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Revival Meeting

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Middle East Downstairs, November 9, 2007
You can bet Amy Winehouse didn’t sweat like this.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  November 13, 2007

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Are we still calling these ''podcasts''?

Fair Game music segment selections
Each show features a music segment — usually a live in-the-studio performance and interview.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  November 06, 2007

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Desert session

Josh Homme’s lullabies of love
For nearly two decades, Josh Homme has had countless irons in the rock-and-roll fire.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  December 16, 2008

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Britt pop

The spare magic of Spoon
It’s like the Anti–Wall of Sound.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  October 09, 2007

The benefits of stage fright

Tulsa find their inner noise
Like Tanton’s opposing halves, Tulsa’s music is marked by a sort of push-pull between melody and dissonance, concision and unhinged sonic exploration.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  September 18, 2007

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Singles scene

Local bands dig in with digital
It’s old news: this series of tubes they call the Internet has revolutionized the way music is distributed.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  September 12, 2007



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Download festival?

How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007

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Up-and-coming Warped-types

Previewing the "Lucky 13th"
I almost fell asleep looking at the lineup (Bad Religion and New Found Glory again? Really?).
By: WILL SPITZ  |  August 07, 2007

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Gear heads

Battles, Paradise, July 18, 2007
In May 2005 I went to the Paradise to see Prefuse 73.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  July 24, 2007

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Okay Computer

We salute you
To honor the tenth anniversary of the Greatest Band in the World’s landmark third album, Stereogum gives us OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer .
By: WILL SPITZ  |  July 17, 2007

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Present tensions

Battles look to the future, not the past
If it weren’t for the Middle East — the Cambridge club, not the region — NYC’s latest musical cause célèbre might not exist.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  July 10, 2007



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Packin' 'em in on Lansdowne Street

Best Music Poll Party, Lansdowne Street, June 6, 2007
Whoever told you that the post-punk revival is on the wane was wrong.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  June 12, 2007

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She really likes them!

Juliana Hatfield records with Frank Smith
Juliana Hatfield just compared herself with Bob Dylan. Juliana Hatfield and Frank Smith, "Beer and a Shot" (mp3)
By: WILL SPITZ  |  June 04, 2007

Stars Kill Rock

KRS's latest
With the Paper Chase coming to town (June 25, Middle East upstairs) in support of their new Kill Rock Stars disc, Now You Are One of Us , we decided to check out some of the other stuff the Olympia indie imprint and its sister label, 5RC, have put out lately.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  October 27, 2008

Wet fuse

Mr. Dynamite in New Bedford
The stakes were lower Sunday night in New Bedford than they were back in 1968 when Boston mayor Kevin White brought James Brown to the Garden for a televised concert often credited with keeping the city from going up in flames the night after MLK’s assassination.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  October 27, 2008
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