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  • February 07, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Avant-punk pioneers Mission of Burma caps a wild and wooly weekend with a rare local show, while the Bad Plus brings rock spirit to jazz improv, collage artists Cibo Matto resurface, Charles Bradley sets up Galactic with funky grit, and local roots-rockers Amy Black, Sarah Borges and Girls, Guns and Glory mix it up around town… More>

  • January 30, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Boston's best comes out in the cinematic indie soundscapes of Gem Club and Arms & Sleepers as well as the alternative hip-pop of the Wayland-bred dudes in Aer, while horn players Kenny Garrett and Roy Hargrove hold court in the jazz clubs and the iconic Mavis Staples brings soul to Lexington… More>

  • January 28, 2014

    Hot Rock, Cool Jazz On Way

    Hot Rock, Cool Jazz On Way by Paul Robicheau

    We’re still mired in the frigid cold of January, but the summer festival season begins to loom large with this morning’s announcement of the Boston Calling lineup for Memorial Day weekend on City Hall Plaza. The Newport Jazz Fest has likewise revealed an intriguing, well-balanced schedule for early August… More>

  • January 27, 2014

    Robot Love

    Robot Love by Paul Robicheau

    My random access memories from the 2014 Grammy Awards... Silence is golden for Daft Punk, the reclusive, helmeted French electronic pop duo that swept its nominations... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis not only heisted Best New Artist and skunked the likes of Jay Z, Drake, Eminem and Kanye in their rap categories, but delivered the night’s most stirring performance... Lorde's podium moments broke her solemn gothiness by showing her age with shy, giddy awkwardness... Crowd shots certainly worked better than playing YouTube covers during nominatio… More>

  • January 23, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Oh, to be young, in the trenches, and bringing fresh life to bluegrass. Greensky Bluegrass hits the Paradise on Friday while the Deadly Gentlemen have a ball at the Sinclair with Peter Rowan, Joy Kills Sorrow, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. Other weekend options include the grassroots rock supergroup Hard Working Americans (with Todd Snider and Widespread Panic's Dave Schools), Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza, roots-reggae rockers John Brown's Body and 311's Nick Hexum's groovy side quintet… More>

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