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Can Flaherty woo Yoon?

Don't call it a victory just yet; Michael Flaherty's work has only begun. Will Sam Yoon come to his aid?
Michael Flaherty, having earned a spot Tuesday on the November ballot, starts his six-week push to the Boston mayoral final with a big problem. He needs Sam Yoon's voters, and to get them he needs Sam Yoon.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 23, 2009

Photos: Aerosmith, Dropkick Murphys at Comcast Center

Aerosmith and Dropkick Murphys, live at Comcast Center in Mansfield, June 16, 2009
Aerosmith and Dropkick Murphys, live at Comcast Center
By MARY OUELLETTE  |  June 19, 2009

Free and easy

10 cash-free ways to make summer not suck
With a beach season approaching in which most people will be squeezing quarters till the eagles fart, it's fair enough to ask aloud, "Is this going to be the worst summer ever ?"
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2009

The house that Gonzo built

On a quiet street in Allston sits an unassuming home with an indoor hoops court, a pillow loft, a house band, and one main rule: leave things better than when you came
There’s a circus-like house in Allston — complete with an indoor basketball court, movie-projector room, pillow loft, and multiple art installations — whose ethos can best be summed up with a bit of poetry, which is printed out on labels on the wall of the second-floor bathroom.
By SHAELYN DOLEN  |  April 01, 2009

The Irish rovers

The Pogues return to their other 'old main drag'
"The Pogues and Boston go together in ways that belong in the realm of the unexplainable."
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 18, 2009

Slideshow: Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues

Photos of Dropkick Murphys, live at House of Blues, on March 12, 2009
At the House of Blues in Boston on March 12, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  March 17, 2009

Interview: Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

Shipping up to Lansdowne Street again
"I think I would have thrown a little more venom behind the lyrics [of The Meanest of Times ] if I'd known it was gonna get this bad."
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 16, 2009

Open House

After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 06, 2009

On with the shows . . .

Winter 2009's got plenty in store
If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.

Angst-free zone

Barnicle keep things nice and friendly
It’s possible I’m working backward from a bullshit conclusion, but I’m half-convinced the main topic of most arts-and-entertainment journalism isn’t actually arts or entertainment.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 16, 2008

Fast-breaking music

You heard it here first
WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 03, 2008


Guinness brewmaster says Shane MacGowan, Dropkick Murphys grossly mistaken
With or without its fabled special ingredient, Ireland’s most distinctive pint is in good health.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 27, 2008

A team effort

Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2008

Please shut up!

Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008

Geography lessons

Street Dogs remain Boston to the core
"You could put us in Anchorage or Alaska or Antarctica or even somewhere in the Himalayas, and at heart we’d still be from Boston.”
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 24, 2008

Winning losers

Stand up for your write(-ins)
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008

A cop with an assitude

Watertown’s Clambake Animation pushes TV’s boundaries with a homicidal heinie
Mr. McGee comes by his name honestly. He is, quite simply, an ass.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 09, 2008

Sober as judges

Dropkick Murphys at Paradise Rock Club, March 17, 2008
He doesn’t chant, “Yankees suck.” Why should we?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 24, 2008

One Too Many is never enough

The Pubcrawlers give you a reason to celebrate, March 17
This time of year always brings about a bunch of talk about the Irish, but we’ve really been inundated of late, no?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 12, 2008

Boston music news: March 7, 2008

Notes on Street Dogs and Eli "Paperboy" Reed
The Street Dogs, fronted by former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, have signed to Hellcat Records.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 04, 2008

Hometown Throwup, Pt. 1

Darkbuster at Harpers Ferry, February 17, 2008
Darkbuster have their “Hometown Throwup,” an eight-night stand with an affectionate wink and nod in the general direction of the Bosstones.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2008

Lansdowne Street blues

The first House of Blues opened in Harvard Square in 1992.
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 06, 2008

A winning combination

Hot Stove, Cool Music at the Paradise Rock Club, January 5-6
Fans of the Sox and of local rock once had at least one thing in common: a big inferiority complex.
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 08, 2008

Star teamz

Ten from Boston’s 2007 pop underground
Mark it, dude: another banner year for the Boston music scene.
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 18, 2007

Dropkick Husseins

Step dancing on Saddam’s grave
It’s been a good year for Dropkick Murphys.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 14, 2007

If looks could thrill

Graphic design meets boards and twin tips
The world of snow sports merges with the world of art in completely unique way.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  November 14, 2007

The band time forgot

The shocking truth about the Outlets
The Outlets’ Rock 1980 really wasn’t recorded 27 years ago. It only should have been.
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 14, 2007

Top 10 Local CDs: October 1, 2007

As reported by Newbury Comics
Dropkick Murphys, Freezepop, Steven Wright, and more
By TOP 10 LOCAL CDS  |  October 02, 2007

Farewell to Avalon

Dropkick Murphys, Avalon, September 30, 2007
“I saw the history of rock and roll unfold right here. I’ve snuck in; I’ve been thrown out; Lansdowne Street was a big fuckin’ dugout.”
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 01, 2007

Fallout joys

When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 18, 2007

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