Album Review | POP

Nick & Knight, ‘Nick & Knight’

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Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight from NKOTB team up for a mini-boyband summit on their new album.

Album Review | POP

Maroon 5, ‘V’

Adam Levine and his Maroon 5 bandmates chase the latest pop trends to tiring, tiresome, and occaisonal successful effect on “V.”

Album Review | INDIE ROCK

Blonde Redhead, ‘Barragán’

Quiet speaks volumes for the New York City trio Blonde Redhead on its newly released ninth album.

Album Review | HIP-HOP

Jeezy, ‘Seen It All: The Autobiography’

Veteran rapper Jeezy remains consistent on his fifth studio album — for better and, frustratingly, for worse.

Album Review | ROCK

J Mascis, ‘Tied to a Star’

On his second solo album, the Dinosaur Jr. frontman goes acoustic and heartfelt.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played at Fenway Park Saturday.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit home run at Fenway

The band played for almost two hours to an appreciative audience that sang along.


// Jeff Bridges shows his musical side at the Wilbur

Taking a break from his primary career, veteran actor Jeff Bridges embraces his alter-ego as a rootsy singer-songwriter.

Music Review

Simpson plays ’em all for faithful fans at Brighton

Sturgill Simpson played almost two hours of take-no-prisoners country music for a sold-out Brighton Music Hall crowd.

// The Ticket: Pop music

A look at the week in pop music including Jeff Bridges and The Abiders at the Wilbur Theatre.

Brownout gives Black Sabbath tunes a Latin-funk groove

The band’s latest album, a collection of Black Sabbath covers, has splashing brassy flourishes over Sabbath’s mighty riffs.


Oppenheim’s poem blooms in musical odes to labor

James Oppenheim’s protest poem “Bread and Roses” took root as an anthem for workers and the labor movement.


// Week Ahead: Music

Critics’ picks for pop, folk, jazz and more music performances in the Boston area and beyond.

Summer Arts Preview

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// The sizzling summer of arts

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

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