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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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Primus' new album is titled Primus

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

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 9-15)

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, 7/10 — Wolf Alice at Great Scott Wolf Alice are back at it and have cobbled together a U.S. tour in support of their upcoming release Visions of […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 2-8)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (July 2-8)

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. Saturday, 7/1 – Caravan Palace at House of Blues We know that this is a day ahead of our current week. But we really want you to […]

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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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