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Spirit Kid looks backwards, moves forwards on new album, plays Friday
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There may be thousands of rock bands out there, but not many of them play good old-fashioned, sha-la-la shaking, retro-fitted pop like the boys in Boston’s Spirit Kid. Let’s put our cynicism aside here. Sure, we’ve been there and done that multiple times—in the actual ‘60s themselves of course, then in follow-on scenes like the Paisley Underground and Elephant 6, etc—but that doesn’t make any of this any less pure or less interesting. It all just comes round again. More

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Aer, Right Now! Benefit, more Boston shows this weekend
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Super Bowl Sunday, folks. And no, the Pats aren’t playing, but at least Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are, right? No? Well, if you’re looking for a different kind of music experience this weekend, we’ve got you covered. You can catch electronic music at a rock climbing gym, chamber pop music at an art museum, or experimental punk in a record store. Check out all of this weekend’s best bets. More

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Boston bands dress up: Best Halloween cover shows (including Dio!)
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Halloween brings one of Boston’s coolest local music traditions, with bands taking the stage (sometimes in costume) as a more famous/often hilarious musical act. You may be particularly intrigued this year in the week leading up to ‘ween, particularly if you have an appetite for pizza, Green Day, or EDM. If cover sets aren’t your thing, there are plenty of Halloween-themed shows, including RadioBDC’s Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devine’s on Oct. 31. But wherever you go, make sure you dress the part. Nothing is more embarrassing than not looking like a total idiot at a Halloween show. Here are our picks for Boston’s best cover sets this October. More