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Matisyahu expands sound, vision on Light

Matisyahu expands sound, vision on Light

After delays and a lot of time on the road, Matisyahu will release a new album later this summer. On Tuesday, he’ll perform some of those new tunes at the Pavilion. With that in mind, we caught up with the Hasidic Rap-Reggae sensation to learn more about the new tunes.

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Passion Pit delight at the Paradise

Passion Pit delight at the Paradise

Boston’s own Passion Pit is buzzing with praise across the country after the release of their new album, Manners. The band returned home to deliver a blistering set at the famed Paradise Rock Club on Thursday.

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Phoenix delivers at the Paradise

Phoenix delivers at the Paradise

Phoenix have been getting a lot of attention lately with their latest release, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. So with a sold out show at the Paradise last week, could they rise to the occasion? Find out, inside.

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Reunited Meat Puppets keep the torch burning

Reunited Meat Puppets keep the torch burning

The crowd on hand at Wednesday’s Meat Puppets show at the Paradise Rock Club was surprising and disappointing. But that had no effect on the band, who put on a rocking show for those that did make it out.

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Isis rock in return to Boston

Isis rock in return to Boston

Isis returned to Boston on Friday night for a sold-out performance at the Paradise that was a testament to the power of long, crafted compositions laden with avant-garde rhythms and bangin’ guitar work.

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Atmosphere paint HOB gold with beautiful rhymes

Atmosphere paint HOB gold with beautiful rhymes

Atmosphere’s sold-out performance at the House of Blues last Wednesday was an electric party showcasing one of the sickest MCs in hip-hop.

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Mastodon rips open a Crack in the Skye

Mastodon rips open a Crack in the Skye

Prog-metal monsters Mastodon’s Thursday night performance at House of Blues was a haunted journey scored by the band’s latest narrative, Crack The Skye.

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Sum 41 go back to basics with Harpers Ferry gig

Sum 41 go back to basics with Harpers Ferry gig

It was all about spiky hair and power chords at Sum 41’s show at Harper’s Ferry on Thursday as the band put on a heavy, fast, and frantic show for a sold-out crowd of old-school fans and casual victims of nostalgia.

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State Radio unites fans for weekend of service

State Radio unites fans for weekend of service

Not all rockstars would spend their homecoming weekend cleaning up urban wilds, planting trees, and spreading mulch between shows, but that is what State Radio did this past weekend. On Sunday, BMS writer Ethan Swann followed frontman Chad Stokes for a day giving back.

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Umphrey’s Mcgee rock a marathon show at HOB

Umphrey’s Mcgee rock a marathon show at HOB

Umphrey’s McGee kept us up past our bedtimes last Thursday with a marathon performance at the House of Blues. Blending jazz, prog-rock, metal, some synthy-trance effects and a boatload of percussion, Umphrey’s played two impressive sets that had eveyone leaving happy.

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