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Super Bowl 2015 playlist: Seattle vs Boston music

Super Bowl 2015 playlist: Seattle vs Boston music

If Sunday’s game were decided based on the music scenes of Boston and Seattle, who would win? We made this Super Bowl 2015 playlist to help you decide.

PHOTOS: Boston, the Doobie Brothers Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre show

Boston at Fiddlers Green

Boston and the Doobie Brothers rolled out their classic album rock and transformed Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre into a giant, open-air karaoke bar on Wednesday.

Live review: John Butler Trio @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Aussie John Butler's virtuoso dexterity capped off an unusually eclectic night of music at Red Rocks on Friday. Photo by Brian Carney,

Live review: John Butler Trio @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Offspring, Paramore @ Fiddler's Green

[photopress:offspring.jpg,full,pp_image] The Offspring performing May 18 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo from As I sat, swayed, danced, and bounced through the Big Gig, one song kept bubbling to top of mind: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Surrounded by the next generation of punk rock girls and boys, happily bouncing and pogo-ing to the tunes Saturday at Fiddler’s Green, I tried to share the bliss they were feeling. But I missed any sense of urgency, or riot, or anger, […]

Boston, Styx @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

[photopress:Styx_Boxton_13July2008_MTO0089a.jpg,full,pp_image] Boston and Styx (above) tried their best to shake off the “classic rock” tag at Red Rocks on Sunday. Photos by Mark T. Osler. There’s something about seeing a couple classic rock mainstays in an evening at Red Rocks. After all, you’re literally watching a sliver of rock history play out in front of you, along with a few thousand other people, in the best outdoor amphitheater on Earth. What more could you ask for? And from the looks on their faces, most of […]

Dark Star Orchestra @ the Oriental Theater

[photopress:darkstar.jpg,full,pp_image] Dark Star Orchestra makes you feel the fleeting moment, but the Grateful Dead cover band falls short of recreating entire shows. There is something inherently sad about a tribute band. Sure, the music brings you back. There is talent on stage. The music is worthy of tribute and the historical perspective is valuable. But there is a vague dysphoria up there too, especially when the tribute band is covering a band heralded for its creativity, dynamic interplay and spontaneity. There is no question the […]

Jonathan Richman @ the Lion's Lair

[photopress:jonathan_richman.jpg,full,pp_image] Jonathan Richman: Intimate, sure, but unremarkable. Word that Jonathan Richman would be playing at the Lion’s Lair provoked two immediate responses: First: It’s a no-brainer. A must-see. Like John Doe before him, when you get a chance to see a legend in a setting that intimate, you just gotta go. But then second: Wait, why is Jonathan Richman playing at the Lair? I wanted to believe it was because, like an invite-only show he did at Boulder’s Fox Theatre several years ago, maybe he […]

Bang Camaro @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:bang0.jpg,full,pp_image] Bang Camaro brought their gigantic stage show to the Bluebird Theater on Saturday night, and it was easy to feel the Boston metal band’s energy. Photos by Reverb contributor Doug Beam. Twenty lead singers and a plethora of guitarists railing old-school metal with the assistance of a bass player and drummer. That’s all we knew about Bang Camaro going into the Boston band’s Saturday gig at the Bluebird Theater. Of course, only one stat sticks out in that equation: 20 lead singers. That’s right. […]