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  • May 31, 2013

    Family Strong

    Family Strong by Paul Robicheau

    “We’re not just one of the greatest cities on Earth, we’re one of the greatest families on the face of this Earth,” Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block told the sold-out TD Garden crowd at Thursday’s “Boston Strong” benefit. And that comment summed up the event to aid victims of the Boston Marathon bombers. It was true of fans as well as performers who crossed genres and generations to offer the biggest-ever assemblage of Boston-rooted heavyweights for one event… More>

  • May 31, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    June rolls in with some hot shows. Warren Haynes, known for his guitar slinging with the Allman Brothers Band, also gets heavy with Gov't Mule at the Bank of America Pavilion. The Hub-based Della Mae mixes contemporary bluegrass with indie-pop appeal at the Lizard Lounge Saturday. And New Kids on the Block, a force at Thursday's Boston Strong concert, bring the package with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men at the TD Garden Sunday… More>

  • May 27, 2013

    Calling Success

    Calling Success by Paul Robicheau

    Now that’s downtown revitalization. With a massive musical stroke, Boston Calling not only packed City Hall Plaza with 18 worthy alternative rock acts over Memorial Day weekend, but positioned itself as a virtual new venue on the Hub’s landscape by announcing a second edition of the festival Sept. 7-8… More>

  • May 23, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Cool, damp weather wasn’t what we had in mind for Memorial Day weekend, particularly for the strong inaugural Boston Calling music festival, but that’s the forecast we’ve been dealt and we’ll make the most of it! Besides that downtown alt-rock showcase Saturday and Sunday, there are indoor Friday concert options that include Robert Fripp's Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists, jazz drummer Roy Haynes' Fountain of Youth and a hip-hop bill with Curren$y as well as Hub heroes the Perceptionists and Moe Pope… More>

  • May 16, 2013

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Something for everyone as the warm weather kicks in. Kurt Vile brings his melodic sprawl to the Sinclair while Josh Ritter stretches thoughtful folk-rock at House of Blues, Iron and Wine gets lighter at Berklee and Brad Paisley rocks his arena country at the Comcast Center. Saturday afternoon boasts EarthFest for free at the Hatch Shell before night kicks in with jazz guitar great Jim Hall at Scullers and soulman Charles Bradley at the Paradise, where Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart brings his new band on Sunday… More>

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