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Photos: Occupy Boston's May Day rally

May 1, 2012
Occupy Boston participates in Occupy Wall Street's nation-wide May Day rally on May 1, 2012.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  May 01, 2012

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Creaturos spin in the center of a creative orbit

Sum of their Parts
Boston is a city built on pride. Our music, our sports, our accents: whatever it is, good or bad, it is ours .
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  February 02, 2012

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The Walkmen | Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (Vinyl Re-issue)

The Walkmen (2011)
The Walkmen released their debut record Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone 10 years ago this month — they're celebrating with the release of a limited run of high-fidelity vinyl.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  January 17, 2012

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Bunny's a Swine unveil new record, new label

Noise in the attic
Inside a foam-padded attic at the top of a two-family home down a narrow tree-lined street just outside of Northampton is the birthplace of a band.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  November 30, 2011

Big Digits are an unstoppable party machine

No parents, no rules
Like most good things in life, my first Big Digits experience was in an Allston basement.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  August 31, 2011

Out: Dressed in drag and out stealing veggie oil, the Fagettes crew conquer the west coast

Too drunk to truck
"We toured in a Vietnam-era, two-and-a-half ton military truck," says Ryan Major, singer/guitarist of Allston '60s garage-rock revivalists the Fagettes.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  August 31, 2011



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Photos: Kurt Vile at the Brighton Music Hall

Brighton Music Hall | July 11, 2011
Kurt Vile performs live at the Brighton Music Hall on July 11, 2011.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 14, 2011

New York

Beach Fossils
Beach Fossils
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 07, 2011

Vermont

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 07, 2011

Wyoming

Bocat
Bocat
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 07, 2011

Kansas

Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk
Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 06, 2011



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Jerusalem and the Starbaskets
Jerusalem and the Starbaskets
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 07, 2011

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Out: Spicing up Brooklyn’s Hillstock fest with The Toothaches, Honey Dos, and confetti

Boston flavors the Dirty Apple
On the first morning of Hillstock — a three-day Brooklyn-based DIY music fest split among a backyard, a warehouse, and a block party — I awoke wearing face paint and covered in confetti and bruises.    
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  June 08, 2011

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Going under the skin with punk trio Doomstar

Stick 'n' poke
Slideshow: Doomstar gives out amateur tattoos
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  February 21, 2011

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Pretty and Nice steal the show in Cambridge

Ampersand rock
It's gotta be sweet to see the front-row girl with faded dyed-pink hair and X's on her hand turn to her friend with a definite "fuck yeah!" expression and shout, "This band is awesome!"
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  December 15, 2010

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Review: Caspian’s musical spell at Old South Church

Sea of sound
On October 22 in the Back Bay, Caspian led a post-rock church service.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  October 31, 2010



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Night Fruit add grit to a dream-pop landscape

Nocturnal cravings
My fascination with dream pop — a genre characterized by washy guitars and airy, indistinct vocals — lies in its effects when done right: a sense of vague translocation and a fleeting feeling of transcendence.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  September 29, 2010

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Review: Needy Visions | Needy Visions

Bodies of Water Arts & Crafts/Motorcycle Face (2010)
The Needy Visions are all about fun, and goddamn do I wish I had their latest homonymous release at the beginning of summer.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  September 16, 2010

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Shake 'n' bake

The raw post-grunge pop of Earthquake Party!
Earthquake Party! are one of the few bands whose sound lives up their name: shattering, blown-out, blissed-out, all-enveloping. On a Tuesday morning in their Allston practice space — a Tuesday morning! — the trio play with unrestrained mania.
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  August 12, 2010

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Photos: Drug Rug and Tune-Yards at the MFA

Drug Rug and Tune-Yards, live in the MFA Courtyard, July 28, 2010
Drug Rug and Tune-Yards, live in the MFA Courtyard, July 28, 2010
By: P. NICK CURRAN  |  August 02, 2010
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