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Halloween Treat

Lyrics Born, Paradise Rock Club, October 31, 2007
Even a listless crowd had to acknowledge it had just seen something.
By: MEGAN BELL  |  November 05, 2007


Cheerleaders of the pack

The Go! Team, Paradise, October 25, 2007
There’s one thing the Go! Team’s cheerleading frontwoman, Ninja, does not like to do: walk.
By: LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 30, 2007


Lulling, dulling, and calm

Sinéad O’Connor, Orpheum Theatre, October 22, 2007
Sinéad O’Connor still has a terrific voice, but the diminutive Irish singer did not seem wholly interested in being at the Orpheum Theatre a week ago Monday.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 30, 2007


Tricks and treats

A rock-and-roll dress-up party
Halloween has become a pleasant excuse for local rockers to don alter egos, transforming themselves in order to rock out as other bands.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 30, 2007


Semper Fideles

Jordi Savall + Le Concert des Nations, Emmanuel Chruch, October 27, 2007
Some 400 BSO season subscribers, I’m told, exchanged their tickets Saturday night so they could stay home and watch the Red Sox beat the Rockies.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2007


Mojo rising

Robby Krieger rocks Berklee
“So,” I asked, “how annoying was Jim?”
By: STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  October 24, 2007


In characters

Tori Amos, Orpheum Theatre, October 19, 2007
On Friday, the second of a two-night stand at the Orpheum, Tori Amos showed up as “Clyde."
By: MATT ASHARE  |  October 23, 2007


Arts and craftsmen

Stars and New Buffalo, Berklee Performance Center, October 19, 2007
The stage at the Berklee Performance Center last Friday was strewn with Stars and bouquets of flowers.
By: ELLEE DEAN  |  October 23, 2007


Middle of the Road

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Paradise Rock Club, October 18, 2007
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers may be a serious band with a full-length debut out on Everfine that features Caitlin Cary, but they don’t take themselves too seriously.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 23, 2007


Heavy metal overdrive

High on Fire, Middle East Downstairs, October 11, 2007
Metal can be one of pop’s funniest, loudest, most compelling genre exercises.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  October 15, 2007


Brighton beach party

Gogol Bordello, Roxy, October 11, 2007
If Gogol Bordello have the hottest show around right now, maybe it’s because, unlike a lot of everyday spazz and pap, they actually have something to say.
By: JON GARELICK  |  October 15, 2007


Classic chic

Regina Spektor, Orpheum Theatre, October 14, 2007
Regina Spektor was of nervous, twitchy mien when she arrived on stage at the Orpheum last Sunday, next to a piano and a disco ball on the floor.
By: ELLEE DEAN  |  October 24, 2007


Drag city

 The return of Traniwreck, Milky Way, October 14, 2007
“We’re dealing with drag queens here.”
By: MEGAN BELL  |  October 15, 2007


Subversive chanteuse

Nellie McKay, Paradise Rock Club, October 2, 2007
McKay is an odd duck — a true musical eccentric.
By: MATT AHSARE  |  October 08, 2007


Straight Man Versus Jokerman

Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan, DCU Center, October 2, 2007
Those expecting a night of Sinatra-style duets when Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello shared the bill at the DCU in Worcester were sorely disappointed.
By: STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  October 08, 2007


Postmodern blues

Office, Harpers Ferry, October 7, 2007
Whereas the music leans toward the hooky — propulsive and pumped-up — his lyrics twist and turn their way through lust and love.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 08, 2007


Snakes and pilgrims

From venom to the Otherside Café
There’s something classic about a pretty blonde girl in a bikini with a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 08, 2007


In the living room

Damon + Naomi's house party
Not that Damon & Naomi have ever been particularly loud.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  October 01, 2007


Farewell to Avalon

Dropkick Murphys, Avalon, September 30, 2007
“I saw the history of rock and roll unfold right here. I’ve snuck in; I’ve been thrown out; Lansdowne Street was a big fuckin’ dugout.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2007


Underplaying to the Max

"A Celebration of Jazz & Joyce," Symphony Hall, September 28, 2007
All-star blowouts at Symphony Hall are fraught with risk.
By: JON GARELICK  |  October 02, 2007


Unfreaked Folk

Devendra Banhart, Roxy, September 25, 2007
Devendra Banhart may have found his true calling at the Roxy last Tuesday as a small-time professional entertainer.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  October 01, 2007

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