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Sail away with the Adam Ezra Group

On Sunday, the Adam Ezra Group will jump aboard the Provincetown II and rock an afternoon cruise with Connecticut’s The Alternate Routes as part of the Rock and Blues Concert Cruises series. With that in mind, we thought we’d catch up with frontman Adam Ezra for a fun interview to preview the show.

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Entrain gear up for busy summer of shows, recording

Longtime New England favorites Entrain will tour heavily once again this summer with a variety of shows scheduled throughout New England, including a headlining set at the free Dedham Music & Art Festival on Saturday. With that in mind, we caught up with drummer and band founder Tom Major to discuss all things Entrain, including their next studio album.

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Air Traffic Controller make their way to Bad Axe, MI

Outside of New England, Boston’s Air Traffic Controller have found a soaring fan base in a small town in Michigan. On Saturday, the band will finally get to perform live for these fans when they headline the Hatchet Festival in Bad Axe. But how did this Boston group get big in small town in the Wolverine state? Well, that’s where is gets interesting. Get the full story, inside.

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The Rationales ready to celebrate new album release

Led by lead singer-songwriter/guitarist David Mirabella, The Rationales have become a local favorite in the Boston music scene. Having settled into a more complete lineup, Mirabella and co. are excited to celebrate the release of the local rockers’ new album, The Distance In Between, this Saturday at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. With that in mind, we thought we’d catch up with Mirabella to discuss the new album, the show and the state of The Rationales.

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Adam Ezra Group to rock for a cause at Ramble

The second annual Adam Ezra Group Ramble will take place this Sunday at Showcase Live in Foxboro to raise money and support local food kitchens in New England through Feeding America. We caught up with frontman Adam Ezra earlier this week to learn more about the Ramble and what the band has planned for the event and months ahead.

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The Low Anthem celebrate release of new album

It’s been a steady upward climb for The Low Anthem over the past few years. The Providence quartet, who rose to the national stage in 2009’s, is back in the spotlight with the recent release their new album, Smart Flesh. We caught up with the band to discuss the new album and their sold-out show at the Old South Church in Boston tonight.

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2010 BMS Band of the Year: Ryan Montbleau Band

When the staff at BMS sat down to discuss the selection for our 2010 Band of the Year, the ideas were plentiful and varied – a testament to our beloved city. However, throughout the process, there was one band we kept going back to. A band that was seemingly everywhere we turned in 2010. That band was the Ryan Montbleau Band.

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Eleven Local Artists to Watch in 2011

2010 was an awesome year for the music scene in Boston and 2011 has potential to be even more special. With that in mind, we’ve selected eleven artists that we’ll be watching over the next year – some to see how they continue to build their name on home turf and others to see how they breakthrough and gain the national acclaim.

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Our Favorite Local Albums of 2010

2010 was another great year for local music. From brand new bands’ debut efforts to established Boston bands, it was tough to select but we’ve are our favorite albums (full lengths and EPs) of the year. Get the full list inside.

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Cassavettes ready to bid farewell to Boston

After five years together, the Cassavettes are parting ways to pursue other interests. The Boston rockers by way of Texas have been a longtime favorite of everyone at Boston Music Spotlight so before their final show at the Middle East Upstairs on Saturday, we asked the guys to submit some of their favorite memories together.