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  • April 13, 2013

    Supermassive Muse

    Supermassive Muse by Paul Robicheau

    Muse could simply embody a sci-fi rock geek’s dream with its grandiose prog-rock and Orwellian lyrics. But the English trio strives to appeal to audiences across the genre spectrum, all while surrounding itself with the biggest conceptual eye candy – as keenly delivered in Friday’s high-tech extravaganza at TD Garden.  … More>

  • April 11, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Davis Square provides this week's hip hub with 70-year-old cult sensations Rodriguez and Mike Nesmith as well as Boston's hypnotic Ethiopian-American ensemble Debo Band. Commercial prog-rockers Muse stun the TD Garden with a high-flying attack while dynamic Japanese pianists Keiko Matsui and Hiromi split nights at Scullers, Mika croons at Royale and the virtuoso duo of singer-mandolinist Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau work their magic at Berklee… More>

  • April 04, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Harvard Square's hopping with everything from jazz titan McCoy Tyner to the folk of Spirit Family Reunion and Lori McKenna, the modern soul of Lianne La Havas and the rock of Thurston Moore's new vehicle Chelsea Light Moving. Yet Living Colour, Dianne Reeves and the Carolina Chocolate Drops also drop into town, Amanda Palmer and Yes tempt road trips with unique shows, and the ultra-bustling weekend ends with the start of the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble… More>

  • April 03, 2013

    Guitar Double-Fun

    Guitar Double-Fun by Paul Robicheau

    Like jazz-fusion comets, John Scofield and Mike Stern have long crossed orbits. The two guitarists were Berklee classmates in the ’70s, they overlapped time in Miles Davis’ band in the ’80s, and they’ve played on records together. But it’s been decades since the two friends, who frequently hit the Regattabar with their separate groups, shared the same stage – until Tuesday’s first of two nights of guitar heaven there.  … More>

  • March 28, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The concert menu lets up a bit this week, but noteworthy options still range from indie-rockers Local Natives and Hey Marseilles to blues veteran James Cotton and Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon to Indian music from tabla master Zakir Hussain with hammered dulcimer maestro Pandit Shikumar Sharma… More>

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