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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 25-July 1)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 25-July 1)

Each week, Front Row Boston’s staff gives you our Short List: the bands and musicians in and around town we think you should hear. Saturday, 6/25 – The Dead Kennedys – Paradise Rock Club When the icons of Bay Area punk reformed in 2001, they did so without vocalist Jello Biafra, with whom the rest […]

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Interview: Kassie Carlson of Guerilla Toss

Interview: Kassie Carlson of Guerilla Toss

  For any other band on earth, seeing descriptors like “focused” and “concise” in an album review might elicit sighs of relief. If one were to imagine such words used for former Bostonians/current Brooklynites Guerilla Toss, though… well, we’d just have to assume the reviewer had never seen Guerilla Toss […]

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Pierce the Veil’s Misadventures at the Paradise

Pierce the Veil’s Misadventures at the Paradise

From somewhere in the crowd a girl yells out, “let’s rock and roll!” It’s 9:32 p.m. and the lights go down at the Paradise Rock Club — a full twelve minutes past the scheduled 9:20 set time, and another twelve minutes tacked onto the four years this audience has been […]

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Living In The Dream World: The Rebirth and Unstoppable Rise of Lady Pills

Living In The Dream World: The Rebirth and Unstoppable Rise of Lady Pills

There’s a point on Commonwealth Ave. between Allston and Fenway where a resemblance to either neighborhood fails to register. The Citgo sign brightly dominates the skyline, but when I arrive at Lady Pills bassist Alison Dooley’s apartment, a neighboring guitarist is defeatedly hacking away at a blues riff as a […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 18-24)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 18-24)

Each week, Front Row Boston’s staff gives you our Short List: the bands and musicians in and around town we think you should hear. Sunday, 6/19 – Mayer Hawthorne – Paradise Rock Club When Mayer Hawthorne dropped A Strange Arrangement in 2009, it seemed a late entry to the mid-00s wave of blue-eyed soul. But […]

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Gallery: The Cure Live at Agganis Arena

Gallery: The Cure Live at Agganis Arena

June 16th, 2016 – The Cure live at Agganis Arena. Photos by: Jess Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media  

The Meadows Brothers

In Studio: The Meadows Brothers – Mexican Home (John Prine cover)

May 12, 2016 – The Meadows Brothers perform John Prine’s “Mexican Home” live at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, MA.

Gallery: Buffalo Tom Live at The Paradise

Gallery: Buffalo Tom Live at The Paradise

June 11th, 2016 – Buffalo Tom live at The Paradise. Photos by: Jess Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 10-17)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 10-17)

Each week, Front Row Boston’s staff gives you our Short List: the bands and musicians in and around town we think you should hear. Saturday, 6/11 – Buffalo Tom – Paradise Rock Club Given that we had the chance to talk to Buffalo Tom guitarist Bill Janovitz earlier this week, we put together a […]

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Still a Real Band: Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz Talks Boston Shows and New Material

Still a Real Band: Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz Talks Boston Shows and New Material

“All of a sudden we look at the calendar, and you say ‘ Guys, if we’re a real band, we need to play.’” Buffalo Tom plays the Paradise this Saturday, and Bill Janovitz, guitarist and primary songwriter of the legendary Boston band, knows it appears as if the guys crawl […]

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