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Another late night with Tom Petty's Highway Companion

The Stones let it loose in swirling repetition

'One Night' and the casual command of Elvis Presley

Bad luck, blue eyes and goodbye to another year

There are no obvious answers, and the song remains the same

25 years later, Temple of the Dog looks back on tragedy and triumph

Rich Robinson explores the space of his new songs in Allston

Pearl Jam steps up in its first trip to Fenway

Robert Pollard takes Boston on a 50-song Guided by Voices tour

Mark Lanegan quietly commands the crowd in Allston

Black Pistol Fire turns the Sinclair into a sweaty blues mecca

Eagles of Death Metal hold a rock and roll revival in Boston

Rich Robinson gets a second shot at his debut Paper

Pearl Jam sprints through a marathon at Madison Square Garden

You and I offers another glimpse into Jeff Buckley's brilliance


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The Faces were flying immediately on First Step

It might not technically be their best work, but the Faces laid the foundation for their greatness with their debut First Step STORY


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The Faces were flying immediately on First Step

Still just a few months into their life as a band, the Magpie Salute fearlessly tackled a range of material in Boston and Hampton Beach, and seemed to have a blast doing so.
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After 40 years, no excuses and no shortcuts for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Anniversary celebrations are nice, but thankfully Tom Petty and his band didn't use the occasion to just scribble through their set at Boston's TD Garden.
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Bruce Springsteen's journey, through four hours and one song
Closing out a nine-month tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band put on a tireless show at Foxboro's Gillette Stadium and revealed more than just a varied setlist.
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Community and the unexpected, framed through Pearl Jam's Wrigley Field
Making up for a weather-interrupted first run, Pearl Jam burned through two marathon shows in Chicago and reinforced a sense of belonging in the process.
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REVIEWS

No chance of escape: 20 years of wrestling with OK Computer
Two decades have done relatively little to dull the impression or confounding power of Radiohead's third album. The deluxe OKNOTOK 1997 2017 version somehow adds to the mystique.
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The Rolling Stones bring a heavy touch to Blue and Lonesome
It's not just that the Stones sound comfortable or pleasantly surprising on Blue and Lonesome, it's that they sound like no other band could while playing the blues.
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Ryan Adams explores the space of the studio on Prisoner
Taking his time to explore his thoughts, Ryan Adams crafts a mature record that works as a whole and demands to stay on the turntable.
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Darker and lighter reflections: Music in 2016
This year was obviously a mess. But we kept getting a lot of good music, and it helped keep everything afloat a little while longer.
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VOICES

Cutting through the noise, live at A&R studios
In the middle of so much bad news, an uplifting exercise is to just dive headfirst into some music. The Allman Brothers Band took care of that more than 40 years ago in New York City.
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Gregg Allman, the soul of the Allman Brothers Band
Gregg Allman died at the age of 69, and leaves an impact as deep as the soulful voice that carried his band for so long.
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Remembering Chris Cornell, forever
Chris Cornell is gone at 52 years old.
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Nothing As It Seems' and the story of Pearl Jam
Before Pearl Jam is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a simple case that "Nothing As It Seems" might be one of the more important songs in their catalog.
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