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Cracker and Camper van Beethoven revisit 90′s classics

Led by frontman David Lowery, Cracker and Camper van Beethoven hit the Middle East in Cambridge as part of a nationwide tour to celebrate each of the band’s past. How did it go? Find out, inside.

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Eli Badra: The Best and Worst Songs of 2010

Eli Badra: The Best and Worst Songs of 2010

We asked our writers to weigh in with their thoughts on songs from 2010. Here, in no particular order, are staff writer Eli Badra’s thoughts on the best and worst of 2010.

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Eli Badra: My Favorite Albums of 2010

Eli Badra: My Favorite Albums of 2010

We had our writers take a stab at picking their favorite albums from 2010. Here, in no particular order, are staff writer Eli Badra’s picks.

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Joe Satriani soars at the House of Blues

After rocking out with the supergroup Chickenfoot, guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani is back on the road for a solo tour in support of his brand new fourteenth studio album, Black Swans And Wormholes. Hitting Boston’s House of Blues on Thursday night, Satriani delivered a clinic on how to play the guitar.

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EOTO deliver spontaneous show at Paradise

There are live bands and then there is EOTO. The two-man act consisting of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, drummer and percussionist for String Cheese Incident, deliver a 100% live improvised show each night, start to finish. How did it go in Boston on Saturday? Read our review, inside.

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Yonder Mountain String Band deliver lively show

When the Yonder Mountain String Band comes to town, it’s always a treat. The band hit Boston’s House of Blues last Friday, and proved they are one of the most consistently entertaining bands touring right now by delivering a spectacular display of musicianship.

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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes deliver good times

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes rolled through the Paradise Rock Club last week and delivered an energetic parade of jazz standards, showtunes, and even folk songs, all distorted and sped up, that left everyone sweaty and satisfied.

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K’Naan entertains Boston with energetic show

Making his second stop to Boston in the past six months, Somali rapper K’Naan hit the House of Blues last Wednesday and delivered an enjoyable and very energetic set.

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LCD Soundsystem throw dance party at the Orpheum

LCD Soundsystem’s third album, This Is Happening, came out in May to almost universal acclaim. James Murphy, the producer behind the name, hit the Orpheum to showcase a number of new tracks, as well as several old stand-bys that fans have grown to love. Get all the details on the show, inside.

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Rogue Wave brings ‘Permalight’ to Royale

Oakland’s Rogue Wave played Royale last week, touring in support of their newest album, Permalight, bringing with them a relatively short, but thoroughly satisfying set of music mellow, mid-tempo rock. Get all the details on the show, inside.

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