goes Big, Broad and Balmy by Paul Robicheau

    Pixies triumphantly blasted the biggest Boston crowd they’d ever drawn. Tove Lo seductively lifted her top for a quick flash. Jack Black’s Tenacious D spoofed rock with surprising passion and precision. And bands spanned a scattershot spectrum from Americana to dance-pop, psych-rock and hip-hop, giving the near-50,000 people who invaded City Hall Plaza over the three-day weekend a full potpourri of Boston Calling… More>

  • May 21, 2015

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It's all about Boston Calling this weekend -- well, except for prog-rock savant Steven Wilson, jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and classic rockers the Who as well as Listen Local and the four-day Campfire Festival… More>

  • May 19, 2015

    Rock Institution T.T. the Bear's Plans Closing

    Rock Institution T.T. the Bear's Plans Closing by Paul Robicheau

    Jane’s Addiction, PJ Harvey, the Strokes – those were just a few of the rising rockers I first saw at T.T. the Bear’s Place (still kicking myself for missing the Arcade Fire there). Plus all the great local bands, many of them showcased in recent years at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, at the Central Square nightspot that plans to close… More>

  • Boston Ballet Broadly Entertains with

    The Boston Ballet has a spring in its step – and a mischievous penchant for stylistic juxtapositions in dancing, costuming and music – in recent programs. And that’s especially true in “Thrill of Contact,” which closes the season in crowd-pleasing fashion this Thursday through Sunday… More>

  • May 15, 2015

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding takes a new detour on a weekend that also includes piano jazz from Donal Fox and Yoko Miwa as well as rock from the Kaiser Chiefs, Mastodon and Primal Scream and a HarpoonFest of local luminaries like Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents, Nemes, Bearstonaut, Sidewalk Driver and the Rationales… More>

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