Music Category

Messy moments make a masterpiece

I recently subscribed to the Tidal music service, which has given me access to virtually every song and album in existence. Naturally, I started diving deep into Fleetwood Mac’s collection (if you don’t know about my obsession with the Mac, that’s for another column altogether) and found the “Rumours” super deluxe edition, which includes loads […]

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Review: There is simply no one like Beyonce

There simply aren’t words to describe Beyonce’s show at a sold-out Gillette Stadium Friday night. Riveting. Brilliant. Otherworldly. Magical. All come close, but none truly convey what it was like to witness the greatest performer of this generation at the height of her career command the stage for two hours. Smoke wafted across the stage, […]

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Beyonce’s “Lemonade” is a testament to the power of vulnerability

It’s been a tough year for music fans. Not even halfway through 2016, we’ve lost legends including David Bowie, Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Phife Dawg of the groundbreaking hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest and most recently, Prince, one of the most innovative, talented artists of our […]

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Review: One Direction finds a way

What do you get when you combine mediocre vocals, good looks, a solid songwriting team and the power of social media? One Direction, four hit albums and a massive world tour that stopped at Gillette Stadium Saturday night…continue reading at the Boston Herald.

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Review: Kenny Chesney’s marathon at Gillette Stadium

It was a double-dose of Americana and alcohol at Gillette Stadium last night, as country superstars Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean lit up the venue on the first of a sold-out, two-night stand on their co-headlining tour. The weather was perfect, the moon was full and there were songs about tractors, trucks, forever and booze. […]

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Review: Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium

Goodbye country, hello synth-pop. Friday night — the first of a two-night, sold-out stint at Gillette Stadium that had 60,000 teens and tweens approaching hysteria — Taylor Swift shed any and all remnants of her country past in favor of the ’80s-inspired aesthetic off her multiplatinum smash album “1989”…continue reading at the Boston Herald.

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Stevie Wonder brings classic ‘songs’ to life at Boston show

Grown men shouted “I love you, Stevie!” Sixty-year-olds pumped their fists, twirled and took selfies. Ushers danced in the aisles. And for a couple of hours, all was right with the world again. Stevie Wonder performed his seminal 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life” at the sold-out TD Garden Tuesday night, and in […]

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I’m just now realizing how brilliant Amy Winehouse was and it’s killing me

I’ve been listening to a lot of Amy Winehouse lately. It’s pretty much all I’ve been doing. That and watching her videos, interviews and documentaries. I should have realized how brilliant she was a long time ago, but I didn’t. And now that I have, it’s like I’ve become obsessed. A guy I briefly dated […]

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4 things you need to know about the Drake vs. Lil Wayne concert

I already wrote a review of the Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour, which stopped at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield Monday night, but here are a few thoughts and observations from the concert that didn’t make that review: Best concert ever? When I searched the #DrakevsLilWayne hashtag on Twitter I saw an alarming number of people say this […]

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