“It would’ve been a rough concert experience by ordinary standards, but the novelty of the event made a difference,” writes ARTery contributor Karen Muller.
From 1985 to 1989, John Nordell documented the burgeoning rap scene in Boston. His photos are included in a Sotheby's auction celebrating the cultural impact of hip-hop.
Musicians will take a salary reduction averaging 37% in the first year of the agreement. The orchestra also announced the creation of a fellowship for early-career musicians of color.
From Ella Fitzgerald to Destiny's Child, tune into the generations of musicians that have run with the sweet, savory and serious metaphors they've found hidden beneath their own pies' bubbling...
Fans of the Boston band Krill will recognize the same bombastic musical complexity in Knot. But frontman Jonah Furman says Knot is a more politically-minded project.
"Coronavirus is teaching us what we can and can't do, that we just can't let the show stop - we have to figure it out and adapt,” said DJ WhySham.
Moynihan strips folk songs of their frills, stretching them into long, cyclical ruminations.
The orchestra will lay off 50 of its 180 administrative staff effective Sept. 1 as a result of lost revenue, which the organization estimates is around $35 million.
The duo's first single "Shifted" contains many of their signature tropes: hypnotic talk-singing; shared lead vocals; a taste for dissonance and explosive dynamics.
When we mourn the death of Boston rock 'n' roll, we erase other musical histories -- and lose sight of what's happening right in our backyard.
The story of one of Boston’s most venerable rock clubs took an upturn Tuesday with the announcement that owner Carl Lavin had struck a tentative deal to open a club...
White, spray-painted squares -- 60 of them -- fill a courtyard that's surrounded by 19th-century mill buildings on the museum's sprawling campus.
"It was August 12, 1970, a painful night, to be sure -- not in the root canal sense, but in the missed opportunity sense. It’s something I should have gotten...
After the police killing of George Floyd, the Massachusetts singer decided to release her version of "Strange Fruit" and donate the proceeds.
Over 200 Massachusetts singer/songwriters, rappers, instrumentalists, punk bands and more entered NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest. Now, it's time to pick our favorite from the state.
There are three bills in front of Congress, all with bipartisan support, which could help the industry survive the catastrophic crisis.
A short work by Ulysses Kay for viola and piano has its world premiere Friday night as part of Tanglewood's online music festival.
It’s the first time in 139 years that the BSO will suspend months of performances.
The seemingly all-pervasive melancholy of the day isn't divorced from a sense of affirmation, says critic at large Ed Siegel.
With no clubs open for the foreseeable future, drive-in concerts are popping up and restaurant patios are expanding, allowing musicians to play outdoors and giving audiences a chance to enjoy...