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  • January 27, 2014

    Robot Love

    Robot Love by Paul Robicheau

    My random access memories from the 2014 Grammy Awards... Silence is golden for Daft Punk, the reclusive, helmeted French electronic pop duo that swept its nominations... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis not only heisted Best New Artist and skunked the likes of Jay Z, Drake, Eminem and Kanye in their rap categories, but delivered the night’s most stirring performance... Lorde's podium moments broke her solemn gothiness by showing her age with shy, giddy awkwardness... Crowd shots certainly worked better than playing YouTube covers during nominatio… More>

  • January 23, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Oh, to be young, in the trenches, and bringing fresh life to bluegrass. Greensky Bluegrass hits the Paradise on Friday while the Deadly Gentlemen have a ball at the Sinclair with Peter Rowan, Joy Kills Sorrow, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge. Other weekend options include the grassroots rock supergroup Hard Working Americans (with Todd Snider and Widespread Panic's Dave Schools), Brazilian jazz singer Luciana Souza, roots-reggae rockers John Brown's Body and 311's Nick Hexum's groovy side quintet… More>

  • January 16, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The reunited Neutral Milk Hotel concludes its two-night stand at the Orpheum on Friday for those who worship the enigmatic group's 1998 landmark In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, while David Lowery double-books himself with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker at the Middle East. Saturday offers the rock of the retooled Pixies, the arena hip-hop of Jay Z, and the New Orleans funk of Trombone Shorty… More>

  • January 08, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Rebound from cold weather with concert options that include Sonic Youth guitarist/singer Lee Renaldo's new outfit the Dust at the Brighton Music Hall, English wunderkind Jake Bugg at House of Blues, the star-studded Hot Stove Cool Music benefit at the Paradise and Americana-groomed upstart Amanda Shires at Great Scott… More>

  • December 30, 2013

    First Night Rocks Again

    First Night Rocks Again by Paul Robicheau

    First Night wasn’t just saved this year as a parting gift from Mayor Tom Menino and sponsors. The city’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration looks as strong as ever. Not only does First Night Boston 2014 offer usual touchstones like ice sculptures, fireworks and the Grand Processional, but heavy hitters when it comes to music. Patti Smith, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sierra Hull and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad help lead the charge… More>

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