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The Viva La Vinal Fest blooms again
To maximize summer fun before winter comes in and ruins everything for everybody, Audrey Ryan and a committee have organized the 3rd Annual Viva La Vinal Festival.
| September 02, 2008
The beat goes on
DFA’s heyday may be a whole heydecade
It’s been seven years since DFA Records authorized scads of ostensibly soulless hipsters to relax a little and shake their asses the way young people ought to.
| August 26, 2008
I think I’m gonna throw down
The Motion Sick make us feel all woozy
Wanna get in on the music-licensing boom? Be smart like the Motion Sick.
| August 20, 2008
Band in Boston escapes to the web
If you’re flummoxed by the dizzying breadth of our rock scene, a good place to start deflummoxing might be the trifecta of Band in Boston podcasts.
| August 19, 2008
A summer harvest of New England Product
This Friday, August 8, our FNX homies have gathered five of Boston’s best rock bands for a spectacular blowout at the Middle East Downstairs.
| August 05, 2008
The No More Bush Tour rolls in
It’s crucial that we maintain clarity by holding fast to simple truths — like how our president is kind of a dick.
| July 29, 2008
Times a' changed
The 2008 Newport Folk Fest mixes it up
Ever since Dylan plugged in (gasp!), the Newport Folk Festival has preserved a noble tradition of ignoring what folk is supposed to be in favor of defining the stuff for itself.
| July 22, 2008
ArtBeat 2008 hits Davis Square
Since 2002, the ArtBeat Festival has been giving culture-hungry Davis Square denizens something to do on the weekend besides glower at one another at the Diesel.
| July 15, 2008
A little beast at the Middle East
There’s a ton of imagination and energy at work in town redefining (for the umpteenth time) what Boston sounds like.
| July 08, 2008
Bristol and Berlin collide
One of the most acclaimed releases of the year comes from a relative newcomer — Dutch musician Dave Huismans, who goes by the name 2562.
| July 01, 2008
International hip-hop hits home
With Canada-via-Somalia rapper K'Naan, there’s some serious knowledge being dropped on our shores like bombs over Baghdad, only different.
| June 24, 2008
J.P. to the rescue!
The Milky Way reaches out to China
This Tuesday, June 24, the musical mayor of JP, Rick Berlin, hosts a benefit for the victims of the earthquake in China.
| June 17, 2008
Hub-hop courtesy of Brick Records
Building with Bricks Volume 3, the double-disc anthology that drops this week, features a spread of classic material and glimpses into the future of Beantown’s reigning rap regime.
| June 11, 2008
The Field and friends
Sweden's Axel Willner, better known as The Field, is one of minimal techno’s rising stars.
| June 02, 2008
Snock a/k/a Michael Hurley
Snock (a/k/a Michael Hurley) is a banjo-strumming Woody Woodpecker whose campfire is a constant blaze of dreamy, peculiar Americana.
| May 28, 2008
All together now
A Boston Unity Fest sampler
Most Boston rappers who are talented enough to succeed beyond the Bean have been collaborating for a minute.
| May 20, 2008
The boundless energy of Ho-Ag & friends
Ho-Agulations are in order.
| May 12, 2008
Yea Big D and Kid Static want you to fail your classes
This Sunday, a shitload of important reading-period assignments will go seriously undone at Tufts, when Chicagoan proto-hop masterminds Yea Big and Kid Static roll up on campus.
| May 06, 2008
Fans redo Radiohead — astonishingly — well
Last month, Radiohead thrilled the big black glasses off thousands of hundreds when they posted stems for the public to download, remix, and upload to the band’s Web site to compete for listeners’ votes.
| April 29, 2008
Better than Madonna
Pop stars with product to move
Everybody dug Confessions on a Dance Floor , but I’m one of approximately 12 people who liked American Life , Madonna’s weirdly militant 2003 disc.
| January 28, 2010
Mahogany comes to town
You get all the shimmering, over-processed guitars, all the feather-light vocals, and all the intense volume without the unsightly Doc Martens or ugly Beetlejuice tights.
| April 22, 2008
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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