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Pariah Beat

Pariah Beat Radio | Vital
Pariah Beat Radio might have benefitted from some tactful restraint.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 29, 2008

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All action, no talk

Mouth Sewn Shut speak louder than words
At the end of civilization, there is Wonderland.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 15, 2008

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Future perfect

Ladytron at the Paradise, June 30, 2008
If you stood close to the stage, your torso bones rattled along with the backbeat.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 07, 2008

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Disbelief: suspended

Dethklok lay waste to Worcester, diss Cambridge
Where does “common sense” get off telling me that I’ll never meet, interview, or see William Murderface perform, just because he happens to be a cartoon?
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 01, 2008

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Feign and fortune

The US Air Guitar Championships
McNallica shredded upon nothingness like an unholy hybrid of Mick Mars and a feral burlesque dancer.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 10, 2008

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Another fine mess?

Real Life Time Machines clean up . . .
Real Life Time Machines are not insane morons.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 19, 2008



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Awesome mistakes

Thunderhole write what’s wrong
Jaunt across the astral overpass between experimelectronic noise and garage rock and about halfway in you’ll find Thunderhole’s tastefully cacophonous onslaught.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 12, 2008

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Amateur overture

Harvard's Last Minute Orchestra takes on the 1812
Even at Harvard, with its many time-honored traditions, the best rituals involve kazoos. Lots of kazoos.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 06, 2008

Vampire weeknight

Tiger Army bring the horror show
Sunshine is so overrated.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 06, 2008

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2008 Rock N' Roll Rumble

Girls, Guns, Glory and Gall at Harpers Ferry, April 25, 2008
No villain would’ve scripted a well-deserved victory for honky-tonky good ol’ boys Girls Guns & Glory.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 01, 2008

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No clock ticking

Jay Reatard channels his inner problem child
Rock and roll is a 15-year-old. Its makers may succumb to prudence and time but the music remains hormonal, idealistic, kinetic, and furious at anything you can think of to be pissed off about.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 15, 2008


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