1. You ever look back on your life and wonder, “What did I ever do?” And then you watch a bunch of teenagers nail Porgy and Bess┐(・。・┐) ♪

  2. Quetzal has spent two decades playing the soundtrack of its East L.A. neighborhoods: an evolving mash-up of Mexican son jarocho, low-rider oldies, cumbia, boleros, rock and blues.
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    Quetzal has spent two decades playing the soundtrack of its East L.A. neighborhoods: an evolving mash-up of Mexican son jarocho, low-rider oldies, cumbia, boleros, rock and blues.

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  3. At 63, Tom Petty's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.
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    At 63, Tom Petty's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.

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  4. If emo has cheerleaders, they’re Keith and Cathy Latinen. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.
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Photo: D. McNelly

    If emo has cheerleaders, they’re Keith and Cathy Latinen. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.

    Stream Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)’s “A Keepsake” now.

    Photo: D. McNelly

  5. In his new band, venerable U.K. DJ Harvey Bassett indulges his love of psychedelic garage rock.
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    In his new band, venerable U.K. DJ Harvey Bassett indulges his love of psychedelic garage rock.

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  6. Bear in Heaven writes inventive epics that behave like highly concentrated energy shots.
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    Bear in Heaven writes inventive epics that behave like highly concentrated energy shots.

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  7. wgbhmusic:

    Watch the full Front Row Boston episode featuring The Lone Bellow: Live at The Paradise on YouTube.

  8. No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive Shabazz Palaces.
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    No hits, no singles; just raw, graceful tunes from the inventive Shabazz Palaces.

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  9. On her new album, Jenny Lewis explores the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.
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    On her new album, Jenny Lewis explores the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.

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