Music

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

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER Fish Food Avenue Stage premieres this comedy by Michael O’Halloran, set in Boston in 1990. Our hero, Joe Bacon, just buried his father, but he’s also found a new job answering phones at the run-down Plaza Court Hotel. His boss, an infamous business mogul trying to revamp the...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:45pm

Spoon on Boston chowder and doctor visits in Mexico

While Boston indie rock fans may be hyped for Spoon’s July 21 concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, it’s likely that the band’s guitarist and keyboardist Alex Fischel is equally excited. That’s because the last time the rockers came to Boston, they scored a New England...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 3:30pm

Ed Sheeran loves this Italian restaurant in Boston

Ed Sheeran is man of simple tastes when it comes to his backstage meals before shows. However, the English superstar does enjoy having fine dining experiences from time-to-time, especially when he's in Boston. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter revealed his favorite grub in the Hub during a...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12:17pm

Donnie Wahlberg left a huge tip for a Waffle House staff in Charolette

As the product of parents who supported their family by working in the Boston area's service industry, Donnie Wahlberg knows exactly how hard restaurant staff members work every day. That's why he decided to give back in a big way during a trip to North Carolina this week. After filming an...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:05pm

Are Eminem and Dr. Dre collaborating on a new track?

Are you anxious for the return of the real Slim Shady? In a recent interview with Uproxx, documentarian Allen Hughes dropped hints that rapper Enimem is making progress on his long-awaited new album. Hughes directed the four-part documentary "The Defiant Ones," premiering on HBO this...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:32pm

Here's when Jay-Z's 4:44 tour will stop in Boston

Get ready to throw your Roc symbols in the sky because Jay-Z is bringing his 4:44 tour to Boston this fall. The hip-hop legend announced on Monday that he'll be performing across the continent later this year in support of his new album, which debuted on the Jay-Z-owned Tidal streaming service...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:16pm

Corey Feldman is done with the haters, but ready for Haverhill

There’s a new circus in town and it’s not the Ringling Bros., but that kid from “The Goonies.” Corey Feldman, the actor renowned for his child roles in “Stand By Me” and “The Lost Boys,” also makes music, as evidenced by a now-infamous “Today...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:05pm

Porchfest brings music, politicians and a circus to Jamaica Plain

Imagine your local block party. Now, add 207 bands, 97 porch venues, theater performances, comedians, a circus and over 10,000 of your closest friends. That’s just a taste of what to expect at the 2017 Jamaica Plain Porchfest on July 8. Mindy Fried and her fellow co-producer Marie Ghitman...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:26pm

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

Andy Grammer on fatherhood and how Isaac Newton influences his songs

Andy Grammer, the multi-platinum hit maker behind "Honey, I'm Good" and "Fresh Eyes," brings his feel-good pop sounds to Boston for this year's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. The 33-year-old singer-songwriter will rock out with "Hamilton" star...

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 7:26pm

This hike close to NYC will make you feel like you're high

Certain sounds never leave us. Almost 20 years after my family and I sold our house in the Catskill mountains, my dad and I returned. Walking around our neighborhood, the crunch of gravel and distinct way the breeze hits the mountains and rolled into our courtyard felt as nostalgic as tasting your...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:34pm

What's your favorite song cue in 'Baby Driver'?

To make a great film soundtrack requires more than good taste. Anyone can make a killer playlist. What you need to do is use the songs right. And Edgar Wright — like Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Sofia Coppola, among others — is someone who makes great soundtracks. When we...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:56am

Did British DJ Goldie reveal Banksy's identity?

Banksy is arguably one of the most controversial street artists in the world and he’s been able to keep is identity a secret for many years — until now. A British DJ may have revealed his true identity. It’s possible DJ Goldie may have revealed one of the art world...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:54am

Taylor Swift has seriously cashed in on her return to Spotify, to the tune of $400K

Remember that old Taylor Swift Spotify feud? It’s easy to forget when the megastar is constantly making headlines for her beef with Katy Perry or romance with new beau, Joe Alwyn, but the Taylor Swift Spotify ordeal should still be on your radar. Your killer workout playlist hung in the...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:38pm

Ed Sheeran's backstage demands aren't what you think

Rock n' rollers and music superstars are known for their usually outrageous backstage demands before their shows.  Justin Bieber reportedly requested a "yoga casket," jacuzzi and even food named after his hits prior to a recent performance in Mumbai, while Lady Gaga once asked...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:10pm

Trump's super-conservative new lawyer has a rock band that critics have indicted

President Trump's new personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has made some questionable moves recently. The most prominent: Appearing on last Sunday's news shows and insisting the president was not under investigation, contradicting the president's own admission on Twitter that he was. In one...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:52pm

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy dies at 42

Prodigy, half of the New York City hip-hop crew Mobb Deep, died Tuesday at the age of 42. "It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep," Mobb Deep's...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:58pm

Sen. Ben Sasse tormented by someone signing him up for Nickelback emails

While his caucus continued to punk the American public by refusing to allow anyone to see the healthcare bill that could kick 23 million Americans off health insurance, Ben Sasse, the Republican senator from Nebraska, experienced a fate that's second worst to lifetime benefit caps: Someone kept...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:53pm

Whitney Houston was never ready for fame, says new documentary

Before the millions of record sales, hundreds of awards and international acclaim, Whitney Houston was simply "Nippy from Newark", a naive young girl, ill prepared for fame. A new documentary, titled "Can I Be Me", looks at how Houston, who graduated from child performer to...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:30pm