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Heat wave

"It's so hot!" Bat for Lashes multi-instrumentalist frontwoman Natasha Khan was sweating it out between songs en route to her piano stage left. "So are you!" yelled a girl in the crowd.
Bat for Lashes, live at Paradise Rock Club, August 13, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 21, 2009
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Photos: Prefuse 73 at ICA

Photos of Prefuse 73 playing at the Institute of Contemporary Art
Prefuse 73, live at the Institute of Contemporary Art, August 7, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  August 14, 2009
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Photos: AC-DC at Gillette Stadium

Photos of AC/DC live at Gillette Stadium
AC/DC, live at Gillette Stadium, July 28, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Eek-a-Mouse at the Middle East Downstairs

Eek-a-Mouse, live at the Middle East Downstairs, July 23, 2009
Eek-a-Mouse, live at the Middle East Downstairs, July 23, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  July 31, 2009
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The Dead Weather | Horehound

It's no coincidence that four of the 11 songs on the Dead Weather's debut — "I Cut like a Buffalo," "3 Birds," "Rocking Horse," and a cover of Bob Dylan's "New Pony" — make reference to the animal kingdom.
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By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 24, 2009
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Photos: Dead Weather at House of Blues

Photos of WFNX Presents: The Dead Weather with Screaming Females at House of Blues Boston.
The Dead Weather, live at House of Blues, July 18, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  July 24, 2009


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Photos: Jonas Brothers at the Garden

Photos from the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 at Boston's TD Garden
Jonas Brothers and Jordin Sparks, live at the Garden, July 17, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  July 24, 2009
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Screaming from the gallery

Last Friday night, Dan Deacon dug frantically through tangles of cables for one that might get a live signal out of the duct-taped pile of equipment in front of him. A fire truck and an ambulance, pulling up outside the windows behind him, filled the ro
Dan Deacon, live at the ICA, June 12, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  June 19, 2009
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Photos: Dan Deacon at the ICA

Super Secret Summer Surprise with Dan Deacon at the ICA
Dan Deacon, live at the Institute for Contemporary Art on June 12, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON AND ALEX SLATER  |  June 19, 2009
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Photos: Deer Tick + Jenny Lewis at House of Blues

Deer Tick + Jenny Lewis at House of Blues
Deer Tick and Jenny Lewis, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  June 12, 2009
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Practice makes precious

After seeing her do her thing at the House of Blues on Wednesday, I think I can safely conclude that something about Jenny Lewis just doesn’t do it for me.
Jenny Lewis + Deer Tick, live at House of Blues, June 10, 2009
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 12, 2009


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Photos: Grizzly Bear at Berklee Performance Center

Grizzly Bear, live at Berklee Performance Center, June 3, 2009
Grizzly Bear, live at Berklee Performance Center, June 3, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  June 12, 2009
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Slideshow: Swaggering Growlers at Midway Café

Swaggering Growlers kick-off their tour at Midway Café
Swaggering Growlers, live at the Midway Café on May 23, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  May 29, 2009
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Slideshow: Easy Star All-Stars at the Middle East downstairs

Easy Star All-Stars at the Middle East downstairs
Easy Star All-Stars, live at the Middle East downstairs, May 15, 2009
By DAVID F. NICHOLSON  |  May 22, 2009
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Slideshow: The Thermals at the Middle East downstairs

Portland's The Thermals at the Middle East downstairs
The Thermals, live at the Middle East downstairs on May 7, 2009
By DAVID NICHOLSON  |  May 15, 2009