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Herra Terra has a new label, new drummer, and a new EP flush with New Wave-inspired electro-grooves titled 'Hyperborean.'
Herra Terra channels New Wave on 'Hyperborean'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 29, 2013

The Big Hurt: Wheelchair songs

To whatever benevolent universal force tried to put a stop to the next CRAZY TOWN record by placing SHIFTY SHELLSHOCK in a coma last week: thanks, but further comas won't be necessary.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 13, 2012

The Big Hurt: Forward into the past!

COOLIO just got arrested for missing a court date . . . in 2010.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 30, 2012

The artist who stayed behind

I meet Peter Glantz in front of the faded Atlantic Mills complex in Olneyville and we walk around back.
Olneyville Stories
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 26, 2011

Foo Fest headliner Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. is a wild man who wails through songs that usually boast a blitzkrieg temperament.
On creating a safe place to go crazy, translating the subconscious, and finding support and inspiration in providence
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 12, 2011

Three wicked freakin' awesome free festivals

July is upon us, and Providence is about to ratchet up the al fresco action with an outdoor music festival season sure to satisfy freaks and families alike.
Rockin’ the nice price
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 01, 2011


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Billed as a collaborative project, the debut from Boston-bred producer and video artist Ghostdad and Spank Rock–associated XXXChange and Chris Devlin feels a lot more like a loosely-curated DJ set than a cohesive album.
Vice Records (2011)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 11, 2011

Live review: Tayisha Busay at Styxx, October 11

Since Dracula Zombie USA were a one-time Portland performance, and Feel It Robot broke up, there's been a bit of a void in the Portland dance-band scene.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  October 22, 2010

Photos: Warped Tour 2010

Bands and fans congregate for the Massachusetts installement of Warped Tour 2010, at the Comcast Center on July 13, 2010.
Warped Tour 2010 | Comcast Center | July 13, 2010
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  July 16, 2010
Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to debut two new bands -- one with Thurston Moore and Andrew W.K. -- at SXSW

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to debut two new bands -- one with Thurston Moore and Andrew W.K. -- at SXSW

J MASCIS has gone supergroup crazy. The Dinosaur Jr. frontman is taking his latest semi-allstar band (or at least featuring-members-of band) SWEET APPLE to SXSW for...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 11, 2010

Amanda Palmer snags Frances Bean Cobain, Andrew W.K., Weird Al, Tegan and Sara for Siamese-twin concept album

Hey, remember that new Amanda Palmer record we were telling you about? The one where her and her friend pretend to be a pair of...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 02, 2010


The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch

It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2009

The tao of fun

In this exclusive video interview with the Boston Phoenix, Andrew WK discusses his motivational speaking, his next musical direction, and his emerging philosophy of life. Plus, exclusive footage of his recent solo, DJ, and speaking performances in Bosto
 VIDEO: Andrew WK at Harpers Ferry, February 20, 2007
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 03, 2007

Made to order

For a 16-year-old “recovering band geek” who has just had, by her own description, the best night of her entire life, Alexa Fay is slightly hysterical.
MTV and Frank Pino turn a New Hampshire teen into a rock star
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  January 23, 2006