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BUFU Fest, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble Finals, More Boston Shows This Weekend
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It's the last weekend in April, and there's plenty of rockin' left to do. Not only will the Rumble be crowning a new champion, but BUFU Fest at the Cambridge Elk's Lodge will showcase two days worth of new bands from Boston and beyond. More
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Show Scenes: The Orb at Brighton Music Hall
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Legendary British electronic duo The Orb brought their signature warped samples and psychedelic visuals to a packed house at Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday night.
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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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Show Scenes: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks at Brighton Music Hall
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Animal Collective co-leader Avey Tare brought his new side project Slasher Flicks, featuring former Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman, to Brighton Music Hall on Tuesday night. Guitar loop master Dustin Wong opened. More
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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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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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Show Scenes: Loop at Middle East Downstairs
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Reunited U.K. psych legends Loop topped off a heady bill at the Middle East Downstairs on Saturday night, rounded out by locals Ghost Box Orchestra and New Hampshire's Doug Tuttle.
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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