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Bon Iver shows growth in Boston

Bon Iver is a far cry from the folky, legend-making solo-project that broke Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s favorite son, Justin Vernon. Hitting Boston for a sold out show at the House of Blues on Friday, Vernon was joined by a full-fledged band including a tuba player, trombonist and two drummers on stage. How did the fair? Find out, inside.

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Matt & Kim end tour with Boston thriller

Matt & Kim hit Boston’s House of Blues last Thursday, delivering an absolutely thrilling and entertainer show that brought their “American Sidewalk Tour” to a memorable close before a crowd of adoring fans. Get our full review, inside.

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Reunited Dispatch rock in triumphant homecoming

The last time Dispatch played in Boston was 2004. At that time they were officially disbanded and the now legendary Hatch Shell concert drew a crowd of over 100,000. On Friday, they made their triumphant hometown return by rocking a sold out TD Garden for the first of three nights.

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Rain can’t stop LaMontagne from shining

Last Wednesday, a massive storm barreled through Boston, bringing rain, wind and lightning in abundance. As lightning like camera flashes continued to pop up in the background, Ray Lamontagne hit the Bank of America Pavilion stage after a 30-minutes delay and proved that no storm could stop the New England troubadour from shining on his home turf.

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All Time Low hit the House of Blues with Yellowcard

Pop-punk favorites All Time Low hit the House of Blues on Friday as part of their “Dirty Work Tour” with Yellowcard and Hey Monday. It was the second to last night of the spring outing, but the bands were none the worse after a month on the road. Together, they rocked a favorable set to the sold out crowd of mostly teenagers.

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Peter Bjorn and John party at the ‘dise

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and lead-singer Peter Morén’s birthday, Peter Bjorn and John hit Boston’s Paradise Rock Club last Thursday and threw one grand ole party. Get our full review of the show, inside.

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of Montreal make it a memorable night in Boston

Shows can be memorable for a number of reasons: the songs, the performance, the audience, or the people you’re with. On Sunday night, Of Montreal’s performance at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club ultimately became memorable for very different reasons.

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Rise Against soar at HOB with Bad Religion

Touring with their heroes Bad Religion, punk rockers Rise Against hit Boston this past weekend for a pair of sold-out shows at the House of Blues in support of their brand new album, Endgame. Closing out the two-night stand on Saturday, Rise Against had the place in a frenzy, giving the capacity crowd exactly what they wanted.

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Iron & Wine chart a new course at the House of Blues

Led by mastermind Sam Beam, Iron & Wine hit Boston on Tuesday for a sold out show at the House of Blues in support of their latest album, Kiss Each Other Clean. The show proved that Beam and company are continue to chart a new course with their sound and are not afraid to take risks by changing things up on stage.

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The Residents rock theatrical show in Somerville

The Residents brought their spontaneous, dark musical carnival-like stage show to the Somerville Theatre last week. How did the show go? Find out, inside.

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