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Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Jasmine Taste of Persia

Boston is fortunate to boast a number of worthy budget-priced Persian restaurants, among which Jasmine Taste of Persia, located in a stretch of Watertown thick with indie restaurants and Armenian bakeries/grocers, has to rate highly.
A winning introduction to an underrated cuisine
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: Lorenz Island Kuisine

When I find a family-run place that seems to serve as an anchor for neighborhood life — serving three meals a day, doing a brisk takeout business, offering live music, DJs, and poetry readings a few nights a month — I think, "Damn, wish my neighborhood
Fresh, traditional Jamaican fare in a friendly neighborhood spot
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 08, 2011

Reveling in Spose's Medium for the masses

Spose will soon release a new album on a major label, Universal Republic. Happy Medium is not it. The answer to the question "Why?" is the subject of another story (conveniently found  here ).
C'mon get Happy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 14, 2011
Eyedea Memorial Concert, Plus Memories & Public Wake Info

Eyedea Memorial Concert, Plus Memories & Public Wake Info

One thing about hip-hop tragedies is that heads do one hell of a job in the memorial department. In the event of Eyedea's demise, I...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 25, 2010

Psalms For The Deaf

Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2009


Review: Atmosphere at House of Blues

There are two things about Atmosphere MC Slug that provoke endless fury in linguistically thugged-out Internet rap snobs everywhere.
Game changer
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009


Atmosphere shows are almost better than the BU food court when it comes to scoping out melanomically tan dingbats and the volunteer Abercrombie models they...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 06, 2009


Atmosphere’s audience hasn’t changed in years.  
Music seen at the Station, October 17, 2008  
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  October 22, 2008

Solid gold

One of the biggest names in indie rap for the better part of a decade, Minneapolis duo Atmosphere have just released their latest album, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.

Atmosphere’s Slug grows up. . . . sort of

By BEN WESTHOFF  |  April 22, 2008