Category: Music

  • Davis Square bar’s Mardi Gras concert will benefit local homeless coalition

    Davis Square bar’s Mardi Gras concert will benefit local homeless coalition

    Photo: Sweet Wednesday It will be a sweet Sunday when the band Sweet Wednesday takes the stage on Sunday, February 26 to perform in a Mardi Gras-style concert to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition at the Burren. Donations collected at the free event, which will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., will go […]

  • Ego and the Enemy: A Q&A with M-Dot

    Ego and the Enemy: A Q&A with M-Dot

    Photo: Syben Vanoverberghe M-Dot doesn’t have time for arrogant, boastful rappers. The Revere native puts in too many hours on the stage, in the booth, and behind mixing boards to worry about someone else’s self-aggrandizing bars. He’d rather prove it with hard work. It’s not easy, though. As the title of his new album, “egO […]

  • Friendship, Love, and Loyalty: Brennan, Dropkick Murphys continue to be Rebels With a Cause

    Friendship, Love, and Loyalty: Brennan, Dropkick Murphys continue to be Rebels With a Cause

    Photo: Dustin Winter 2016 was a busy year for Boston’s favorite sons, the Dropkick Murphys, and in 2017, they will reap the benefits of their hard work. While their new 9th studio effort, 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, was recorded in Tornillo, Texas—a small town comprised of just over 1,500 people just outside […]

  • Bob Dylan Spoke for Me in the Refugee Camp

    Bob Dylan Spoke for Me in the Refugee Camp

    Photo: Xavier Badosa If you want to change the world, all you need is a guitar, some courage and a voice that could cut the still night air. Bob Dylan’s naked words in songs like “Masters of War” were close to that reality. As they left his lips in 1963 and drifted in the wind pushed by […]

  • Prophets of Rage: “Elite Taskforce of Revolutionary Musicians” Take on Homelessness

    Prophets of Rage: “Elite Taskforce of Revolutionary Musicians” Take on Homelessness

    By Ronald Dudley and Eric Falquero Courtesy of Street Sense / INSP.ngo. To say that Prophets of Rage is political doesn’t quite cover it. When reporters or pundits—from ABC to Bill Maher to Rolling Stone—call this combination of musicians from Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy a “supergroup,” guitarist Tom Morello is […]

  • The Power of Partying, Brought To You by Andrew W.K.

    The Power of Partying, Brought To You by Andrew W.K.

    For Andrew W.K., life is a party. Not in the sense of partying to ditch responsibility or wreck your parent’s living room. No—partying, for the Ann Arbor, Michigan, native, is a lifestyle. “It’s sort of a crucial understanding that our survival depends on an essential appreciation and gratitude toward existence,” said W.K. “It’s pretty hard […]

  • Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den: Legendary folkster discusses 50 years of music

    Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den: Legendary folkster discusses 50 years of music

    Photo: John Chiasson Roger McGuinn is still tending to the fire that has kept him on the road and in the studio for the last 50 years, and he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon. That’s why he is bringing a catalog of his most cherished songs to the Palace Theater in Manchester, New […]

  • WILD THING: This Wild Life's Kevin Jordan on homelessness, police brutality

    WILD THING: This Wild Life's Kevin Jordan on homelessness, police brutality

    Kevin Jordan, frontman of the acoustic two-piece This Wild Life, took some time to discuss police brutality, the unfair treatment of the homeless and the Alternative Press tour, which begins its seven-week trek across North America at Boston’s House of Blues on October 14. The tour features This Wild Life, Real Friends, As It Is […]

  • FALL ARTS GUIDE: Art, movies, music and theater

    FALL ARTS GUIDE: Art, movies, music and theater

    When the leaves turn, this city comes back to life. Find your arts adventure in this modest smattering of excuses to hit the town come fall, from pop art and photography to Mozart and Tolstoy and everything in between. FINE ART In the Steps of the Master August 29, 2015–February 15, 2016 Museum of Fine […]

  • FRANK TALK: Frank Turner talks fame and volunteering

    FRANK TALK: Frank Turner talks fame and volunteering

    He’s traveled the world, playing to sold out crowds everywhere from bars and nightclubs like the Paradise Rock Club to full-fledged stadiums like Wembley in London. And for Frank Turner, who visits Boston’s House of Blues on September 25 and 26, it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon. From very early on, the […]