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Linkin Park & 30 Seconds to Mars deliver one-two punch

It was a tale of two frontmen at the Xfinity Center on Saturday night, as Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars rocked the packed crowd on their summer blockbuster “Carnivores” tour. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and 30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto delivered a unique one-two punch, giving the Massachusetts crowd a memorable August evening.

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Luke Bryan and friends bring party to Foxboro

Continuing to tour in support of his 2013’s Crash My Party, country star Luke Bryan hosted a “Sunday Funday” party of his own at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Sunday night. With a little help from his friends – Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell – the Georgia native served up a satisfying show for the capacity crowd on hand.

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Mix 104.1 reveals MIXFest linuep

O.A.R and Phillip Phillips will headline Mix 104.1’s free MIXFest concert next month. The radio station’s annual concert will take place on Saturday, September 13 at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell along the Charles River. Find out who else will perform, inside.

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Jeff Tweedy makes plans for Boston

Jeff Tweedy has announced plans for a North American tour this fall with his newly-formed backing band. The Wilco frontman, who recently performed at the Newport Folk Festival, will return to New England next month for several shows. Find out when and where, inside.

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Boston celebrates ‘Godsmack Day’

On the release of their sixth album, 1000hp, Boston honored hometown rockers Godsmack on Tuesday. In recognition of the band’s Boston roots and longtime success, Mayor Walsh declared August 6 “Godsmack Day” in the city.

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Jason Mraz makes plans for Massachusetts

Jason Mraz has revealed plans for a world tour in support of his brand new album, Yes!. The San Diego-based troubadour will make his way to Massachusetts for a special two-night stand in Boston with a pair of performances scheduled for the Citi Wang Theatre in September. Get all the details, inside.

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Brantley Gilbert to play Worcester with Aaron Lewis

Brantley Gilbert has announced plans for a fall tour in support of his new album, Just as I Am. The rising country rocker will team up with Massachusetts native Aaron Lewis for a performance at Worcester’s DCU Center in September. Get all the details, inside.

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Julian Casablancas maps tour with new band

Julian Casablancas, best known as the frontman for The Strokes, has announced plans for a fall tour with his new side project. Touring in support of their forthcoming album Tyranny, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz will hit Boston in November. Get all the details, inside.

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Umphrey’s McGee make Halloween plans for Boston

Umphrey’s McGee have revealed plans for their annual “Monster Mash Halloween Bash” concert. The Chicago-bred progressive rock favorites will host the seventh edition of the special concerts in Boston later this year. Get all the details, inside.

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Crooked Still to reunite for November concerts

After a three-year hiatus, Crooked Still have announced plans to reunite for a special weekend of concerts in New England. Find out when the veteran Massachusetts-based Americana favorites will deliver a homecoming performance at The Sinclair, inside.

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