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Gay bash

True Colors Tour at Bank Of America Pavilion, May 31 2008
I had that same feeling I always get at the end of big gay happenings: how far we’ve come. How good that is. And how did I spend $90?
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 03, 2008


Wu where?

Wu-Tang Wednesdays at Tommy Doyle’s
To be among 100-plus heads who rhyme along when the song asks “Remember when we licked the cream out of Suzy Qs?” induces straight-up euphoria.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 02, 2008


Blouse party

White Williams stops by Urban Outfitters
Joe Williams, the waify mastermind, is childlike in performance, all long eyelashes and restless feet.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 27, 2008



Kanye West and Rihanna at Tweeter Center, May 15, 2008
Kanye’s music more than lived up to his visual and conceptual audacity.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  May 29, 2008



MC Braille at the Undergroundhiphop.Com Store, May 11, 2008
Only the blessed shall see him.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 27, 2008


Bangers + Mush

Dizzee Rascal and El P at the Middle East Downstairs, May 11, 2008
About five years ago, when grime came crashing through the gates, many thought that England had finally found a homegrown answer to American hip-hop.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  May 21, 2008


Monday, we're in love

The Cure, Agannis Arena, May 12, 2008
Witnessing the Cure was like an inexplicably uplifting trip through a never-ending black hole.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 19, 2008


No bull

Herb Alpert at Scullers
There was nothing campy or kitschy about Herb Alpert’s local appearance this week, and in a way that’s a shame.
By: BRETT MILANO  |  May 19, 2008


Revolution (age) 9

Brookline Music School at Northeastern's Blackman Theatre, May 11
Brookline Music School Takes On “The White Album”
By: JAMES PARKER  |  May 14, 2008


Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008

Passion Pit, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Bob Mould, Amanda Palmer, the Presidents of the United States of America, and Death Cab for Cutie at Bank of America Pavilion, May 10
The chill of victory.
By: DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2008


Here's the beef

MIT's Steer Roast at Senior Haus at MIT, May 2-3, 2008
Standing underneath a leaky tarp, I looked across the courtyard and saw a guy pushing mud around with a stick. That was kind of a low point.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  May 06, 2008


Amateur overture

Harvard's Last Minute Orchestra takes on the 1812
Even at Harvard, with its many time-honored traditions, the best rituals involve kazoos. Lots of kazoos.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 06, 2008


2008 Rock N' Roll Rumble

Girls, Guns, Glory and Gall at Harpers Ferry, April 25, 2008
No villain would’ve scripted a well-deserved victory for honky-tonky good ol’ boys Girls Guns & Glory.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 01, 2008


Toeing the Party Line

The B-52's at Paradise Rock Club, April 23, 2008
The B-52’s may have surfaced during the new-wave storm of ’79, but they’re not on the oldies circuit quite yet.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 30, 2008


LOL in the family

Post-roflcon antics at the East
Rick Rolling made real before our eyes? This truly was a special night.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  April 29, 2008


Counter culture

Record Store Day at Newbury Comics
Like an e-mail from a long-lost ex, Record Store Day was designed to remind shoppers around the world that record stores still exist.
By: LUKE O’NEIL  |  April 23, 2008


Get with the brogram

The Constantines at T.T. the Bear's Place, April 18, 2008
Just shy of midnight, one of the few dozen of us hardcore Constantines disciples at T.T. the Bear’s warns his girlfriend: “You might not like them. They’re really manly.”
By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 22, 2008


Pimp and circumstance

Wu-Tang Clan at Harvard University "Yardfest," April 18, 2008
Some 45 minutes into the Wu-Tang Clan’s afternoon performance in Harvard Yard, Raekwon took a moment to describe his audience.
By: RICHARD BECK  |  April 22, 2008


Opera superstar 101

At 67, Plácido Dominingo makes his Boston concert Debut
Domingo put his arm around Martínez and whirled her around the stage, asking the audience to sing in their stead.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 17, 2008


Two great tastes

Hallelujah the Hills + Ho-Ag at Great Scott, April 12, 2008
For a few moments during Hallelujah the Hills’ EP release show on Saturday, everything seemed to dissolve into blissful madness.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  April 15, 2008


They're number one

Pissed Jeans at Oxfam Café + Middle East Upstairs, April 12, 2008
“I hate hardcore,” sighs another girl with a swollen eye. “I was in there watching the show, and I punched myself in the face. By accident, of course.”
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 15, 2008

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