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  • Live Review: Dave Matthews Band at the Xfinity Center by Paul Robicheau

    Changeups can shake magic out of musicians’ commonplace practices. Yet the Dave Matthews Band kept unfurling surprises when that perennial headliner at Mansfield’s renamed Xfinity Center notched a show to remember Saturday. It culminated in a cameo by singers who hadn't joined the group since 2001… More>

  • June 05, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise starts Friday with Boston roots-reggae futurists John Brown’s Body, while other shows that night include Red Baraat, Club d'elf (with John Medeski and Dave Tronzo) and the Bottle Rockets. Saturday's spread includes the Dave Matthews Band, Morrissey, Luscious Jackson, Della Mae, Die Antwoord and Meshell Ndegeocello, while Sunday deals First Aid Kit, Deafheaven and Damian Marley. Busy weekend… More>

  • Live review: Ray LaMontagne at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion by Paul Robicheau

    Colorful, digital paint swirled on the stage backdrop, evoking flowers and jellyfish to match the psychedelic hues of Ray LaMontagne’s latest album, Supernova. But when LaMontagne opened the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion’s season on Friday, his first of two nights at the harborside tent, he largely remained the earthy, rural New England troubadour who found overnight success with his 2004 debut Trouble… More>

  • May 29, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Lots cooking on many levels this weekend, from big hip-hop/pop radio and country shows to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, the Feelies, Jamie Cullum, moe. and Hallelujah the Hills rocking area clubs, while Ray LaMontagne and Jason Isbell split a harborside bill… More>

  • Home Stretch: Boston Calling's third installment is another success by Paul Robicheau

    You can’t predict the weather -- or how bands mix across the 10-hour day/night of a huge rock festival on City Hall Plaza. But you can predict that Boston Calling’s here to stay, and thriving on all counts, based on Sunday’s grand finale of its third edition over the holiday weekend, with a more fab September lineup to follow… More>

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