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EVENT: Drinking & Drawing at Barry’s Shop

EVENT: Drinking & Drawing at Barry’s Shop

This Thursday, Front Row Boston is sponsoring Drinking & Drawing at Barry’s Shop! Join us for a night of art and music with host Chris Piascik. Get inspired with a custom playlist of songs from local bands selected by FRB’s web editor. We’d love to see how you’d interpret these songs […]

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Boston Calling Sunday Recap

Boston Calling Sunday Recap

To the relief of all involved, it was overcast and cooler on day three of Boston Calling. Not for nothing, but broiling in the hot sun probably made us all a little cranky Saturday. We got off to an auspicious start with Boston MC Michael Christmas getting the entire, sparse crowd bouncing […]

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Gallery: Day 2 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

Gallery: Day 2 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

May 28th, 2016 – Battles, Borns, City and Colour, Courtney Barnett, Lady Pills, Lizzo, Miike Snow, Odesza, Palehound, Robyn, and The Vaccines live at Boston Calling. Photos by: Jess Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media  

Boston Calling Saturday Recap

Boston Calling Saturday Recap

“The bathrooms here are air conditioned. So, if you need me… you know where I’ll be.” Ellen Kempner of Palehound kicked off the main stage performances on the second day of Boston Calling with a bit of self-deprecation, needling the sparse, sweaty, and sticky crowd. Even an innocent mirthful taunt […]

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Boston Calling Friday Recap

Boston Calling Friday Recap

The Front Row Boston team settled in early at City Hall Plaza, catching the sound check of festival openers Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner as the security team spread wide and the event staff shuffled sections of aluminum fencing from the front of the stage. (Periodic wafts from the food tents […]

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The Boston Calling Mixtape, Side Two

The Boston Calling Mixtape, Side Two

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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The Boston Calling Lineup is Growing Up and Going Local

The Boston Calling Lineup is Growing Up and Going Local

Since its inception four years ago, Boston Calling has consistently presented an eclectic lineup, but has had an indie rock heart. The list of headliners from the first few iterations of the festival reads like a list of alternative rock royalty: The Shins, Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, […]

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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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