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  • July 02, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The fireworks of the Fourth leave a wide smattering of area shows in its wake. The city remains lively with the Brazilian art-pop ravers CSS, Judy Collins charms in Rockport and the summer tents keep busy with Lyle Lovett and a pairing of Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. New Bedford and Portsmouth, N.H., bustle with folk and Americana fests on the area's coastal peripheries, while the Zombies take over Arlington's Regent Theatre… More>

  • June 27, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    With tree-lined, terraced slopes surrounded by the brick facades of a historic mill city, Lowell’s Boarding House Park offers one of the area’s most striking settings for an outdoor concert, less than 40 minutes from Boston. It'll be a fine place to catch folk godmother Joan Baez or British folk-rocker Richard Thompson on its first weekend, while other local venues offer the likes of Heart, Fitz and the Tantrums, Peter Frampton and the Cat Empire… More>

  • June 24, 2013

    Solid Sound Covers It All

    Solid Sound Covers It All by Paul Robicheau

    “I’m in love with Massachusetts!” Wilco's Jeff Tweedy sang in a triumphant cover of the Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner” that name-checked Solid Sound, and that Wilco-curated festival ruled its Berkshires home 0ver the weekend with a virtual audio-visual travelogue befitting our proposed state song. The picture-perfect kickoff to the summer's festival season ranged from Wilco's guest-studded covers night to Foxygen's frisky shenanigans -- and plenty of art in between… More>

  • June 19, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The calendar officially turns to summer and concert options are off the hook. Classic rockers Fleetwood Mac and Sting fuel marquee thrills around Boston. But Western Mass. lures with Wilco's Solid Sound fest at MASS MoCA and a symphonic Jerry Garcia tribute with the Boston Pops and guitar guest Warren Haynes at Tanglewood. And weekend action continues with Dawes, Amadou & Mariam, James Carter, John McLaughlin, Caravan Palace and the B-52's… More>

  • June 13, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The venerable Rolling Stones (see review below) return to the TD Garden with high-priced promise on Friday, while the Dave Matthews Band rolls into the Comcast Center with optimistic, explosive grooves on Saturday and Sunday. And the clubs remain alive with both Jesse Dee and Jenny Dee toasting Toad's 20th anniversary, the Lone Bellow spinning alt-country harmonies at the Sinclair, and ska-punk vets Rancid launching a stand at House of Blues… More>

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