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Czech, please

The Valerie Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, April 5, 2008
Faced with the task of supplying a live score for a film, an ensemble can proceed one of two ways.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 08, 2008



Supreme Balloon | Matador
If past outings have given all the attention to your brain, this one is a special dedication to your ears.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 08, 2008



Robots have a MySpace page
Picture it: Sicily, 1914 . . . no, no, wait, sorry, make that Cape Cod, 1994.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 08, 2008


A very loud empire

Death by Audio's DIY artists
Work those connections, because the Holy Fuck show at the Middle East upstairs this Friday is already sold out.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 18, 2008


Wired for sound

Spring Arts Preview: The Boston scene gets ready to bust out
Spring may bring with it a surplus of sneezing fits, muddy puddles, and questionable tank-top choices, but it also packs a bevy of new releases.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 10, 2008


Mad lulling

Mia Doi Todd's dark folk
Attendees of this week’s José González show on March 13 at the Paradise will be treated to an opening set from LA’s Mia Doi Todd.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 04, 2008


Strange fruit

Peter Chapman examines the rise of the banana
Consider the banana: that ambassador of potassium, patron saint of portable snacks, fundamental unit of slapstick, euphemiser of dementia.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 04, 2008


Life lines

Getting to the hard core of Big Bear
Scaring people away isn’t Big Bear’s primary objective.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 12, 2008


Subliminal cruelty

DJ Spooky at the Institute of Contemporary Art, January 26, 2008
In any experiment, failure isn’t the greatest risk — cruelty is.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 29, 2008


Classical shebang

Stephen Drury's modernity
Ain’t nothing’s free — but leave it to the troublemakers at New England Conservatory to kick that idea into last century.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2008


Salty dogs

The wide wake of Victory at Sea
Reflect on a band like Victory at Sea and the ocean metaphors roll in.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 03, 2008


Remembering Cast King

A downloadable discography
At 81, J.D. “Cast” King had attained rock-star notoriety — which doesn’t make much sense.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 26, 2007


Local rock plows ahead

Winter offerings you won’t have to shovel
Not every local rocker is hibernating or joining Bang Camaro this winter.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 26, 2007


Pop’s fairer image

Fantasy Mirrors take a good long look at themselves
After the Fantasy Mirrors show at Great Scott last Thursday, singer Nathanael Bluhm wasn’t feeling so hot, and since he was already wearing pajamas, I offered him and his bike a lift home.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 04, 2007


Just a baby label

Audio Eagle Record's Ohio Rock
A week ago Thursday, Great Scott got a thick slab of prime Ohio grass-fed rock in the form of Gil Mantera’s Party Dream.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 03, 2007


Serious dub phase

Jahtari and its Net seven-inch series
I’m not sure whether it’s stubborn denial of the cold weather or full acceptance of my unemployment, but I’m going through a serious dub phase right now.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 13, 2007


Fluorescent pop

Sia, Paradise Rock Club, November 7, 2007
Furler’s got chops to rival her many idiosyncrasies, and by now she shouldn’t have to haul a toy store on stage to get noticed.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 13, 2007
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