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The Boston Calling Mixtape, Side One

The Boston Calling Mixtape, Side One

In a first of its kind for Front Row Boston, our contributors put together a mixtape of Songs You Should Know for Boston Calling, taking place this weekend on City Hall Plaza. Every week at Front Row Boston, we give you a Song You Should Know. This week we give […]

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Songs You Should Know: “Technicolour Beat” – Oh Wonder

Songs You Should Know: “Technicolour Beat” – Oh Wonder

Everyone knows the feeling of anxiously awaiting your favorite band’s new release, counting down the weeks, days, and hours. When it arrives, listening to every song on repeat for three straight days seems not only reasonable, but necessary. Multiply that feeling by twelve. The southeast London duo, Oh Wonder, elicited […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (May 21-27)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (May 21-27)

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. Ongoing dates – Together Festival – Various locations The short list was a little shorter last week because of Together, and there’s still simply too many great […]

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Songs You Should Know: “A War is Coming” – Jeanne Added

Songs You Should Know: “A War is Coming” – Jeanne Added

Jeanne Added’s debut LP, Be Sensational, dropped last summer in Europe, but those of us on this side of the pond are still waiting for an official North American release. And our breath is bated. The first single from Be Sensational, “A War is Coming,” did show up on a North American release in […]

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The Rising Success of Snarky Puppy

The Rising Success of Snarky Puppy

Snarky Puppy’s recent spike in popularity seems to be surprising even those associated with them. As the band’s supplies were being loaded into the House of Blues, their road manager TJ Abbonizio remarked about the merch crisis they were currently experiencing: they had based their inventory on the last tour’s […]

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Preview: An Evening with Kevin Griffin

Preview: An Evening with Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin knows a good music city. The man best known for being the frontman and songwriter in Better than Ezra, has been part of the scenes in New Orleans and Los Angeles, and more recently has become a fixture around Nashville, seeing as he lives with his family in Franklin, Tennessee, about […]

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The Together 7 Short List: FRB’s Guide to the Festival

The Together 7 Short List: FRB’s Guide to the Festival

This week, Front Row Boston’s Dillon Riley — visiting us from his normal location at Clicky Clicky Music — gives you his Short List for Together 7: the shows he thinks you should hear and see this week during the festival. Together Boston, now in its seventh year, boasts as strong a program as any North American […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (May 13-20)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (May 13-20)

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, 5/14 – Peach Kelli Pop at Middle East Downstairs What started as a solo project for Canadian power popper Allie Hanlon has evolved over the course of just a […]

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They Are Scientists, Not Romantics

They Are Scientists, Not Romantics

Keith Murray shifted in his seat and hesitated when I suggested that the lyrics on We Are Scientists’ latest record, Helter Seltzer, are more sincere and less ironic than on past WAS records. “I don’t know if it’s more sincere, but I think, maybe on earlier albums, I was more disdainful of […]

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Songs You Should Know: “Pizza Party” – Haybaby

Songs You Should Know: “Pizza Party” – Haybaby

Haybaby is a cheeky little grunge trio from Brooklyn. Why cheeky? Any band citing Keanu Reeves as a musical influence and spelunking as a form of band-bonding is certainly teasing its listeners a little. The group recently ripped a gig at Cambridge’s own Out of the Blue Too Gallery in […]

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