music, concerts, recordings
For 26 years, an energetic, curious musician named Scott Nickrenz has been working behind-the-scenes at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, carefully curating its ongoing concert series.
Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" is known for its "breeches roles" -- or roles in which women play men to capitalize on their high vocal ranges.
The nonprofit BRAIN Arts Organization, which programs underground music shows under the Boston Hassle moniker, wants a permanent performance space in Allston, Cambridge or Somerville.
Founded by sportswriter Peter Gammons, the fundraiser brings together music legends like Eddie Vedder and baseball folks like Lenny DiNardo for charity.
While many musicians experiment with traditional music by looking to rock and pop for inspiration, The Gloaming draws on the restraint of ambient music and minimalism, and the give-and-take of jazz.
The carefully curated style of reggae singer Kranium, who comes to Brighton Music Hall on Friday, is what fans have come to expect over the years.
As Ladyfest comes up on two decades, it grapples with a diversity issue that has dogged riot grrrl and the wider feminist movement for years.
The veteran singer-songwriter-guitarist shares stories that made his latest album “Still” in advance of his solo acoustic set at Sanders Theatre on April 18.
Guitarist Jay Geils was found dead from undisclosed causes on Tuesday at his home in Groton. He was 71.
The Grammy Award-winning vocal project performs with the Boston-based string collective on Thursday, April 13 at the Sanders Theatre.
The star was one of this Boston singer's heroes, even before he helped her get over her stage fright.
Every Monday night, for four years and counting, vocalists of all experience levels have gathered to try out their rhymes.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra's programming for the 2017-'18 season includes a season-long tribute to composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein and a number of firsts.
When Boston composer Lainey Schooltree set out to write a rock opera in 2013, she had no idea what she was getting into.
We speak with Mark Harvey about how the Boston jazz scene has evolved as the genre has changed in sound, style and visibility over the decades.
In order to land the gigs they're vying for, musicians today need business skills like networking and marketing.
Born and raised in Newton, Fred Taylor started going to shows in Boston as a kid. Now 87, he's one of the most influential figures in the city's jazz scene.
Among songs from big acts like Foo Fighters, R.E.M. and The Grateful Dead, a sampling of Boston's indie music scene is now available in the video game "Rock Band."
Drummer Tom Hambridge, a Berklee grad and leader of Boston rock band T.H. and the Wreckage, remembers what it was like to put on a Chuck Berry show.
Jennifer Kimball holds a special place in the hearts of folk music fans and musicians in the region. Now she's out with a new album, "Avocet."