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Cover bands play tribute to the greats in Boston

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2024
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Cover band can be pejorative. Tribute act puts a nice shine on the label, but it still can have a negative vibe to some. But musicians concentrating on other artists’ work can actually move a genre forward. Jazz depends on it. Blues depends on it. Rock ‘n’ roll found its way into its second and third waves via covers — see the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead. So as you look at the spring calendar and see a few cover bands, please...

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