Jazz buffs know about the Yellowjackets. This is a Grammy-winning band that writes and performs complicated, intricate compositions that cross countless boundaries and thus make them difficult to pigeon-hole.
A Hard Day’s Night stands as a landmark in rock history because it exemplifies the Beatles’s joyously innocent starting point — today it delivers an irresistible sonic joy that comes from listening to songs that still rock after fifty years.
Cambridge and Springfield have launched promising new festivals even as some others have dropped by the wayside. Meanwhile, festivals in Northampton, Cambridge (again), Lawrence, and Newton have announced their schedules..