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Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Chess Boxer

Who would have ever guessed that a song Bruce Hornsby penned in the 1980s would incite so much ire in 2014? (No, not “The Way It Is.”) Don Henley, Hornsby’s writing partner on the 1989 smash “End of the Innocence,” recently called Will Sheff of Okkervil River’s indie-folk cover of the song “unimpressive.” For his part, Hornsby has stayed quiet on the matter. Pithy songwriter squabbles aside, Hornsby’s long career has featured unlikely team-ups with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and jam-band trailblazers the Grateful Dead, not to mention countless other collaborations. The Grammy-winning songwriter will be backed Monday by his new outfit, The Noisemakers, an ensemble sure to crank out hit after hit in an easy-listening live setting.

7 p.m. $25.