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  • May 03, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Kingsley Flood celebrates its new album of stirring, Americana-tinged rock at the Brighton Music Hall, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club delivers bluesy, gauzy rock at House of Blues and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society weaves jazz, rock, classical and Balkan folk within its big-band web at the Regattabar. At the Paradise, Johnny Marr balances new solo material with his take on his former band the Smiths, while Peter Murphy reanimates Bauhaus songs… More>

  • April 27, 2013

    Rumble Rewards

    Rumble Rewards by Paul Robicheau

    Sometimes the seasoned veterans get a leg up on the youthful upstarts. That’s what happened Friday in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble when the cinematic pop outfit Eddie Japan bested roots-rockers Glenn Yoder & the Western States and garage-punk combo Twin Berlin in the contest’s final round at T.T. the Bear’s.  … More>

  • April 25, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Spring kicks into high gear with My Morning Jacket's Jim James taking his solo jaunt into Royale and the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble reaching a glorious finale at T.T. the Bear's on Friday. Prog-rock sound and vision envelops Saturday with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson levitating Berklee while Trent Reznor's electronic vehicle How to Destroy Angels gets dark at House of Blues. Pixies frontman Black Francis and Billy Bragg also round out the weekend… More>

  • April 18, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Another crammed week on the concert front. But planned Friday shows by Rhode Islanders Brown Bird and Joe Fletcher, New Jersey veterans the Feelies, Welch rockers the Joy Formidable and the Rumble semi-finals are all now postponed. Saturday's disparate choices span Junior Brown, Killing Joke and Greensky Bluegrass, while Sunday swings from hip-hop upstart Kendrick Lamar and Afro-pop legend Hugh Masekela to indie-rock experimentalists Clinic and Akron/Family… More>

  • 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>

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