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Out: Drinking up Soul Clap’s sensuous house fare on Thanksgiving Eve

Home for the holidaze
Meteoric rise would be an understatement regarding the path Boston's most libidinous DJ duo have taken over the past few years.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 29, 2011


Pinch & Shackleton | Pinch & Shackleton

Honest Jon's Records (2011)
Honest Jon's Records is nearing deity status within the pantheon of electronic music labels.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 29, 2011


Creating 'living monuments' to young lives lost

Stop the violence
Fliers adorning folding chairs at the Fourth Wall Project displayed the evening's mantra in their first sentence: This is not a party.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 23, 2011


Sepalcure | Sepalcure

Hotflush Recordings (2011) 
Taste-making electronic music Web site Resident Advisor recently declared 2011 as Sepalcure's year, citing early buzz from this release, their debut LP, and solo releases by members Travis Stewart (a/k/a Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (a/k/a Braille).
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 16, 2011


Powder Kegs: The Best Apres-Ski in New England

Our top slopeside draft picks
Give us a bucket of booze and a dance floor to replace post-mountain hangover with a more literal type of hangover.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 10, 2011


Korallreven | An Album By Korallreven

Acephale (2011) 
Think of the happiest sound you've heard in your life. Maybe it's waves crashing on a serene shoreline, or the delicate rattle of wind chimes.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 09, 2011


Interview: Lil B speaks

The face of based
A word to describe Lil B? Enigmatic comes close, but doesn't really suffice.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 03, 2011


Our reporter discovers the freakshow within

One of us, one of us
I scare people. At an imposing 6-4, 220 pounds, first impressions typically aren't my thing.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  October 26, 2011


Out: Fort Point channels the ambience of Oneohtrix Point Never

Boston beat party
When I left my house for work last Wednesday morning, September 28, the temperature hovered at a balmy 70 degrees.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  October 05, 2011


Review: Jimmy Tingle's American Dream

 A comedian's life ain't nothin' but hustle and rejection
This documentary from Boston comedian Jimmy Tingle and director Vincent Straggas excels in depicting the plight of the stand-up comedian.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  October 05, 2011


Das Racist | Relax

Greedhead (2011)
They still have jokes for days, but lyrical dexterity has taken precedence on their debut LP.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 20, 2011

Manhattan Short FF

Review: Manhattan Short Film Festival

Running the gamut
This selection of 10 short films from around the world runs the gamut of genres, from a brisk actioner to a political documentary to playful horror.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 20, 2011


Review: Rapt

Defying genre expectations
A jet-setting industrialist with a lavish gambling problem and a petty extra-marital affair.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 13, 2011


Thundercat | The Golden Age of Apocalypse

Brainfeeder (2011)
"For Love I Come," a transcendent take on George Duke's 1975 fusion burner, serves as the album's centerpiece and an entry point for fans of Flying Lotus to tap into the influences he has been preaching for years — Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers serve as the other major mid-'70s jazz-funk reference points.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 31, 2011

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Review: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

S trictly for the kiddies
Director Robert Rodriguez has made no bones about this one being strictly for the kiddies.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 23, 2011


Jay-Z + Kanye West | Watch the Throne

Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation (2011)
Kanye West has recently espoused the virtues of an album of raps suitable for home listening, as opposed to say club, or car listening.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 17, 2011


Machinedrum | Room(s)

Planet Mu (2011)
For the uninitiated, footwork is a relatively fresh-faced distant relative of Chicago house.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  August 10, 2011

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Review: Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues

 Review: Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues
"Playing the blues is not for sissies." This line, muttered by guitarist and former Phoenix associate arts editor Ted Drozdowski, sets the tone about five minutes into Robert Mugge's documentary.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 21, 2011

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Review: Queen of the Sun

Bees are in trouble, and their livelihood has major implications on the human race
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 16, 2011

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Review: Yellowbrickroad

Subverting the standard horror format
Directors Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton appear to be trying to avoid the stereotypical standard horror-movie schlocker and do something more ambitious.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 02, 2011

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Review: A Beautiful Life

Chance encounters
Talk about a literal movie title.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  May 19, 2011

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