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Keytar Bear Allegedly Attacked Again Last Night Near Faneuil Hall
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Yesterday morning, I woke with a text from a friend: “Keytar Bear is at Porter!” I rushed through my morning routine and headed to the Red Line hoping to catch everyone’s favorite mute street performer. But according to a Facebook post, Keytar Bear caught the wrong kind of attention last night, allegedly falling victim to an attempted stabbing and robbery near Faneuil Hall. More

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Why We Should Forgive the Guy from Staind for Botching the National Anthem
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For those who didn’t watch Game 5 of the World Series last night, singer Aaron Lewis, frontman of Springfield, MA band Staind, messed up the lyrics to our national anthem, singing “what so proudly we hailed, were so gallantly streaming” instead of “at the twilight’s last gleaming.” Naturally, journalists had a field day.
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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Kid Mountain
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The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding.

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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Avi Jacob
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The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding. More

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Show Scenes: Sound of Our Town at The Lawn on D
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Ted Leo and Aimee Mann headlined Saturday’s Sound of Our Town Festival at the Seaport District’s Lawn on D as The Both, alongside fellow acts with local ties including Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Speedy Ortiz, Quilt, Hooray For Earth and more.

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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: IAN
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The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding. More

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Krill Switching Things Up, Giving ‘More to Unpack’ on Upcoming Album
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For the past few years one of the most prevalent bands in Boston has been Chicago transplants, Krill. The three-piece has quickly become one of the most beloved acts in town. They will soon be coming out with a new, as of yet untitled, album and begin a tour this week that will take them up and down the east coast, to the midwest, and up to Canada. You can catch them tonight, September 29, at Great Scott before they head out, and you probably should. More

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Giving Our Own Awards Out to Hard Rock’s ‘The Last Band Standing’
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The New England Music Awards gives 24 local Boston bands the opportunity to be crowned “The Last Band Standing.” The 24 bands are split into groups of four, so several bands play one set over the course of four nights. Their goal is to be the high-scoring band of that night, based on the judge’s score sheets, so they can go on to compete in the finals on October 18. In addition to these four semi-finalists, two Wild Card bands are also selected by the New England Awards to compete in the final competition. More

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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Thick Wild
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The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding. More

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Why, Exactly, it is a Struggle for Allston Rock City Hall and Other Boston Venues to Open
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As you well recall, we gave you the virtual tour of Allston Rock City Hall (ARCH) back in January. Cleverly named after one of its neighborhood’s most endearing monikers, the Everett Street space was, at the time, getting ready to launch and showcase the local music scene. Given the thriving DIY scene that already exists in the neighborhood, as well as the number of established, if not iconic Allston venues, ARCH on the first floor of Studio 52 itself was in prime position to become a critical piece of Boston’s artistic culture. More