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Photos: Jane's Addiction + Band of Skulls at Bank of America Pavilion

Jane's Addiction + Band of Skulls played the Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 17, 2012
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Out: Beach Cops and Smart Cops team up for a punk patrol at the Rosebud

The impossible happened on Saturday, June 30, in the back lounge of the Rosebud Diner in Davis Square – for one night, at least, cops and punks were one and the same.
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By ALI DONOHUE  |  July 13, 2012
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Photos: The Cult + Against Me at The House of Blues

The Cult + Against Me played the House of Blues on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
June 5, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 15, 2012
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Out: Saying goodbye to the rowdy ladies of Tijuana Sweetheart

Perhaps Metallica were onto something when they sang one of the stupidest lyrics ever, "My lifestyle determines my death-style."
Belles of the balls
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 08, 2012
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Photos: Skrillex at The Ocean Club

Skrillex played The Ocean Club, Friday, May 25, 2012.
Skrillex | The Ocean Club | May 25, 2012
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  June 08, 2012
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Photos: Garbage at The Paradise Rock Club

Garbage played The Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
Garbage | Paradise Rock Club | May 26, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 08, 2012


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Out: Sizing up the Rumble survivors, the wild cards, and the breakouts

Twenty-three bands entered T. T.'s own private Thunderdome last week, and only eight bands remain after six Rock 'n' Roll Rumble nights of preliminary-round musical throwdowns.
Eight isn’t enough
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 13, 2012
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Photos: Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #4 at T.T. the Bear's

TT the Bear's Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Night #4 with The Fagettes + Parlour Bells + Never Got Caught + Cask Mouse, Thursday, April 5, 2012.
The Fagettes + Parlour Bells + Never Got Caught + Cask Mouse  | Thursday, April 5, 2012
By SAM LIANG  |  April 13, 2012
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Photos: 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #6

The Grinds + Sherman Burns + Motherboar + Streight Angular at T.T. the Bear's' Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #6, Saturday, April 7, 2012.
T.T. the Bear's Place | April 7, 2012
By K. BONAMI  |  April 13, 2012
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Photos: 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round Night #5

The Bynars + Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck + Brownboot + Pray for Polanski at T.T. the Bear's' Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #5, Friday, April 6, 2012.
T.T. the Bear's Place | April 6, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 11, 2012
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Photos: 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #2

Animal Talk + Grey Valley Ghosts + Thick Shakes + Garvy at TT the Bear's Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Prelim Round #2  
Rock n Roll Rumble Day 2, at T.T. the Bear's Place
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  April 06, 2012


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Photos: Bruce Springsteen at TD Garden

Bruce Springsteen played the TD Garden on Monday, March 26, 2012.
Springsteen at TD Garden
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  March 28, 2012
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Photos: Beach Fossils + Blouse + Soft Metals + Widowspeak + Craft Spells at SXSW 2012

Beach Fossils, Blouse, Soft Metals, Widowspeak, and Craft Spells at Captured Tracks perform live at various venues at SXSW 2012 on March 17, 2012.
Austin TX | March 17, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: War on Drugs at SXSW 2012

The War on Drugs perform live at Fader Fort at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
Austin TX | March 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012
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Out: Walter Sickert and friends invade Brighton Music Hall

While smoking behind Brighton Music Hall, I eavesdropped on one of the other cool nicotine-addicted kids as he asked his buddy, "Can you tell me what the fuck I just saw?"
’Tis her heart!
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 23, 2012
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Photos: Day 2 of SXSW Music 2012

Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 14, 2012.
Austin TX | March 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012


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Photos: Quest Ion + Serena at SXSW 2012

Quest Ion & Serena do street performances during SXSW, March 14, 2012.
Street performances | Austin TX | March 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Stereo Telescope at Agave

Stereo Telescope played Agave at SXSW on March 14, 2012.
Austin TX |  March 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Best Best Best Friends at SXSW 2012

Best Best Best Friends perform on the streets of Austin for SXSW 2012
Austin TX | March 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Grouplove + Young the Giant at The House of Blues

Grouplove + Young the Giant played The House of Blues on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
Grouplove + Young the Giant | House of Blues | Thursday, March 8, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Bombay Bicycle Club at The Museum of Fine Arts

Bombay Bicycle Club played the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, March 9, 2012.
Bombay Bicycle Club | Museum of Fine Arts | Friday, March 9, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  March 16, 2012


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Out: Fedavees help launch the pRIMORIAL sOUNDS label

Last Wednesday night at the Middlesex Lounge offered another celebratory occasion for Cambridge's long-standing psych scene, as pRIMORDIAL sOUNDS launched their new record label.
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By PERRY EATON  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Fanfarlo + Young Man at Brighton Music Hall

Young Man and Fanfarlo played The Brighton Music Hall on Monday, March 5, 2012.
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By JOSH BERLINGER  |  March 09, 2012
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Photos: Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Berklee Performance Center

Carolina Chocolate Drops played The Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
By SOPHOUT NOP  |  March 09, 2012
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Photos: Young Adults, Creaturos, Grand Resort, and Chandeliers at Great Scott

Young Adults + Creaturos + Grand Resort + Chandeliers played Great Scott on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
Great Scott | Sunday, February 26, 2012
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  March 02, 2012
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Photos: Glen Campbell at The Wilbur Theater

Glen Campbell played The Wilbur Theater on February 23, 2012.
February 23, 2012
By SAM LIANG  |  March 02, 2012


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Photos: Streight Angular at Middlesex Lounge

Streight Angular hosts "Streight Night" at Middlesex Lounge on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
"Streight Night" | Wednesday, February 22, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 02, 2012
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Photos: George Clinton at The Wilbur Theatre

George Clinton, "Dr. Funkenstein, PhD.," played The Wilbur Theatre on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
George Clinton | Wilbur Theatre | Sunday, February 12, 2012.
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  February 24, 2012
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Photos: Less Than Jake, Sam I Am, & A Wilheim Scream at The Middle East

Less Than Jake, Sam I Am & A Wilheim Scream played The Middle East on Sunday, February 19, 2012.
The Middle East | Sunday, February 19, 2012
By MIKE JOHNSON  |  February 24, 2012
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Photos: Stephie Coplan and The Pedestrians at The Lizard Lounge

Stephie Coplan and The Pedestrians played The Lizard Lounge on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
The Lizard Lounge | Saturday, February 18, 2012
By MICK MURRAY  |  February 24, 2012