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Hot Water Music, Eleanor Friedberger, more weekend shows
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If you weren’t able to score tickets to Queens of the Stone Age, either Dinosaur Jr. show, or even KISS 108’s Jingle Ball, your luck ain’t that bad. Not only is there a three-night festival of local bands covering other local bands, but this weekend is particularly special because there are excellent shows happening at a number of different corners of Boston. If all else fails, there are plenty of cool holiday shows happening, too. More

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Boston Does Boston: Local bands cover each other this weekend
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On Valentine’s Day, Jason Dunn of the Boston band The Luxury broke his ankle while trying to get one of his cats to come in from the cold. In the idle months that followed, he needed something to keep him busy while gimping around the house. So he did what any enterprising musician would do after a Valentine’s Day accident — set up 30 “dates” for 30 bands to play each other’s songs. And so “Boston Does Boston” was born, which is now a double-disc CD compilation of Boston artists covering other Boston artists with three shows this weekend featuring 16 of the 30 acts over three nights (Friday at Brighton Music Hall, Saturday at Great Scott, and a grand finale Sunday at Brighton Music Hall). More