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.
Punk rock always has been, in many ways, about considering life's proverbial glass, declaring it half empty, and then pretending it's half full. Few bands sculpted this mix of bitterness...
The British musician is known for his elaborate one-man live show, which he developed at MIT's Media Lab. As he prepares to release his second album, he's back in Cambridge...
"She’s an important voice of feminism and consciousness and humor and strength. She’s a liberated woman," says The Cabot's artistic director Paula Cole.
These rare instruments usually sit safe and silent behind ropes and glass. But this week, they're coming out.
The way the paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum give a snapshot view into times past, Bilal’s music provides a way to experience and relive a wide breadth of...
The old “Suspiria,” starring Jessica Harper, plays one time at the Coolidge Corner Theater on Sunday, Nov. 25. Goblin will play live, accompanying the movie.
“All I knew is that it created a question in my mind that didn’t make me feel comfortable, or like a place where I wanted to be,” says Boston hip-hop...
Freddie Mercury’s performance on “Bohemian Rhapsody” presents an incredibly refined artistic statement, with an expressive performance that is almost cinematic.
Composer Tod Machover's new piece, which he’s been dreaming about making for two decades, has all the essentials you expect from an opera. But for the composer and his team,...
“Yo Soy la Tradición” is part of Miguel Zenón's ongoing pursuit exploring his hybrid identity.
The grant is meant to fund genres and artists who have been chronically ignored by funding institutions in the past.
An emotive melange of songwriting and spoken word, Blake’s project traces the lines of his black and trans identity and explores the points where those lines intersect.
Boston was a hotbed for counterculture, as the city dealt with segregation and busing, major unemployment and an opioid epidemic.
Frontman Avi Salloway's songs are urgent calls to action written over syncopated rhythms and mesmeric guitar riffs.
Since 2017, the famous guitar has been in the possession of die hard Deadhead Brian Halligan, the CEO of HubSpot, the Cambridge-based marketing and sales software company.
Chorus pro Musica’s upcoming world premiere of “Audubon,” an oratorio by James Kallembach, weaves a story about the famous 19th century naturalist and illustrator.
The film has been in the works for nearly a decade. It's not quite the warts-and-all story we hoped for, but it shows Freddie Mercury as both the cocky and...