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Assault and batteries

Geoff Mullen plugs in; Lord & Karlheinz freak out
After a brief stint in Pittsburgh, guitarist and electronic musician GEOFF MULLEN is back in his native Rhode Island, and the New England music scene is so much the better for it.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 20, 2009

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So much in store

The Necks at the ICA; Weirdo Records opens up
Australia's the NECKS are the sort of band who thwart classification.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 10, 2009

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A comprovisational what?

Free jazz at 186; Grizzler at Axiom
Local saxophonist and electronic-musician JORRIT DIJKSTRA combines a variety of styles ranging from jazz to electro-acoustic improv and noise to create his own emotive and often idiosyncratic music.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 02, 2009

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Wintry mix

No Triangle, Subliminal Sessions, and the New Music Festival
There are so many interesting and unusual musical happenings this week, it's almost more than this little column can bear.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 26, 2009

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Rare Frequencies: Callithumpian Consort, Thurston Moore and Bill Nace

Louder than bombs
Although composer JOHN CAGE is best known for 4'33" of silence, he could raise a ruckus when the mood struck.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 20, 2009

Lows and highs

Martyn at Good Life; Infinity Window at Butcher Shoppe
Although he lives in suburban DC — a few thousand miles and an ocean away from dubstep ground zero in London — producer Martijn Deykers (a/k/a MARTYN) was one of the genre's pivotal figures of 2008.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 06, 2009



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Here they come a-wassailing

Rock bands, throat singer, and a partridge in a pear tree
There's not a whole lot of Yuletide-themed activity on Boston's musical fringes this year, and that makes the holiday rock show at the Milky Way this Sunday all the more welcome.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 19, 2008

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Quiet riots and class acts

The undr quartet at Open Sound; Student finals at Beat Research
The undr quartet at Open Sound; Student finals at Beat Research
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 09, 2008

Found sound and dance bits

The New England Phonographers Union; STU + 8GB
The New England Phonographers Union; STU + 8GB
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 03, 2008

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Free-improv festivities

The first annual Smash Palace
The first annual Smash Palace
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 24, 2008

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A fest for the brain

The triumphant second coming of Brainwaves
Before there was Pitchfork, Stereogum, Popmatters, or almost any other music site you can think of, there was Brainwashed.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 19, 2008



Speakers and listeners

Odd Couple at the Speaker Project; Ouest at Open Sound
With the three-day Brainwaves festival in town, you'd think there'd be little room for anything else this week.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 18, 2008

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Best week ever!

Edgy gigs likely to be booked solid
Edgy gigs likely to be booked solid
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 11, 2008

Death rattles

Headhunter and Kid Blue so dope it’s scary
Headhunter and Kid Blue so dope it’s scary
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 29, 2008

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Unsettling business

Kevin Frenette and Ricardo Donoso sound off
Kevin Frenette’s playing is warm yet cerebral, and his music lies in the middleground between avant jazz and free improvisation.  
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 16, 2008

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Bubble and scrape

Chocolate Monk at P.A.’s, Preliminary Saturation at the Piano Factory
Chocolate Monk at P.A.’s, Preliminary Saturation at the Piano Factory
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 09, 2008



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Booked solid

A week of deconstruction, dubstep, and drones
A week of deconstruction, dubstep, and drones
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 03, 2008

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Exclamation Point! diversifies its portfolio
The Exclamation Point! series started as an informal gathering of local poets, writers and theater folks, but this Saturday its organizers, the Fort Point Theatre Project, have broadened their scope and gone seriously eclectic.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 23, 2008

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School daze

Sonorous studies at Oxfam
The shows that Tufts University’s Oxfam Café has hosted over the past year-plus are not your typical sweat-drenched college rock shows.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 17, 2008

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Decisions, decisions

Excited strings, Swiss sound art and utter mayhem
Sometimes even when your cup runneth over, life still isn’t fair.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 10, 2008
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