James Reed

Reed is a pop music critic covering everything from indie rock and folk to Latin pop and hip-hop. He previously worked at The Standard-Times of New Bedford and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in journalism and Spanish.

Latest stories

In an LA music store, I found my holy place

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As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, California’s Amoeba Music proves independent record stores can still thrive.

The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel is a down-home oasis in LA

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It’s a boutique hotel with honky-tonk character and a storied, and sometimes seedy, past.

Music Review

Brian Wilson offers timeless hits, communal joy

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There’s an unspoken understanding that Wilson, 73, is a damaged genius, and the fans instinctively extend deep empathy for him.

The ticket: Pop music

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James Reed’s picks for noteworthy pop music concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this week.