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Boston Calling provides plenty of memories

The inaugural Boston Calling Music Festival took place over City Hall Plaza for Memorial Day weekend, and, in spite of less-than-ideal weather on Saturday, was by all accounts a rousing success. It can be difficult to parse out the very best of what took place over 18 hours of non-stop music, but we’re going to give it a shot, anyway. Check out our favorite moments, inside.

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Phish thrill in Worcester

Summer is here, and that means jam band stalwarts Phish are back on the road. Since their reunion in 2009, the quartet has consistently shored up its musical footing by increasingly working their way deeper and deeper into jams and pulling out rare tunes. How did they fair in Worcester last week? Find out, inside.

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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros thrill in Boston

Not content to ride the long coattails that “Home” has given them over the past couple of years, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are back with a second album, Here. But how did it sound when they played Boston recently? Find out, inside.

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M. Ward soars at the House of Blues

Touring in support of his recently released seventh album, A Wasteland Companion, M. Ward stopped at Boston’s House of Blues last week. How did the show go? Find out by reading our complete review, inside.

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New Multitudes excel in tribute to Woody Guthrie

If Woody Guthrie’s name is going to be attached to any work you’re doing, be prepared to fall under heavy scrutiny. Thankfully, the New Multitudes featuring Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Anders Parker and Will Johnson, proved they meet the challenge after delivering a thrilling tribute to the legendary songwriter in Boston last week. Read our full review of the show, inside.

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Cowboy Junkies deliver memorable performance

Not content to rest on their laurels, Cowboy Junkies set themselves to the arduous task of recording four albums in 18 months. Known as the Nomad series,the band stopped by the Somerville Theatre last week to showcase the new material alongside plenty of fan favorites from throughout their career. Read the full review of the show, inside.

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Flogging Molly ring in St. Patrick’s Day season

Los Angeles’ Flogging Molly have made Boston a regular stop on their annual Green 17 tour for quite some time, and 2012 proved to be no exception. How did they fair at the recent House of Blues show? Get our review of the show, inside.

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M83 shines in Boston

Led by mastermind Anthony Gonzalez, M83 hit Boston last weekend in support of its latest album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. How was the show? Well, the lead singer described it as the biggest performance he’s ever had. Get out take, inside.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks impress in Boston

We Were Promised Jetpacks impress in Boston

Scottish post-punkers We Were Promised Jetpacks had their work cut out for them for their show at the Paradise on Friday. As the kick off to Halloween weekend, expectations were high. Thankfully, the band rose to the occasion and delivered a set that was full of great treats.

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Portugal. The Man thrill at the ‘dise

Touring in support of their latest album, In the Mountain in the Cloud, Portugal. The Man hit the Paradise on Saturday and delivered neatly two hours of thoroughly enjoyable live music, complete with rich improvisation, a spectacular light show, and a few unexpected covers here and there.

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