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 ticket: pop music

By , Globe Staff

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


Soul survivor LaVette pours her life into song

By , Globe Staff

A decade into a renaissance that established her as one of the greats of soul music, Bettye LaVette is relishing a new album, “Worthy.”

Week ahead: Music, theater, art, nightlife, and more


Critic’s pics for upcoming events.

Album Review | R&B

Ibeyi, ‘Ibeyi’

By , Globe Staff

On their self-titled debut as Ibeyi, French-Cuban twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz present a hypnotic collision of cultures and influences.