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Pickin’ Prodigy

14-year-old Blues guitarist wows the mastersQuinn Sullivan on stage in Lowell with Buddy Guy. Photo by Tory Germann.  By Nick Tsui He’s barely old enough to drive but at 14, Quinn Sullivan can already...
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Journeymen

The Ryan Montbleau Band brings feelgood retro funk to Lowell: An interview with Montbleau band percussionist, Mill City's own Yahuba Garcia-Torres  From left to right: Matt Giannaros, James Cohen, Ryan...
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Made In Massachusetts

Filmmakers eye Greater Lowell for location sets  Actors Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg loved being on set in Lowell for The Fighter.   By Nick Stilianos Lowell may not be the movie capital of...

IN YOUR EAR

Sarah Blacker's Precious Little Things delivers savvy melodic storytelling Photo by Lindsay Nolin By Nick Tsui  Singer/songwriters with an acoustic guitar aren’t exactly a rare breed, but Sarah...
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RETURN OF THE SHODS

Lowell’s favorite live rock band reunited and ready to blow the lid off Gemstones at back-to-back shows  Twenty years after forming, The Shods are still hailed by many as the best live band to...
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FIRE AND ICE

TreMonte Pizzeria brings taste of Italy downtown with stone-fired pizza and one "cool" bar TreMonte owner Anthony Contarino shows staff how to spin like a pro. All photos by Howl Digital Media Editor Tory...
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Father of Distortion

Guitarist and Kinks founder Dave Davies releases new album Dave Davies still rocking the hell out of his six-string at Shirley's Bull Run. Photo by Tory Germann.  By Nick Tsui & Rita...
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SPIN THIS: THE BIG SWAY

LOWELL TRIO BRINGS BIG JAM SOUND & PUNK ROCK ENERGY TO A STAGE NEAR YOU  The Big Sway's new EP delivers four songs mixing punk, funk and a whole lot of fun. Courtesy photo...
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MAKING A MARK: ARTS LEAGUE OF LOWELL

AN ONGOING SERIES INTRODUCING GREATER LOWELL’S CREATIVE MINDS ALL finds a new home in the historic Gates Building at 307 Market St. Photos by Tory Germann. In the reaches of a historic manufacturing block,...