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Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon, more Boston shows this weekend
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This week has a lot of big tickets rolling through town, but a week ago, this weekend’s concert calendar looked even tastier. See, Tasty Burger in Harvard Square had become the new hotspot of the local music scene. That is, until last weekend, when an Idiot Genes show got a bit rowdy and was cut-off 20 minutes in. Since then, the venue has suspended hosting any shows. Luckily, some of these shows have been relocated, including Guerilla Toss and Brooklyn’s Cloud Becomes Your Hand. If you’re looking to attend, check Facebook for updated info. Or if you’d prefer, check out these other shows instead. More

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Quit hating: Kanye West is making America confront racism
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Kanye West certainly knows the currency of not being liked. His verbal candidness, which can simply be defined as not knowing when to shut the hell up, has made him the perfect centerpiece for media fodder. West called out then-President George Bush on his disturbing post-Katrina apathy, infamously tap danced all over the feelings of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs, and recently denounced corporate-sponsored music (as well as the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake collaboration “Suit and Tie”). Whether or not you stand behind West’s antics, the man knows how to spark dialogue — even it if means inadvertently showing just how racist America remains. More