Sunday, July 09, 2017

New Kids On The Block, with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul (at Fenway Park)

Monday, June 26, 2017

U2, with the Lumineers (at Gillette Stadium)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Boston Pops Gospel Night, with CeCe Winans (at Symphony Hall)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (at the Boch Center Wang Theatre)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr. and the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Feature: Bobby Whitlock

Thursday, June 01, 2017

John Williams and the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Metallica, with Local H and Volbeat (at Gillette Stadium)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Feature: The Pixies

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Queen Latifah with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel, I Can Spin a Rainbow

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Feature: Hot Stove Cool Music 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Feature: The New Pornographers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PJ Harvey (at the House of Blues)

Monday, April 10, 2017

John Mayer, with the Record Company (at TD Garden)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Dropkick Murphys, with Reason To Fight and the Interrupters (at the House Of Blues)

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Sting, with Joe Sumner and the Last Bandoleros (at the House of Blues)

Saturday, March 04, 2017

David Bowie’s Blackstar, performed by Maya Beiser and the Ambient Orchestra, conducted by Evan Ziporyn (at MIT Kresge Auditorium)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lauryn Hill, with Little Simz (at the Boch Center Wang Theatre)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Maren Morris, with Ryan Hurd (at the Paradise)

Friday, February 03, 2017

Feature: The Drive-By Truckers

Friday, December 02, 2016

Holiday Pops 2016 (at Symphony Hall)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Margo Price, with Hugh Masterson (at Brighton Music Hall)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Feature: Tegan and Sara

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jason Aldean, with Kid Rock, Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses (at Fenway Park)

Monday, September 05, 2016

Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band (at the Wang Theatre)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Boston (at the Wang Theatre)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Belly (at Royale)

Friday, August 05, 2016

Feature: Gina Schock of the Go-Go's

Thursday, August 04, 2016

James Taylor, with Jackson Browne (at Fenway Park)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Coldplay, with Alessia Cara and Foxes (at Gillette Stadium)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Outside The Box festival, featuring Zap Mama, Red Baraat and the Valerie Stephens Group (on Boston Common)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gwen Stefani, with Eve (at the Xfinity Center)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Feature: Demi Lovato

Boston GlobeDemi Lovato to light up this year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

(The above piece also got a cross-mention in The Weekender: Fireworks, Dylan, and a friendly giant, under the heading "LOVATO, JONAS, POPS, AND BANGS.")

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Hannah Georgas, For Evelyn

Friday, June 10, 2016

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle, Colvin & Earle

Friday, May 13, 2016

Meghan Trainor, Thank You

Friday, May 06, 2016

Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Things That We Are Made Of

Friday, April 29, 2016

Feature: Seth MacFarlane

Friday, April 22, 2016

Rufus Wainwright, Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Iggy Pop (at the Orpheum)

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Dandy Warhols, Distortland

Friday, April 01, 2016

Weezer, Weezer

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Gaz Coombes/Piney Gir (at the David Friend Recital Hall)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bob Mould, Patch The Sky

Friday, March 11, 2016

Jeff Buckley, You And I

Lucius, Good Grief

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Who, with Tal Wilkenfeld (at TD Garden)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Wolfmother, Victorious

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Basia Bulat, Good Advice

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ana Gasteyer (at Sanders Theatre)

Friday, February 05, 2016

The London Suede, Night Thoughts

Friday, January 15, 2016

Danny Wood, Look At Me

Friday, January 08, 2016

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'American Idol' Sails Off Into The Sunset

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Marshall Crenshaw (at Passim)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Feature: Nate Ruess

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Arcs, with Mariachi Flor De Toloache (at the Orpheum)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

KISS 108's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 (at TD Garden)

Friday, December 04, 2015

Holiday Pops 2015 (at Symphony Hall)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Grace Potter, with Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires (at the Orpheum)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Garbage, with Torres (at the Orpheum)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Jesus And Mary Chain, with the Black Ryder (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Robert Plant, with the Sonics (at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Diana Ross (at the Wang Theatre)

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Scorpions (at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lucius, with Heather Woods Broderick (at the Institute Of Contemporary Art)

Friday, August 07, 2015

James Taylor, with Bonnie Raitt (at Fenway Park)

Enola Fall, Heliotropic

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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Miguel, with Dorothy (at the House of Blues)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Odd-couple touring partners

Monday, July 20, 2015

Johnny D's memories

Friday, July 03, 2015

Feature: Keith Lockhart

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Torres, with Ancient Ocean and Pasture Dog (at Great Scott)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rush (at TD Garden)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wolf Alice, My Love Is Cool

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Richard Thompson (at the Wilbur)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tim McGraw, with Billy Currington (at the Xfinity Center)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Feature: Karmin

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mumford & Sons, with the Maccabees (at the Xfinity Center)

Monday, June 08, 2015

The Boston Pops' Armenian Night and By Popular Demand (at Symphony Hall)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Michael Cavanaugh with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Feature: Marina and the Diamonds

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Paul Weller, Saturns Pattern

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beatles Night and John Hodgman with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Brian Wilson, No Pier Pressure

Friday, April 03, 2015

Feature: Kathleen Hanna

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Feature: H. Jon Benjamin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nellie McKay, My Weekly Reader

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marina and the Diamonds, FROOT

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lieutenant, If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Punch Brothers, with Gaby Moreno (at the House Of Blues)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Feature: Sleater-Kinney

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Juliana Hatfield Three, Whatever, My Love

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Diana Krall, Wallflower

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Marilyn Manson, with Sadist (at the House of Blues)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Lone Bellow, Then Came the Morning

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Extreme (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mikky Ekko, Time

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Meghan Trainor, Title

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Future Islands, with Operators and Wing Dam (at Royale)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Sleater-Kinney and Brandi Carlile previews

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Big Star, Live In Memphis

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Chadwick Stokes, with Lucius and Julia Easterlin (at the House Of Blues)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tinashe, with Brendan Musik (at the Brighton Music Hall)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Boston Music Awards 2104

Tedeschi Trucks Band, with Soulive (at the House of Blues)

Charli XCX, Sucker

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins, Monuments to an Elegy

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Holiday Pops 2014 (at Symphony Hall)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Mary J. Blige, The London Sessions

Monday, November 24, 2014

David Guetta, Listen

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Pornographers, with the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (at the House of Blues)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Alt-J, with Mikky Ekko (at the Orpheum)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rosanne Cash (at Sanders Theater)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Lucero (at the Sinclair)

Monday, November 03, 2014

Hozier, with James Bay (at the Paradise)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee: Festival Of Lights (at Symphony Hall)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Feature: Weezer

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ani DiFranco, Allergic to Water

Monday, October 06, 2014

Weezer, Everything Will Be Alright in the End

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Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lady Antebellum, 747

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Landlady, with Tredici Bacci and Palm Spring Life (at Great Scott)

Monday, September 08, 2014

Tennis, Ritual in Repeat

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers

Mötley Crüe, with Alice Cooper and the Raskins (at the Xfinity Center)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Imogen Heap, Sparks

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Linkin Park, with 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI (at the Xfinity Center)

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Bear in Heaven, Time Is Over One Day Old

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Kiss and Def Leppard, with Kobra And The Lotus (at the Xfinity Center)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails (at the Xfinity Center)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Various Artists, Beck Song Reader

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Los Lobos, with the Soul Rebels and Jesse Cook (at Copley Square)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jimmy Buffett (at the Xfinity Center)

5 Seconds Of Summer, 5 Seconds Of Summer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sara Bareilles, with Hannah Georgas and Emily King (at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Bleachers, Strange Desire

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Friday, July 04, 2014

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, with the Beach Boys and Megan Hilty (at the Hatch Shell)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fall Out Boy and Paramore, with New Politics (at the Xfinity Center)

How To Dress Well, "Where Is This Heart?"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Boston Pops Gospel Night, with Take 6 (at Symphony Hall)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Christopher Walken's Daily Show anecdote

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Damon Albarn (at Royale)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Feature: Mary Gauthier

Saturday, June 07, 2014

John Williams and the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin

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Friday, May 30, 2014

The Hot Sardines with Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Owen Pallett, In Conflict

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Leonard Nimoy with Sarah Hicks and the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cirque de la Symphonie with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Jason Alexander with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Monday, May 05, 2014

tUnE-yArDs, Nikki Nack

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Pixies, Indie Cindy

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The 35th Rock 'n' Roll Rumble finals (at T.T. The Bear's)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Eels, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

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Boy George (at Royale)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Girl doesn't know what it's doing

Monday, April 14, 2014

Afghan Whigs, Do To The Beast

Friday, April 11, 2014

Feature: Betty Who

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Doug Gillard, Parade On

Boston Globe: Album review

(NOTE: The version of this album that I was sent was an unfinished version, so you can pretty well disregard the bulk of the review.)

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Pentatonix (at the House of Blues)

Friday, April 04, 2014

Raising Hope exits at the right time

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

White Hinterland, Baby

Friday, March 28, 2014

Feature: Shawn Colvin

Friday, March 21, 2014

Zac Brown Band Fenway show announcement

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ellie Goulding, with Conway (at Agganis Arena)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kylie Minogue, Kiss Me Once

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Kings Of Leon, with Gary Clark Jr. (at TD Garden)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Feature: St. Vincent

Friday, February 14, 2014

Feature: Nicole Atkins

Monday, February 10, 2014

Guided By Voices, Motivational Jumpsuit

Monday, February 03, 2014

Nicole Atkins, Slow Phaser

Friday, January 31, 2014

Feature: Lady Antebellum

Friday, January 24, 2014

The problem with the Best New Artist Grammy

Monday, January 20, 2014

Tom Brosseau, Grass Punks

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Parks And Recreation and nerds

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Justin Bieber’s Believe

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jellyfish, Radio Jellyfish

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Friday, December 06, 2013

MGMT, with Kuroma (at the Orpheum)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Britney Spears, Britney Jean

Friday, November 29, 2013

Feature: Keith Lockhart

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mystery Science Theater 3000 host fight: Mike v. Joel

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shearwater, Fellow Travelers

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Feature: Juliana Hatfield/Minor Alps

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sleigh Bells, with Doldrums (at Royale)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Neil Gaiman And Amanda Palmer, An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer

Friday, November 15, 2013

Feature: Paramore

Rick Ross, with 1500 Or Nothin (at the Orpheum)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, with Big K.R.I.T. and Talib Kweli (at TD Garden)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Katey Sagal, Covered

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Monday, November 04, 2013

M.I.A., Matangi

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Josh Groban, with Judith Hill (at TD Garden)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Juana Molina, Wed 21

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Katy Perry And The New Rules Of Pop

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Feature: Richard Thompson

Monday, September 23, 2013

Life is good Festival, featuring Jack Johnson, Hall & Oates, Amos Lee, The Roots, Dawes and Good Old War (at Prowse Farm)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Breaking Bad article sabbatical

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Julie Ruin, Run Fast

Friday, August 30, 2013

One Direction: This Is Us

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Beach Boys, Made In California

Friday, August 23, 2013

Feature: The Cult

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Underappreciated 1983: The Divinyls, Desperate

Monday, August 19, 2013

John Mayer, with Phillip Phillips (at the Comcast Center)

Friday, August 16, 2013

Feature: Angie Miller

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Black Sabbath, with Andrew W.K. (at the Comcast Center)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Selena Gomez, Stars Dance

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Feature: Paul Weller

Taylor Swift, with Ed Sheeran (at Gillette Stadium)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Justin Bieber, with Mike Posner and Hot Chelle Rae (at TD Garden)

The Eagles (at the Comcast Center)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Feature: The Jonas Brothers

Friday, July 05, 2013

Feature: Yo La Tengo

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, with Susan Tedeschi, Ellis Hall, Howie Day and Ayla Brown (at the Hatch Shell)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

One Direction, with 5 Seconds Of Summer (at the Comcast Center)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Big Star, Nothing Can Hurt Me: Original Soundtrack

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Feature: The Joy Formidable

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Dave Matthews Band, with Brandi Carlile (at the Comcast Center)

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Postal Service, with Mates Of State (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Monday, June 03, 2013

New Kids On The Block, with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees (at TD Garden)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Eisley, Currents

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Charli XCX, with Animal Talk (at Great Scott)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Megan Hilty with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Monday, May 20, 2013

Brad Paisley, with Chris Young, Lee Brice and the Henningsens (at the Comcast Center)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Vampire Weekend, with High Highs (at Agganis Arena)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Demi Lovato, Demi

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Breeders, with Parquet Courts (at Royale)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Feature: Mudhoney

Monday, May 06, 2013

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite (at the Orpheum)

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Feature: Little Boots

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Best Of 2012

Space City Rock2012 Retrosplosion

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Lori McKenna, Massachusetts

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fleetwood Mac (at TD Garden)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Flaming Lips, The Terror

Friday, April 12, 2013

Alicia Keys, with Miguel (at Agganis Arena)

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Villagers, {AWAYLAND}

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tweaks v. Retooling: The Voice, The X Factor and Up All Night

Dido, Girl Who Got Away

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The London Suede, Bloodsports

Monday, March 11, 2013

Megan Hilty, It Happens All The Time

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Feature: Kate Nash

Monday, March 04, 2013

Alt-J, with Hundred Waters (at the Paradise)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Johnny Marr, The Messenger

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

2013 Oscars liveblog

NPR Monkey See: Oscar Party 2013

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Beach Fossils, Clash The Truth

Monday, February 11, 2013

Nataly Dawn, How I Knew Her

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Friday, February 08, 2013

Feature: Lucius

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Josh Groban, All That Echoes

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Monday, February 04, 2013

fun., with Andrew McMahon (at the Orpheum)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tegan And Sara, Heartthrob

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ben & Kate, Raising Hope and sitcoms where everybody likes one another

Corey Smith, with Joe Robinson (at the Sinclair)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ra Ra Riot, Beta Love

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Smokey Robinson (at the Wilbur)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yo La Tengo, Fade

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Golden Globes liveblog

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Scott Walker, Bish Bosch

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Big Dipper, Big Dipper Crashes On The Platinum Planet

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Phillip Phillips, The World from the Side of the Moon

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra, with Ronald Reagan, The Simple Pleasure and Jherek Bischoff (at the Paradise)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Patty Griffin, with Amy Cook (at Club Passim)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Feature: Martha Wainwright

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Kylie Minogue, The Abbey Road Sessions

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Cee Lo Green, Cee Lo’s Magic Moment

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bat For Lashes, The Haunted Man

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The X Factor and the march of the mournful piano ballad

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

You Can't Do That On Film and the necessity of performance in a performance documentary

Martha Wainwright, Come Home to Mama

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pete Townshend (at Berklee Performance Center)

Ben Folds Five, with Kate Miller-Heidke (at the House Of Blues)

Friday, October 12, 2012

The critical tyranny of You're Doing It Wrong

Titanic, James Bond, Homeland and recognizable reality

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The mysterious disappearance of Prince's "Batdance"

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Various, Athens, GA: Inside/Out

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Feature: Tift Merritt

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Beth Orton, Sugaring Season

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

David Byrne and St. Vincent (at the Orpheum)

No Doubt, Push And Shove

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Aimee Mann, Charmer

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Pink, The Truth About Love

The A.V. Club: Album review

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, Theatre Is Evil

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Fall music preview: Sera Cahoone's Deer Creek Canyon

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Roxette (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Animal Collective, Centipede Hz

The A.V. Club: Album review

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Bob Mould, Silver Age

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Newsroom and the art of the luck of the scoop

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Lianne La Havas, Is Your Love Big Enough?

Monday, August 06, 2012

Brandi Carlile, with Josh Ritter and Andy Hull (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Feature: The Lumineers

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Sam Phillips, Martinis & Bikinis and the limits of criticism

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions Vol. 2

Boston Globe: Album review

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Coldplay, with Emeli Sandé and Marina And The Diamonds (at TD Garden)

Suzanne Vega, with the Soul Rebels (at Copley Square)

Friday, July 06, 2012

Feature: The Baseball Project

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, with Jennifer Hudson (at the Hatch Shell)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Norah Jones, with Sasha Dobson (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel... and irrational music rituals

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Matthew Sweet, with A Fragile Tomorrow (at the Paradise)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Justin Bieber, Believe

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hot Chip, In Our Heads

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

2012 Tony Awards liveblog

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Brandi Carlile, Bear Creek

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Here

Monday, May 28, 2012

Garbage (at the Paradise)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eliza Rickman, "Pretty Little Head"

NPR Song Of The Day: Eliza Rickman: A Cockeyed Pop Song

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Monday, May 21, 2012

KISS Concert 2012 (at the Comcast Center)

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Girl, Smash and sticking with uneven new shows

Friday, May 11, 2012

The reduced-order renewals of Community, Parks And Recreation, 30 Rock

Thursday, May 10, 2012

James Cameron and the cage of Avatar

Bernadette Peters with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

10 Things I Hate About American Idol (Besides The Singing And The Judging)

Feist, with Timber Timbre (at House of Blues)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

Damon Albarn, Dr Dee

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen and staying in character

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Grace Woodroofe, "Transformer"

Monday, April 30, 2012

Kathleen Edwards, with Hannah Georgas (at Royale)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Best of 2011

Space City Rock: 2011 Retroccelerometer

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A men's history of "...Baby One More Time"

Monday, April 23, 2012

Death Cab For Cutie featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra, with Low (at the Wang Theatre)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Horse Feathers, Cynic’s New Year

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Ting Tings, with MNDR (at the Paradise)

Monday, April 09, 2012

The Magnetic Fields, with DeVotchKa (at the Berklee Performance Center)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Rascal Flatts, Changed

Monday, April 02, 2012

Gotye, with Kimbra (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Paul Weller, Sonik Kicks

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Casey James, Casey James

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Bands you like but don't want to see live

Thursday, March 15, 2012

American Idol boots Jermaine Jones

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ABC's Wednesday-night primetime block

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Old Jews Telling Jokes On Stage

Monday, March 12, 2012

Roger Ebert, A Thousand Words and the backfire of high concept

The Ting Tings, Sounds From Nowheresville

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham, "End Of Time"

Monday, March 05, 2012

Kaiser Chiefs, Start the Revolution Without Me

Boston Globe: CD review

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

The Monkees and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Craig Finn, with Marcellus Hall (at Great Scott)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 Oscars liveblog

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Portlandia The Tour (at Berklee Performance Center)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sleigh Bells, Reign Of Terror

Boston Globe: CD review

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cougar Town's Barb Bats A Thousand

Sharon Van Etten, Tramp

Monday, February 06, 2012

Air, Le Voyage Dans La Lune

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Thurston Moore, with Kurt Vile (at the Somerville Theatre)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

"Before Watchmen"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nada Surf, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Middle and ham-handed product placement

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lana Del Rey v. music blogs v. Saturday Night Live

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

The Black Keys, El Camino

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Friday, December 02, 2011

The trouble with Improv Everywhere

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tegan And Sara, Get Along

Monday, November 28, 2011

Guns N’ Roses, with the Pretty Reckless (at the DCU Center)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West (at the TD Garden)

M83, with Active Child (at the House Of Blues)

Nickelback, Here and Now and Daughtry, Break the Spell

Rihanna, Talk That Talk

Monday, November 21, 2011

Anaïs Mitchell and Hadestown, with Dollar General (at the Somerville Theatre)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Foo Fighters, with the Joy Formidable and Social Distortion (at the TD Garden)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caveman, CoCo Beware

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with the Hours (at the Wang Theatre)

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Meshell Ndegeocello, Weather

Monday, November 07, 2011

Homeland's Morena Baccarin

Brandi Carlile, with the Secret Sisters (at the Berklee Performance Center)

Friday, November 04, 2011

At Last! Your John Lennon/David Lee Roth Dream Collaboration Has Arrived

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Curious Celebrity of David Hasselhoff

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Revenge and Ringer

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Breaking up with the new television season

Susan Boyle, Someone To Watch Over Me

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Metallica and fan betrayal

Jimmy Fallon And Justin Timberlake's "History Of Rap, Part 3"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Deer Tick, Divine Providence

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Monday, October 17, 2011

"Weird Al" Yankovic (at the Orpheum)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Deadmau5, with Feed Me, Excision and Tommy Lee & DJ Aero (at the House Of Blues)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Evanescence, Evanescence

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Wild Flag feature

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Twin Shadow, with Diamond Rings (at the Paradise)

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Bangles, with Antigone Rising (at the Wilbur Theatre)

Monday, October 03, 2011

Ben Harper, with Grace Woodroofe (at the House Of Blues)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Feature: The Head And The Heart

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham (at the Wilbur Theatre)

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Shins, with Faces On Film (at the Paradise)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Enrique Iglesias, with Prince Royce (at the TD Garden)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tori Amos, Night Of Hunters

Monday, September 19, 2011

Toby Keith, with Eric Church and J. T. Hodges (at the Comcast Center)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

2011 Emmy Awards liveblog

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

St. Vincent, Strange Mercy

Washington City Paper: CD review

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jeff Mangum, with ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) (at Sanders Theatre) Sound Effects: Back in the spotlight, Mangum mesmerizes

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Friday, September 09, 2011

Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star and the trailer rule

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Joe Jonas, with Jay Sean and JoJo (at the House Of Blues)

Friday, September 02, 2011

Ray Charles, "Georgia On My Mind" (Live In Concert version)

High Five: Peter Bjorn and John

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stevie Nicks, with Michael Grimm (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Feature: The Weepies

Monday, August 22, 2011

John Doe, "Peggy Sue Got Married"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Why isn't Kate Bush more popular?

NPR Monkey See: Another American Looks At Why Americans Don't Care For Kate Bush

(Read the response by the writer whose piece this was a response to.)

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Maroon 5 and Train, with P. J. Morton (at the Comcast Center)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Feature: The One AM Radio

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Britney Spears, with Nicki Minaj and Pauly D (at the TD Garden)

Morning Shots

Monday, August 08, 2011

Morning Shots

Saturday, August 06, 2011

The Voice live tour (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Friday, August 05, 2011

Morning Shots

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Louie and the curse of continuity

Morning Shots

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Eliza Callahan's John Lennon Songwriting Contest-winning "Bridge Song"

Fountains Of Wayne, Sky Full Of Holes

Monday, August 01, 2011

Modern gadgetry and how to view older movies

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Alison Krauss & Union Station, with Dawes (at the Wang Theatre)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Glee and the real-time calendar problem

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Singers and the audience members they perform with

Josh Groban, with Eric Lewis (at the TD Garden)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vanessa Carlton, Rabbits on the Run

Rihanna, with J. Cole (at the TD Garden)

Monday, July 11, 2011

How I Met Your Mother reruns and Zookeeper ads

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, with Martina McBride (at the Hatch Shell)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Owl City, with Unwed Sailor and Mat Kearney (at the House of Blues)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Florence + The Machine, with Twin Shadow (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kenny Loggins with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Antlers, with Little Scream (at the Paradise)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clarence Clemons (1942-2011)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blame Sally, "Living Without You"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cults, with Guards and Writer (at the Brighton Music Hall)

Sam Phillips, Solid State: Songs From the Long Play

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Go-Go’s and the B-52's (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Natasha Bedingfield, with Andy Grammer and Kate Voegele (at the Somerville Theatre)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Glee live (at the TD Garden)

Friday, June 03, 2011

Nick Lowe, "Basing Street"

NPR Song Of The Day: Nick Lowe: The Scene Of The Crime

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Jordan Knight, Unfinished

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

John Williams and the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Elvis Presley, "Burning Love" (Viva Elvis version)

Monday, May 23, 2011

KISS Concert 2011 (at the Comcast Center)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weezer, with the Sheila Divine (at the Bank Of America Pavilion)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

tUnE-yArDs, with Pat Jordache and Buke And Gass (at Brighton Music Hall)

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Sleigh Bells, with Cansei de Ser Sexy, Mr. Dream and Wet Witch (at the Paradise)

Linda Eder with the Boston Pops (at Symphony Hall)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Frankie Valli (at the Wilbur Theatre)

My Chemical Romance, with the Architects and Thursday (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Low, with Marissa Nadler (at the Paramount)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Diddy-Dirty Money, with Tyga, Red Café and Lloyd (at the House Of Blues)

Friday, April 22, 2011

James Blunt, with Christina Perri (at the House Of Blues)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Iron & Wine, with the Low Anthem (at the House Of Blues)

Monday, April 18, 2011

TV On The Radio, with Lissy Trullie (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

American Idol's woman problem

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Amos Lee, with Secret Sisters (at the Wilbur Theatre)

Monday, April 04, 2011

Eisley, "The Valley"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thee Sgt. Major III, "New Painter Man"

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Strokes, Angles

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wild Flag, with Shepherdess and YellowFever (at the Brighton Music Hall)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Middle Brother, with Dawes and Deer Tick (at the Paradise)

Friday, March 04, 2011

The Baseball Project, Volume 2: High and Inside

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tennis, with Porcelain Raft and Holiday Shores (at Great Scott)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Eisley, The Valley

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nicole Atkins, with Cotton Jones (at the Brighton Music Hall)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Best of 2010

Space City Rock: 2010 Retrosphagnum

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Yann Tiersen, with Shannon Wright (at Royale)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The cruelty of American Idol's kindness

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fitz and the Tantrums, with Jordan Valentine & the Sunday Saints (at Brighton Music Hall)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ricky Gervais and the pop-culture flameout

Martin Leung/Video Games Live, "Mario Solo Piano Medley"

NPR Song Of The Day: 'Video Games Live': Mario As Muse

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James Blunt, Some Kind of Trouble

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Hot Stove Cool Music 2011 Winter Concert (at the Paradise)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 Golden Globes liveblog

Saturday, January 15, 2011

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett (at the Wilbur Theatre)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

An overabundance of "Hallelujah"s

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

MC Mr. Napkins CD release, featuring Myq Kaplan, Kelly MacFarland, Ken Reid and Upryz (at Club Passim)

Monday, January 03, 2011

Bettye LaVette, with Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents (at Symphony Hall)

Jake Shimabukuro, Peace Love Ukulele

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Usher, with Trey Songz and Miguel (at the TD Garden)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The State Of Comedy And Fascinating Failures

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blind Boys Of Alabama (at Berklee Performance Center)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Holiday Pops 2010 (at Symphony Hall)

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

KT Tunstall, "Madame Trudeaux"

NPR Song Of The Day: KT Tunstall: A Candy-Coated Sneer

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Duffy, Endlessly

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Bruno Mars, with Donnis (at the Paradise)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

KT Tunstall, with Hurricane Bells (at House Of Blues)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Brandon Flowers, with Transfer (at House of Blues)

Leslie Nielsen (1926-2010)

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bruce Springsteen's The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story and Tom Petty's Damn The Torpedoes - Deluxe Edition

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kings Of Leon, with the Whigs (at TD Garden)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Corin Tucker feature

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lady Antebellum, with Davil Nail (at Agganis Arena)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Big Bang Theory and the rise of Shamy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mike Posner, with Far East Movement, 2AM Club, Stephen Jerzak, Bad Rabbits and XV (at the House Of Blues)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Miike Snow, with Bodega Girls (at the House Of Blues)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thermals feature

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mates of State, with Oh Land (at the Paradise)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nickelback, with Buckcherry and Three Days Grace (at Comcast Center)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Superchunk, with Versus (at Royale)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Villagers, "Pieces"

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Dukes Of September Rhythm Revue, featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs (at the Citi Wang Theatre)