Jenny Lewis bounces back with ‘The Voyager’

Lewis’ star-studded “Just One of the Guys” video racked up nearly 2.5 million views on YouTube in eight days.

// Five faves at Newport Folk Festival

Don’t miss Jimmy Cliff, Jack White, and the Haden Triplets at Newport Folk Festival.

// Trumpeter Sandoval celebrates music without borders

The Cuban expat trumpeter, bandleader, and media personality Arturo Sandoval is a headliner for the Summer Arts Weekend festival.

Feast of festivals in Greater Boston

A look at what’s on tap at music festivals in Boston, Cambridge, and Lowell.

High Five

Five artists Flume is listening to

In the ever-widening field of electronic music, Flume, a.k.a. Australian producer Harley Streten, has made a niche for himself.

Night Watch

Improv Asylum’s ‘All the Single Ladies’

“All the Single Ladies” offers bachelorette parties and girls-night-out groups a wild night of comedy, dancing, and naughtiness.

From left: Bang on a Can musicians Mark Stewart, Jay Sager, Adrianne Pope, Chuck Furlong, and David Cossin rehearse artist Ann Hamilton’s “Paper Chorus.”


Classical Notes

Bang on a Can connects musical, visual works at Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can’s Summer Music Festival offers a series of programs that highlight musical links to parts of the museum’s collection.

Scene & HEard

Zenón explores Puerto Rican culture in Newport

Alto saxophonist, composer, and MacArthur “genius” grant winner Miguel Zenón brings a new large-scale work to the Newport Jazz Festival.

Noisy Neighbors

Lisa Thorson, ‘Lisa Thorson Quartet Live’

The esteemed singer and Berklee professor’s latest CD is distinguished by the choice of unusual material.

Music Review

Back to the ’90s with Under the Sun tour

“If you don’t like No. 1 songs from the ’90s,” Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath proclaimed, “don’t come here.”


// Discovery Ensemble suddenly ceases operations

The ensemble announced that due to fund-raising difficulties, its board is closing the company and cancelling the 2014-15 season.

Jordan Koransky (left) and Joseph Kelly performing at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music on Saturday.

Music Review

Festival of Contemporary Music showcases creative process

The festival highlighted the process of composition as much as the end product.


// The week ahead: Music

Critics’ picks for upcoming concerts this week, including Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Xfinity Center.

Summer Arts Preview

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// The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.

Album reviews

James Reed

Pop music critic

Reed is a pop music critic covering everything from indie rock and folk to Latin pop and hip-hop.