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  • Live review: Ray LaMontagne at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion by Paul Robicheau

    Colorful, digital paint swirled on the stage backdrop, evoking flowers and jellyfish to match the psychedelic hues of Ray LaMontagne’s latest album, Supernova. But when LaMontagne opened the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion’s season on Friday, his first of two nights at the harborside tent, he largely remained the earthy, rural New England troubadour who found overnight success with his 2004 debut Trouble… More>

  • May 29, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Lots cooking on many levels this weekend, from big hip-hop/pop radio and country shows to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, the Feelies, Jamie Cullum, moe. and Hallelujah the Hills rocking area clubs, while Ray LaMontagne and Jason Isbell split a harborside bill… More>

  • Home Stretch: Boston Calling's third installment is another success by Paul Robicheau

    You can’t predict the weather -- or how bands mix across the 10-hour day/night of a huge rock festival on City Hall Plaza. But you can predict that Boston Calling’s here to stay, and thriving on all counts, based on Sunday’s grand finale of its third edition over the holiday weekend, with a more fab September lineup to follow… More>

  • May 22, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The three-day Boston Calling Music Festival on City Hall Plaza stands as the dominate event on a surprisingly active Memorial Day weekend for shows that include Tuck & Patti, Otis Grove, the Robin Zander Band, Club Passim's Campfire marathon, and a country/soul/art-fusion trifecta at the Lizard… More>

  • May 18, 2014

    Casino Boss

    Casino Boss by Paul Robicheau

    Every night might not be quite as rocking as Bruce Springsteen’s kickoff to his only area stop at cozy Mohegan Sun Arena – or as long. But in super shape at age 64, the Boss still knows how to bring it, and then some… More>

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