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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds soar in Boston

It’s been over six years since Oasis last performed live in Massachusetts and given the band’s break up last year, the wait will continue to grow for fans of the legendary Brit rockers. On Saturday, fans at the Citi Wang Theatre got the next best thing when Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds made their Hub debut. How did it go? Find out, inside.

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Twin Berlin excited to record with Travis Barker

With comparisons to The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys, Twin Berlin have indeed enjoyed a stellar 2011. But like every great local band, the Connecticut-bred/Massachusetts-based rockers have aspirations for something bigger and this weekend, they’ll fly to the West Coast to try and make that happen with help from Travis Barker of Blink-182 fame.

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Sting shines at “Back To Bass” tour launch in Boston

Celebrating his 25th year as a solo artist, Sting launched his “Back To Bass” tour at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre on Friday night. With the help of a stellar backing band, the classic rocker delivered a two-hour showcase that mainly spotlighted his post-Police years. Read the full review, inside.

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Show of Hope aims to raise awareness in Lowell

The local music community will come together tomorrow night for a special benefit concert at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Dubbed the “Show of Hope”, the benefit concert featuring Air Traffic Controller, Liz Longley and Stefani Bush aims to raise awareness and funds for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Learn more about the show and its cause, inside.

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Chesney & Zac Brown Band rock a Hurricane Party

With Hurricane Irene making its way to the area, Kenny Chesney did what he does best on Saturday night in Foxboro: throw a party. Closing out a two-night stand at Gillette Stadium, Chesney and his friends in the Zac Brown Band teamed up for a hurricane party that had the capacity crowd of 55,000 fans singing and dancing in the rain.

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Ain’t nothing but a party with The J. Geils Band

For the third year in a row, The J. Geils Band have reunited to perform live. How did they fair this time around at the Bank of America Pavilion? Find out, inside.

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Saw Doctors continue their adventures in Cape Cod

The Saw Doctors will return to the United States this week for a brief summer outing in support of a brand new album. The Irish rockers will hit Hyannis today for a two-night stand at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. Earlier this week, we caught up with guitarist/vocalist Leo Moran to discuss the new album, the band’s love for America and more. Read the full interview, inside.

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Newport Folk Festival a hit for all generations

With a diverse lineup that paired contemporary favorites with old veterans and indie rock bands with singer-songwriters, this year’s Newport Folk Festival had a little something for everyone. Find out some of our favorite memories, inside.

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Doobie Brothers bring World Gone Crazy to Newport

The Doobie Brothers are back in the spotlight with the release of World Gone Crazy, their first studio album since 2000’s Sibling Rivalry. With a show in Newport, Rhode Island tonight as part of the Newport Sunset Music Series, we caught up with guitarist and vocalist Tom Johnston to discuss the tour and what he calls “the best thing we’ve done in the studio since the seventies”.

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Def Leppard rock Massachusetts with Heart

It was a flashback to the 80’s on Thursday night as Def Leppard hit the Comcast Center in Mansfield and took a trip down memory lane with help from Heart. Both bands played to the crowd’s nostalgic feeling with greatest hits dominating their respective set-lists, sparking sing-along after sing-along.

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