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Not long before Susanna Hoffs treated a House of Blues audience to a sing-along performance of “Eternal Flame” last night, the petite Bangles singer was backstage congratulating herself on her mix-tape skills.

Turns out, Hoffs (second from right) is responsible for the music that plays in clubs before the band takes the stage. “I go for ‘60s stuff, Buffalo Springfield … ‘These Boots are Made for Walking’ by Nancy Sinatra …" said Hoffs, who, is married to “Austin Powers” director Jay Roach.

The Bangles shared their local gig with hometown girl Juliana Hatfield (left), who told us backstage that she and Hoffs have a long history. Not only did the two share some Lilith Fair stages, Hatfield also wrote tunes for Hoff’s first solo album in the early 1990s.

To answer your obvious question, Hoffs is now 50. And yes, based on this photo, that’s hard to believe. She might be an alien.

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Mark Shanahan joined The Boston Globe in 2003, having worked previously at the Portland Press Herald, where he covered City Hall, and the Lewiston Sun-Journal, where he was the education reporter. A Northampton native and graduate of Bates College, Shanahan enjoys the usual - books, music, movies, etc. - as well as the unusual.
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