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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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Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys performs during SXSW in 2016

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (August 6 – 12)

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 8/7 — Brett Dennen at the Wellfleet Beachcomber We. Love. Brett. Dennen. And he’s back with his sixth studio (and second analog) album Por Favor — […]

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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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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 23-29)

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, 7/23 — Primus at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion While you may know that we’re big fans of Les Claypool – check out our full set of The […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 16-22)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 16-22)

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, 7/19 — Ride at Royale Lush, Swervedriver, Slowdive; and we can now add Ride to the Shoegaze revival. They’re on the road promoting their new album […]

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