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Dee's so fine
The girl-group delights of the Deelinquents
Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents co-founders Jen D'Angora (the Dents, the Downbeat 5) and Ed Valauskas (Gravel Pit, the Gentlemen) won't come right out and say that they had ambitions of ever forming a '60s-style girl group — they won't even come out and say they're married.
| March 02, 2010
Cotton Candy | Top Notch & First Rate
Anyone who's seen Cotton Candy in person can attest that they're irresistibly camp and cute.
| February 23, 2010
Review: Jonathan Richman at Middle East upstairs
Jonathan Richman, live at Middle East upstairs, February 18. 2010
The closing show of Jonathan Richman's three-night stand at the Middle East upstairs hit an early peak on the second song. "My Baby Love Love Loves Me" (from 2004's Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love ) smothered the audience with the intensely romantic side of his persona.
| February 24, 2010
Various Artists | Songs For Chris Knox
On June 11 of last year, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke.
| February 16, 2010
Yeasayer | Odd Blood
Secretly Canadian (2010)
Yeasayer have created a decadent, densely produced mess of a second album.
| February 09, 2010
Toro Y Moi | Causers Of This
Toro y Moi's debut is a leap into a tactile æsthetic where surreal and sometimes unstable atmospheres lure listeners into simple, soulful songs.
| February 03, 2010
The Magnetic Fields | Realism
This will be labeled as the Magnetic Fields' folk album, and fairly so.
| January 27, 2010
John Cunningham’s songs are worth the wait
Whatever happened to good old-fashioned reflection?
| January 12, 2010
The crooked folk of Cuddle Magic
Things aren’t always what they’re called — we know that flying fish don’t fly and starfish aren’t even fish.
| December 15, 2009
Various Artists | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966–1970
Girl-group records are great and everything, yet the countless compilations out there were becoming a little hit-or-miss until 2005, when the great Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found box set finally gave this diverse genre a proper taxonomy.
| December 16, 2009
Robert Wyatt | Box Set
Emerging from the progressive cradle of Soft Machine and the late 1960s Canterbury scene, Robert Wyatt began his career as a solo artist after a freak accident left him paralyzed from the waist down in 1973.
| December 09, 2009
The Current Issue
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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[live review] Jonathan Richman @ Somerville Theatre
[live review] Belle & Sebastian @ Wang Theatre, Oct. 15, 2010
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[out online] The Titantic drifts into Boston Harbor
[show recap] Deerhunter escapes Royale
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