BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER: JESSICA PRATT FACES LONELINESS THRU FOLK GUITAR

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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt heals her wounds with strange, dark, hypnotic folk songs.

EQUALITY OR BUST: SMASH IT DEAD FEST TURNS FIVE

Smash It Dead 2015

Smash It Dead Fest celebrates its fifth year of radical queer, feminist, and P.O.C.-centric punk from June 19-21.

HOT READS: OUR TOP 10 MUSIC BOOKS FOR SUMMER

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Books + music + beach = your summer reading roster

LEARN YOUR ALPHABET: THE MAGNETIC FIELDS’ STEPHIN MERRITT ON HIS 26-SONG TOUR

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The Magnetic Fields’ frontman chats about his rare solo tour, hearing problems, and his favorite Boston spots.