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 James Reed , Globe Staff

James Reed’s picks for notable concerts in the Boston area this week.

Hooray for Earth brings surprising sounds to the ICA

By James Reed , Globe Staff

The quartet fights off preconceptions by rocking out on the band’s new album, “Racy.”

The week ahead: Music


Critic’s picks for notable concerts around the region, including Cheap Trick at the House of Blues.

Music Review

Arcade Fire brings grooves and spectacle to Mansfield

By James Reed , Globe Staff

Every song had its own distinct vibe, veering from the skeletal beauty of “The Suburbs” to the narcotic disco of “Reflektor.”