New England acts enjoy loud community on Warped Tour


Eric Levin

The roving cavalcade known as the Vans Warped Tour has grown to feature nearly 100 bands.

Album review | POP

Sia, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

With “1000 Forms of Fear,” Sia puts to good use the pop craftsmanship she has loaned out to folks like Rihanna.

Album review | COUNTRY

Old Crow Medicine Show, ‘Remedy’

The men of Old Crow Medicine Show are so consistently good that it’s easy to take them for granted.

Braid: No Coast cd cover

Album review | Emo

Braid, ‘No Coast’

The pioneering emo band returns with a new LP that reclaims moves adopted by numerous bands that arose in its wake.

Album review | R&B

Trey Songz, ‘Trigga’

The alented vocalist plays it safe on his sixth album, covering ground he's explored more compellingly in the past.

Album review | FOLK METAL

Buzz Osborne, ‘This Machine Kills Artists’

Armed only with an acoustic guitar and his customary anarchic attitude, Osborne goes it alone as a unconventional troubadour.

Music Review

BSO, Fleming uncork new season at Tanglewood

The evening, a tasting menu of musical Americana, was clearly conceived as a vehicle for its celebrity soloist, the soprano Renée Fleming.

// Yes forges ahead with classic albums and new music

Steve Howe, guitarist of English prog-rock institution Yes, talks about the band’s longevity, its volatility, and its new album.

Album review

// Pacifica Quartet, ‘The Soviet Experience, Vol. 4’

The Pacifica Quartet crosses the finish line in its invaluable complete Shostakovich cycle with a penetrating, illuminating, and haunting last entry.

Third Ear | Jeremy Eichler

A symphony of clangor, and an early modern dream

Viewed from today, George Antheil’s score for “Ballet Mécanique” is both art and artifact.

Noisy Neighbors

// Magic Man, ‘Before the Waves’

The new debut from Boston synth-pop band fits snugly in the realm of euphoric dance rock.

// The ticket: Classical music

Upcoming classical music and opera performances in the greater Boston area and beyond.

// The ticket: Pop music

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

Summer Arts Preview

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// The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, a new day at Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.


// The week ahead: Music

Critic’s picks for upcoming concerts in the Boston area.

Classical music

Pop music

Scene & Heard

On her own, Sarah Borges gets back into the groove

The former Broken Singles member has stuck with music, her first love she began exploring as a teenager growing up in Taunton.

Album reviews

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Igor Levit, ‘Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas’

Young Russian pianist Igor Levit breaks new ground with his penetrating, precise renditions of Beethoven’s last five sonatas.