Music

ASAP Twelvyy on Kyrie Irving, Michael Jackson's spirit and spreading the love

Between dropping his long awaited debut album “12” to critical acclaim this summer and the continued success of ASAP Mob, ASAP Twelvyy is riding pretty high right now. The rapper hopes to bring those good vibes to the Boston area when he and the rest of the ASAP crew perform at Tsongas...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:49am

BSO's Andris Nelsons on why conducting is a 'mystical profession'

It’s the final week of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s annual summer engagement in the Berkshires, where conductor and music director Andris Nelsons leads the lauded troupe through the final two concerts of the 2017 summer season at Tanglewood. Then, finally, he can take a vacation...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:59am

Meet Cambridge's unlikely hip-hop scholar

Danny Ainge messed up Millyz' plans. Before the Celtics bigwig traded Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to the Caveliers for Kyrie Irving, the Cambridge-bred MC had made fans out of the pair of green teamers, and was eyeing ways to link with the two fan-favorites during the rollout of his upcoming...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:34pm

10 concerts you can't miss in Boston this fall

As Boston welcomes in the fall months and cooler weather with open arms, the city also becomes home to some of the biggest acts in music. From double headlining shows from British pop sensation Ed Sheeran to a unique acoustic experience with rapper T-Pain, there’s an act to please everybody...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:13pm

How true Bruce Springsteen fans were shut out by Ticketmaster, Verified Fan

Ticketmaster thinks I am a scammer. It thinks my friends are too. Thursday morning, the second inclination of "Verified Fan" shut out thousands of Bruce Springsteen's truest fans, all eager beyond belief to see the highly anticipated "Springsteen on Broadway." The system...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:07pm

Electric Zoo 2017: When is it, where is it and who's playing?

Electric Zoo, an annual electronic music (EDM) festival in New York City, features multiple types of electronic music and top international DJs on four stages over three days. The festival will also feature a “special addition” called Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro showcasing underground...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 6:51pm

Billy Joel enjoyed an 'epic Greek feast' at this Boston restaurant

After working up an appetite with another sold-out show at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, Billy Joel was treated to a feast fit for a king of music. During their latest trip to Boston, the Piano Man, along with his crew and family, stopped for a meal at chef Michael Schlow's Doretta Taverna...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:59pm

When is MixFest 2017 in Boston?

Fall is right around the corner, which means it's almost time for the return of Mix 104.1’s MixFest concert. The annual, free event celebrates its 24th anniversary this year, and organizers have an awesome lineup in store for the big show. Here's what you need to know for MixFest...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:30pm

Solange announces special Boston show to help Harvey victims

In the wake of Harvey's devastation, Solange is doing her part to help victims in her hometown of Houston. The Grammy Award-winning singer announced on Wendesday that she'll be performing a benefit concert in Boston next month to raise funds for those affected by the hurricane. All...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:30am

The Voice Season 13: When to watch and who will be coaching

If you’re still reeling from last season’s winner on NBC’s singing competition, shake it off and get ready for the next season of The Voice. We’ll tell you when it starts and who The Voice Season 13 coaches will be. The Voice Season 13: When Does it Start? Reality TV...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:45pm

Frozen on Broadway announces debut date and tickets

You thought it was over. You no longer had to listen to cellphone videos of your coworker’s kid singing an off-key rendition of “Let It Go,” the beloved song from the Disney animated musical "Frozen," while your colleague squealed, “Isn’t she so cute? I love...

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:15pm

Yup, that's Rob Gronkowski in Katy Perry's new music video

Not to be outdone by Taylor Swift's Internet-breaking announcement, Katy Perry released the music video for her hit song "Swish Swish" on Thursday morning. The basketball-themed clip features appearances by quite a few famous faces, but one in particular should look familiar to New...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 1:25pm

The Bacon Brothers bring their country soul sound to Beverly

Fans are used to seeing Kevin Bacon cut a rug on the big screen, but the acclaimed actor will show off his musical side when he brings his band to the Boston area. The Bacon Brothers, comprised of the "Footloose" star and his older brother Michael, plan to rock out at The Cabot in...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 3:41pm

Clinton Sparks on Lady Gaga, Nelly and his ‘Boston mentality’

Expect bumping tunes throughout the midnight hours when Boston-born DJ and producer Clinton Sparks teams up with Nelly for a one-night show this weekend. The duo is taking over Foxwoods Resort Casino for the latest installment of the “Get Familiar Fridays” series at the Shrine Kitchen...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:41pm

Broadway's Alzheimer’s iPod Drive is music to patients’ ears

Since its inception, Music & Memory has provided more than 60,000 iPods to people with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive or physical conditions. But the Long Island-based nonprofit’s work goes much deeper than the devices it provides to patients in more than 4,400 certified...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:05am

How to get tickets for Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

The rumors, speculation and pontificating can cease. Bruce Springsteen is coming to Broadway. Months after releasing his critically acclaimed autobiography, Springsteen will take to the Walter Kerr Theatre where he will perform for about two hours (shorter than a typical E Street Band Show)...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:32am

At Berklee, scoring a meal like it was a movie

When you go out for a multi-course meal at a fancy restaurant, ambience is as important as the food. Diners tend to notice details like decor and lighting — especially in the age of Instagram — but what about sound? A Berklee College class has combined music and food, teaching students...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:16pm

The complete list of MTV VMA nominees

Hello, MTV Video Music Awards! The popular award show airs live on August 27th, 2017 at 8pm EST (5pm on the west coast) and will be filmed live at The Forum in Inglewood, California, in the greater Los Angeles area, as the hosting venue. Now, as we wait for the MTV VMAs to hit the airwaves, we can...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:08pm

Sammy Adams pumps us up for Briggs Fest with B.o.B., Waka Flocka Flame

Lawn on D is going to be lit on Saturday as B.o.B., Waka Flocka Flame and Boston's own Sammy Adams are taking over the popular outdoor venue for this year's Briggs Fest. Hosted by Briggs Original Boston Cranberry, this weekend's music festival will feature a lineup of nearly a...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:24pm

Kendrick Lamar pop-up shop stops in Boston this weekend

If you're hoping to pick up some sweet swag to remember Kendrick Lamar's performance in Boston this weekend, you're in luck. The Grammy Award-winning rapper is now jumping into the world of fashion with The Damn Pop-Up shop, which stops at Concepts in Cambridge on Saturday. The...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:31pm