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wfnxrelaunchbroadcast_list Rises from the Dead Tonight

Live DJs return tonight at 9 pm for a special relaunch broadcast. Click for details.
Live DJs return tonight at 9 pm for a special relaunch broadcast. Click for details.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 30, 2012


Saint Etienne's love letter

No more than two seconds into Saint Etienne's latest album (their first in seven years), Words And Music (Heavenly/Universal UMC), angelic-voiced Sarah Cracknell opens "Over the Border" with a spoken-word confession over a soft acoustic guitar: "When I was 10, I wanted to explore the world."
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 24, 2012


The Presets' morning-after party

For the Sydney-based Presets' third album, Pacifica , the attitude shifts from night to day, because after every party comes a new morning.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 18, 2012

wfnxrelaunch_list is back!

Boston’s only indie alternative station relaunches tonight with live DJs. Click here to listen the evolution of radio. It’s What’s F’n Next.
Boston’s only indie alternative station relaunches tonight with live DJs. Click here to listen the evolution of radio. It’s What’s F’n Next.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 30, 2012


What's F'N Next: Niki and the Dove

Stockholm, Sweden
Of all the near-perfect things to emerge out of Sweden over the past few decades, from IKEA’s meatballs to Peter Forsberg’s playoff beard, perhaps the country’s most impressive import has been electro-pop.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 25, 2012


Following Julia Easterlin's beat

Long accustomed to repeating herself, Julia Easterlin is finally done explaining.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 18, 2012


Local pop records to look for this autumn

Elbows and knees
The four quick cuts on the Boston quartet Pretty & Nice's Us You All We embody what guitarist Holden Lewis calls an endless-summer mentality. "I think our songs got happier," he says.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 24, 2012


The music community comes together for 95 Columbia Street

Emergency music
More than 30 bands and artists will perform live next week across multiple venues to raise money for the victims of the August 23 house fire at 95 Columbia Street in Cambridge, also known as "The Danger Zone" and "Columbia House" — a welcoming space that housed a dozen creative types.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 05, 2012


Introducing Infinity Girl, now and forever

Sound in waves
Being labeled "shoegaze" is a tricky thing for a fledgling band.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 29, 2012


Dance around town before the students come back

Phoenix Shakedown
The W Hotel's Electric Summer Music Series goes underground with the party crew DJ team of M|O|D.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 17, 2012


Rule return to their heavy-metal roots

Headbanger's gall
It's a Wednesday afternoon in Boston, and what feels like the most brutal thunderstorm of the summer is rolling into town.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 31, 2012


Former Read Yellow bandmates come together in ThunderBloods

Ready for a bar fight
It's been more than five years since Amherst-born Read Yellow played their final show, and it still feels like the once-heralded rock band has some unfinished business left to tend to.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 18, 2012


'Let's Exile Pitbull to Alaska' a success -- and the rapper invites David Thorpe to join him!

We are pleased to announce that PITBULL is going to Kodiak, Alaska!
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 17, 2012

Passion Pit: Gossamer

Passion Pit | Gossamer

Columbia (2012)
It's now been more than three years since Cambridge-bred Passion Pit birthed debut Manners to critical acclaim, a wait largely the result of a two-year world-touring schedule.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 19, 2012


Out: From the MFA to the Pavilion, Passion Pit return to Boston

Getting ’Pitted  
When Passion Pit were conceived five years ago out of an Emerson College dorm, the result of a Valentine's Day gift of love songs Michael Angelakos crafted for his then-girlfriend, electro-pop really hadn't yet taken hold of popular alternative music.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 26, 2012


Booking shakeup in the Fens

Dan Millen named new talent buyer of Church
Dan Millen named new talent buyer of Church
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 20, 2012


Out: Drinking, partying, and handing out Best Music Poll awards at Fourth Wall

Boston Bashed
Around midday last Wednesday, Fourth Wall Project on Brookline Ave was clean and sparkly.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 19, 2012


Best Boston Band of the 2012 Best Music Poll

Gentleman Hall takes top prize
Gentleman Hall takes top prize
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 14, 2012


Seer Group players share more than music

Organ beats
Seer Group's Jason Rozen has a history of working with — and helping out — his friends.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 29, 2012


WFNX dies before it gets old

Radio Silence
One of the greatest anti-establishment rallying cries of the 20th century was the notion that you can't trust anyone over the age of 30.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 23, 2012
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