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Gallery: Alabama Shakes at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Gallery: Alabama Shakes at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

August 4, 2017 – Alabama Shakes took the stage at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion for a sold out concert on Friday, and proceeded to shake Boston to it’s roots with their particular brand of bluesy-funk. The songs brought the audience to it’s feet in a raucous show filled with lead […]

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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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Watch: Brandi Carlile – Pride and Joy

Watch: Brandi Carlile – Pride and Joy

May 27, 2017 – Brandi Carlile performs “Pride and Joy” live on the Green Stage, Day 2, Boston Calling Music Festival held on Harvard University’s athletic fields in Allston, MA. Video Credits: Greg Shea – Producer/Director/Camera/Editor Bill Winn – Recorded & Mixed by Joe Tooley – Record Engineer Jess Barnthouse – Camera Dylan Connor – […]

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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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Watch: Brandi Carlile – Things I Regret

Watch: Brandi Carlile – Things I Regret

May 27, 2017 – Brandi Carlile performs “Things I Regret” live on the Green Stage, Day 2, Boston Calling Music Festival held on Harvard University’s athletic fields in Allston, MA. Video Credits: Greg Shea – Producer/Director/Camera/Editor Bill Winn – Recorded & Mixed by Joe Tooley – Record Engineer Jess Barnthouse – Camera Dylan Connor – […]

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Watch: Brandi Carlile – The Story

Watch: Brandi Carlile – The Story

May 27, 2017 – Brandi Carlile performs “The Story” live on the Green Stage, Day 2, Boston Calling Music Festival held on Harvard University’s athletic fields in Allston, MA. Video Credits: Greg Shea – Producer/Director/Camera/Editor Bill Winn – Recorded & Mixed by Joe Tooley – Record Engineer Jess Barnthouse – Camera Dylan Connor – Camera […]

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Gallery: The Scene at The 2017 Newport Folk Festival

Gallery: The Scene at The 2017 Newport Folk Festival

July 28 — 30, 2017 – What did we see offstage at this years Newport Folk Festival?  Good times, bright smiles, vivid colors, and all the gorgeous babies! It’s never too early to start them on good music right?! The parenting game was on point over the weekend. Photos by Tori Bedford

Watch: Brandi Carlile – Wherever is Your Heart

Watch: Brandi Carlile – Wherever is Your Heart

May 27, 2017 – Brandi Carlile performs “Wherever is Your Heart” live on the Green Stage, Day 2, Boston Calling Music Festival held on Harvard University’s athletic fields in Allston, MA. Video Credits: Greg Shea – Producer/Director/Camera/Editor Bill Winn – Recorded & Mixed by Joe Tooley – Record Engineer Jess Barnthouse – Camera Dylan Connor […]

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