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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: Quilt, Hissing My Plea

Songs You Should Know: “Hissing My Plea” – Quilt

Read any two, five, or ten descriptions of Quilt, and the word “psychedelic” crops up in the first sentence. Rightly so. Listening to Quilt can dredge the most cliché tropes of psych-rock freakouts. But Quilt seem to do something with their psychedelia that few contemporary takes on the 60s do. They get it […]

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Citizen. Photo by Andy Wells.

Songs You Should Know: Citizen – “Stain”

Citizen have come a long way from their Warped Tour days. That isn’t to say that the group has separated themselves from that past — they did play Warped just last summer — but you certainly won’t catch them peddling “Defend Pop Punk” merch anymore. Citizen these days seem to be […]

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The Tet Holiday

Songs You Should Know: The Tet Holiday – “Statues”

About a week and a half ago, I was listening to Japandroids’ outstanding 2012 album, “Celebration Rock”, arguably my favorite album of the decade thus far.  A Google search followed, looking for any clues of new music by the band for 2016.  While in the Google wormhole, I stumbled upon […]

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Jason Isbell | WGBH | Front Row Boston

Songs You Should Know: Jason Isbell – “Children of Children”

In May of 2015, Village Voice writer Hilary Hughes called the coming summer, “The Summer of Jason Isbell.” If that’s what the summer of 2015 was, then I’m not sure what we’re going to call the summer of 2016. Since then, Isbell has seen his greatest commercial and critical success […]

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Photo by Kara Day

Songs You Should Know: Wilder Maker – Hope Springs

Brooklyn-based band Wilder Maker played the ONCE Lounge + Ballroom on Friday night. Their song “Hope Springs” is one that sounds like an audible equivalent of your Dad’s favorite chair, or the beautiful, thick afghan that’s been in your family for years – it’s warm, comfortable, and feels like you’ve known […]

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Songs You Should Know: Sheer Mag – Nobody’s Baby

Songs You Should Know: Sheer Mag – Nobody’s Baby

With the pastiche-heavy work of Bruno Mars and Meghan Trainor cleaning up the Grammys and critics sheepishly accepting a band like The 1975 (who might as well just come out and admit they’re INXS’s foster sons), the fact that a nostalgia-laden rock outfit like Sheer Mag exists shouldn’t come as any surprise. The […]

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Neko Case, House of Blues

Songs You Should Know: Neko Case – “I’m from Nowhere”

Neko Case and her band of ruffians played the House of Blues last night in Boston. I was reminded how great her gift of cutting to the core was. She’s like your really cool Aunt who’s all business, but will then tell you the foulest / weirdest joke you’ve never […]

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