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    “AMY” Private Screening

    Claim a free pair of tickets to see the heart-breaking documentary about six-time Grammy Winner Amy Winehouse before it hits theatres nationwide.

    See it at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge on Tuesday, July 7th. RSVP HERE!


    Discover New Music on the River

    Have you heard the new Twenty One Pilots single? It’s called “Tear In My Heart”. Listen to the song, find out more about the new album, and discover a whole setlist of fresh tunes on the River’s New Music Page!


    Imagine Dragons All Access Pass

    How would you like to win a backstage pass to the Imagine Dragons show at TD Garden on July 1st? The River wants you and a friend to be the official reporter for the show. Find out how to win on the CONTEST PAGE — And good luck!


    The River PRESENTS: The Weight

    Friday, June 26 at Blue Ocean Music Hall on Salisbury Beach:

    Experience the songs that have reverberated across history for decades: The Weight, Tears of Rage, Chest Fever, I Shall Be Released, Up on Cripple Creek, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and more.

    Five incredible musicians who played with Levon Helm’s The Band, have formed The Weight to keep the music, story-telling and dancing alive. The Weight features The Band’s guitarist Jim Weider and drummer Randy Ciarlante, plus Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs — along with Marty Grebb who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel.

    Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order and an art. But this is the real deal.
    Click here for your chance to win ticket to this incredible show 


    U2 Tour Manager Dies at Hollywood Hotel

    In the midst of their five-night string of performances at The Forum in Los Angeles, U2’s tour manager died of cardiac arrest at the Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood.

    Dennis Sheehan, 68, had been managing U2’s tours for over thirty years, and in a statement on their website, frontman Bono remarked that Sheehan was “a family member…a legend in our band”.

    Currently, the death has yet to impact any of the dates on U2’s Innocence + Experience tour, including the sold out Boston dates on July 10th, 11th, 14th, and 15th.

    Stay tuned to the band’s official website and Twitter accounts for any updates and potential impacts on future tour dates due to the tragedy.


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