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Video: Bleachers Live At The House Of Blues Boston
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After the release of a critically acclaimed debut record that produced one of last year’s most popular songs, it was really no surprise that Bleachers quickly sold out last week’s show at the House of Blues. Luckily Yahoo Screen and our friends at Live Nation were on hand to capture the performance for those of us who were unable to snag a ticket. Below you can view 4 live versions from one of last year’s biggest breakthrough artists. More

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Este Haim shows Boston her bass face
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I had my mind blown by the exceptionally talented Haim sisters last night at their sold-out show at House of Blues. From where I stood in the crowd, I was lucky enough to have an up close view of Este Haim’s now-famous bass face. I’ve collected Instagrams of Este’s wonderfully colorful facial expressions to prove just how impressive the bass face truly was last night. More

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Interview: Drive-By Truckers still on the move after 18 years, play Boston tonight
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Nearly 20 years after they first got together in Athens, GA, Drive-By Truckers are still breaking new ground. Their latest album, “English Oceans,” comes after a three-year break – not an unusual gap for a lot of bands, but unusual for the Truckers, who have released 14 albums since convening in 1996 (including b-sides and “greatest hits” collections). The extra time off allowed guitarist/singer/songwriter Mike Cooley to write more than he ever had, resulting in an album almost equally split between his songs and those of Patterson Hood, whose writing had dominated the past few releases. Cooley spurred them into the studio, and even sings one of Hood’s songs, a first for the Truckers. Cooley and Hood have both said they think “English Oceans” is their best album to date, and it’s hard to argue with them. More

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BPD ramps up drug education after Molly cut with heroin, meth, bath salts
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Nearly four months after a rash of Molly-related overdoses, the bad drugs circulating Boston just don’t seem to be going away. While Molly, or MDMA, a popular illicit stimulant used at parties and in the club scene that pops up in Miley Cyrus songs, is still being tested for possible medical benefits, the version being sold on the street is not pure. The BPD has responded by making education of venues and potential users a priority. More

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FINALLY! My Bloody Valentine plays Boston Thursday
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Until very recently, the notion of seeing legendary shoegazers My Bloody Valentine in Boston was nothing more than a sad, unrealistic hope. Since its 2007 reunion, the band’s North American live activities have been limited in number and confined to major festivals and a very few lucky cities. But at long last, Boston joins that list of cities on Thursday night. The band has recently embarked on a brief North American trek in support of its long-delayed but finally released new record “m b v” and will stop at the House of Blues for a sold-out show. Here’s what to expect. More

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‘Safe and Sound’ hitmakers Capital Cities on tasting major success
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If you’ve got the radio blasting while you’re driving through Los Angeles, you’re guaranteed to hear Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” at least three times on three different stations between Venice and the Valley. This was the case long before the LA natives’ big label debut, “In a Tidal Wave of Mystery,” dropped via Capitol at the start of the summer and the fervor for its first single has grown at a tsunami pace since, taking on Top 40 radio and a handful of 2013 Best Of lists. Before the band’s co-headlining show Monday at the House of Blues with fellow Angelenos Fitz and the Tantrums, we caught up with singer Sebu Simonian as he was parked in a Walmart parking lot somewhere outside of Allentown, Pa., about reppin’ LA, going major label, and having a “That Thing You Do!” moment.

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