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Break out your Black Tutus and Neckties – Avril Lavigne’s Making a Comeback

After a very difficult battle with Lyme Disease and some serious soul-searching, the angsty punk princess of the 2000s is back and stronger than ever with her new single "Head Above Water". Avril Lavigne has been on the scene since her breakout hit "Complicated" off of her debut album Let Go in 2002, and she's followed that up with monster hits since then, with juggernaut anthems like "Sk8er...
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Don’t Stop Believing that American Idol LIVE is Back and Better Than Ever

American Idol LIVE tour 9/15/18, New Bedford, MA As the characteristic theme song from the show played over the loudspeakers, and the lights went down (even though it wasn’t Ryan Seacrest asking Kieran to dim them), I knew the show was about to start. The shimmering, blue spokes radiating out from the center of the American Idol logo moved more and more erratically, counting down the...
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Nothing But Can’t Sleep Love For Pentatonix at Xfinity Center

In support of Top Pop Vol. 1 As the giant, white sheet rose into the air concealing the stage, I knew that Pentatonix would be emerging very shortly. With bright, white lights flashing in a staccato, anticipatory rhythm, the implied countdown began, making the eventual drop all the more dramatic and thrilling.  Five nearly ethereal beings in bright red, glittery ensembles were revealed standing in the...
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Everything is Fine and Nothing Matters When All Time Low Plays At Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Summer Ever After Tour with Gnash and Dashboard Confessional 8/25/18 Running onto the stage in an excited frenzy, Zack and Rian appeared mere moments before Alex and Jack did, as they launched into their opening song “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)”. The punchy guitar riff and cheeky lyrics entered the soundscape as the crowd went wild – the opening tune is notoriously...
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