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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Rascal Flatts shine in Mansfield

Rascal Flatts hit the Comcast Center on Saturday to headline WKLB Country 102.5’s 2012 Festival. Joined by Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Eden’s Edge, it was a day full of music for the adoring crowd.


Mogwai soar in long-awaited return to Boston

After postponing both of their appearances in 2011, there was a bit of extra hype and added pressure surrounding Mogwai’s show at the House of Blues on Saturday. Did the Scottish-rockers live up to expectations? Find out, inside.

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Deer Tick deliver a mixed bag

Deer Tick is best served with a shot and a chaser. The Providence band’s blues-and booze-inspired repertoire lends itself to a drunken all-night diner with gleaming Harleys perpetually parked in front, where the jukebox has Tom Waits and raucous sing-alongs come standard. But how did their show at the ‘dise on Friday go? Find out, inside.

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Foster the People get the party started on the harbor

The party never stopped when Foster the People took to the stage Friday night at the Bank of America Pavilion. Find out how the California-based rockers excelled at the harborside venue, inside.


Phish thrill in Worcester

Summer is here, and that means jam band stalwarts Phish are back on the road. Since their reunion in 2009, the quartet has consistently shored up its musical footing by increasingly working their way deeper and deeper into jams and pulling out rare tunes. How did they fair in Worcester last week? Find out, inside.

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The Temper Trap show promise at HOB

Just days after the release of their self-titled sophomore studio album, The Temper Trap hit Boston’s House of Blues last week. How did the Aussie rockers’ fair? Find out, inside.

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The Cult & Against Me! rock Boston for all ages

It was easy to tell who had come to the House of Blues for which band last Tuesday. There was a pretty significant age gap between those there for Against Me! and those interested in The Cult. But could they each win over the other fanbase? Find out, inside.

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Brad Paisley delivers crowd-pleaser in Mansfield

Brad Paisley came to a chilly Comcast Center night on Sunday with a similar set list and gimmicks as he did last year. His signature charm and music, however, kept it fresh and enjoyable for fans. Read our full review of the show, which also included rising stars The Band Perry, inside.

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Nicki Minaj overshadows the boys at Summer Jam

The circumstances surrounding JAM’N 94.5’s annual Summer Jam last Saturday were less-than-ideal but attendees were still treated to a memorable day of music, most notably from Nicki Minaj. Find out how her set shined brighter than all the guys on the bill, inside.