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  • November 28, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Guitar virtuosos Reeves Gabrels (currently touring in the Cure) and slide wiz Dave Tronzo make a rare joint return to the Lizard Lounge on Friday as a sonic tag team in the Moroccan/jazz/groove collective Club d’Elf. And elsewhere, pioneering Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval plays a weekend stand at Scullers after earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom, while UK folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner rocks House of Blues and Tuareg guitarist Bombino gets hypnotic African desert grooves going at the Sinclair… More>

  • November 21, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It's a weekend to honor sax legends between the annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Northeastern and a festival-worthy assemblage of musicians to toast Wayne Shorter's 80th birthday celebration at Symphony Hall. But there's also a female-centric streak of fine concert options in Canadian indie-folk singer Basia Bulat, spunky Illinois-bred pop-rocker Lissie, funky dance-jammers Rubblebucket and neo-soul songstress India-Arie… More>

  • November 14, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Chris Cornell, last seen locally with Soundgarden, and Elvis Costello each ditch their bands to play solo acoustic shows as part of a power-packed weekend. Other concert options include veteran jam-band Widespread Panic, promising indie-pop outfit Mutual Benefit, alt-pop pranksters Guster (in a benefit for the Greater Boston Food Bank) and the almighty rapper Kanye West, rocking his latest stage spectacle… More>

  • November 07, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    From the lyrical sax flights of Joshua Redman at Berklee to the fiery fretwork of Texas singer/guitarist Gary Clark Jr. at Royale, there are some fine concert options this weekend. They also include the London-bred pop singer Kate Nash, Indian-influenced brass band Red Baraat, and indie showcase Boston Hassle 5, a two-day throwdown of bands that includes Speedy Ortiz and Lightning Bolt at the Cambridge Elks Lodge… More>

  • November 04, 2013

    Vote for BMA Nominees

    Vote for BMA Nominees by Paul Robicheau

    Nominees have been announced for this year’s Boston Music Awards, with many familiar local artists vying for honors – and some not so familiar artists (you could insert My Dick jokes here). In addition to the usual Aerosmith and Dropkick Murphys entries, frontrunners include the R&B-edged Bad Rabbits and Internet-fueled pop sensation (and onetime Improper cover duo) Karmin. There’s even a category for Best Boston Artist Who Doesn’t Live in Boston The list follows, along with a link to vote… More>

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