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East Coast Avengers wrong the right with ‘Kill Bill O’Reilly’
Rapper Esoteric has been getting lots of death threats via e-mail recently. But he’s not too worried about them, if only because of their elementary character.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  September 02, 2008


Painfully sweet

The Toothaches are a gas
Ask the same boring question enough times to enough people and you’ll get a not-so-boring answer.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 02, 2008

Up-tempo, downstairs

Beat Research’s DJ Flack goes underground
In the past year and a half, there’s been a small explosion of club nights in Boston devoted to bass-centric genres first spawned in the clubs of London.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 02, 2008


The shores of cool

Interview: Liz Phair paddles back to Guyville
I’d love to get all swept up in the hullabaloo surrounding Liz Phair’s 1993, now seminal, now reissued  Exile in Guyville , I really would.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008


That’ll learn ya

Kabir schools other MCs, little kids
In eighth grade, I decided that school and hip-hop should exist separately.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 26, 2008


Nervous energy

The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008


Disc drive

Semata Productions goes on record
Over the past year and a half, Semata Productions’ Coup d’Etat music series has become one of the go-to venues for new and unusual music in Boston.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  August 26, 2008


The kids are all right

Teenage kicks courtesy of Mindwalk Blvd
There is an outstanding possibility that your high-school band sucked.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 26, 2008


Rebirth of a prince

Digging RZA in 36 steps
I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008


Roll credits

Mad Man Films finish what they started
“Boston has a way of being a little too comfortable for bands,” says Zak Longo as he sits in his Brighton kitchen.
By: MATT PARISH  |  August 19, 2008


Guitar solos?

Obits go back to basics
“It actually feels really liberating, like a moment where you’re like, ‘Boy, am I glad to be an adult!’"
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2008


Interview: Shane West

Too late to stop
The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008


Blues juniors

Back Door Slam rejuvenate a British tradition
A guitar howls through the streets of downtown Chattanooga just as the sun begins to set, pealing out an elaborately improvised solo pasted onto the end of “Red House.”
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008


Audiophiles unite!

The New England Phonographers Union + the BSC
This Tuesday marks the debut of the New England Phonographers Union.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  August 19, 2008


AOR with ADD

The Coke Dares take a minute to rock you
I’m told there’s an epidemic of shrinking attention spans, yet our demand for rock remains unchanged.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 14, 2008


Retro active

The Regeneration Tour reheats the ’80s
The ’80s, pop culture’s most tenacious decade, were a mix of greed, technological breakthrough, and hope for a bright future.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 12, 2008


Laugh at the end of the world

The grim punch lines of Clawjob
The two guys who make up Clawjob have an unnerving tendency to describe something as funny when it’s anything but.
By: WILL SPITZ  |  August 19, 2008


At home away from home

CSS take on the world — again
“We love all the pop stuff.” says Sá. “We do love the Pixies, but we also love Mariah, you know?"
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 05, 2008


Luminous sadness

Alina Simone sings Yanka Dyagileva
“Part of my goal is to just fucking force Americans to listen to Russian rock.”
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 05, 2008



Eli Reed says he’s better than Otis
Eli “Paperboy” Reed seems dubious about my following him for a few hours before and after his five o’clock Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park last Sunday.
By: DEVIN KING  |  August 05, 2008


Unstoppable force

The sludgy juggernaut of the Melvins
“Basically it’s like, if you get what we’re doing, then no explanation is necessary, and if you don’t, then no explanation is possible.”
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 08, 2008

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