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  • November 02, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It’s not enough to be another generation’s guitar slinger a la Stevie Ray Vaughan. Gary Clark Jr., from Vaughan’s home of Austin, Texas, runs the gamut on his new full-length Blak and Blu... But expect Clark’s guitar prowess to command the focus when his band plays a Friday show at Royale with jazz-pop foil Kat Edmunson. And Royale keeps rolling this weekend with the indie-rock party of Grouplove and smooth singer/rapper K'naan, while Aimee Mann shares her smart pop at Berklee and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert plays tribute at Northeastern… More>

  • October 25, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The Orpheum Theatre's jamming with Warren Haynes' Gov't Mule Friday and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio's eight-piece solo band Saturday. But this weekend also offers cool club dates with garage-rockers the Heartless Bastards as well as folkies Laura Marling and enigmatic comeback king Rodriguez in intimate rooms. And then there's the Agganis Arena, which will be rocking Saturday with the latest edition of the Smashing Pumpkins… More>

  • October 18, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    No blockbusters this week, but still some cool shows, starting with contemplative indie-rockers the Walkmen at Royale. Saturday's the busiest with the edgy, eccentric Primus at the Orphuem, jazzy rockers The Sea and the Cake at the Brighton Music Hall, picker Leo Kottke at Sanders Theatre, and expressive jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen at the Regattabar. Passionate rocker Melissa Etheridge stirs her fans at the Orpheum Sunday while Dum Dum Girls churn dream pop at the Paradise.  … More>

  • October 13, 2012

    Fortune Teller

    Fortune Teller by Paul Robicheau

    Classic rock icons from Keith Richards to Neil Young have penned recent memoirs. But Pete Townshend was the only one to sit down at the Berklee Performance Center, answer questions, and perform some of his songs on acoustic guitar. Friday’s sold-out event offered a rare, intimate encounter with the guitarist/songwriter for the Who… More>

  • October 11, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The weekend opens and closes with Berklee-bred virtuosos of jazz-fusion guitar in West African newcomer Lionel Loueke and pioneer Pat Metheny and flies in different directions in between. Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson revs up her signature country/rockabilly mix at Johnny D's, while the Grammy-winning Tuareg desert band Tinariwen hypnotizes the Paradise with their Sahara blues and the reunited Ben Folds Five pops into House of Blues… More>

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