Music

C Wells
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Over a Decade, Hip Hop Claimed a Hard-Won Seat at the Table in Boston

Boston’s relationship with hip hop has always been a tenuous one–and it’s not due to lack of talent. From Gang Starr to Akrobatik, the city […]

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The Definitive Mom-Approved Guide to Taking Your Toddler to the Holiday Pops

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! From watching the “Big Tree” lighting in Faneuil Hall to ice skating at Frog Pond, Bostonians of […]

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Here’s Our First Look Inside Fenway’s Planned MGM Music Hall

Introducing: The MGM Music Hall. That’s the name the developers have given to the brand-new music venue planned for the triangle-shaped plot of land next […]

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Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Headline Boston Calling 2020

Surprise! The folks at Boston Calling are announcing today that they’ve picked two of the three headliners for the festival when it returns in 2020: […]

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Are We Entering a New Golden Age of Live Music in Boston?

The Sunday before Thanksgiving might seem like a prime opportunity to rest up before cramming a year’s worth of family into one night. But thousands […]

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Cousin Stizz Returns Home for Beantown Uprising

Beantown Uprising is more than another concert series highlighting some of Boston’s most prominent talent. It’s a celebration of the hip hop sounds that have […]

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All the Concerts You Need to See around Boston This Fall

September Tyler The Creator  The Odd Future alum stunned the world with his 2009 debut album, Bastard. Amidst songs filled with lewd lines and callow […]

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Boston Philharmonic Conductor Benjamin Zander Wins South African Lifetime Achievement Award

80-year-old Benjamin Zander has spent half his life conducting the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra—and now, he’s earned some new international accolades. […]

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Who Is Berklee College’s Greatest Musical Alum?

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at onelastquestion@bostonmagazine.com. […]

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A Conversation with David Byrne About American Utopia

Last year, David Byrne drew rave reviews for his first solo album in 14 years, American Utopia, which featured worldly funk, soaring melodies, and lyrics […]

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This September, Attend a Private Concert in a Shipping Container

Whether you’re squinting to see your favorite artist’s tiny body from the nosebleeds in the Garden, or straining to hear the Boston Pops over the […]

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Has Boston Become a Hip-Hop Town?

Ask almost anyone, and they’ll tell you Boston is a rock ’n’ roll town. Just look at our history. The city has birthed legends ranging […]

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The Six Female Emcees in Boston Everyone Should Be Listening To

Boston’s hip hop scene has always been bustling with massive amounts of talent, and last year’s Boston Music Awards reflected its overdue recognition. Cousin Stizz […]

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Photos: What You Missed at Boston Calling 2019

On Day 3, temperatures soared, as fans took in performances from Brandi Carlile, Tufts alums Guster, Travis Scott, and more. Anyone expecting to hear Boston […]

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Your Guide to All the Local Talent at Boston Calling 2019

Interested in checking out some local talent at Boston Calling this year? You’ve got plenty of options. A smattering of hometown heroes will once again take the stage […]