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Faulty ignition

Oneida at T.T. the Bear's Place, March 1, 2008
Since forming in the late ’90s, Oneida have been one of the most compelling and adventurous bands to emerge out of Brooklyn.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 05, 2008


Noise patrol

Heathen Shame’s unrelenting onslaught
Wednesday, the mighty Heathen Shame, one of Boston’s most ferocious bands, unleash their high-decibel mayhem at the Piano Factory in the South End.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 10, 2008


Strings ’n’ bass

Helmut Lachenmann comes to town, plus DJ G Notorious’s Dubwise monthly
This week we’re hitting the sonic extremes.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 26, 2008


Real folks

Dust-to-Digital’s Art of Field Recording, Volume 1
With the release in late 2003 of the six-disc Goodbye, Babylon box set of gospel music from the era of 78s, the Dust-to-Digital label set the standard for reissue collections of American folk and roots music.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 20, 2008


Basstown throwdown

Diplo, Electroma , Morgan Louis, and more
Although we’re still shivering in the icy depths of winter, things are heating up for Basstown Productions.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 19, 2008



Liars at Paradise, February 8, 2008
On the eve of Liars’ current US tour, frontman Angus Andrew — an Aussie expat — threw out his back and was, by all accounts, immobile.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 12, 2008


Sonic sculptors

Neptune’s metal machine music
For more than a decade, local noise-rockers Neptune have cultivated a loyal fan base on the fringes of the Boston rock scene.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 12, 2008


Feedback and forth

Red Horse ride again
Red Horse have played just a handful of shows, but they’ve made the most of them, establishing a reputation as a ferociously original live act.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 05, 2008


Measure by measure

The many facets of Asher Thal-nir
The last couple of years have been busy ones for Asher Thal-nir.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 29, 2008


Blog spots

Getting the lowdown from Networked Music Review
One of the most compelling aspects of music blogs has been their versatility.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 22, 2008


Somber shadows

The blue side of Six Organs of Admittance
Ben Chasny, the creative force behind Six Organs of Admittance, has been tarred as “avant-folk,” but this guitarist is not so easily pigeonholed.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 22, 2008


Under the weather

White Williams at the Middle East Upstairs, January 12, 2008
The young Brooklyn-based White Williams wears his influences on his sleeve, a proud love of chugging krautrock grooves and ’80s synth-pop.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 15, 2008


Drone machine

Howard Stelzer celebrates 10 years in Boston
In 2008, local experimental musician, promoter, and head of the Intransitive Recordings label Howard Stelzer celebrates a decade in Boston.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 14, 2008

Under African Skies

Awesome Tapes from Africa
“Awesome Tapes from Africa” — the name says it all.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  October 27, 2008


Traveling music

Boston techno hits the road with Zero G
I imagine many Bostonians have a woeful tale or two of a nighttime bus trip to New York for a show that’s gone wrong.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 07, 2008


Awesome tapes from Africa

Sometimes the name says it all
The music runs the gamut from Ghanaian gospel to Nigerian highlife, dulcet Malian folk to polished Kenyan hip-hop.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 07, 2008


Persian Electronic Music: Yesterday and Today, 1966-2006

First things first: this is not, as its title might lead you to believe, a compilation of Iranian electronic music by a variety of artists.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 31, 2007



Finding sounds with Patrick McGinley’s Murmer
Patrick McGinley is an inveterate traveler.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 31, 2007


Eclectic finds

Looking for the brave and the new in 2008
With the frigid weather and bracing winds, the natural inclination early each new year is to go a bit fetal, curl up, and hibernate until springtime.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 26, 2007

Not another top 10

A few of Rare Frequency’s favorite things
What follows is by nature a hodgepodge, a not-quite-10 list of some RF favorites from 2007.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 19, 2007


Space cases

Astronaut and Ernst Karel
Perhaps it’s something in the air, but in the last year or so it seems that Boston’s experimental outer limits has seen an analog-synthesizer renaissance.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 14, 2007

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