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Review: Math the Band, Lima Research Society

Middle East Upstairs, January 5, 2009
Math the Band suck greasy elephant balls, I was told by a source.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 12, 2009


The King and I

Steve Connolly's Spirit of the King
Watching a gaggle of aging townies shrieking "Love those buns!" and attempt to freak-dance with a buff leather-clad dude is scary enough at a Chippendales show — but the spectacle takes on a whole new level of disturbing when they're trying to molest a dead pop icon on his birthday.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  January 12, 2009


A flair for the drama

Great Scott, January 4, 2009
"There's not enough hype in the world for Glasvegas," old reliable hypemonger NME recently proclaimed. But that doesn't mean the magazine and the rest of the British music press aren't trying.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  January 09, 2009


Wu-Tang Clan's essential flavor

Lupo's, January 2, 2009
Fortune magazine once estimated that Michael Jordan has fueled our economy to the tune of $10 billion. Wu-Tang Clan are responsible for the careers of about that many MCs.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 12, 2009

Future's so dark, we gotta wear shades

Ceremony's "Snow Ball in Hell"
What's black and white and red all over? "A machine-gunned nun" was always my favorite answer, but this past Monday, the correct response would have been "the dress code for Ceremony's 'Snow Ball in Hell.' "
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  January 06, 2009


Made in the dark

Beach House, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, December 10, 2008
A few songs into their set at the MFA's Remis Auditorium Friday, Beach House's Victoria Legrand gave a second, graver plea for less light.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 19, 2008


The Big Chill

A feast of heartbreak and isolated introspection
The crowd coming in from the cold was young, excited, and wrapped in flannel — as though the Wilbur Theatre had been given over to a village of wimpy lumberjacks.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  December 19, 2008


Slideshow: Bon Iver

Bon Iver and The Tallest Man on Earth
Bon Iver and The Tallest Man on Earth
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 16, 2008

Peddle meets mettle

Bone Zone and adorable pajamas at Mass Market
"I'm starting to have misgivings about playing this show," says Bone Zone bassist Matt Zaccarino.
By: MATT PARISH  |  December 16, 2008


Slideshow: Letters To Cleo

LTC at the Paradise
LTC at the Paradise
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 10, 2008


Gross point blank

The Match Game at the Milky Way
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, couldn't make her garden grow with water. So what did she use?
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  December 09, 2008


Review: Letters to Cleo live

Paradise Rock Club, December 8, 2008
Was everything still the same? And were we?
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 12, 2008


Review: Vampire Weekend and Black Kids live

WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street, Orpheum Theatre December 7, 2008
Somehow, I ended up with extra tickets for last Sunday's Vampire Weekend show, and I gotta tell you: I couldn't give these things away.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 09, 2008


Photos: Miracle just off of Tremont Street

WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street, with Franz Ferdinand, Dearly Beloved, Airborne Toxic Event, Vampire Weekend, and Black Kids at the Orpheum Theatre, December 6 and 7, 2008
WFNX's Miracle on Tremont Street, with Franz Ferdinand, Dearly Beloved, Airborne Toxic Event, Vampire Weekend, and Black Kids at the Orpheum Theatre, December 6 and 7, 2008
By: CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  December 08, 2008


Alone together

Wayne Shorter Quartet, Berklee Performance Center, December 3, 2008
How can a jazz band play no swing rhythms, no grooves, and, really, no songs, and hold 1200 people rapt for an hour and 25 minutes, with virtually no breaks in the music?
By: JON GARELICK  |  December 05, 2008


Fun Funeral Rite

Amanda Palmer at the Paradise, November 24, 2008
Now it can be revealed: Amanda Palmer has a stage mom.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008


Sweet Dichotomy

No Age at the Middle East Downstairs, November 24, 2008
No Age are a punk duo from Los Angeles. A week ago Monday at the Middle East downstairs, their clothes helped explain what they were up to.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  December 02, 2008


Soweto Gospel Choir

Hymns from the 26th parallel
Last Sunday afternoon, the Soweto Gospel Choir made Symphony Hall history — surely this is the first time that august venue has seen anyone perform a percussion arrangement on a dinner table with plates, knives, and forks.
By: SHAULA CLARK  |  December 02, 2008


Starting from Scratch

The Upsetter screens at the Coolidge
If the hip-hop generation ever calls for martial law, the revolution will be sponsored by Scion. The rectangularly adventurous car company is our closest corporate ally, bankrolling a large segment of the low-slung-pants community, and providing the rest of us with sweet events that rarely dent the pocket.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2008


Harvard nips fun in the bud

Girl Talk at Harvard Yard, November 20, 2008
Harvard is not a fun place. Girl Talk was going to change all that.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  November 25, 2008


Do video games promote violins?

Video Games Live at the Wang Theatre, November 21, 2008
The lights go down, the audience hushes, and the orchestra plays the first notes of the evening: "Beep. Boop. Beep."
By: DAVE BARKER  |  November 25, 2008

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