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Cautious Clay merges vocals and percussion at Paradise Rock Club

Cautious Clay merges vocals and percussion at Paradise Rock Club

Morgan Hume

December 15, 2019

Cautious Clay stepped outside the typical R&B performance on Dec. 11 as the musician gave Paradise Rock Club an eclectic and rhythmic concert. Joshua Karpeh, better known by his stage name Cautious Clay, lured the crowd in with a night of continuous smooth vocals, aiming to play a variety of songs a...

Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

Clairo softens Paradise Rock Club during homecoming concert

Phoebe Adams and Abby O'Connor

December 11, 2019

Bedroom-pop singer Clairo performed two sold-out shows at the Paradise Rock Club on Nov. 20 and 21. The Nov. 21 show closed out her almost completely sold-out “immunity” North American tour, which was a homecoming for the artist, as she is originally from Carlisle, Massachusetts. Paying homage to the...

Lucy Dacus brings smooth indie voice and synth to Royale

Lucy Dacus brings smooth indie voice and synth to Royale

Morgan Hume

December 11, 2019

All eyes were on Lucy Dacus as the 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s smooth vocals brought the Royale to a standstill on Dec. 4. The indie musician’s concert kept the crowd on their feet, moving along to each rhythmic song. Dacus’ well-balanced setlist included a mix of tracks from her 2016 alb...

BROCKHAMPTON creates carefree atmosphere at Boston concert

BROCKHAMPTON creates carefree atmosphere at Boston concert

Eddie Reinhardt

December 11, 2019

Fans were already jumping and dancing in front of the stage before even half the arena was filled while the members of BROCKHAMPTON were still backstage at Agganis Arena on Nov. 24. When the group finally hit the stage, the energy was somehow intensified as the fans were anxious for the Boston leg of...

Hozier charms audiences during back-to-back Boston concerts

Hozier charms audiences during back-to-back Boston concerts

Morgan Hume and Sarah Turley

November 20, 2019

Hozier was sweet as cherry wine on Wednesday night as the folk singer delivered a concert full of tender music and kind smiles.  Hozier played two sold-out shows on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre as part of his “Wasteland, Baby” tour, supporting his latest album of the same name. Aus...

Concert review: FINNEAS brings harmony to Boston in packed venue

Concert review: FINNEAS brings harmony to Boston in packed venue

Zoe Saben

October 30, 2019

When Finneas O’Connell, who performs as FINNEAS, stepped on stage at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club this past Thursday, he was greeted by a crowd of screaming, dedicated fans, all packed into the intimate, sold-out venue. FINNEAS, the prolific singer, songwriter and producer has previously toured ...

Review: Bon Iver illuminates crowd with tracks from ‘i,i’

Review: Bon Iver illuminates crowd with tracks from ‘i,i’

Nick Viveiros

October 23, 2019

Last week, frontman Justin Vernon and his mythical compatriot members of Bon Iver brought their latest album to life at the nearly-full TD Garden for a stunning set that spanned their entire discography. The occasion for Bon Iver’s current tour (a rarity for them) is the late-August release of thei...

Review: Chase Rice brings southern roots to Boston

Review: Chase Rice brings southern roots to Boston

Morgan Torre

October 23, 2019

Chase Rice displayed the epitome of raw talent in his performance on Oct. 12 at The House of Blues Boston. He is not as well known as other country artists such as Dan + Shay or Thomas Rhett, but he has the same energy and performance level as these mainstream singers. Rice opened his show with an upbeat ...

Review: Martinez turns set into large scale production

Review: Martinez turns set into large scale production

Phoebe Adams and Morgan Hume

October 23, 2019

Class was in session at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 19 as Melanie Martinez brought the crowd from kindergarten through high school during her Boston stop of her K-12 Tour. Martinez’s pastel colored concert was in support of her latest record “K-12,” which dropped on Sept. 6. Through ang...

Whitney separates itself from the pack through compelling set at Royale

Whitney separates itself from the pack through compelling set at Royale

Allyssa DelVecchio

October 9, 2019

When you think of famous Whitneys in music, many attribute the name to the award winning soul artist from Newark, NJ, not the indie soul band band from Chicago. However, if you strolled by the Royale Tuesday night, you would have seen a line of people out the door and forgot for one night that there once was another Whitney ...

Somerset band moves from Suffolk to Somerville

Somerset band moves from Suffolk to Somerville

Catarina Protano

October 9, 2019

Two years ago, The Journal wrote a story on the rebranding of Suffolk University’s contemporary music group, formerly known as “Rhythm,” into something a bit more personal: The Common. Now, the group has graduated from performances at “First Fridays” on the third floor of Sawyer to packed venu...

Avril Lavigne fills Orpheum with teenage nostalgia through set list of punk-pop chart toppers

Avril Lavigne fills Orpheum with teenage nostalgia through set list of punk-pop chart toppers

Morgan Hume

October 9, 2019

Avril Lavigne brought fans back to the days of grungy skater kids and hot pink highlights with a set list spanning her most popular pop-punk hits from the early 2000’s during her concert Thursday night at the Orpheum theatre. The singer-songwriter stopped in Boston as part of her “Head Above Water...

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