Articles by: Donald James

Wolf Alice. (Photo by: Emily Cheng, courtesy of RCA.)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (April 1-8)

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, 4/3 – Wolf Alice at Brighton Music Hall Wolf Alice seems as if they’ve been around for years. One would think a band that has been buzzing […]

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

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (March 25-April 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, 3/26 – Lazer Lloyd at Thunder Road We’ve been waiting for this one. Lazer Lloyd brings his fiery and pensive blues from Tel Aviv to Somerville on the heels of […]

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Songs You Should Know: Mr. Lif (feat. Blacastan) – “Whizdom”

Songs You Should Know: Mr. Lif (feat. Blacastan) – “Whizdom”

It’s difficult to imagine that Mr. Lif, longtime principal of Boston’s indie hip hop scene, might remain silent during one of the most turbulent election seasons in recent memory. Mr. Lif’s group with Akrobatic and DJ Fakts One, the Perceptionists, released Black Dialogue over a decade ago. That record’s trenchant denunciation of the Bush administration continues […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (March 18-25)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (March 18-25)

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. Friday, 3/18 – Sam Amidon and Glenn Kotche at the Stave Sessions, 160 Mass Ave. at Berklee College of Music A short description of Sam Amidon (or samamidon) is nearly […]

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Jason Isbell | WGBH | Front Row Boston

Songs You Should Know: Jason Isbell – “Children of Children”

In May of 2015, Village Voice writer Hilary Hughes called the coming summer, “The Summer of Jason Isbell.” If that’s what the summer of 2015 was, then I’m not sure what we’re going to call the summer of 2016. Since then, Isbell has seen his greatest commercial and critical success […]

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