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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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Getting to Know: Love in Stockholm

In the latest edition of Getting to Know, we let Boston funk rockers Love in Stockholm tell us about themselves. You can catch the band’s next performance on Saturday, June 11 as part of the free Dedham Music & Art Festival.

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Gentlemen Hall to perform on Billboard Music Awards

Gentlemen Hall, one of Boston Music Spotlight’s “Eleven Artists to Watch in 2011”, will perform on stage onstage at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas tonight. The Boston favorites earned the spot after winning the Billboard & Chevy’s Battle of the Bands earlier this week in Las Vegas. Get all the details, inside.

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Lineup set for Dedham Music and Art Festival

The Dedham Square Music and Art Festival has announced its biggest lineup yet for the free festival to be held on Saturday, June 11. Now in its fourth year, the festival will feature headlining bands Entrain, Will Dailey & The Rivals and the Adam Ezra Group. Get the full lineup and all the other details on this free event, 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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John Powhida International Airport win 2011 Rumble

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble roared back to life in 2011 with a loaded lineup featuring 24 of the city’s finest local talent. Despite the stiff competition, John Powhida International Airport soared through the competition and took home the coveted crown over Spirit Kid and OldJack at TT the Bear’s Place on Friday night.

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Rumble Update: Spirit Kid wins Semifinal #1

After earning an Wild Card selection into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble semifinals, Spirit Kid took advantage last night at TT the Bear’s Place and rocked their way into next week’s finals.

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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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Rumble Update: Jenny Dee withdraws, OldJack replaces

In a surprising twist to this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents (winners of the first preliminary Night #1) have withdrawn from this Friday’s semifinals. The local soul standouts have cited a scheduling conflict with a previously booked show in Gloucester for the withdrawal.