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  • May 09, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Spring pops with way too many shows to pick from, from the mainstream fare of Foster the People with St. Lucia to the exotic, global stretch of Balkan Beat Box and Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica. Alt-sirens Angel Olsen and EMA provide stark, hypnotic contrasts while internationally lauded folk/rock veterans Rodriguez and Johnny Hallyday expand their U.S. audience. Then the Mavericks top off the weekend with their charming, eclectic country… More>

  • May 02, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The Canadians are hitting town – and I don’t mean our hockey rivals meeting the Bruins in the playoffs -- with electro-R&B upstart Jessy Lanza and a robust collaboration between the Sadies and the Tragically Hip's Gord Downie. But well-deserved jazz honors go to pioneering music impresario Fred Taylor in a special program at Scullers, while David Gray and Cage the Elephant help round out rock offerings as the spring warms up… More>

  • April 26, 2014

    Goddamn Winners

    Goddamn Winners by Paul Robicheau

    Even after the Goddamn Draculas were announced as the winner of the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, it was hard to tell which band was champion on the crowded, champagne-soaked stage at T.T. the Bear’s Place… More>

  • April 24, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    It's Finals night at the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble on Friday, as the Goddamn Draculas, Petty Morals and wild card Await Rescue battle it out, while the Both (a band with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) plays the Paradise and Mean Creek holds court at the Middle East. And Saturday, the 18-piece Maria Schneider Orchestra takes a graceful flight at Berklee… More>

  • April 23, 2014

    Calling up to the Majors

    Calling up to the Majors by Paul Robicheau

    The National, Lorde and the Replacements lead artists just announced for the Sept. 5-7 edition of Boston Calling on City Hall Plaza, a blockbuster bash that bookends a rocking festival season kicked off by Boston Calling's Memorial Day weekend with Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists… More>

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