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Friday, September 27, 2019

Theater Review: David Byrne’s Wondrous “American Utopia” by Paul Robicheau

David Byrne and the band has clearly made a home out of the Emerson Colonial, working out tweaks in what has evolved into an extremely tight, invigorating show. The post Theater Review: Davi…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Rock Concert Review: ZZ Top/Cheap Trick — Simplicity, and Volume, Rules by Paul Robicheau

Apart from predilections turned into marketing hooks, both ZZ Top and Cheap Trick know how to rock as a base instinct – and that also hasn’t changed since they first burst to fame in the…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Rock Concert Review: Billy Joel — A Seamless Show by Paul Robicheau

Billy Joel remains in fine voice and his versatile bandmates provided his songs with grace and fire power that fleshed out his casual but punchy onstage prowess. The post Rock Concert Review…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Rock Concert Review: The Who — Recounting Their Amazing Journey by Paul Robicheau

The Who – arguably the third cog in British rock royalty behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones – delivered more than a nostalgic run through the hits at Fenway Park on Friday. The po…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rock Concert Review: Jack White with the Raconteurs — Very Much in the Moment by Paul Robicheau

On the same week that heavy prog-rockers Tool scored the No. 1 album in the country, it was great to see Jack White let down his wavy black hair, smile a bunch, and kick out the jams with hi…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Jazz Concert Review: Newport Jazz Festival 2019 — Exalting Diversity by Paul Robicheau

“It’s not something to be tolerated,” saxophonist Kamasi Washington said. “It’s something to be celebrated.” The post Jazz Concert Review: Newport Jazz Festival 2019 — Exalting…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Rock Concert Review: The Struts — A New Charismatic Force by Paul Robicheau

Luke Spiller of the Struts: rock’s most commanding frontman since Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, and Steven Tyler in their prime. The post Rock Concert Review: The Struts — A New Charisma…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Music Review: Newport Folk Festival 2019 — A Historic Occasion by Paul Robicheau

When the 80-year-old Judly Collins, who sang at Newport in the 1960s, declares the current weekend to be “historic,” you had to believe her. The post Music Review: Newport Folk Festival …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Rock Concert Review: Elvis Costello and Blondie — Fun, with Some Surprising Edge by Paul Robicheau

What could have simply passed for a nostalgic classic-rock spin turned out to be an expansive smorgasbord, frustratingly uneven at times, yet given to flashes of fervor and surprise. The pos…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rock Concert Review: “The Rolling Stones” — Loose and Feisty by Paul Robicheau

The Rolling Stones were still up there, sounding vital, and that alone delivered satisfaction. The post Rock Concert Review: “The Rolling Stones” — Loose and Feisty appeared first on T…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Rock Review: Phish — A Yin-and-Yang Scenario at Fenway Park by Paul Robicheau

Saturday's performance made up for a rain delay withthe longest single set since the band's millennium-greeting Everglades marathon. The post Rock Review: Phish — A Yin-and-Yang Scenario …

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Music Review: “Solid Sound Festival 2019” — A Far-Reaching Family Affair by Paul Robicheau

Wilco went all-in this year for a personal bond, inviting internet-culled winners onstage for live-band karaoke with the group. The post Music Review: “Solid Sound Festival 2019” — A …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Concert Review: Perry Farrell at City Winery — Letting It Fly, For Better and Worse by Paul Robicheau

The guy who once seemed dangerous and mysterious as frontman for Jane’s Addiction proved earnestly accessible to fans. The post Concert Review: Perry Farrell at City Winery — Letting It …

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rock Festival Review: Boston Calling — A Surprisingly Successful Juggling Act by Paul Robicheau

The best (or worst, depending on your preferences) aspect to Boston Calling has become its attention to youth-centric subcultures that have blown mainstream in DJs/electronic music and hip-h…

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