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Stepping into the Spotlight with Diamond Youth

Every week we like to spotlight a rising bands from outside of New England. Today, we get to know Baltimore’s Diamond Youth. You can catch the band in Boston when they perform at the Middle East Upstairs on Saturday, September 22. Learn more about the band, inside.

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Revs in the Spotlight: Clyde Simms

In this week’s edition of Athletes in the Spotlight, Boston Music Spotlight talks with New England Revolution midfielder Clyde Simms. From what’s on his playlist before games to the first concert he attended more, learn all about Simms’ musical interests, inside.

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Gaelic Storm ready to hit the ring with Chicken Boxer

For Gaelic Storm, the stage is their boxing ring. With a live performance that is powered by pure energy, the band thrives on stage. Coupled with their down-to-earth personalities, the California-based Celtic rock veterans quickly found a strong fanbase in New England. This weekend, they will return to the area as they tour in support of their brand new album, Chicken Boxer.

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Southside Johnny keeps busy on the road

Southside Johnny has made a career out of relentless touring. He and his band, The Asbury Jukes, have been delivering acclaimed live performances since the mid 70’s and are still going strong. With a show in Lowell set for Saturday, we recently caught up with the New Jersey legend to discuss the band’s longevity, life on the road, new projects and more.

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Action Item excited for documentary release

Rising stars Action Item are putting their own spin on the music documentary by giving fans a peek into their journey to the top with “Until It’s Over”. On Thursday, the New Jersey-based pop band will hit Studio Cinema in Belmont to screen the film for fans in Massachusetts. With that in mind, we recently caught up with lead singer lead singer Brian Cag to discuss the project.

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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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Revs in the Spotlight: Blake Brettschneider

In this week’s edition of Athletes in the Spotlight, Boston Music Spotlight talks with New England Revolution forward Blake Brettschneider. From what’s on his playlist before games to the first concert he attended more, learn all about Brettschneider’s musical interests, inside.

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Olympians in the Spotlight: Sarah Groff

With the Summer Olympics underway in London, Boston Music Spotlight is delighted to feature a special edition of Athletes in the Spotlight. Today, we speak with USA triathlon national team member Sarah Groff and learn more about her musical tastes, the band she hopes to see perform in London 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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Revs in the Spotlight: Kevin Alston

In this week’s edition of Athletes in the Spotlight, Boston Music Spotlight talks with New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston. From what’s on his playlist before games to the first concert he attended more, learn all about Alston’s musical interests, inside.