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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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Music Review

Culture Club is reunited — and it feels so good

By , Globe Staff

With Boy George in classic, outrageous form, the newly reunited group thrilled fans Sunday at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

Beachcomber joins the ranks of local venues to close

By , Globe Staff

The popular Quincy bar that’s been a mainstay for music on the South Shore since 1959 will shutter its doors in September.

Music Review

George Ezra brings wizened voice, youthful wit to House of Blues

By , Globe Staff

Headlining the House of Blues, rising English pop sensation George Ezra was wise beyond his 22 years.

ALBUM REVIEW | POP

Lianne La Havas, ‘Blood’

By , Globe Staff

Where the British singer-songwriter’s debut offered a glimmer of promise, its follow-up, “Blood,” is a statement of purpose and self-discovery.