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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...

Mallcops give energetic performance alongside We The Kings at Brighton Music Hall

Mallcops give energetic performance alongside We The Kings at Brighton Music Hall

Allyssa DelVecchio

July 19, 2019

If you’ve gone to school in Boston, one way or another you’ve heard of Mallcops. No, not Paul Blart or the intimidating folks at the Cambridge Galleria Mall, but the local band. Since the release of their inaugural EP “The Funniest Joke You’ve Ever Told,” musicians Daniel Donovan, Jimmy Del, Tyle...

Firefly music festival headliners bring Coachella vibes to the East Coast

Firefly music festival headliners bring Coachella vibes to the East Coast

Allyssa DelVecchio

July 18, 2019

Fear of missing out — popularly referred to as FOMO — from the seemingly endless social media posts about music festivals are never ending, and as college students, you can’t possibly spend hundreds of dollars every time another festival pops up. However, if you’re looking for the Coachella exper...

Habibi transforms Great Scott into a ‘60’s psych rock paradise

Habibi transforms Great Scott into a ‘60’s psych rock paradise

Shayla Manning

April 24, 2019

Brooklyn-based band Habibi brought their energetic and feminist driven surf rock to Great Scott last Tuesday night for their first time in Boston since 2012. The group of five crept up the dark little stage nestled in the corner of Allston with an effortless attitude about them, yet they manifested...

Rock band Kiss puts on electrifying performance as part of final tour

Carolyn Nash

April 3, 2019

The iconic American rock band Kiss gave audiences a final show they would never forget when they reunited at TD Garden on March 26. The Boston concert kicked off with bandmates Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer arriving onstage dressed in their stage outfits, sporting the iconic...

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