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  • Ticket Giveaway: Tycho (9/18)

    Ticket Giveaway: Tycho (9/18)

    Grammy-nominated electronic music artist Tycho plays at the Boch Center Wang Theatre this Wednesday, September 18th, and we’re giving away two tickets! The giveaway closes on Monday, September...

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  • Album Review: King Leisure by Aaron Wardwell

    Album Review: King Leisure by Aaron Wardwell

    The genre-bending folk sounds of Aaron Wardwell’s King Leisure deliver social criticism with a searching, spiritual sincerity. Earlier this year, David Berman passed away. Berman was best known as...

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  • Selected Sounds: Fall in Love with September Shows

    Selected Sounds: Fall in Love with September Shows

    David Bowie wisely told us to “Turn and face the strange changes” in 1971, and it’s time to put that plan into action as we start the autumn season. We have some wonderfully weird staff picks this...

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  • Concert Gallery: Vampire Weekend at Agganis Arena

    Concert Gallery: Vampire Weekend at Agganis Arena

    Six years after their Boston Calling performance, indie rock darlings Vampire Weekend returned to Boston for a night full of audience requests and a setlist that spanned their entire discography...

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  • Stars and Spirits: Khalid

    Stars and Spirits: Khalid

    The newly minted king of music streaming, Khalid brought his R&B chill and dressed-down dorm vibes to TD Garden, laying down 32 tracks to promote his second full length album, Free Spirit. In...

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  • Ticket Giveaway: Bust Out Boston (9/8)

    Ticket Giveaway: Bust Out Boston (9/8)

    Last year, Bust Out Boston set out on a mission celebrate artists representing female-identifying, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, trans, and other marginalized musicians in our community. This...

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  • Concert Gallery: Beast Coast

    Concert Gallery: Beast Coast

    The Beast Coast movement came to Boston with a huge presence. The large ensemble of acts—Joey Bada$$, The Flatbush Zombies, Kirk Knight, Nick Caution, CJ Fly, and the Underachievers—put on a four...

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  • Homes in Boston: Tall Boys

    Homes in Boston: Tall Boys

    With their attitude and ensemble alone, Somervillian indie rockers Tall Boys capture the audience before they are even able to utter a note. nder a canopy of towering spruce trees in a quiet...

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  • Local Spotlight: Lula Wiles

    Local Spotlight: Lula Wiles

    en days before their show at Great Scott, the members of Lula Wiles are as scattered geographically as their talents. Eleanor Buckland, who plays acoustic guitar and fiddle, and who was originally...

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  • Concert Gallery: Black Pumas

    Concert Gallery: Black Pumas

    Backed by an extremely talented band, Austin soul rock duo Black Pumas put on an explosive set at Brighton Music Hall. Lead singer Eric Burton twirled and howled his way through the night,...

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  • Selected Sounds: 5 Shows To Catch In August

    Selected Sounds: 5 Shows To Catch In August

    If you haven’t experienced a Berklee Summer in the City concert yet, now’s the time. Our team highlights one of the upcoming (free) concerts, as well as a handful of other shows around town that...

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  • Listen Local Mix: 07

    Listen Local Mix: 07

    Welcome to Listen Local Mix: 07! Boston is stacked with local talent—so much that it can be hard to keep up with! That’s where we come in. Our Listen Local Mix is a monthly playlist made up of our...

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  • Putting Life on Hold: Touring with Bat House

    Putting Life on Hold: Touring with Bat House

    Bat House drove out of Boston on a stagnant, humid day. A month later, they returned disheveled and sweaty, full of stories and the chips and peach rings that helped countless Midwestern miles...

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  • Local Spotlight: Autumn Jones

    Local Spotlight: Autumn Jones

    “Neapolitan” is R&B groove therapy for the overcooked mind. Summer comes packaged with a host of complaints—too muggy, sluggish, grimy—which would almost be too much if not for the irresistible...

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  • Ticket Giveaway: Oompa Record Release (8/10)

    Ticket Giveaway: Oompa Record Release (8/10)

    In 2016, Oompa hit Boston with her critically acclaimed debut album November 3rd. Almost three years later, she is dropping the highly anticipated album Cleo and performing a record release show...

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  • Local Spotlight: Dionysia

    Local Spotlight: Dionysia

    Imagine this: a little enclave for celebrating the freedom of expression and a collection of people coming together with reckless abandon for an endless night of impassioned music. It’s the large...

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  • Interview: The O’My’s

    Interview: The O’My’s

    Experimental soul duo The O’My’s have worked with a lot of well-known Chicago talent—including Chance the Rapper, Noname, Saba and Nico Segal. This week, they play at Great Scott, along with...

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  • Premiere: Prodrome by Kira McSpice

    Premiere: Prodrome by Kira McSpice

    Kira McSpice’s debut album Prodrome marks the beginning of an ambitious project: a series of four albums, each using one of the four phases of a migraine as a vessel to explore the depths of an...

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  • Premiere: “Fragrance” by Lilah

    Premiere: “Fragrance” by Lilah

    Lilah’s “Fragrance” is a giddy, sun-soaked memory of young love. Boston rapper Lilah‘s new single “Fragrance” begins appropriately: with a scent. The track opens with delicate synths and guitar...

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  • Concert Gallery: Yuna

    Concert Gallery: Yuna

    Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna brings a heavenly dose of soul and energy to Boston as part of her album tour. The post Concert Gallery: Yuna appeared first on Sound of Boston - Boston Music Blog.

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