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Techno purity

Central Square leaves techno to the purists
“I have to run to Dunkin’ Donuts,” says Eric McLaughlin (a/k/a DJ Eric Grey) late on a Wednesday night.
By: DAVID DAY  |  July 24, 2007


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


Loud, proud

Superpower, Milo's Syndicate, Middle East Upstairs, July 16, 2007
You’ve gotta hand it to the Middle East Upstairs for understanding a little thing called volume . 
By: JON MEYER  |  July 17, 2007


Post-punk redux

Maximo Park, Paradise Rock Club, July 11, 2007
Hyperactive. That’s the best way to describe Maximo Park singer Paul Smith.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 16, 2007


Back to the '80s

Psychedelic Furs, the Fixx, and the Alarm, Avalon, July 10, 2007
If one thing’s changed about the Psychedelic Furs since their heyday in the ’80s, it’s frontman Richard Butler’s stage presence.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 16, 2007


Amerindie Echoes

Deerhunter, Institute of Contemporary Art, July 12, 2007
There were no frocks or fits of self-abuse on stage.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  July 23, 2007


Live Earth 2007

Slideshow: backstage at Live Earth New York
Slideshow: backstage at Live Earth New York
By: CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  July 12, 2007


Modern enchantress

Last Town Chorus, Lizard Lounge, July 11, 2007
It’s no wonder producers picked Hickey’s version of “Modern Love” as a soundtrack to aneurysms, scrabble, and heart attacks.
By: ELLEE DEAN  |  July 12, 2007


Smoke on the water

Forest Hills' Lantern Festival
People of all stripes spent $10 on a lantern that they then inscribed to their departed loved ones and placed upon the lake.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 16, 2007


Rockin' neurotic

Cat Power, Avalon, July 8, 2007
Nervously pacing the stage in a baggy T-shirt and jeans, Cat Power’s Chan Marshall is about the last performer you’d ever mistake for Tina Turner.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  July 09, 2007


Meatless magic

Morrissey returns, Bank of America Pavillion, July 7, 2007
“No Meat,” read the signs posted at the entrance of Bank of America Pavilion.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  July 09, 2007


Orchestral maneuvers

Paul Oakenfold and Hem with the Boston Pops
On stage, Paul had saluted scratching in early hip-hop culture by manipulating a 12-inch record briefly and then holding it up for the crowd to see.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 29, 2007


Morrissey interrupts

Morrissey, Bank of America Pavilion, June 26, 2007
Morrissey was playing his first Boston show in three years, and erotic revelation was at hand.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  July 02, 2007


The essence of Rush

Rush, Tweeter Center, June 27, 2007
As Frank Zappa once said, you can’t do that on stage anymore.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  June 29, 2007


Long Journeyman

Willie Nile, Club Passim, June 22, 2007
Willie Nile may not be a household name, even among serious musos.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 25, 2007


More than just 'Abel'

The National, Middle East Downstairs, June 21-22, 2007
Berninger, eyes still closed, let the music overtake him as he led the audience in frenzied shouts of “I won’t fuck us over."
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  June 25, 2007


Home sweet home

Rose Polenzani and Sharon Lewis, Loring-Greenough House, June 20, 2007
Front row means you can reach out and kick the performer without even standing.
By: MICAH C. BELLIEU  |  June 25, 2007


Auto didacts

Car Talk turns 20
Is Car Talk the most-listened-to program on National Public Radio?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2007


An old poet

Willie Nelson, Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH, June 15, 2007
Sometime after the lights went out, Willie Nelson walked on stage.
By: ELLEE DEAN  |  June 19, 2007


Slouching toward irrelevance

Albert Hammond Jr., Paradise Rock Club, June 14, 2007
Albert Hammond Jr. may come from money, but he also comes from music.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  June 18, 2007


Panoramic pop

Cyndi Lauper and "True Colors," Bank of America Pavilion, June, 16, 2007
The Pavilion was P-town for a night.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 19, 2007

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