Music

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

Top 10 concerts in Boston this spring

From pop stars to rock icons, there's something happening in the Hub for every kind of music fan. Check out our guide to the top concerts in Boston this spring. Dropkick Murphys The Boston rockers continue their annual tradition of taking over the House of Blues for a few days in honor of St...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:59pm

10 sexiest Prince lyrics that'll rev your little red Corvette

Prince departed this thing called life on Thursday, but he sure had a lot of fun during the 57 years he could indulge in the garden of earthly delights. (Sex. We mean sex.) Did any musician love women as much as Prince? His small frame was constantly brimming over with sexual energy,...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 6:36pm

Boston Pops to celebrate 100 years of Leonard Bernstein with spring season

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the famed composer who scored “West Side Story” as well as a slew of other Broadway hits that turned him into a musical theater icon. In a letter written in 1988 to Bernstein, the legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wrote...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:13pm

Harvard Foundation names Solange as 2018 Artist of the Year

Solange Knowles has been chosen as the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2018 Artist of the Year. The acclaimed singer is coming to town to headline the Cultural Rhythms Festival on March 3. The annual fest, organized by the University’s office for “...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:23am

Andrew WK preaches the 'healing joy' of partying

Stop trying to fit partying into your schedule. Stop dividing your life into categories. The party is already happening, all around you. Known for songs that overwhelmingly feature the word “party,” Andrew W.K. gets philosophical when asked to define it. “The pressure is that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:23pm

Steve Aoki talks 'Kolony' tour, Gronk and pushing the boundaries of music

Even at the age of 40, the party never stops for Steve Aoki. Not that he's complaining. It's his job to travel the world so he can throw cakes at people's faces while dropping beats for thousands of screaming fans every night—it's not a bad gig. And despite routinely playing...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:43pm

Music takes on new meaning for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer

Even after all these years, touring the country for live shows still means a lot to Leah Shapiro. However, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club drummer didn't realize how much she loved performing on stage until she was forced to briefly step away from music due to a recent battle with a serious...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:40am

NFL Rumors: N'SYNC reunion looks very possible at Super Bowl halftime show

Justin Timberlake is performing at halftime during the Super Bowl LII halftime show and as is often the case with the 12-minute showcase, not much is known about what the star singer and actor will do. Timberlake is slated to speak to the media Thursday ahead of Sunday's performance, but...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:35pm

Joe Perry talks new album, Patriots and being back in Boston

Like the rest of New England, Joe Perry is pretty excited about how Tom Brady and the Patriots are playing ahead of their latest Super Bowl appearance. The Aerosmith guitarist and Lawrence native was back in Boston on Thursday for a special appearance at Newbury Comics to promote his new solo...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm

Boston Calling announces 2018 daily lineup

It's time start making plans for Boston Calling 2018. Organizers have released the daily lineup for this year's fest, which takes over the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston May 25-27. The announcement coincides with single day tickets going on-sale starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:17am