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Miraculous?

"Miracle on Tremont Street," Orpheum Theatre, December 4, 2007
“Miracle on Tremont Street" offered a reminder that modern rock isn’t completely dominated by watered-down emo-pop pap and heinous post-grunge mush.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  December 09, 2007

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Boston, beer, and Bobby Brown

The 20th-Anniversary BMAs
Last weekend at the Orpheum, Bobby Brown was not indicted but inducted.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 09, 2007

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AIDS day for the people

Longwood Symphony at Jordan Hall, December 1, 2007
Introducing the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s unusual World AIDS Day program.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2007

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Tap into Berklee

Christopher Guest at Berklee Performance Center, November 30, 2007
“This,” said Christopher Guest from the Berklee Performance Center stage, “is really difficult to believe. Until an hour ago, I thought it was a practical joke.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 04, 2007

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Perfectly strange

Neil Young at the Orpheum Theatre, December 2, 2007
He still likes to mix it up between tours with his trusty Crazy Horse.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  December 09, 2007

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Hail and farewell

The Berlin Philharmonic’s Mahler, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and the BSO’s Smetana
The season’s most eagerly awaited (and, with its $187 top ticket price, most expensive) classical concert was not a disappointment.
By: LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 27, 2007



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Yes, he'd be missed

Richard Conrad's The Mikado at Jordan Hall, November 24, 2007
In the 1980s and ’90s, performances of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas by Richard Conrad’s Boston Academy of Music were a Thanksgiving-weekend tradition.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 27, 2007

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Sweet but short

Tegan and Sara at the Berklee Performance Center, November 21, 2007
Chalk it up to a pre-emptive hunger for gluttony.
By: VICTORIA WELCH  |  December 09, 2007

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Acoustic mainline

Spiritualized at the Museum of Fine Arts, November 19, 2007
Jason Pierce has made a clear connection between the addict’s desire to reach a higher plane and the blues/gospel singer’s quest for the very same.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  December 09, 2007

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Home for the holiday

Mission of Burma's Roger Miller does his part for Tibet
The Middle East corner is not exactly where you’d expect to find Mission of Burma guitarist Roger Miller performing on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 09, 2007

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Girl Group Redux

The Pipettes, Great Scott, November 15, 2007
I don’t imagine that the Pipettes are doing any more to curtail carbon monoxide emissions or save the rain forest than the Spice Girls.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 09, 2007



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Unanswered questions

Ben Zander and the BPO, Sanders Theatre, November 18, 2007
Not many living conductors (Abbado? Harnoncourt? Barenboim?) would do better.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 19, 2007

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Holy dread

Om, Middle East Upstairs, November 18, 2007
A riot in the nervous system, on the point of being a riot for real.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  December 09, 2007

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Meet and greet

Boston's rock n' roll social
To be a fly on the wall was, well, quite a buzz.
By: STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  November 19, 2007

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Still rockin'

The Middle East Celebrates 20
“You remember what happened — I threw a fuckin’ party that got too fuckin’ big.”
By: BRETT MILANO  |  November 13, 2007

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Revival Meeting

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Middle East Downstairs, November 9, 2007
You can bet Amy Winehouse didn’t sweat like this.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  November 13, 2007



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Fluorescent pop

Sia, Paradise Rock Club, November 7, 2007
Furler’s got chops to rival her many idiosyncrasies, and by now she shouldn’t have to haul a toy store on stage to get noticed.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 13, 2007

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Sticky and sweet

Juliette and the Licks, Middle East Downstairs, November 6, 2007
All for the love of rock-and-roll, uh, mediocrity?
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 13, 2007

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Pleasure me

Van Halen, TD Banknorth Garden, October 30, 2007
How much red-blooded American entertainment can one town take?
By: JAMES PARKER  |  November 05, 2007

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Garage-rock heaven

The Sonics, Cavestomp! at Warsaw, Brooklyn, November 3, 2007
Of all the rock bands who have ever reunited, the Sonics waited the longest.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  November 05, 2007

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Halloween Treat

Lyrics Born, Paradise Rock Club, October 31, 2007
Even a listless crowd had to acknowledge it had just seen something.
By: MEGAN BELL  |  November 05, 2007


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