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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.

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Critics’ picks for pop, folk, jazz and more music performances.

Music Review

Bashful Banks a ghost among the machines at Paradise

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Buzzed-about California R&B performer Banks put on a surprisingly tentative, shaky, and inconclusive show at Paradise Rock Club.

Blake Mills brings his spirited heartache to the Sinclair

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Singer-songwriter Blake Mills faces heartache with high spirits on sophomore set “Heigh Ho,” which he’ll play at the Sinclair on Tuesday.

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Lucinda Williams, ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone’

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Williams’s 11th album settles into a deep groove that suggests she was fired up and couldn’t whittle her latest to a standard 10 songs.