Articles by: Andrea Wolanin

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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Gallery: Run River North & Romes at Brighton Music Hall

Gallery: Run River North & Romes at Brighton Music Hall

July 7, 2017 – Run River North & Romes opened for Rooney at Brighton Music Hall. We were there to get some great shots of the sets. See our gallery for Rooney here. Photos by: Andrea Wolanin

Gallery: Rooney at Brighton Music Hall

Gallery: Rooney at Brighton Music Hall

July 7, 2017 – Rooney played new singles and old favorites last night at Brighton Music Hall. We snagged an interview with enigmatic frontman Robert Schwartzman – coming soon – and got some great shots of the set. Photos by: Andrea Wolanin

Watch: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Postcard Memories

Watch: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Postcard Memories

May 19, 2017 – Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors perform at the legendary Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. Watch the full set VuHaus.

How Do You Know When a Song is Done?

How Do You Know When a Song is Done?

During our weekend at Boston Calling, we asked all of the artists a very important question: “How do you know when a song is done being written?” The range of answers was interesting, informative – and we noticed a few trends in songwriting. Here’s what they had to say:   “My question […]

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Watch: Deerhoof at Boston Calling

Watch: Deerhoof at Boston Calling

May 26, 2017 – Deerhoof perform live on the Blue stage, Day 1, Boston Calling. This is the first year the festival was located at Harvard’s athletic fields in Allston, MA. We caught up with drummer Greg Saunier backstage after the band’s set and talked to him about Deerhoof’s various […]

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