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  • July 31, 2013

    Family-Style Flight

    Family-Style Flight by Paul Robicheau

    Collaborations can be spotty, but there’s no hesitation on the part of the Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and the London Souls, which all formed a potent bill that hit the Bank of America Pavilion on Tuesday and return there on Aug. 6. Members of all three bands joined in a soul-stirring encore jam… More>

  • July 29, 2013

    Newport Bounty

    Newport Bounty by Paul Robicheau

    Once a place where people would plop down chairs to enjoy the old guard at the main stage in the shadow of Fort Adams, the Newport Folk Festival has become a playground for the active young who bustle between its three stages to find gold. That was true more than ever this past weekend, when sold-out crowds of 10,000 swarmed the fest on Saturday and Sunday while nearly as many endured rain to enjoy an added Friday lineup… More>

  • July 26, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Robert Plant seems comfortable in his own skin. He could have hitched his ride with Led Zeppelin a few years ago to reclaim the world’s biggest rock throne, yet he followed his muse to explore American roots music, first with Alison Krauss and then Patty Griffin and his Band of Joy. On Thursday, the singer brought his so-called Sensational Space Shifters to the Bank of America Pavilion with an earthy air that suggested more of a grateful connoisseur than a rock star about to turn 65… More>

  • July 25, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Roots music fans face an embarrassment of riches with Boston’s bluegrass and New Orleans-tinged Summer Arts Weekend and the earthy Lowell Folk Festival (both free) in addition to the power-packed Newport Folk Fest, which puts Feist, Amanda Palmer and Beck under its broad "folk" umbrella. And that’s just a start as July winds out with a bang, including shows with Tegan and Sara, Chucklehead, the Black Crowes, Yes and Paul Weller… More>

  • July 20, 2013

    The Long Run

    The Long Run by Paul Robicheau

    How many guitar players do the Eagles need? Up to five apparently, though it wasn’t until they let Joe Walsh loose in the second half of Friday’s Comcast Center concert that the Eagles took flight. The Eagles have always been more about fine vocals and radio-ready songs than guitars anyway, and they harmonized through a nice 27-song spread for their “History of the Eagles” show -- if a little too nice at times… More>

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