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Septuagenarian, Edwin Ayoung, better known as Crazy, easily carried the rest of the night with his exuberant performance.
The volume is devoted to print ads and event flyers for local eateries, concert venues, theaters, stores, and community events that were printed in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Disco is back in town! DJ Joey Carvello returns to Boston and the compilation Boston Goes Disco is released
By Noah Schaffer Nearly 40 years ago Toots Hibbert, already a reggae veteran, recorded a song called “Never Get Weary” with his group the Maytals. The song was about resilience in the fa…
Besides passing along the tradition of mariachi to their students, the members of Mariachi Mexico Antiguo perform as an ensemble at local events, including this weekend's Lowell Folk Festiva…
The mainstream country trappings of the Oak Ridge Boys have obscured their crowning achievement: they helped bring the white gospel quartet tradition to the pop charts.
The Isleys remain bizarrely underrated by mainstream media outlets, but they’ve never been forgotten by music fans.
Here's a look at the good stuff among last year's live music events.
Instead of wallowing in pity, singer Evie Sands has had the last laugh by remaining active as a performer, songwriter, and guitarist of original material.
Dave Stuckey of the Lucky Stars and the Hukilau Hotshots comes to the New England Shakeup.
The free Outside the Box arts festival is taking the year off, but its head vows that it will return next year.
What unites country and hip-hop? An outlaw narrative.
Boston will not have a large-scale free music and arts festival in 2017.
A celebration of a man who is one of the only remaining Boston R&B and soul artists who recorded in the 1960s.
Derek Frank's film tells the story of radio station owner Bob Bittner, whose one-man network has generated a cult following.
Danilo Brito was a child prodigy who originally began playing both the mandolin and the four-stringed cavaquinho.
Peter Kuhn, a master jazz improviser, returns after decades away from the music.
Surprise! The New England roots of reggae’s sibling act Morgan Heritage.
"Being an independent musician is kind of like having an organic farm."
Singer Bobby Rush is not just a world-class entertainer, but also one of the last masters of traditional blues.
The swamp pop revival is receiving a big assist from The Revelers, whose members helped found two of Cajun music’s most prominent combos.
Most of the can't-miss acts on this year's Lowell Folk Fest roster are artists who make preserving musical traditions a family business.
"Every year is a new adventure, but the goal has always been to have this as an annual event."
Bishop Harold Branch’s decades of supporting the gospel scene have not been ignored..
While Freda Payne still sings “Band of Gold” on soul package revues, she has recently rekindled the jazz side of her career.
The Outside the Box Festival going to need much more substance to justify its new 3-figure price tag.
"Nah Nah Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" lead singer Gary DeCarlo finally lands the spotlight.
An October 2016 opening that could fill some of the gaps created by the shuttering of Johnny D's next month.
The magazine's Roots and World Music critic looks back at a year of live performances: here are the winners and a few losers.
Rod Argent of the Zombies on the second incarnation of psychedelia.