Interviews

Only One Store 54: The End of Allston’s Most Beloved Basement Shop

Only One Store 54: The End of Allston’s Most Beloved Basement Shop

If there’s anything that Store 54 owner Wayne Valdez wants stated outright, it’s that his business doesn’t abide by any narrative. “I don’t wanna make this about me being forced out because of gentrification,” he emphasizes as he sifts through piles of bygone music zines, a life-size jaguar statue standing […]

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Keller Williams | WGBH | Front Row Boston

The Joyful Sound of Keller Williams

Watching Keller Williams play on stage is like watching a pinball machine. Williams loops different instruments to create a multi-layered soundscape. He can bounce back and forth from a bass to a drum machine, or to a cricket noise maker and back to his guitar to solo. Seeing Williams dance […]

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Bill Frisell
Photo Credit: Monica Frisell

TV and the Movies With Guitarist Bill Frisell

It will only take a few notes for those of you who are unfamiliar with the serene guitar work of Bill Frisell to become addicted. His subtle playing and pristine tone creates a unique and personal aural signature that Frisell adds to all his songs and especially any covers he […]

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Ryan Young, Trampled By Turtles

Interview: Ryan Young

Fiddle player, Ryan Young, of Trampled By Turtles, sat down with Front Row Boston before taking the stage at House of Blues Boston September 11, 2014.

Lady Lamb / Trampled by Turtles: Live at House of Blues Boston

Interview: Dave Simonett

Dave Simonett, lead vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of Trampled By Turtles, sat down with Front Row Boston before taking the stage at House of Blues Boston September 11, 2014.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones: Live at The Paradise

Interview: Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Paul Janeway on learning how to perform at Church, nearly becoming an accountant and the music of St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ debut album, “Half the City”.

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club

Jack Steadman and Ed Nash on the origin of the band’s name, saying “Hello, Dublin!” in Belfast (whoops), and the evolution of their songwriting.

Interview: First Aid Kit

Interview: First Aid Kit

Johanna and Klara Söderberg on musical influences, working with family, and their latest album “Stay Gold.”

Interview: All The Rage

Interview: All The Rage

Frustrated by hype cycles and social media? You have a kindred spirit in York Factory Complaint, two punks who’ve created one of the year’s most political albums. Read a Q&A with the fed-up duo.

Interview: The Lone Bellow

Interview: The Lone Bellow

“Lone Bellow” members Zach, Kanene, and Brian on the band’s origins, what makes a honkytonk band, and their favorite songs to perform.