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  • March 07, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It's a jazzy kickoff with the SFJAZZ Collective performing music of Chick Corea and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performing director Mark Harvey's epic "Boston JazzScape" Friday. Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars give a powerful Latin twist to the large ensemble, while sultry Kat Edmonson floats in a stripped-down approach, DeVotchKa weaves up a spicy rock 'n' roll quilt and Veronica Falls weaves textural indie-pop Saturday. And while Rihanna's postponed at the Garden, the Old 97's close out the weekend with alt-country charms Sunday… More>

  • March 04, 2013

    Ready to Rumble

    Ready to Rumble by Paul Robicheau

    The 24 bands have been announced for the 34th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. They’ll square off in nine nights of Rumble preliminaries that begin on April 7 at T.T. the Bear's Place. Eight bands then move to the semi-finals April 18-19, and three compete in the finals April 26. The class of 2013 includes  … More>

  • March 03, 2013

    Delta Non-Force

    Delta Non-Force by Paul Robicheau

    Hype can be a dangerous thing. In their first of two sold-out nights at the Paradise, English indie-rockers Alt-J kicked off their U.S. tour Saturday with two albatrosses of expectation, having been viewed as the “new Radiohead” and winning the 2012 Mercury Prize for best U.K. album with An Awesome Wave... yet the band seemed far from awesome Saturday, a bit too green and much too subtle for the major rock spotlight.  … More>

  • February 28, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    March comes in like a lion with a wide spate of shows that include Pat Green, Fishbone, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Tenacious D. But the biggest highlights are English rockers Alt-J, who bring their minimalist, rhythmic textures to the Paradise for two nights, and the provocative neo-soul songstress Erykah Badu, who caps the weekend at House of Blues… More>

  • February 27, 2013

    Hub Gets Own Fest

    Hub Gets Own Fest by Paul Robicheau

    Memorial Day weekend has always been a relatively dead time for concerts around Boston, but that’s about to change big-time. Boston Calling promises two days of nationally prominent bands on multiple stages at City Hall Plaza, changing the festival landscape with an alternative-rock showcase at the heart of our city… More>

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