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Alice Phoebe Lou evokes emotion during concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Alice Phoebe Lou evokes emotion during concert at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Shayla Manning

March 13, 2019

South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou delivered a set overflowing with hazy, stripped-down indie sounds at her intimate sold out show at The Red Room at Cafe 939 last Tuesday. Joined by several members of her band, Lou previewed songs from her new album, “Paper Castles,” which was released ...

Dean Lewis satisfies fans during sold out concert at Royale

Dean Lewis satisfies fans during sold out concert at Royale

Morgan Hume

March 6, 2019

Up-and-coming musician Dean Lewis did not disappoint on Sunday night when he gave an exceedingly energetic performance to a sold-out crowd at Royale, putting on a memorable show for his biggest stop on tour. Lewis is a rising Australian singer-songwriter most famous for his hit song “Be Alright,”...

Cherry Glazerr is a force of feminist rock at Brighton Music Hall

Cherry Glazerr is a force of feminist rock at Brighton Music Hall

Shayla Manning

February 21, 2019

The dynamic sounds of Los Angeles trio Cherry Glazerr filled Brighton Music Hall on Friday night for a sold out show of loud, raged feminist rock. Led by founder, singer and guitarist Clementine Creevy, the band’s aggressive yet charismatic attitude got right in the face of concertgoers and refused...

Jillian Barrows brings original music and 70’s vibes to headline show at Hard Rock Cafe

Jillian Barrows brings original music and 70’s vibes to headline show at Hard Rock Cafe

Sarah Lukowski

February 16, 2019

Jillian Barrows, a student at Berklee College of Music and alumna of Suffolk University, brought 70’s classics and her own original music to the Hard Rock Cafe as she headlined her first concert at the local venue Saturday night. Barrows, who uses the stage name Jillian Ann, has always loved t...

Irish folk duo Hudson Taylor returns to Boston for enthralling show at City Winery

Irish folk duo Hudson Taylor returns to Boston for enthralling show at City Winery

Morgan Hume

February 15, 2019

After supporting Hozier and Gabrielle Aplin on shows in Boston during their North American tours, Irish folk duo Hudson Taylor is no stranger to the Hub. On Saturday, the band returned to the city for two back-to-back headline concerts at the City Winery. The energy was high from the moment brothers...

Suffolk alumna breaks into Boston music scene with headline show at Hard Rock

Suffolk alumna breaks into Boston music scene with headline show at Hard Rock

Morgan Hume

February 6, 2019

Suffolk University alumna Jillian Barrows is stepping into the Boston music scene by headlining a show at the Hard Rock Cafe next month, the rock musician’s biggest performance yet. Barrows, who uses the stage name Jillian Ann, sang in her local church choir in Medford, Mass.  as a child and by...

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Morgan Hume and Sarah Lukowski

February 6, 2019

For decades, Carole King has been known for her sweet voice and solo albums, but few people know the story of her younger days as a songwriter, where she wrote tunes that climbed to the top of the Billboard charts before she ever stepped foot on stage. The Boston Opera House is giving audiences a glimpse...

Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery dominates House of Blues with country hits

Former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery dominates House of Blues with country hits

Sarah Lukowski

February 1, 2019

Country singer and former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery brought his “Seasons Change” tour to the House of Blues on Friday, where he sang old hits like “See You Tonight” and recent releases like “Five More Minutes,” showcasing his signature baritone vocal range. McCreery’s 13-stop...

Arkansas duo “joan” brings indie vibes to Brighton Music Hall

Arkansas duo “joan” brings indie vibes to Brighton Music Hall

Shayla Manning

February 1, 2019

On the first listen, it is unexpected that 80’s synth-pop duo joan comes from a city like Little Rock, AR. Their hazey, indie love songs go against the grain of their hometown’s primary sounds, which is mostly known for its country and rock influences. The pair made their way to Boston’s Brighto...

Brothers of folk duo Hudson Taylor embark on US tour after nearly a decade of performing music

Brothers of folk duo Hudson Taylor embark on US tour after nearly a decade of performing music

Morgan Hume

February 1, 2019

Ten years ago, brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor were busking in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, playing music for passersby to earn a little pocket money as teenagers. After countless performances and going on tour to support other musicians, the Irish folk duo is now headlining a U.S. tour with...

Houston trio “Khruangbin” fills Royale with infectious funk

Houston trio “Khruangbin” fills Royale with infectious funk

Shayla Manning

December 14, 2018

Clad in sequins, wigs and some serious sass, sultry trio Khruangbin dominated the stage during their sold out show at Royale nightclub on Dec. 6 as part of their tour promoting their sophomore album, “Con Todo El Mundo.” Hailing from Houston, Khruangbin, pronounced Khroong-bin, are known for blendi...

Suffolk University Dance Company debuts new routines at “Sweet Peek”

Morgan Hume

December 5, 2018

The Suffolk University Dance Company (SUDC) exemplified fresh choreography and confident dancers at Sargent Hall Wednesday night during their “Sweet Peek” performance, which gave the audience an inside look at some of the routines they will be performing at their Spring Showcase. SUDC performed...

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