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.

FINE TRIBUTE: ALEX CHILTON GETS THE HONOR TREATMENT AT BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL

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The Big Star frontman gets saluted by some of Boston’s finest musicians this Saturday at Brighton Music Hall.

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.

TWIST AND SHOUT: CONTORTIONISTS AND MUSICIANS HIJACK THE MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS

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Rock act Doom Lover are hosting a vaudeville show full of musicians, comedians, poets, and, yes, contortionists.