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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...

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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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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Rock Odyssey With Rush

Legendary DJ Donna Halper was first to spin Rush in America Donna Halper gave Rush a helping hand when the band earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. By Nick Tsui She’s the woman credited with...
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Country Strong

AMY BLACK: A DOWNHOME BLEND OF COUNTRY, FOLK, ROCK & SOUL  Amy Black courtesy photoBy Mike Flynn With a powerful voice, a knack for storytelling and southern tradition in her blood, “timeless”...
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The Machine

Pink Floyd tribute band brings its spectacular light show to Lowell Friday The Machine performing in Europe. Courtesy photo.The Machine performs the music of Pink Floyd at Lowell Summer Music...
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SOUL FOOD

ROCK THE BLOCK CONCERT AIMS TO FEED NEEDY FAMILIES & FUEL A NIGHT OF FUN    Kevin Stevenson of The Unholy III headlines Rock the Block Friday. Photo by Coleman Rogers.By Mike Flynn The days are...