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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 26 – December 2)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 26 – December 2)

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. Tuesday 11/28 & Wednesday 11/29 — Rufus Wainwright at City Winery Eight studio albums and three live albums later, we think it’s safe to say that Rufus […]

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Watch: SYML kicks off new WGBH music series Front Row Boston Live at Fraser

Watch: SYML kicks off new WGBH music series Front Row Boston Live at Fraser

SYML, also known as Brian Fennell of indie-pop band Barcelona, brought his subtle and emotional solo project on location to WGBH for an intimate performance for the debut of Front Row Boston Live at Fraser. The new music series, set in the acoustically pristine Fraser Performance Studios in front of a […]

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Chris Thile backstage at HOB Boston

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 19 – 25)

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 11/20 — Kamasi Washington at Royale When Kamasi Washington released The Epic in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as a torchbearer for progressive, improvisational […]

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Gallery: The Strumbellas at the Paradise

Gallery: The Strumbellas at the Paradise

Monday 11/13 — Last night The Strumbellas took the stage at the Paradise Rock Club for another amazing show. We had a blast last year when the Canadian indie rock band played at the Paradise. The Strumbellas have been on the road ever since, in support of their 2016 hit single “Spirits”, and we’re […]

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Letters to Cleo: Live at The Paradise

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 12 – 18)

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 11/13 — The Strumbellas at Paradise Rock Club We had a blast last year when the Canadian indie rock band played at the Paradise. The Strumbellas have […]

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Gallery: SYML Live at Fraser

Gallery: SYML Live at Fraser

October 29, 2017 — Last weekend, SYML, and Boston-based singer-songwriter Sidney Gish kicked off our new series, Front Row Boston Live in Fraser, with a bang. A gorgeous studio, beer and wine, and an intimate performances and conversation hosted by WCRB’s Chris Voss — it was a glorious evening. Keep checking back […]

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Photo taken for MPR/Nate Ryan

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (November 5 – 11)

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, 11/6 — Barns Courtney at Great Scott Barns Courtney is running the show now, and is coming to town with the newly released Attractions of Youth. It’s […]

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Gallery: Grizzly Bear at House of Blues

Gallery: Grizzly Bear at House of Blues

November 1st, 2017 —  Grizzly Bear returned to Boston last night for a fantastic performance at House of Blues. The band played songs from their 2017 release Painted Ruins, an album chock full of floating harmonies, and folk and baroque pop. They also played fan favorites from hit albums Yellow House and Veckatimest. […]

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Watch: Lo Moon Live at WERS

Watch: Lo Moon Live at WERS

September 29, 2017 – WGBH/Front Row Boston and WERS (Emerson College radio) team up to present Lo Moon in the WERS Live Performance studio in Boston. The Los Angeles based trio performed three songs and talked about their highly anticipated 2018 full album release. Video Credits: Greg Shea (WGBH) – […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (October 29 – November 4)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (October 29 – November 4)

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, 10/29 — SYML at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio Brian Fennell (of the indie rock band Barcelona) will be performing at WGBH this weekend under the moniker […]

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