Articles by: Andrea Wolanin

Bands You Should Know: Hayley Sabella

Bands You Should Know: Hayley Sabella

If you know us, you know we’re fans of Hayley Sabella. We had her in studio back in 2016 where she gave us a preview of all of her new work since her first EP, King Solomon. It was love at first hear for us, and we could not wait […]

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Bands You Should Know: Darlingside

For every great band, there’s a humble beginning. For the Boston-based Darlingside, that beginning was a show at The Lilypad, that petite-but-popular venue in Inman square that’s birthed many an indie act over the years. “[It] was a collaborative performance with our (still!) good friend Caitlin Canty,” the band’s violinist & […]

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Bands You Should Know: People Like You

Bands You Should Know: People Like You

People Like You self-describes as “emotionally driven jazz,” a phrase that is incredibly apt. With their syncopated, off-tempo beats and twisting-turning chorus of vocals, they create a sound that just feels like a late summer night goofing off with friends. And even as their songs vary in instrumental focus —from […]

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Gallery: Sleigh Bells at the Paradise

Gallery: Sleigh Bells at the Paradise

January 24th, 2018 — The energy at the Paradise last night was bouncing off the walls, and that’s all thanks to the amazing show that Sleigh Bells put on. The Brooklyn-based duo were loud and alive, and mixed up the evening’s set with selections from their entire discography, including their […]

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Songs You Should Know: “VRY BLK” – Jamila Woods

Songs You Should Know: “VRY BLK” – Jamila Woods

If you’re anything like me, two years ago you were shook by Beyoncé’s premiere of “Formation,” a paean to Black life in the U.S. It was 2016, and between her performance of the song at the Super Bowl plus the exclusivity of the upcoming Lemonade, that album was the world […]

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Gallery: Alabama Shakes at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Gallery: Alabama Shakes at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

August 4, 2017 – Alabama Shakes took the stage at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion for a sold out concert on Friday, and proceeded to shake Boston to it’s roots with their particular brand of bluesy-funk. The songs brought the audience to it’s feet in a raucous show filled with lead […]

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What’s the Last Song You Want to Hear?

What’s the Last Song You Want to Hear?

During our time at Boston Calling, we asked all of the artists an important question: “what is the last song you would want to hear?” The answers ranged from the sublime to… well, the really, really ridiculous. Take a look at what some of our favorite music-makers would like to hear […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 29 – August 5)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 29 – August 5)

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, 7/29 — Eddie Japan Record Release at Great Scott Local favorites Eddie Japan have been making all the right moves for the past five years – […]

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Gallery: Conor Oberst at House of Blues

Gallery: Conor Oberst at House of Blues

July 21, 2017 – Conor Oberst played a lively show at House of Blues this past Friday, covering old favorites and new hits for a spirited audience. Hop Along opened the show with their infectious brand of folky grrl rock.

When Did Rooney Become a 90’s Band? An Interview with Robert Schwartzman

When Did Rooney Become a 90’s Band? An Interview with Robert Schwartzman

July 6, 2017 – Rooney’s 20 year anniversary is coming up (in December of 2019, to be exact), as their first show was at the Troubador in Los Angeles in 1999. Frontman Robert Schwartzman can’t quite wrap his head around the fact that Rooney is technically a 90’s band: “To […]

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