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  • September 26, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Beautiful fall weather holds true for the Beantown Jazz Festival. The Berklee-run event kicks off on Friday with vibes dean Gary Burton’s new quartet, followed by its free Saturday afternoon outdoor lineup including Meshell Ndegeocello, Will Calhoun and Christian Scott. Other shows this weekend include Joe Satriani, Portugal. The Man, Typhoon and Blitzen Trapper, while Buffalo Tom, Christian McNeill and Dub Apocalypse play smaller outdoor fests… More>

  • September 19, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The forecast looks pretty perfect for the annual Life is good Festival at Prowse Farm in Canton. Saturday’s a more lively affair with hip-hop outfit the Roots and soul-pop survivors Hall & Oates, while laidback guru Jack Johnson caps the Sunday bill. It's a kid-friendly fest where the headliners finish early enough for parents to have fun for a great cause. Other weekend shows include MS MR, the Pet Shop Boys, Travis and GROUPLOVE… More>

  • September 12, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    An enduring bastion for live rock, T.T. the Bear’s Place continues its 40th anniversary celebration with hallowed local rockers coming out of the woodwork for energized bills that bridge past and present. The Central Square club culminates the week with such bands as the Sheila Divine, the Gravel Pit, the Field Effect, O Positive and Three Colors, an ’80s pop outfit including future Morphine saxist Dana Colley. The weekend's also brimming with concert options that include Alt-J, MixFest, Shovels & Rope and Peter Wolf… More>

  • September 09, 2013

    Expanded Menu

    Expanded Menu by Paul Robicheau

    Chowda calling! That was the old City Hall Plaza, better suited for food or beer fests than rock shows. Particularly since most concerts were wedged into that space with the stage on the Haymarket side of City Hall. That’s where May’s inaugural Boston Calling put its second stage. But for its encore round over the weekend, that alt-rock fest switched to what amounted to alternating main stages on either end of the plaza. At the same time, Boston Calling bumped its lineup to 20 acts that branched into hip-hop, R&B and electronic sounds… More>

  • September 05, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The first full weekend of September comes alive with the reprise of the Boston Calling Music Festival at City Hall Plaza, as well as other colorful shows. That includes the still-jamming Allman Brothers Band with Grace Potter at the Comcast Center, new blues-rock supergroup the Rides plus vocal phoenix Beth Hart at the Wilbur Theatre, electro-ravers Empire of the Sun at House of Blues, and soul shouter Barrence Whitfield at the Middle East… More>

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