Music

Celebrate Janis Joplin's birthday at this epic show in Boston

Thanks to her raw and powerful vocal talents, portraying Janis Joplin is no easy task. However, Kelly McIntyre has been more than up to the challenge. Over the past two years, the Newton native has played the icon in the touring production of "A Night with Janis Joplin," which stops in...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:05pm

Grammys 2018: Complete list of nominees and how to watch online

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are right around the corner, and the Grammys 2018 is already set to be the biggest night in music. Late-night television host James Corden is returning to host the Grammys this year and just about everyone is excited to see what the comedian has planned for his...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 3:23pm

Concert series offers NYC's subway performers a global audience

Subway performers are embedded in the fabric of New York City, playing to probably thousands of passers-by a day when they set up their stage inside a station. Now, subway performers have a chance to play to an audience of millions around the world thanks to a concert series hosted by the real-...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 2:51pm

Legendary rock critic Lester Bangs lives again in 'How to Be a Rock Critic'

Lester Bangs may have died 36 years ago, but the legendary music journalist will be alive, well and manic as ever in the East Village once again as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. “How to Be a Rock Critic” was conceived by Jessica Blank, who directs, and...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:37pm

Eminem headlines Boston Calling 2018 lineup

The real Slim Shady is heading to the Hub for Boston Calling 2018. Organizers announced the full lineup for this year's festival on Thursday morning, featuring a post-Coachella performance by nonother than Eminem. The Grammy Award-winning rapper will join Jack White and The Killers as...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 9:59am

Taylor Swift, self-proclaimed bad ass, wants her sexual abuser to pay up

Taylor Swift was named one of the silence breakers of the #MeToo movement after a public sexual assault case this summer. Colorado radio DJ David Mueller sued Swift for $3 million in damages because he was fired from his radio co-host job in 2013 after she claimed he lifted her skirt and...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 6:50am

Holiday music is bad for your mental health, says science

Good news: Science has reaffirmed that you're not a sociopath in December, just a sentient human being with the power of hearing. Psychologists have found that holiday music can negatively impact your mental health. It has to do with the "mere exposure effect," which is a term for...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:47pm

Meet Why Don't We, your new favorite boy band

Move over One Direction, there's a new boy band in town. Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zach Herron of the group Why Don't We have quickly become bona fide pop stars and may be the hardest working teens in music at the moment. In their first year as a band, Why...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:20pm

Have a happy 'holidayoncé' with Beyoncé's latest merch

Last year, my co-worker wore the most killer Christmas sweater. It was a knit spoof of Kim Kardashian’s #breaktheinternet photo, except Santa's posterior was poised to catch milk (and cookies) instead of champagne. Beyoncé must have heard the buzzing in the Beyhive, because this holiday...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:11pm

'Stranger Things' have happened: Finn Wolfhard scores a record deal

Stranger Things might replace House of Cards as the most talked about show on Netflix, but there is more to talk about that the strange goings-on in the dusty town of Hawkins. The show is badass and (bonus) no one in the cast has been accused of sexual misconduct. (Yet.) But Stranger Things actor...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:53pm

These are the must-see musical acts in Boston this winter

Music legends and big name stars are performing in the city all throughout the snowy season and you’ll definitely want to see every show you can. Here are the must-see concerts and music events of the winter. Boston Music Awards This night of music celebration brings the glitz and glam of...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:13am

CMA Awards 2017: Nominees and complete list of winners

The 51st annual CMA Awards were held last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee This year, the Country Music Association Awards ceremony honored those affected by the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas in October. Carie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted this...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:31pm

A Boogie wit da Hoodie talks Chris Brown, Cardi B and staying focused

Artist Julius Dubose, better known by his stage name A Boogie wit da Hoodie, is ready to take hip-hop by storm. The rapper, who performs in Worcester on Sunday night, has quickly become one of the hottest new stars in the game thanks to a slew of hit singles, as well as his critically-...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:15am

Ed Sheeran opens up about his secret substance abuse problem

Ed Sheeran, the Perfect songwriter who brought lovers everywhere their weddings songs, is opening up a bit about his substance abuse problem. The Shape of You singer took a hiatus from the music business for a year and is opening up about his secret battle with substance abuse — but he hasn...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:40pm

Grammy Museum Experience honors Newark’s rich musical heritage

When most people think about America’s great musical cities, Newark likely isn’t on the list — but that’s about to change now that the Grammy Museum Experience has opened at the Prudential Center. Just eight months after announcing that the first East Coast outpost of Los...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:55pm

Kendrick Lamar finds inspiration in Colin Kaepernick

Kendrick Lamar praised Colin Kaepernick during a keynote discussion at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston on Tuesday afternoon. While speaking to a crowd of hundreds who showed up for the event at City Hall Plaza, the Grammy-winning rapper gave the former 49ers quarterback a shout out for...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Rocker Tom Petty dies at age 66

Veteran U.S. rocker Tom Petty, whose vibrant guitar riffs, distinctly raw, nasal vocals and slick song lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl," has died following a heart attack. He was 66. Petty suffered cardiac arrest and was...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:27am

Tom Petty clings to life; Daughter lashes out at 'tabloid dog sh-t' Rolling Stone

Update Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m.: Rock iconoclast Tom Petty continues to hold on after multiple media outlets reported falsely that he died on Monday. Instagram account dadlivesmatteronelove is reportedly run by Petty's daughter Adria Petty and she had some strong words for the media, specifically...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 8:52pm

Get your groove on at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival returns to liven up Columbus Ave. with Boston’s biggest annual block party this weekend. Visitors can get their groove on with two stages of performances by jazz, Latin, blues, funk and other artists. Grammy nominated-composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, the Blue...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:59pm

Forbes Under 30 Summit kicks off with music fest in Boston

A slew of stars are coming to town for the Forbes Under 30 Summit, which returns to Boston Oct. 1-4. The festivities kick off on Sunday with a music festival at City Hall Plaza, featuring performances by Grammy-winning DJ Zedd, singer-songwriter Skylar Grey and rapper Playboi Carti. "I...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:18pm