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Introducing Slingshot: A New Emerging Artist Project Brought To You By Public Radio & TV Stations

Introducing Slingshot: A New Emerging Artist Project Brought To You By Public Radio & TV Stations

We’ve got some exciting news. NPR Music and VuHaus-affiliated public radio and TV stations (that’s us!) have come together to find and launch the careers of promising new talent. We’ve selected the most promising up-and-coming talent from all around the country, and through a new series called Slingshot, NPR and […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (September 17 – 23)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (September 17 – 23)

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, 9/17 — Big Thief at The Sinclair We literally just got back from Holyoke where we were recording a new Front Row Boston show with Adrienne, […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (September 10 – 16)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (September 10 – 16)

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. Thursday, 9/14 — The Afghan Whigs at Paradise Rock Club There’s only one way to watch an Afghan Whigs show and that’s from the front row. They haven’t […]

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

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (September 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. Wednesday, 9/6 — Kevin Morby at The Sinclair We’ve been digging Kevin Morby since catching up with him at Boston Calling this year, and are fans of […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (August 27 – September 2)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (August 27 – September 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. Monday 8/28 – Washed Out at Royale Singer-songwriter Ernest Greene’s (aka Washed Out) third studio album Mister Mellow is his first fully immersive multimedia experience. We’re fans […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (August 20 – 26)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (August 20 – 26)

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, 8/20 — Chris Isaak at the Wilbur Look, lets be honest – we all have a weak spot for Chris Isaak. His mix of dreamy cowboy […]

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Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee performs at NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (August 13 – 19)

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 8/13 — Streetlight Manifesto at House of Blues The American ska punk band from New Brunswick, NJ is out on the road right now for the “Somewhere […]

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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Sunday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Sunday Highlights

The Newport Folk Festival is known for its spirit of collaborating, and the stage-hopping and set-sharing reached a peak on Sunday, particularly with Jim James, who took up residence on the Fort stage: After his own solo set and a little guitar with Angel Olsen Saturday, James played cowbell with the […]

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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Saturday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Saturday Highlights

Saturday at The 2017 Newport Folk Festival kicked off with the smart, old-school groove of Chicano Batman, blending 60’s soul with L.A. psychedelia, like a funkier, sassier version of the Beatles, with a Latin flair. Though he grew up in Maryland, singer-songwriter Jalen N’Gonda found his roots musically after moving to […]

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The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Friday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival – Friday Highlights

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival kicked off with the charming, bluesy finger-picking guitar and clever lyricism of L.A. Salami, a London-based singer-songwriter who’s debut album “Dancing With Bad Grammar” was listed among Bob Boilen’s Top Ten Albums of 2016. Big Thief stole everyone’s hearts as the audience quietly took in […]

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