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Opening night at the Boston Underground Film Festival
“It’s called The Wizard of Gore, it’s with the Suicide Girls in it. What did you fuckin’ expect?!”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 24, 2008


Boston music news: March 28, 2008

Notes on Erin Harpe and Banned in Boston
Erin Harpe has stepped out of her role as lead singer of the electro-funk band Lovewhip to record Delta Blues Duets .
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 24, 2008


Bred in the bone

Joe Perry’s kids get their rocks off in TAB the Band
Sometimes the apples don’t fall far from the tree.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 18, 2008


Boston music news: March 21, 2008

Notes on Brian Viglione, the Unseen, and Girl Authority
When Trent Reznor made the new Nine Inch Nails album Ghosts I-IV available as a download earlier this month, all the hype was about the method of its release.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 18, 2008


Celtic tigers

Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2008



Greetings from the dark side
It was a dark and stormy night . . . which made for a veritable holiday in the sun for the folks attending “Gotharama — New England’s Dark Music Festival.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 10, 2008


Boston music news: March 14, 2008

Notes on Black Fortress of Opium, Embrionic, and some reissued T-shirts
The psychedelic goth trio Black Fortress of Opium are moving up in the world.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 10, 2008

Boston music news: March 7, 2008

Notes on Street Dogs and Eli "Paperboy" Reed
The Street Dogs, fronted by former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, have signed to Hellcat Records.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 04, 2008


Celebratory angst

The Bravery at the Paradise, February 19, 2008
What with song titles like “Split Me Wide Open,” “Every Word Is a Knife in My Ear,” and “Tragedy Bound,” it’s clear that Bravery frontman Sam Endicott is working out some angst.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 26, 2008

Boston music news: February 29, 2008

Notes on Joe Perry and his sons.
The family who play together stay together.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 27, 2008


Hometown Throwup, Pt. 1

Darkbuster at Harpers Ferry, February 17, 2008
Darkbuster have their “Hometown Throwup,” an eight-night stand with an affectionate wink and nod in the general direction of the Bosstones.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2008


Boston music news: February 22, 2008

Notes on a local tribute to Nick Lowe
This is Nick Lowe weekend in five cities.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 20, 2008


Hot for teacher

Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes joins the School of Rock
Jack Black may have popularized the notion of a fantasy school of rock, but for 3200 students at 40 schools around the country, the School of Rock is very real.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 12, 2008


Boston music news: February 15, 2008

Notes on the Motion Sick and Warren Zanes
Notes on the Motion Sick and Warren Zanes
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 11, 2008


The Estate’s first

Paris Hilton helps celebrate a local anniversary
She’s the 21st century’s best example of someone who’s famous for being famous, but she’s also a good sport and, up close and semi-personal, kind of sweet.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 11, 2008


Lansdowne Street blues

The first House of Blues opened in Harvard Square in 1992.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 06, 2008


Modern love

The Last Town Chorus at Lizard Lounge, February 1, 2008
Hickey brought measured grace and a mellifluous voice to everything she touched.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2008


Boston music news: February 8, 2008

Notes on the Lights Out and the Acton Jazz Cafe
“The Lights Out   are a band who write songs about bounty hunters, guys killed by volcanoes, and love.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 05, 2008


Boston music news: February 1, 2008

Notes on the Cello Chix
The Cello Chix celebrate the release of Under the Covers at Lizard Lounge on February 8.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 28, 2008


Boston music news: January 25, 2008

Notes on Mark Zaleski and Apollo Sunshine
Mark Zaleski is only 22, but the saxophonist, who just began his final semester at New England Conservatory, has played with both Dave Brubeck and Jethro Tull.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 22, 2008


History rocks

Zinn's people's history comes to life, and song
“Not radical,” he replied. “I’d say ‘the truth.’ ”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 15, 2008

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