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Bad Brains refuse to compromise
Most bands tend to take credit for their successes while chalking up their failures and struggles to a cruel and unforgiving musical environment — but hardcore punk legends Bad Brains aren't most bands.
| April 13, 2012
Punk fucking rock: Bad Brains, Trash Talk, and Trap Them at SXSW [video]
No account of punk rock at SXSW would be complete without at least something from Off! -- not to mention Bodega Girls covering Off!, if...
| March 23, 2011
[sxsw phlipcam] Bad Brains @ Emo's
Not even gonna babble ragtime over this one, we'll just let HR and the BAD BRAINS crew do the talking. Sickest show I've seen yet...
| March 18, 2011
[sxsw] Day 1 recap: Bad Brains, Class Actress, Girlfriends, DOM and the First Contact wrap-up
It’s early this morning, and I’m standing outside the congested Pure Volume VIP entrance when two things catch my fading attention. The text messages from...
| March 17, 2011
Up and autumn!
Behold! The prime of the approaching fall local rock crop.
New local rock to shake the leaves from the trees
| September 18, 2009
Things you can't get at Zappos: Bad Brains flip flops!
Apparently the only way you can get these -- unless you live in Japan -- is to win them from ROIR. Even so, these have...
| September 08, 2009
Hotter than ever
The Hot Club Waterfront Festival returns this weekend with a lineup as diverse as the melting pot of 21-plus partygoers who will fill South Water Street throughout the weekend.
A rich lineup at the Hot Club Waterfront Festival
| September 03, 2008
Ill Bill’s got friends in fly places
| September 03, 2008
“Fuck it, it’s a mind set,” Mike Ladd notes amid a dense verbal and aural barrage titled “Trouble Shot.”
Nostalgialator | Definitive Jux
| January 28, 2008
Playlist: October 12, 2007
"The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts," Pay to Cum," "Gary's Got a Boner," and more
Pet Genius: “Top 5 Songs Alluding to Bodily Functions”
| October 09, 2007
The Finnish line
With the Finnish band Circle, you learn to expect the unexpected.
Circle bring their metal and minimalism to the US
| September 04, 2007
Three for all
The music is equally adept at provoking headbangs, lighter flicks, or slightly arthritic hippie wiggles.
The contradictory catchiness of Three
| August 03, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
Decontrolling the price of punk
This article originally appeared in the October 13, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| November 14, 2006
Anarchy in Medford
Sitting in on Tufts lecturer Michael T. Fournier’s course “History of Punk Rock,” offered via the university’s Experimental College, one can’t help but think of Johnny Rotten’s famous final words: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
History of punk rock
| October 18, 2006
Fast and semi-coherent, like the music it documents, Paul Rachman’s American Hardcore , from the book by Steven Blush, uses an efficient equation: band members talking + flyer graphics + grainy clips from live shows. Watch the trailer for American Ha
The lost generation of American Hardcore
| October 13, 2006
“It’s that classic New England heavy thinking man’s rock,” is how Sonic Youth guitarist and Northampton resident Thurston Moore puts it. The Boston hit list: Ten local bands you need to see. By Matt Ashare More Thurston Moore: What a Sonic Youth gu
Black Helicopter reach a higher plane of rock
| September 05, 2006
You might not buy this, given the band’s propensity for reunion gigs, but the Neutral Nation show at the Living Room on Saturday will most likely be their last.
Neutral Nation goes south
| June 06, 2006
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