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John Lee Hooker Jr. ready for some cooking in Newport

John Lee Hooker, Jr. might be the son of a legendary blues man, but he’s carved out a style all his own. On Saturday, he’ll bring his brand of contemporary blues to Rhode Island as part of the inaugural Newport Blues & BBQ Festival. We recently caught up with him to discuss his new album, the festival and more.

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Cowboy Junkies excited to bring Nomad on the road

After touring across their homeland of Canada, folk/alt-country veterans Cowboy Junkies find themselves a little bit further south, with a tour of the Northeast of the United States set to run through August. We caught up with bassist Alan Anton to discuss band’s new series of albums, the tour and how they approach their live performances.

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Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat delight in Boston

Singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat have made careers of releasing a ubiquitous pop hit every couple of years. Each artist brought their collection of popular singles, along with some new material, to the Bank of American Pavilion last week. How did they do? Find out, inside.

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Josh Turner charms in Cohasset

Country artist Josh Turner has made a career with his distinct baritone voice and southern charm. A intimate venue like the South Shore Music Circus doesn’t need much more for an entertaining show. When the two collided Sunday for Turner’s “Punching Bag” tour, the result was a fun evening of country music.

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Aldean parties in Mansfield with help from Bryan

On a reprise run of his “My Kinda Party” tour, Jason Aldean hit Massachusetts on Saturday for a sold out performance at the Comcast Center in Mansfield. How did it go? Find out, inside.

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Los Lobos excited for weekend in New England

For California’s Los Lobos, this weekend is all about New England. The multiple Grammy Award–winning band will bring their signature sound to the the Newport Sunset Music Series tonight and Green River Festival tomorrow. With that in mind, we caught up with saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin to discuss the tour and all things Los Lobos. Read the full interview, inside.

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LMFAO party in Worcester

Down a man because SkyBlu hurt his back, last party rocker standing Redfoo didn’t seem fazed when LMFAO hit Massachusetts on Sunday. Joined by the Party Rock crew, he brought a treasure chest of neon and alcohol to the DCU Center in the name of a good party. How was the show? Find out, inside.

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Scotty McCreery shows promise in Massachusetts

Scotty McCreery won the ninth season of American Idol with his boyish charms and clear country vocals. When he brought his solo tour to Indian Ranch on Sunday afternoon, both of those shined. Read our full review of the show, inside.

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Passion Pit delight in homecoming

A power outage, no opening act, and, as a result, a 40-minute delay don’t generally make for an enjoyable concert. By the time Cambridge electropop band Passion Pit made it to the Bank of America Pavilion stage on Friday night, however, those factors only seemed to work in their favor.

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Drake & friends bring the ‘club’ to Comcast Center

Regardless of what may or may not have happened with Chris Brown last week, Drake brought none of his personal issues onto the Comcast Center stage. In town on Sunday for his “Club Paradise” tour, the Canadian rapper promised his fans the best party in town and delivered.

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