The alt-rock band is still mostly a soft-rocking group, but their eighth album uses more synthesizers and textures, shifting course slightly to a less joyful vision.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering some musical respite during the ongoing government shutdown.
Saxophonist Tia Fuller teaches at Berklee College of Music and famously toured with Beyoncé as part of her all-female band.
Alt-rock musical duo Twenty One Pilots, rapper Travis Scott and Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala will be headlining this year's Boston Calling.
The co-incidence festival brings experimental artists together to engage in a public residency, presenting concerts, discussions and undefined, improvisational social “activities.”
The singer-guitarist was a vocal and volatile member of the Boston hardcore punk rock community of the early- to mid-'80s. Last year, Doherty was felled by a stroke that left...
"Sonja Smokes Me Out" is a jangly DIY invention with a playful melody and a memorable refrain.
Sarasa’s visit lasts an hour, but the musicians hope they’ve sparked a curiosity -- and perhaps some joy -- that will linger much longer.
Critic Lloyd Schwartz looks back on what he loved, and what he hated, in 2018.
Three cover albums by local bands invite us to reconsider the usual framing of work by women musicians.
Music critics Amelia Mason, Arielle Gray and Eduardo Cepeda reflect on the year on the popular music landscape.
This comes months after the Cambridge City Council voted to make Central Square an arts overlay district after an outcry over artist displacement in the city.
This year proved to be a proved to be prolific for Boston hip-hop. Not only did emcees give their all in terms of ornate lyricism and aptly executed verses, their...
A multidisciplinary art show featuring paintings, drawings, photographs, poetry and music honor the 50th anniversary of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) at Villa Victoria.
Rapper Cousin Stizz took home Artist of the Year.
“What I want to do is going to take me beyond the rest of my life,” Aucoin says. That might sound like excessive modesty — or hubris — but it...
Elizabeth Rowe sued the Boston Symphony in July claiming that the pay disparity between herself and the principal oboist violated the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law.
Our critic Amelia Mason found herself drawn mainly to newcomers and those who thrive on the margins -- artists who had something particular to say, and said it well.
Once the frontman of Amherst-based rock band Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis music as a solo artist is exploring insular landscapes that seem decidedly unsettled.
Nick Adams comes from Longwood Symphony Orchestra, where he was executive director for four years.