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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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The Soundtrack to Your Melancholy Holidays: “Growing Pains” by Courtney Swain

The Soundtrack to Your Melancholy Holidays: “Growing Pains” by Courtney Swain

For most people, the holidays are a season for celebration: a loud, bright, joyful time to jingle-bell-rock around the Christmas tree and watch a blackout Ryan Seacrest ring in another ball drop. For others, the unforgiving winter nights usher in a time of deep reflection — long winter walks, hot […]

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Noir-Punk Band The Devil’s Twins are Coming to WGBH

Noir-Punk Band The Devil’s Twins are Coming to WGBH

Punk vibes and Rockabilly riffs pair with the dueling vocals of Nikki Coogan and Jeremiah Louf, to define the unique sound of The Devil’s Twins, a Boston-based band that is just bursting onto the scene. Well, the stars have aligned, and we’re excited to be bringing them to WGBH for our […]

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Angel Olsen at the Newport Folk Festival // Photo: Tori Bedford

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (December 3 – 9)

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. Monday, 12/4 — Angel Olsen at the House of Blues One of indie rock’s most acclaimed singer songwriters, Angel Olsen is touring her latest record, 2016’s My Woman, […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 26 – December 2)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 26 – December 2)

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. Tuesday 11/28 & Wednesday 11/29 — Rufus Wainwright at City Winery Eight studio albums and three live albums later, we think it’s safe to say that Rufus […]

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Chris Thile backstage at HOB Boston

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 19 – 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. Monday 11/20 — Kamasi Washington at Royale When Kamasi Washington released The Epic in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as a torchbearer for progressive, improvisational […]

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Letters to Cleo: Live at The Paradise

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 12 – 18)

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. Monday 11/13 — The Strumbellas at Paradise Rock Club We had a blast last year when the Canadian indie rock band played at the Paradise. The Strumbellas have […]

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Photo taken for MPR/Nate Ryan

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 5 – 11)

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. Monday, 11/6 — Barns Courtney at Great Scott Barns Courtney is running the show now, and is coming to town with the newly released Attractions of Youth. It’s […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (October 29 – November 4)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (October 29 – November 4)

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, 10/29 — SYML at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio Brian Fennell (of the indie rock band Barcelona) will be performing at WGBH this weekend under the moniker […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (October 22 – 28)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (October 22 – 28)

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, 10/22 — Guns N’ Roses at the TD Garden Nothing is making us happier than kicking off this week’s concert recommendations with a Guns N’ Roses […]

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