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Watch Carly Simon perform with the Gorillaz in Boston

Fans were happy and feeling like sunshine at the Gorillaz sold-out show in Boston this week, especially after a local music legend joined the fun. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Carly Simon took a break from hanging out at her Martha’s Vineyard home to perform with the virtual band during their...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:09pm

Dispatch takes on politics, mental health issues on stage

Frontman Chad Urmston says, almost ironically, that Dispatch is the “biggest band nobody’s heard of,” but that quip doesn’t necessarily ring true in Boston, the band’s home base. The indie rock sensation did, after all, draw 166,000 people to the Hatch Shell for what...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:44pm

Portugal. The Man is kicking up some major '60s vibes with the new album 'Woodstock'

What you’re about to hear almost didn’t happen. Portugal. The Man drops its new record June 16 and kicks off its tour at the House of Blues in Boston this Thursday, but the album and show have been a long time coming. The band hadn’t put out a record since 2013, and the record...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 1:17pm

The Pixies are back in town

Boston’s beloved alt-rockers the Pixies are headed home this weekend. The band is in town for three nights to promote the new album “Head Carrier,” released last September. After playing House of Blues on Friday and Saturday, on Sunday the Pixies will take the stage at...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 4:55pm

What to expect at The Meadows, NYC's new fall music festival

Music festival season has officially been extended. The first weekend of October brings The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, a brand new event looking to keep the summer vibes going as we transition into sweater weather. On Oct. 1-2 at Citi Field, Founders Entertainment will apply the lessons...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Barenaked Ladies, Prince and the Revolution happy hour and more to do thisweekend in Philly

FESTIVALS Environmental Film Festival April 20-23 Prince Theater 1412 Chestnut St. $11-$30 philaenvirofilmfest.org The inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival comes to town on Earth Day weekend, showcasing dozens of short films and features that raise awareness about the...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:58am

7 Music festival must-haves for the best experience

Music festival season is upon us. These are the must-have products to keep your phone safe and charged, stay dry, enjoy the music and of course - look good doing it. No matter what type of music festival you’re heading to this year or whether you’re a music festival rookie or a junkie...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Your complete guide to New York's summer music festivals

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life great — music festivals are no exception. These festivals all tout great headliners, but they’ve also got their own, individual perks that make them unique. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival June-August, Prospect Park...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:31pm

Bonnaroo 2017 is throwing an all-night rager

Bonnaroo has to be spring’s chillest music festival — with four days of musical acts, art installations and more spread over 700 acres, you’ve got to pace yourself.Not this year, hippies. Founded in the spirit of Woodstock and Phish’s legendary jam sessions, 2017’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:57am

It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day in Boston without the Dropkick Murphys [PHOTOS]

The Dropkick Murphys' headlined a spree of sold-out shows for St. Patrick's Day week in Boston. The band kicked off Wednesday night at the House of Blues, where they played through Friday, before weekend shows atAgganis Arena and Brighton Music Hall.We stopped by the St. Patrick’s eve (Thursday)...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:10am

Grateful Dead Night will return to Fenway this April

The Red Sox will pay tribute to the Grateful Dead once again on April11that Fenway Park. The home game day will kick off with a pre-game show from Boston-bred GD cover band, Playing Dead, inYawkeyWay. Ticket holders to the annual event will also receive a limited edition Grateful Dead Night...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:35pm

Eat Pancakes at the Disco, laugh with Laurel and Hardy and more things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES“The Battle of the Century”: Classic Comedies of Laurel and Hardy and Buster KeatonThe Coolidge presents four classic silent comedy shorts with live musical accompaniment from Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton. Then there will be a pie-throwing contest in re-enactment of the classic pie fight...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:41pm

After two year absence, Sonia takes over T.T. the Bear's Place

It’s been almost two years since T.T. the Bear’s Place, a Central Square staple, saw its last live performance and closed up shop. For 40 years, the venue was an incubator for some of the best local talent Boston had to offer. Up-and-comers like The Pixies, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:10pm

Vanessa Carlton isn't living in the past

Vanessa Carlton wants to clarify her distinction from her piano pop roots.Her 2001 breakout hit, “A Thousand Miles” earned her three Grammy noms and top 40 hit. The piano riff played in and out of a decade’s worth of rom-com heroines’ morning strolls, and just last month, returned once againas a...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:21pm

This Jagged Little Pill benefit concert is the emotional purge we need

We all have something to scream about lately, and this Manhattan concert is your chance to vent all those feelings — it’s even for a good cause!Jagged Little Pill was the cathartic 1995 debut album of anti-diva Alanis Morissette and the soundtrack of our teenage angst, so what better time to...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

When dinner comes with a side of live music

Enjoy that brief, inexplicable respite from the cold? The January that felt more like April? Yes, global warming is upon us, no matter what you heard in the GOP debates. But it’s not yet absolute. February has made that clear.So where to hunker down, without getting all hygge? Well, if you’re like...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:47pm

Rihanna with her Grammys flask is all of us

It's been a long, emotional, Lemonade-less night, full of technical difficulties, a capella nonsense and foolish forced renditions of "Sweet Caroline" that no one wants to sing.RELATED: Watch Beyonce’s 2017 Grammy performanceAdele took home the night's biggest prizes, Beyonce remained blissfully...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:04am

Watch Beyonce’s 2017 Grammy performance

Beyonce already won the award for Best Music Video for “Formation” before she stepped on the Grammy Stage. Her mama, Tina Knowles, was there to introduce Queen Bey’s performance, but first gave props to sister Solage for already taking home Best R&B performance earlier that night. Just in case...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:56am

Grammy 2017 red carpet fashion: J.Lo, Katy and more

The 59th annual Grammy Awards brought out fashion risk takers for music's biggest night. In some cases, it paid off. Laverne Cox, a presenter for the night, swept our social media feeds with her unbelievable cut-out leather custom Bryan Hearns dress. Meanwhile Adele traded her traditional black,...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:52am

Twitter has feelings about CeeLo Green's gold Grammy look

CeeLo Green has decided to continue his second act as an animatronic cartoon villain called Gnarly Davidson (no really) and well, he certainly turned heads.The one-time "Voice" judge is in the midst of an identity crisis/revamp and revealed the alter-ego to XXL earlier this year, with the following...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:00am