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How to stay positive: Musician diagnosed with cancer’s advice
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Bummed about the sun setting at 4:30 p.m. and winter approaching? If there’s anyone who knows how to remain positive, it’s Kalmia Traver, a Vermont-bred musician who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in July. The frontwoman of Rubblebucket, 29, has battled her way back to the live stage after months of surgeries and treatment and the band, now based in Brooklyn, even put out a new EP last month called “Save Charlie.” Rubblebucket plays The Paradise tomorrow night to kick off a short tour. Traver is full of positive vibes, not just in Rubblebucket’s eclectic and catchy dance-pop, but in her generally jovial attitude toward life. Here, she tells us how to live. More

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Minor Alps, India.Arie, more shows this weekend in Boston
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Kanye is gone, people. Let’s get over last Sunday night’s show because there’s plenty of other good music to keep us busy this weekend. Get on your feet for Rubblebucket and Thundercat, or sit back and chill for Lissie and Minor Alps. Whatever you choose, know this: it’s your last weekend of fun before holiday family time. So get after it. More