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Life in the fast, loud, and hard lane

What a year thus far for Providence-based quintet the Jesse Minute.
The Jesse Minute shut up and play
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 09, 2010
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In the red

A handful of Phoenix readers questioned the parameters of what exactly defined a "Breakthrough Act" in our recent Best Music Poll, decided in dominant fashion by alt-rock quartet SEXCoffee. What exactly constitutes a band playing together for six yea
SEXCoffee amp it up on The Morning After
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2009
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Photos: Best of BMP Concert 2009

The best shots from the Best Music Poll concert 2009, August 1, 2009.
Photos of Ra Ra Riot, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem, Metric, The Airborne Toxic Event, and The Bravery
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009
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Best Music Poll 2009 concert

Stream audio of all the bands' performances, watch video highlights, download interview podcasts, browse concert and behind-the-scenes photos, and share your own photos and videos at the  Boston Phoenix Web site  or  WFNX's site.  
A 40,000-person group hug
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Backstage with Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot backstage at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.
Ra Ra Riot backstage at the Best Music Poll Concert 2009.
By LUCY SHERMAN AND MORGAN LAFORGE  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Backstage with Passion Pit

Passion Pit backstage at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.
Backstage with Passion Pit at the Best Music Poll Concert 2009.
By MORGAN LAFORGE  |  August 07, 2009


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Photos: Backstage with The Bravery

The Bravery backstage at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.
Backstage with The Bravery at Best Music Poll Concert 2009
By LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Backstage with Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight Anthem backstage at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.
Backstage with Gaslight Anthem at Best Music Poll 2009
By LUCY SHERMAN AND MORGAN LAFORGE  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Ra Ra Riot at Best Music Poll 2009

Photos of Ra Ra Riot at  the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 at Boston's City Hall Plaza.
Ra Ra Riot, live at Boston City Hall Plaza| August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Passion Pit at Best Music Poll 2009

Photos from Passion Pit's performance at the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 at Boston's City Hall Plaza.
Passion Pit, live at City Hall Plaza, Boston | August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
Best Music Poll Concert 2009: 10 Things You Need To Know Whether You're Going Or Not

Best Music Poll Concert 2009: 10 Things You Need To Know Whether You're Going Or Not


Tomorrow, you may have heard, is our 2009 Best Music Poll Concert on City Hall Plaza, better known to Green Liners as the Government Center...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 31, 2009


BMP 2009: Mat from Ra Ra Riot on WFNX, touring, and his band's new album

BMP 2009: Mat from Ra Ra Riot on WFNX, touring, and his band's new album


 When I was reading up on Ra Ra Riot in anticipation of this interview, I was surprised to learn they've only been together since 2006....
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 28, 2009