Music

This Southie band is taking the world of country by storm

Most fans wouldn't expect great country music to come out of Southie, but one local band is changing those perceptions. The bars of South Boston have given birth to Dalton & The Sheriffs, one of the most promising, up-and-coming country groups in the nation. Over the years, the band has...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 4:26pm

'90s band Belly is ready to rock Boston again

Belly plans to rock out like it's 1995 when they take the stage at Boston Calling later this month. The local band, which formed in Rhode Island but cut its teeth in the Hub's music scene, reunited for a small tour in 2016 and recently went back to the studio to work on their new record,...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:06pm

'Jagged Little Pill' brings the music of Alanis Morissette to life

Alanis Morissette joined the pantheon of international music superstars when her breakout album "Jagged Little Pill" debuted in 1995. Offering a voice to a generation of angsty teens, the alt-rock record was an immediate success, selling more than 30 million copies and earning a spot on...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:09am

Trump protestors call for mass download of Green Day's 'American Idiot' before U.K. visit

Last week we reported that Trump’s on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again (on-again!) trip to London was finally scheduled for July 13 — Friday the 13th. Human rights activists are already planning on protesting at the time of this "working visit" where Trump will...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:44am

The boy band behind the "It’s Gonna Be May" meme, NSYNC then and now

Today, NSYNC was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — and it’s a very special day indeed. April 30 marks the end of a rain-plagued, weather-confused month and (as we’re finally seeing here on the East Coast) the beginning of springtime sunshine and budding flowers....

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 3:53pm

Score $20 tickets to Boston shows during National Concert Week

Music lovers can rock out all summer long without breaking the bank, thanks to Live Nation's National Concert Week. Through May 8, fans can score $20, all-in tickets to more than 2,000 shows across the country, including dozens of awesome performances right here in the Boston area. The one-...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:05am

Patti LaBelle's recipe for a Monte Cristo sandwich

Take your sandwich game up a notch with this awesome recipe by Patti LaBelle. The "Godmother of Soul" turned queen of the kitchen has shared with us her take on the classic Monte Cristo sandwich, which she concocted as part of her partnership with Hood Calorie Countdown. The dish is...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:21pm

Spotify announces upgrade to app, free users get more music

The Spotify app is getting a major upgrade that many Spotify free users will appreciate.   On Tuesday, Spotify announced it is upgrading the Spotify free app to give users access to more music.    The music-streaming company is giving Spotify free customers access to...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:29pm

New York's best debut rap albums besides Cardi B's 'Invasion of Privacy'

From her breathtaking pregnancy-bump-unveiling SNL performances to her recent co-hosting gig on the Tonight Show, everywhere you look right now affirms that this is Cardi B’s world and we just live in it. With the release of the Bronx MC’s first official album, “Invasion of...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:58pm

Bill Murray talks 'unbearable' Red Sox fans, bringing 'New Worlds' to Boston

Bill Murray has made a career out of doing the unexpected, but his latest project is a bit of a surprise — even for him. The acting legend and comedy icon recently teamed up with cellist Jan Vogler for "New Worlds," an album that blends classic tunes and literature from artists...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:52pm

Photos: Marshmello brings the party to Boston

People who didn’t snag tickets to Marshmello's three sold-out concerts in Boston got a chance to see the electronic DJ at The Grand nightclub on April 5. Canadian duo Loud Luxury opened the show at The Grand, a nightclub in Boston’s Seaport District that hit the scene last October...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 11:15am

Ivanka is the face of punk band Gang of Four's 'Complicit' EP

First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump has gotten a shout-out from the band Gang of Four, who've put her face on the cover of their EP titled "Complicit," which includes a song titled "Ivanka (What You Can't Have)." The cover, revealed Wednesday, shows...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:29pm

Winners of 'The Voice': Where are they now?

NBC's "The Voice" has firmly established itself as not just a leader in the reality singing competition genre but as a ratings juggernaut in TV in general. But does all that attention translate into success for each season's eventual winner? Eight talented vocalists have taken...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:59am

Timeflies talks new EP, being back in Boston and more

The story of Timeflies starts in Somerville, way back when members Rob “Rez” Resnick and Cal Shapiro attended Tufts University. After winning the Battle of the Bands in Tufts’ plucky student cafe, their funk group opened for Ludacris at the school’s spring concert. Seven...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:11am

MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation makes dreams come true with music

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels may have been a founding member of Run-DMC, one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time, but it’s his role within MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation that he feels may have been his destiny all along. In 2000, when he was in his mid-30s,...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:54pm

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of James Brown saving Boston

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, left a hole in a lot of people's hearts. When news of his death started to spread, so did a wave of riots in cities ranging from New York to Baltimore. While the country struggled to deal with this surge of social unrest, Boston was...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:42pm

You're not ready for the Frozen on Broadway soundtrack

This week will bring more than one kind of snow to New York City — March 22 is the official opening night of Frozen on Broadway! Ahead of its big moment, the Disney Theatrical production has released four new songs written for the musical as a preview of the Broadway soundtrack, which doesn...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:29pm

Spring Arts Guide: Best concerts and music festivals in NYC

If you don’t already have your ticket for Moby’s Rough Trade shows or Texas-Thai psyche trio Khruangbin’s two-night stint at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, tough. They are way sold out. Time to stop hibernating and plan your spring gig guide, starting with our roundup of the 10...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:12am

Nick Jonas, Usher and more read mean tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

The popular mean tweets segment returned to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night, this time featuring some of today's top music stars. Hit makers from every kind of genre joined in on the fun, as they read some pretty harsh words about themselves from social media users on Twitter....

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 9:54am

Azealia Banks will headline a free 12-day arts festival in NYC

In 2019, New York City will have a glittering new hub for young artists from dancers to musicians to painters and beyond to hone their craft called The Shed. We won’t have to wait that long to see what will come out of its studios though. To introduce itself to the city, The Shed will host a...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:34pm