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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The week ahead: Music


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

Chris Stein turns his lens on Blondie

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Stein reflects on his new photo book, “Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk,” starring the glamorous Debbie Harry.

Photographer Deborah Feingold on the making of ‘Music’

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Feingold, who was born in Cranston, R.I., and attended Emerson College, goes behind the scenes of her new photo book.

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Soulman Smith woos his fans at the House of Blues

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Sam Smith is a proudly romantic singer, as witnessed by a sold-out House of Blues.