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Catching up with a shape-shifting Viva Viva

Band on the run
With creative assists from Bud, Jack, and Marlboro Reds — call it a musician's late-night BLT — Viva Viva's Chris Warren grabs his acoustic guitar and launches into an impromptu "Sweet Jane."
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  November 09, 2011


George Lewis Jr. conquers as Twin Shadow

Post-Mad Man
"Boston, I'm starting to love you again," says George Lewis Jr. via cell phone in a seemingly sarcastic yet sincere shout-out to his old stomping grounds.  
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 05, 2011


The circular splendor of My Morning Jacket

Spontaneous routes
It all began with TheTennessee Fire of 1999 — just a tiny spark ignited by the fiery vision and devastating voice of Jim James.
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  August 09, 2011

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Varsity Drag's Ben Deily carves his own path to happiness

School of rock
Even after 25 years, Deily's voice and style remain remarkably similar to that of his teenage years with the Lemonheads: his hybrid of anxious punk delivery and sentimental pop prowess are as earnest and honest now as they were then.
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  July 13, 2011


Party starters Soul Clap globalize their beat

Just for Kicks
Closing in on a decade of collaborations under the name Soul Clap, the DJ duo of Eli Goldstein and Charlie Levine (a/k/a Elyte and Cnyce) have taken their local street cred and brought it on the road.
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  March 02, 2011


Homegrown II: Shea's stadium

Uniting 53 bands under one roof
All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 12, 2010


Stephen Brodsky | Here's to the Future

Hydra Head (2010)
Stephen Brodsky's most recent solo effort remains something of a secret. Then again, not many folks have access to a tape player these days.
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  September 28, 2010
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