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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Dropkick Murphys close down the Beachcomber

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The local stars sent off the Quincy establishment with a rousing bash this weekend.

The ticket: pop music

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

It’s the time of the season for reunited Zombies

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A newly reunited Zombies come to Wilbur Theatre on Oct. 6, playing their classic 1968 album, “Odessey and Oracle,” in its entirety, along with tracks from their latest one.

Gardner Museum goes pop (and rock and hip-hop)

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expands its music programming — and hopefully its younger audience — with RISE, a new series devoted to pop, rock, and hip-hop.