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Jason Isbell: Live at House of Blues

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (June 24-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, 6/24 – Imelda May at the Paradise Rock Club Imelda May has set her notable 50’s rockabilly sound aside for a moment to reflect on the end of her 18-year […]

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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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Read: The Cult of Cave

Read: The Cult of Cave

At some point during a Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds show, you are struck by the atmosphere in the room – hands clutch at the air; the soft sibilance of words chant from the corners of the room. At some point in the last thirty minutes, your concert hall has […]

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The final day of Boston Calling 2017 featuring artist's such as Buffalo Tom, Frightened Rabbit, Run the Jewels, Cage the Elephant, Major Lazer, Weezer, and festival headliners, Tool, on May 28, 2017.

Read: Boston Calling Recap – Day Three

With some days passed since the festival end, a few of Front Row’s writers share their thoughts on this year’s festival. This is day three: Sundays are for the punks. By day three of Boston Calling, the muddy fields of the Harvard Athletic Complex were ready to face their greatest […]

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Concert go-ers enjoy the day at the Boston Calling 2017 festival in Boston, MASS. May 27, 2017.

Read: Boston Calling Recap – Day Two

With some days passed since the festival end, a few of Front Row’s writers share their thoughts on this year’s festival. This is day two: I’m not old; I’m only 28. After spending Saturday at Boston Calling, though, I sure feel old. By the end of the day I walked around […]

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The final day of Boston Calling 2017 featuring artist's such as Buffalo Tom, Frightened Rabbit, Run the Jewels, Cage the Elephant, Major Lazer, Weezer, and festival headliners, Tool, on May 28, 2017.

Read: Boston Calling Recap – Day One

With stages spread throughout the Harvard Athletic Complex transforming soccer fields to midways, our city’s festival has grown up. Progress toward the organizers’ avowed goal of having a festival that matches the scale of a Coachella or a Lollapalooza proceeds apace. This year’s Boston Calling featured a third stage — […]

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Social: Boston Calling – All Day, Every Day

Social: Boston Calling – All Day, Every Day

Let us be your eyes and ears at Boston Calling all weekend – follow us on social media for an inside look at Boston’s coolest music festival! Front Row Boston — Facebook Front Row Boston — Twitter Front Row Boston — Instagram

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Because I Say So: Bent Knee Defies Genres and Expectations

Back in 2009, a group of Berklee kids met in a former swimming pool-turned cafeteria. Two stories underground, sans cell service, after moving in concentric social circles, the musicians naturally found one another. There, in Berklee’s murky underbelly, Courtney Swain met Ben Levin, a musical kindred spirit. That’s where Bent Knee […]

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Frightened Rabbit at Newport Folk

Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison On Family, Music, Drinking, and Feeling Pale in LA

When Frightened Rabbit took to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival in July, frontman Scott Hutchison introduced the band as a better version of their former selves. “We used to be a folk band, but then we discovered electricity.” Hutchison joked as the Scottish fivesome launched into “Get Out,” […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 30-August 5)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 30-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, 7/30 – White Lung – Brighton Music Hall Led by veterate rocker and writer Mish Barber-Way, White Lung forges forward with fearless takes on sexual politics in punk. The Canadian […]

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