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  • March 20, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    The first weekend of the new season blooms with a range of shows, from Jonathan Richman's stripped-down songcraft to the 11-piece Typhoon's orchestral rock. Other options include alt-country rockers the Drive-By Truckers, blues descendent Keb' Mo' and dark-edged indie-pop duo MS MR… More>

  • March 13, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    A diverse world of concert options this weekend. Ballyhooed pop upstart Lorde holds her local coronation, the Dropkick Murphys warm up for St. Patrick's Day. Icelandic and Boston bands mix it up. Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer alternates his trio with a poetry duet. Dave Tronzo lends his crazy slide to Club d'elf. Brooklyn's Snarky Puppy cooks up its snappy fusion. And the French-bred sextet Lo' Jo brings its exotic pastische to town… More>

  • March 06, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Music can thrive on collaborative spontaneity, which we celebrate this week in many forms, from rock to funk to jazz to Americana to African music. Alt-rock darlings Throwing Muses share a twist by reuniting with ex-member Tanya Donelly for a hometown cameo. The Avett Brothers team with the Old Crow Medicine Show for an arena hootenanny. And George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic get the funk out, while North Mississippi Allstars, Habib Koite, Los Lobos and Four Generations of Miles Davis help spread concert options… More>

  • February 27, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    March roars in like a lion with the likes of reborn rockers Kings of Leon, the breezy Brett Dennen, psych-folk trippers Quilt, charming soul-pop man Mayer Hawthorne, and a cappella pioneers Sweet Honey in the Rock… More>

  • February 20, 2014

    Weekend Ideas

    Weekend Ideas by Paul Robicheau

    Friday’s a big night for Boston-bred sensation Lake Street Dive, which appears on “The Late Show with Dave Letterman” hours after taking the stage at the Sinclair. Things have been snowballing for the foursome of former New England Conservatory undergrads who blend soul, jazz and pop into a fresh, dynamic attack. Other worthy shows include the stunning Israeli folk-pop singer Asaf Avidan, indie-rockers Lost in the Trees, the bluegrass-inflected Railroad Earth and Bill Evans' Soulgrass, and the theatrical Circus Oz show… More>

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