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  • November 15, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Tommy grabbed the attention, but the Who’s 1973 opus Quadrophenia was the more muscular and cohesive rock opera of the two, and the Who will perform that double album in its entirety at the TD Garden. The exuberant indie-rock duo Matt and Kim stirs up House of Blues, the Sword cuts grungy metal at the Middle East, and local heroine Amanda Palmer finishes a three-night stand at the Paradise. Bards round out the weekend with Bob Dylan croaking his legend at the Garden while the Waterboys' Mike Scott reads and performs at Brighton Music Hall… More>

  • November 08, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Welcome to November’s best spread of shows. People who lament the retirement of Midnight Oil and R.E.M. would enjoy the Tragically Hip at House of Blues Friday while fans of psych-rock should catch Tame Impala at Royale or pioneer Roky Erickson at T.T.'s. Sea Monsters invade Precinct for two nights. Boston's incomparable Human Sexual Response comes back to life at House of Blues Saturday and hip-hop stars Nas and Lauren Hill share the same stage Sunday while Sharon Van Etten returns to the Paradise.  … More>

  • November 02, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It’s not enough to be another generation’s guitar slinger a la Stevie Ray Vaughan. Gary Clark Jr., from Vaughan’s home of Austin, Texas, runs the gamut on his new full-length Blak and Blu... But expect Clark’s guitar prowess to command the focus when his band plays a Friday show at Royale with jazz-pop foil Kat Edmunson. And Royale keeps rolling this weekend with the indie-rock party of Grouplove and smooth singer/rapper K'naan, while Aimee Mann shares her smart pop at Berklee and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert plays tribute at Northeastern… More>

  • October 25, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The Orpheum Theatre's jamming with Warren Haynes' Gov't Mule Friday and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio's eight-piece solo band Saturday. But this weekend also offers cool club dates with garage-rockers the Heartless Bastards as well as folkies Laura Marling and enigmatic comeback king Rodriguez in intimate rooms. And then there's the Agganis Arena, which will be rocking Saturday with the latest edition of the Smashing Pumpkins… More>

  • October 18, 2012

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    No blockbusters this week, but still some cool shows, starting with contemplative indie-rockers the Walkmen at Royale. Saturday's the busiest with the edgy, eccentric Primus at the Orphuem, jazzy rockers The Sea and the Cake at the Brighton Music Hall, picker Leo Kottke at Sanders Theatre, and expressive jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen at the Regattabar. Passionate rocker Melissa Etheridge stirs her fans at the Orpheum Sunday while Dum Dum Girls churn dream pop at the Paradise.  … More>

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