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Looking to photograph Mean Creek, I went to meet the band at their practice space in Brighton. The room was in a large, nondescript building, and when I went to the back door, I wasn’t even sure I was in the right place. There were three guys smoking and I asked them if it was a practice space. They nodded, and asked which band I was looking for.

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Boston Calling Announces Fall 2014 Lineup, its Best Yet
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Boston Calling Music Festival, the city's premiere semiannual outdoor music event, is yet to occur this spring, but already festival organizers have decided to release the fall lineup into the world. The festival, which will take place Sept. 5-7 on City Hall Plaza will feature five headliners, as opposed to the standard three that the festival usually presents. More
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2014 Gubernatorial Election: Know Your Issues - Minimum Wage
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President Barack Obama has been speaking out for years in favor of an increase in the federal minimum wage, but due to the resistance from most Republicans to most of Obama’s ideas, it’s unclear that any kind of increase will be passed at the federal level.

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Leedz Edutainment celebrates 10 years as a promoter and a force in local hip-hop
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There wasn’t a more fitting location to interview Ned “Leedz” Wellbery than the Middle East. The historic club has served as the backdrop for some of the most groundbreaking hip hop shows in Boston for the last decade. Wellbery, who prides himself on his resilience as much as he does his keen business acumen, has adjusted well to being the epicenter of Leedz Edutainment (his independent promotion company). As expected, it was an adjustment that came with a palpable price tag: his personal life. More
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New Boston-Based HUM Journal Releases Issue One, Features Local Art
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It's been a year in the making, but friends and Boston-based creatives Anna Leocha and Holly Copeland have released the first issue of their new art and literature journal, HUM. In accordance with the release of the 44-page kickoff issue, the two women at the helm of the artistic project threw a launch party this past Saturday at a Seaport District loft, where artists and supporters browsed art from the issue's 15-featured artists and caroused around drinking PBR tall cans. More
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Midnight Marathon Perseveres, Bikes With Collaborative Energy
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“I can’t believe we pulled that off,” beams Greg Hum, shaking his head as Framingham street lights come into view over his handlebars. It’s 2 a.m. on Marathon Monday. Through force of will, Hum and his team have successfully shepherded hundreds of cyclists and their wheels from Boston to Southborough to follow the marathon route back to the city. More
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Giveaway: Together Boston and Zakim Recordings Release Festival Compilation on Vinyl
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There’s something about listening to a song on vinyl that just doesn’t translate in digital format. With the convenience that digital technology allows, songs can easily get lost in the shuffle; with vinyl, a song is more long lasting. A little more chronic. You hold it in your hands; you peruse the album art and liner notes; you play it over and over again. You know that the people who pressed the vinyl really believe in the songs on it. More
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Stream Local Singer Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed’s New Album ‘Nights Like This’
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Brookline's own Eli "Paperboy" Reed has been hitting the high notes for the better part of a decade now, coming up through local clubs like The Middle East to now being one of the leading voices in R&B. Reed, now based in New York, is set to release his third full-length, "Nights Like This," next Tuesday, but thanks to Rolling Stone, you can stream the entire album a week in advance. Known prominently for his soulful wail, Reed has always had a knack for recreating the solid gold sounds of yesteryear, but "Nights Like This" presents a departure from that formula. More
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From Heartbreak Hill to Boylston: Faces of the Boston Marathon
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Marathon Monday is a day of celebration. Celebration of the city of Boston, its dedicated runners, and just the fact that it's finally Spring and maybe it's okay to let loose a bit. BDCwire made its way from Heartbreak Hill to Boylston Street, meeting the different characters along the trail, most of whom were there to celebrate some part of the day, from the race, to the sunshine, to the beer. If anything, it was a sign that, a year after tragedy, Boston is perfectly okay going back to how it always was, and we've got the pics to prove it. Here's what the crowd looked like, and what they had to say. More
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This Week’s Boston Events: Marathons, Monks, and Minutemen
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Pretty slow week coming up in Boston. Maybe catch up on sleep, or finally finish that book you borrowed from a friend six months ago. What’s up with all the Adidas apparel around town? It’s really back in style, I guess. Bright colors, too. Weird. Anyways, on to this week’s events.
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Elizabeth Warren, Courtney Barnett, more late night TV guests this week
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A good balance of interesting and entertaining this week on late night television. As always, Fallon leads the week with musical guests, but the personalities are a mixed bag. You can find a local politician on a Comedy Central show or a Comedy Central personality on a CBS show. More
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