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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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Political dispatches

State Radio approach punk on Year of the Crow
Last summer, Chad Stokes (né Urmston) had the ultimate New England jam-band experience.
By: MATT ASHARE  |  April 15, 2008

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The rest is noise

WHRB presents Record Hospital Fest 2008
If, heading home from Chet’s Last Call one night in 1984, you happened to tune into The Record Hospital , you might have caught a Swell Maps track, followed by some F.U.’s or the Contortions.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 15, 2008

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Paradis found

The chanteuse is loose
Must we still make the case for French pop?
By: CHARLES TAYLOR  |  April 15, 2008

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No clock ticking

Jay Reatard channels his inner problem child
Rock and roll is a 15-year-old. Its makers may succumb to prudence and time but the music remains hormonal, idealistic, kinetic, and furious at anything you can think of to be pissed off about.
By: BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 15, 2008

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Mope springs eternal

Ad Frank commiserates with Mark Eitzel
Since the late ’80s, Mark Eitzel has written some of America’s most bitter and plaintive pop songs.
By: AD FRANK  |  April 15, 2008



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Versioning

Autechre loosen up
It’s been three years since Autechre’s Untilted , and it feels longer.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008

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Bonus rounds

Elvis Costello, the Lemonheads, and Whiskeytown get the deluxe treatment
How long before this year’s This Year’s Model becomes last year’s This Year’s Model ?
By: MATT ASHARE  |  April 08, 2008

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New bottle

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed’s vintage sounds
“A lot of today’s music is a little bit ironic," says Reed, and I don’t have any of that. It’s not about irony.”
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 07, 2008

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Tributaries

Tim Haslett’s legacy
A week ago Monday night at Enormous Room, local DJs, friends, and family celebrated the memory of Boston music luminary Tim Haslett.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 02, 2008

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Light show

Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
By: MATTIAS FREY  |  April 02, 2008



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Carrying on

Andy Palacio’s gang regroup
Last year was an important one for the Garifuna musicians of Central America.
By: BANNING EYRE  |  April 01, 2008

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Kink appeal

Ray Davies hits the road
We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
By: JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008

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Lost and found

Silicon gems from the analog ’80s
There’s scant digital evidence that one Tona Omaha exists or ever existed: he has one on-line mastering credit on a 1996 disc of guitar instrumentals.
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  April 01, 2008

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Punk rock redux

Blood on the Wall pump out the nostalgia
Try reimagining early punk as some physically intense and massively popular athletic contest.
By: NICK SYLVESTER  |  April 01, 2008

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Drone calls

Brendan Murray’s attention to the little things
For Brendan Murray, heaven often lies in the smallest of details.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 01, 2008



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Real to reel

The exquisite artifice and lasting weirdoid-ness of Roxy Music
Even now, after Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces and Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again , the rock-star-as-vector-of-ideas is still something of a challenge for us.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  April 01, 2008

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Rough power

Bill Gage has Down syndrome. And his band rocks
Watching Bill Gage perform with his band, BILL, is an eye-opening experience.
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 27, 2008

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Noise boys

Wolf Eyes take their show on the road
For the better part of the past decade, Michigan’s Wolf Eyes have made some of the most feral, ear-stinging, metal-machine-gone-mad music this side of anywhere.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 25, 2008

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Solo shot

Gary Louris leaves the Jayhawks behind
Gary Louris had no grand designs for the beginning of his solo career.
By: MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 25, 2008

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Boston boy

Brian Sullivan is Dylan in the Movies
For a brief moment recently, Brian Sullivan’s musical career came full circle.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 24, 2008


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