Like most bands, The Cars sang about relationships, but Ocasek’s take was unique.
This season, all of Odyssey Opera's programming centers around the Tudor family.
Like his debut album, “Why the Wild Things Are” explores race and mental health, but this time around, Notez aimed to take a more narrative approach, genre-hopping while exploring the...
Pete Townshend has expressed some joy about still executing his trademark guitar move – a right-hand windmill - but he’s been much more effusive about the creative process of making...
There’s more to the success or failure of conductor Andris Nelsons than how well he conducts the traditional repertory, says critic-at-large Ed Siegel. Is he bringing new work to the...
From a visit by the esteemed conductor Gustavo Dudamel to a new opera from Cerise Lim Jacobs' White Snake Projects, here's what should be on your calendar this fall.
Here are some of our picks for this season’s live music highlights, from hip-hop and pop to folk and bluegrass.
Bach's music can be played with various instrumental combinations, which makes it more open to perfect strangers who meet to play together.
The bedroom pop act has attracted tens of thousands of streams on Spotify with her odd, yet accessible, songs.
"It’s meant to be visceral living proof that alternatives are possible," Byrne says. "A constructive way to respond to what’s going on in the world, rather than just yelling and...
The institute, which pulls back the curtain on rigorous music teaching, represents an ambitious pivot for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Take a listen to our picks. Then, make sure to come to WBUR's CitySpace on Aug. 23 to hear this year's local favorite, Frances Forever, perform
The Boston rapper is writing a new ending for "gay, masculine, thick, black" women like her on her sophomore album, "Cleo," coming out this month.
Lilith believes the music theory behind pop music is more complex than it gets credit for.
Frances Forever's submission, “Space Girl,” has all the ingredients to a great song: an indelible melody, an original conceit, lyrics that hang together.
Since forming in 2013, Boston slow rock trio Horse Jumper of Love has built its foundation on a form of patience rarely found (or demanded) in most contemporary indie rock....
Renowned composer André Previn died earlier this year at the age of 89, just before he completed a commission for the BSO to perform at Tangelwood this summer.
The song was inspired by a visit to a therapist, and features aching vocals from Boston singer-songwriter Anjimile.
A Berklee College of Music professor has pulled back the curtain on one of his own lifelong passions to create the school's first workshop on composing for the circus arts.
Songs from STL GLD, Myrtle, Sarma Brass Band and Mark McQuillen particularly impressed our panelists. We'll be announcing our favorite later this month.