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Scoring points

Tiger Saw show some animation
A tap-dancer, a magician, and an eight-piece horn section. According to a recent Web-site missive from Tiger Saw, the latest incarnation of the Newburyport-based indie collective includes all three.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  May 09, 2008


Best Music Poll 2008

Local and national winners from our annual readers' poll
Local and national winners from our annual readers' poll
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 07, 2008



Chris Ballew’s POTUSA
Seattle’s Presidents of the United States of America were the right band from the right place at the right time when their homonymous debut flew up the charts back in 1995.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  May 06, 2008

Vampire weeknight

Tiger Army bring the horror show
Sunshine is so overrated.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 06, 2008

Emergency music

Clinic offer urgent care with Do It!
Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore’s last words were, “Let’s do it!” The next sound was gunfire.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 06, 2008

Identity crisis

Black Kids know who they are, even if you don’t
Black Kids lead singer Reggie Youngblood is relaxed and focused, articulate and unpretentious, polite with a sharp sense of humor.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  May 06, 2008

Hot and cold

A revved-up Bang Camaro and techno Freezepop lead the way
Bands and artists do have a way of coming and going here in Boston.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  May 07, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008

Winning losers

Stand up for your write(-ins)
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008


Room to improv

Paper Thin Stages' damaged charm
The members of Paper Thin Stages— Ed Hadley, Nate McDermott, and John Perotti — have been playing music together since grade school.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 30, 2008


Backwoods Barbie

Dolly Parton rolls out the big guns
Dolly Parton should run for president.
By: TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 30, 2008


Everybody in!

No Age wish all of you could see them rock
Randy Randall has a cold. To be precise, a debilitating throat infection picked up on a plane somewhere over the Pacific.
By: JESSICA GELT  |  April 30, 2008


Zedek’s æsthetic

Thalia continues to move beyond Come
Thalia Zedek is hunched over a pint at the Cambridge Brewing Company, looking a bit like a grizzled veteran of some sort of mythical rock-and-roll war.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  April 29, 2008


Who’s that girl (now)?

Madonna pulls some Hard Candy from her purse
I’d wager that Madonna is not much of a fun person.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 29, 2008


In with the in crowd

LA’s Time Machine lose the zeros
I knew a girl named Juliette who moved to Queens in her junior year of high school.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 28, 2008


Coachella 2008

Video and MP3s: Kate Nash, MGMT, Vampire Weekend live from the WFNX Coachella party lounge
Video and MP3s: Kate Nash, MGMT, Vampire Weekend live from the WFNX Coachella party lounge
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 28, 2008


Indie gets the blues

The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills
White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  April 23, 2008


Best Music Poll concert

May 10 at the Bank of America Pavilion
May 10 at the Bank of America Pavilion
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 22, 2008



The Billionaires escape from the island
Unbusted. If that name rings a bell, chances are you were around Boston three years ago.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  April 22, 2008


Just the two of us

Nat Baldwin lugs his bass into your heart
I almost slept over at Nat Baldwin’s house once.
By: CAMILLE DODERO  |  April 22, 2008


Solid gold

Atmosphere’s Slug grows up. . . . sort of
One of the biggest names in indie rap for the better part of a decade, Minneapolis duo Atmosphere have just released their latest album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.
By: BEN WESTHOFF  |  April 22, 2008

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