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Rachel Griffin's new single, New album from Steve Jones, and more

Portland ex-pat RACHEL GRIFFIN continues to make her way in NYC.

Together at last: Cat Power, Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara, Carly Simon to play Boston Lilith Fair

We were praying for Rihanna + Loretta Lynn + The Gossip, but we'll take what they're giving: the Boston stop of the revamped Lilith Fair...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 04, 2010

2009: The top 10 in pop music

Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 25, 2009

Stars aligned

The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 18, 2009

Contest: Twitter to win our Kelly Clarkson tickets!

Kelly Clarkson, "I Do Not Hook Up" (Live at House of Blues, Boston)PHOTOS: Kelly Clarkson at House of Blues VIDEO + REVIEW: Kelly Clarkson at...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 09, 2009
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Branding Bangor

If a big-league indie pop festival falls in Bangor, will anyone hear it?
It's Maine's first large-scale indie music festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009


Slideshow: Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga

Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga, live at House of Blues, May 4, 2009
Live at House of Blues, May 4, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  May 08, 2009

Thoughts on seeing Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga at House of Blues

By Daniel Brockman  |  May 05, 2009
Kelly Clarkson and Lady GaGa to play free Grammy-sponsored Boston gig

Kelly Clarkson and Lady GaGa to play free Grammy-sponsored Boston gig

Look, there's no getting around this: about 200 words from now this item is going to turn into a cellphone commercial. We apologize in advance, and if you're against cellphone commercials, you definitely don't want to click through to the jump. However, KELLY CLARKSON and LADY GAGA are playing a free double-bill next month at the House of Blues, and in order to fill in the details, we're going to have to mention the name and location of a certain mobile-phone provider . . . and we're also going to have to give out a URL that includes the name of a t

By Carly Carioli  |  April 13, 2009

'Who Charted'

Having paid my dues by wading through the alt-rock and godawful-country charts, I've earned the right to tackle the steamy stuff.
Billboard's Hot Adult Top 40
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 24, 2009

Kelly Clarkson | All I Ever Wanted

Of all of the myths propagated in rock and roll, "it's the singer not the song" must be the most disingenuous.
Sony BMG (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 23, 2009

Crossword: ''Just playing''

It's what's on the outside that counts.
It's what's on the outside that counts.
By MATT JONES  |  February 11, 2009

Dawg days

Despite gains by blogs, podcasts, and social-networking Web sites, television is still our dominant mass medium.
The 2008 campaign is turning out to be our first-ever American Idol election
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 03, 2008

Facebook phobia

It’s safe to say that Facebook is now an omniscient, all-powerful tool that, in some way, traffics in dirt on nearly everyone you know.
Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 16, 2008

“Why” and why not

There are songs here that speak of Jamaica and others that are more like the Portland-suburb Schrock you’re already down with.
Hearing Kate Schrock’s Invocation
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 28, 2008

Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus

It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes


Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire became famous in the 1980s, when country music consisted of ballads as big as the hair of the singers who sang them.
Reba Duets | MCA
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  February 12, 2008

Crossword: ''Think twice''

'Cuz once is never enough
By MATT JONES  |  December 26, 2007

Carrie’s gift

The process was well under way, but YouTube provided a caught-on-camera bright-red underline.
From American Idol to Music Row
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  November 27, 2007

Three of a kind

Deborah Harry admitted that there was no method to the madness involved in making her new solo album, Necessary Evil.
Deborah Harry, Annie Lennox, and Siouxsie Sioux
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2007

Going on sale: September 14, 2007

Bang Camaro, Avengers, High School Musical, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 12, 2007


The Duff connection

“I really haven’t had to deal with any crazy paparazzi, since we usually keep a low profile and sneak in the back door of places.”
Joe Bermudez, DJ to the stars
By DAVID DAY  |  September 12, 2007

Live Earth 2007

So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 10, 2007

Tween troubles

Poor Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson’s fall from grace
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 09, 2007

America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

June tunes

Mark Twain once observed that it’s “better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.”
From Beastie Boys to the White Stripes and more
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 25, 2007


Going on sale: May 11, 2007

White Stripes, Kelly Clarkson, Lightning Bolt, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  May 08, 2007

The best damn thing?

Avril Lavigne doesn’t always act like a spoiled bitch.
Whatever, Avril goes straight to the top
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 01, 2007

Justify my love

Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 05, 2007

First Night 2007

Boston's not-so-silent night will be hot enough to melt ice sculptures. And that's just the weather forecast.
From Voltron and John Doe to fireworks and U.V. Pro, an insider's guide to getting the most out of your button on New Year's Eve.
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 04, 2007