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Dana Guth


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Arts

Peter Kirk of Panama Wedding talks sold-out shows, life before fame

If you haven’t yet heard of New York synth-pop outfit Panama Wedding, give it a few more months and that will change. The four-piece band, fronted by lead singer and songwriter Peter Kirk, is gearing up to release its first full-length album this coming fall, on the heels of an international tour ...

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Andy Grammer offers insight into his latest tour, advice for aspiring musicians

The past few years have been kind to Andy Grammer: after riding sugary pop singles like “Keep Your Head Up”(2011), “Fine By Me”(2011) and this winter’s “Honey I’m Good”(2014) to the top of the Billboard charts, the singer-songwriter-producer is selling out headline tours around the country.Before playing at House of Blues in Boston on March 19 as part of his tour, alongside fellow headliner Alex & Sierra, Grammer caught up with the Daily to discuss honesty, the writing process and his roots as a street performer.

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Kaju Tofu House's authentic Korean food melts the winter blues

If ever there was a time for comfort food, that time is now. As Boston’s mood is collectively (and literally) dampened by the snow piles that surround us, cabin fever squirms into the back of our minds like an itch, reviving that longing for a comforting, home-cooked meal. For most of us college students, ...

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Nijiya serves deliciously affordable, all-you-can-eat sushi

Fresh, cheap, all-you-can-eat sushi right around the corner from Tufts might seem like a mere pipe dream to hungry Jumbos. But at Nijiya Sushi in Medford Square, the fantasy is all too real. There’s no catch -- no lines, no buffet, no imitation rolls skimping on all the best ingredients. There’s ...

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Sci-Fi Film Fest celebrates 40th anniversary at Somerville Theatre

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon kicks off this Friday at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic local showcase. Boston SciFi, held from Feb. 6 to 16, is the oldest official genre fest in America.The event, which features both feature-length ...

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57th Grammy Awards nominations go for style over substance

It’s that time of year again, when holiday songs melt away into winter’s dance-like-it’s-summer hits. Those who take comfort in this fluffy predictability will be happy to mark their calendars for Feb. 8, the air date of the 57th Grammy awards. Say what you will about "Music’s Biggest ...

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Decemberists' new LP eases up, shows cozier side

The Decemberists have never settled for simple. Instead, they’ve released album after album of far-reaching, grand concepts: progg-y rock opera on “The Hazards of Love” (2009), pastoral Americana on “The King is Dead” (2011). All were mythical, theatrical and meticulously crafted.In “What ...

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