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Bands You Should Know: Darlingside

For every great band, there’s a humble beginning. For the Boston-based Darlingside, that beginning was a show at The Lilypad, that petite-but-popular venue in Inman square that’s birthed many an indie act over the years. “[It] was a collaborative performance with our (still!) good friend Caitlin Canty,” the band’s violinist & […]

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Gallery: Letters to Cleo at Geek Bowl XII

Gallery: Letters to Cleo at Geek Bowl XII

February 17, 2018 — Letters to Cleo put on a rockin’ show at Geek Bowl XII this weekend at the Agganis Arena. The band played fan favorites during intermissions at what will go down as one of the most FUN Trivia nights we’ve ever witnessed. They also sang an entire […]

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Gallery: Marilyn Manson at House of Blues

Gallery: Marilyn Manson at House of Blues

January 12, 2018 — There are few things we enjoy more than a great Marilyn Manson show. And that’s exactly what we got last night at the House of Blues where the shock rocker performed all the fan favorites, as well as songs from his 2017 release Heaven Upside Down. He was […]

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Gallery: First Aid Kit at House of Blues

Gallery: First Aid Kit at House of Blues

February 7th, 2018 — Who’s still beaming from the stellar performance First Aid Kit put on last night at House of Blues? We sure are! In addition to fan favorites, the Swedish folk-duo performed several new tracks from their 2018 release Ruined, including the wildly popular “It’s a Shame.” The show […]

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Gallery: Jamila Woods & Jha – Live at Fraser

Gallery: Jamila Woods & Jha – Live at Fraser

February 1, 2018 — Jamila Woods stripped down to the basics to deliver one unforgettable Live at Fraser performance. With just bass, guitar, and her incredible voice, the lyrical poet blew us away performing songs from her debut release HEAVN, as well new material and as some special covers for the evening. […]

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Bands You Should Know: People Like You

Bands You Should Know: People Like You

People Like You self-describes as “emotionally driven jazz,” a phrase that is incredibly apt. With their syncopated, off-tempo beats and twisting-turning chorus of vocals, they create a sound that just feels like a late summer night goofing off with friends. And even as their songs vary in instrumental focus —from […]

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Gallery: Sleigh Bells at the Paradise

Gallery: Sleigh Bells at the Paradise

January 24th, 2018 — The energy at the Paradise last night was bouncing off the walls, and that’s all thanks to the amazing show that Sleigh Bells put on. The Brooklyn-based duo were loud and alive, and mixed up the evening’s set with selections from their entire discography, including their […]

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Songs You Should Know: “VRY BLK” – Jamila Woods

Songs You Should Know: “VRY BLK” – Jamila Woods

If you’re anything like me, two years ago you were shook by Beyoncé’s premiere of “Formation,” a paean to Black life in the U.S. It was 2016, and between her performance of the song at the Super Bowl plus the exclusivity of the upcoming Lemonade, that album was the world […]

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Gallery: The Devil’s Twins & Julie Rhodes – Live at Fraser

Gallery: The Devil’s Twins & Julie Rhodes – Live at Fraser

January 17th, 2018 — Noir-punk band The Devil’s Twins, and bluesy singer/songwriter Julie Rhodes are National Treasures. And we’re still reeling from the rocking show they both put on in the Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH on Wednesday night as part of our new Live at Fraser series.  Loud guitar, upright […]

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Gallery: Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues

Gallery: Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues

December 28th, 2017 — The Mighty Mighty Bosstones kicked off their annual Hometown Throwdown last night at the House of Blues. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the show, and of the bands album Let’s Face It, and they celebrated by playing it in its entirety, followed by a set […]

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