Boston Calling announces lineup

Among the planned performers for the late-summer version of Boston Calling are Paul Westerberg (pictured) and a reconstituted version of his band the Replacements, teen pop phenom Lorde, rapper Nas, the Roots and Childish Gambino.

A terrific mix of classic and contemporary artists and genres will be featured at the late-summer edition of the music festival known as Boston Calling.

Boy George (pictured in Philadelphia, the night before his Boston concert) performed new and old songs at Royale on Saturday.

Music Review

Boy George gets angry, then gets down to business

The backbone of Boy George’s Saturday night show at Royale was reggae, with plenty of songs shaped by its undulating ripple.

Music REview

BEMF delivers a passionate Sebastiani Easter story

The forces of the Boston Early Music Festival presented a little-known setting of the Easter story by German composer Johann Sebastiani (1622-1683).

Album review | POP ROCK

Neon Trees, ‘Pop Psychology’

Neon Trees deliver familiar pop-rock with a difference on their new album, “Pop Psychology.”

Album review | POP

Dan Wilson, ‘Love Without Fear’

Former Semisonic frontman and in-demand songwriter Dan Wilson showcases his pop prowess on his second solo album, “Love Without Fear.”

Album review | INDIE POP

Eels, ‘The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett’

“The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett,” a new Eels album, has a simplicity and soft intimacy, but such a consistently flat affect that it remains bloodless and numb.


‘Pee Wee’s Big Adventure’ score was its own wild ride

The Brattle Theatre will screen “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” the film-scoring breakthrough of composer Danny Elfman.

Music Review

Winding down its season, the BSO tunes up for an Asian tour

Charles Dutoit conducted Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’’ Thursday, in which Behzod Abduraimov made his BSO debut.


// Iggy Azalea storms onto the hip-hop scene

After two years of delays, Azalea is finally taking center stage, determined to be judged for her music.

Drummer Kendrick Scott plays with ‘Conviction’

The Berklee College of Music alumnus has become one of today’s in-demand jazz drummers — a regular, in particular, in Terence Blanchard’s band.

history repeating

Pocket poetry carries the day

Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day, one of the many programs associated with National Poetry Month, which was established in April 1996.

Talking about jazz at Berklee

An ambitious event at Berklee College of Music, billed as a symposium and concert series, will take a look at the current state of jazz composition.

Music review

Swiss maestro steps in to lead BSO’s Mozart and Mahler program

Charles Dutoit led the Boston Symphony Orchestra through a pair of symphonic masterworks, Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.


// The week ahead: Music

Critics’ picks for upcoming concerts around the region, including Boy George at Royale.

Special section

// Family entertainment

From action-packed art to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Celebrity Series, here are family-friendly events in the Boston area.

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Scene & Heard

// As emo revives, Somos revamps

The local band’s new album, “Temple of Plenty,” and growing fanbase have them thinking big.

Classical music

Pop music


Iggy Azalea performing earlier this year in Los Angeles. Her debut album, “The New Classic,”  is out Tuesday.

Iggy Azalea storms onto the hip-hop scene

After two years of delays, Azalea is finally taking center stage, determined to be judged for her music.

Album reviews

Noisy Neighbors

Animal Talk, ‘Kid’

For an upbeat record with plenty of party soundtrack potential, there’s a through-line of maturity that winds through the second release from Boston four-piece.