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Off the Couch: Nightcrawling

From Big Scythe to Bad Swimmers
Plus, the free show of the weekend!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 16, 2013


Love and other drugs

Symmetry revisits his inner 'Junky'
Multi-talented rapper/singer/producer Mike Slavtcheff, aka Symmetry, dives headfirst into his drug-riddled past and confronts his diary with a vengeance across his spellbinding new album, 'Junky.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2013

Off the Couch: Theo and Zumo

Plus, a pair of Carolines
(And something to do on the couch, too)
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2013

Off the Couch: Ready 4 Rocktober?

Gertrude Athenton, the McGunks, and more
Plus, "Is This Jazz?" presents the Saxophone Support Group
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  October 02, 2013


Hey, ladies!

Lisa Couto, For the Love of Sloane, and the return of Girl Haggard
Some familiar female voices will hit the local live music circuit over the next few weeks, so we decided to round up a trio of can’t-miss shows.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 26, 2013

Off the Couch: Variety pack

A 75orLess invasion
Plus, the Met turns three!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 25, 2013


Positive jams

John McCauley and Deer Tick revel in 'Negativity'
Deer Tick’s John J. McCauley III had plenty of subject matter to draw from in the year or so leading up to the recording of his band’s fifth full-length album, titled 'Negativity.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 18, 2013


Fall Arts Preview: Sounds abound!

The scene heats up when the weather cools off
Adios, summer 2013. There were great local and national artists at venues statewide just about every night of the week, and the arrival of autumn typically means even more shows and nationally touring acts on the live circuit.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 12, 2013


Roaring into Rocktucket

The Bucket's a-rockin', you should go a-knockin'
“Rocktober” ain’t here just yet, but September is no slouch thanks to the 5th Annual Rocktucket Block Party.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 11, 2013


Vintage eccentricity

DirtyDurdie provides free 'Group Therapy' sessions
DirtyDurdie return in a big way behind a brand-new platter titled Group Therapy , continuing their lyrical crusade against the influx of swagger-jacked rappers plaguing the genre and an overall love-hate relationship with modern-day hip-hop .  
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2013

Hit the Spot

Mean Creek share the stage with Torn Shorts and Northern Lands
Plus, Boo City & friends funk up Newport
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2013


Chug! Chug! Chug!

The return of the McGunks
Self-described “drunk punk” foursome the McGunks return with a new album, 'Highlights for Lowlifes,' a 10-pack of high-octane anthems with plenty of power chords and catchy hooks to go around.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 28, 2013

Off the Couch: See ya, summer!

Plus, welcome back, Lolita Black
And get ready for Benny Sizzler and Neutral Nation
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 28, 2013

Off the Couch: The Killdevils return!

 Plus, a full week of free stuff
James Montgomery, the 'Mericans, and more
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 21, 2013


Breaking up is hard to do

MAKEUPBREAKUP can't stay away
Alexander Laorenza and Michael Lamantia Jr. have carved out some quality time (from fatherhood, the 9-to-5 grind, and a rabid golf addiction) and rekindled their indie-alt-electro rock outfit Makeupbreakup.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2013

Off the Couch: A Born Casual brunch

Plus, Akrobatik congregates with SFR
Plus, Akrobatik congregates with SFR
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 14, 2013


For those about to Foo...

Another take on the AS220 blowout
Another take on the AS220 blowout
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 07, 2013

Off the Couch: From Del to Duke

Plus, Ian MacKaye at AS220
And Psychedelic Clown Car drive into the sunset.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  August 07, 2013


Blessed for success

Kris Hansen's Viking Jesus embraces the love
Singer/songwriter (and DJ) Kris Hansen has recruited an all-star lineup of friends to hop aboard Viking Jesus.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 31, 2013

Off the Couch: Dirtbags unite!

Wheatus at AS220
Plus, Milez Grimez and Smith & Weeden
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 31, 2013


Super-hot stuff

How to make the most of the rest of the summer
In less than six weeks the autumnal equinox will be upon us and we can all start complaining about gray skies and chilly nights — so quit your bitchin’ and get out there!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  July 25, 2013

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