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New music for Boston's winter of discontent

Cold brewed
Here are 10 record-release parties from both newcomers and veterans of our city, dropping new music from now until March's thaw.
By: MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 30, 2011



2012 in Dining: More resolutions for restaurateurs
Challenging Boston's restaurant scene to a year that tones down the bacon, ramps up the desserts, and comes up with a new word for "gastropub."
9 hotly anticipated budget-dining openings for 2012
 Tacos, midnight ramen, and chicken n' waffles make up Boston's forthcoming new options for noshing on the cheap  


Franchise opportunities
Big Fat Whale
Happy New Year 2012


Look Ahead 2012
Forecasting the best in arts, film, theater, dining and more


Meme forecast for 2012
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
Photos: Solstice Circus welcome winter at Plough & Stars
Solstice Circus | Plough & Stars | December 22, 2011
Top 20 memes of 2011
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes



Four weather-proof shows to kick off 2012
Although new records are sure to warm the soul this winter, some of us do eventually need to leave the house
Photos: Give Up the Ghost at the Wonderland Ballroom
Give Up the Ghost | Wonderland Ballroom | December 29, 2011


Occupy the future
As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
Opera Boston shuts down
Fat Lady Sings Dept.
The Year Ahead in Mitt
Prepare yourself for 12 months — well, at least 11 — of watching our handsome, well-coiffed former governor
Waiting to exhale
Breath the buzz


Crossword: ''The Worst of 2011''
It's year-end, my friend.
The games of winter
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
The year ahead in sports
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal

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