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Claypool’s Oddity Faire brings the weird to Boston

Claypool’s Oddity Faire brings the weird to Boston

Long known for his strange antics and wacky stage personas, Les Claypool brought the weird to the new House of Blues, stopping by with a few of his friends for a show that was at times hyperactive, at times jammy and chill, usually fun to watch, and always intriguing.

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Less Than Jake brings the party to the Paradise

Less Than Jake brings the party to the Paradise

For over 15 years, Less Than Jake have made a career of living on the road and bringing a party to each city they visit. Touring in support of GNV FLA, the band’s seventh studio album, they hit the Paradise on Sunday night.

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Ok Go mix new tunes with old hits at the

Ok Go mix new tunes with old hits at the

Previewing a batch of new tunes along with their catchy singles, Ok Go hit the Paradise last Thursday for what turned into an explosive performance to a pack of hungry, appreciative fans.

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Bosstones rock another Mighty Mighty Throwdown

Bosstones rock another Mighty Mighty Throwdown

Another year, Another Throwdown. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones returned this past week for the 11th edition of their Hometown Throwdown. How did Sunday’s show fair? Find out, inside.

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Michael Franti & Spearhead gets the crowd dancing

Michael Franti & Spearhead gets the crowd dancing

For over two hours Michael Franti and Spearhead kept the Orpheum moving on Sunday night with songs from All Rebel Rockers and his back catalog.

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Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers mean well

Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers mean well

The co-headliners of the Rock and Roll Means Well tour teamed up to deliver over three hours of rock that left everyone in the place craving more.

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David Byrne takes on Citi Wang Theatre

David Byrne takes on Citi Wang Theatre

The elder statesman of art-rock, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne pulled out all the stops on Halloween night for his Boston show. Find out what happened, inside

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Matisyahu gives Light to the Orpheum

Matisyahu gives Light to the Orpheum

Matisyahu, the best Hasidic Jew/rapper around, showed the crowd at the Orpheum why that is on Wedneday night. With a little help from Denver’s Flobots it made for a nice night.

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Buckingham gets Screws ready for Berklee

Buckingham gets Screws ready for Berklee

Lindsey Buckingham, formerly of Fleetwood Mac, has released a solo record and hits the Hub tonight to play a show at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Kaki King keeps Paradise low key

Kaki King keeps Paradise low key

The guitar standout mostly just got the crowd to stare in awe at her chops on Friday night, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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