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Blues Traveler at the Pavilion

Blues Traveler at the Pavilion

“Were you even born when this song came out?” asked the woman in the seat next to me, laughing, as Blues Traveler launched into “Run-Around.” She was one of countless fans with their hands in the air, dancing along to the Grammy-winning, record-setting hit last night at the Bank of America Pavilion. I was three […]

Bruce Springsteen Live at Fenway Park

Bruce Springsteen Live at Fenway Park

On Tuesday night, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen took over Fenway Park for the first of his and the E Street Band’s two-night stint in Boston. And on Tuesday night, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen turned that beloved ballpark—which he had visited previously, also for a two-night stint, in 2003— into a sold-out sanctuary for fans of […]

Osheaga Music Festival

Osheaga Music Festival

A lot of us have songs that we consider “ours.” They’re songs we listen to over and over again, through our headphones on the bus or turned up loud in our room. Songs carry very specific emotional attachments. Sometimes it’s like we convince ourselves that we’re the only person in the entire world who could […]

Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter Live

Brandi Carlile and Josh Ritter Live

Brandi Carlile’s fifth and latest album, which came out in June and is titled Bear Creek, is different than her previous four in a couple different ways. She and her band recorded it in a studio close to their home and produced it themselves. Trina Schumaker worked as an engineer on the album, as well, […]

Amanda Palmer at The Middle East

Amanda Palmer at The Middle East

If there’s two things Boston-bred artist Amanda Palmer has, it’s theatrics and gratitude. Both of these were at their finest last night at the Middle East Downstairs, where she played a show to fans who pledged $300 and above to her now-famous Kickstarter project, Theater Is Evil with the Grand Theft Orchestra. Palmer’s played all […]

The XX Live at The Wilbur

The XX Live at The Wilbur

The Boston summer heat as we have come to know it vanished on Tuesday night as fans lined up outside of the Wilbur Theater in the heart of downtown’s Theater District. Though temperatures were low and rain began to fall, everyone held on to get the best spots in the house for the XX. Murmurs […]

Coldplay at TD Garden

Coldplay at TD Garden

I’ve never really thought of Coldplay as a rock band. When I think of Coldplay, I think of their power ballads– of “Yellow” and of “The Scientist” and other songs like that. But last night at Coldplay’s first Boston show on their Mylo Xylotour, Chris Martin and the rest of the band members made it […]

Identity Festival at the Comcast Center

Identity Festival at the Comcast Center

I’ve said this to every person who’s asked me about any EDM event and I will pass that message along to you. There is just a vibe truly indescribable, a whole different heart pulse surging through your every core with energy to keep you going with no explanation. Identity Festival did just that and the […]

Newport Folk Festival: The Tallest Man on Earth

Newport Folk Festival: The Tallest Man on Earth

It seems Newport has a sweet spot for the Swedish. Folk duo First Aid Kit delicately sang on Saturday and folk singer The Tallest Man on Earth performed this Sunday to close out Newport Folk Festival’s Harbor stage for the weekend.  The Tallest Man on Earth, whose real name is Kristian Matsson, is actually not that tall. […]

Newport Folk Festival: Punch Brothers

Newport Folk Festival: Punch Brothers

Progressive bluegrass band, Punch Brothers, were introduced as the final set of the night and festival for the Quad stage inside of Fort Adams as “a band that has great songwriting skills or just a band that can really play their instruments.” Vocalist and mandolin player Chris Thile was accompanied by his band: Gabe Witcher […]

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