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Pete Yorn and friends delight at the House of Blues

Making his way to Boston in support of his 2010 self-titled release, Pete Yorn hit the House of Blues on Tuesday night, delivering a crowd pleasing set that completed a quality night of music that also featured Ben Kweller and The Wellspring.

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Interpol impresses at the House of Blues

It’s often said that good songs become great live. Over the past decade, Interpol has certainly put together a catalogue strong enough that should make any show solid. However, as their stellar show at Boston’s House of Blues on Friday proved, its the pure energy and intensity they bring to the stage that make Interpol such a great live band.

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Blues greats delivers fitting tribute to Robert Johnson

The “Blues at the Crossroads: The Robert Johnson Centennial Concert” tour hit the Berklee Performance Center last Friday. Anchored by blues legend David “Honeyboy” Edwards and rockers Big Head Todd and The Monsters, along with Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cedric Benson, Hubert Sumlin and Johnson’s grandson Steven Johnson, the show was a tribute to the legacy of one music’s best.

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The Radio Dept. delivering odd but entertaining set

Touring in support of their brand new compilation album, Passive Aggressive – a collection of singles, b-sides and rarities from the past decade, The Radio Dept.are on the road for a tour of North America. The band hit Massachusetts last week for a night at the Middle East Downstairs, delivering an eclectic set that despite a few odd moments, entertained. Get the full review, inside.

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John Brown’s Body delivers feel good show

Returning to Boston for a homecoming show at the House of Blues, John Brown’s Body delivered a thrilling live set that kept the crowd captivated all night. Get our full review of the show, inside.

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Andrew Bird creates a cozy night at Converse Hall

Andrew Bird’s sold out performance in Boston on Friday took place in the most unlikely of venues. Tremont Temple’s Converse Hall, an old church with high carved ceilings, stained glass windows and walls that were adorned with the appropriate Christmas decorations, provided the setting that lent a relaxing and “cozy” evening.

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Delorean spark dance party at the Middle East

There is only one purpose to a Delorean concert: to dance. So when the band hit the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge on Sunday, it came as no surprise that the show was hot and sweaty dance party. Read our full review of the show, inside.

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The Morning Benders show promise at Paradise

Touring in support of their new buzz-worthy album, Big Echo, The Morning Benders hit the Paradise Rock Club last week for a show that proved the band has a promising future ahead. Get our full review of the show, inside.

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Massive Attack & Thievery Corporation misplaced at the Orpheum

The Orpheum Theatre was not exactly the perfect setting for Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation to deliver a co-headlining show. That said, the two groups did their best to deliver an entertaining show.

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Built to Spill: No-nonsense rock at the Paradise

Built to Spill, at this point in their career, deserve a big club, something on the scale of House of Blues. Yet, Thursday, they played the first of two nights at the recently renovated Paradise Rock Club. Find out if it was a good choice, inside.

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