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 Cars score nomination for Rock Hall induction

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Thursday that the Boston-bred pop band is among 15 acts under consideration for induction.

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Selena Gomez takes the reins on ‘Revival’

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With her new sophomore solo album, Selena Gomez makes it clear she is ready to be honest and even vulnerable in her music.


Meow Meow makes surprise appearance at Club Cafe, fans purr with delight

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The cabaret singing sensation turned up unannounced for karaoke at Club Café on Wednesday.

Sad and upbeat notes on the local music scene

By , Globe Staff

As several prominent local music clubs have closed, fans are left to wonder: Is it getting harder for live music to survive in Boston?