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Band of Horses | Mirage Rock

Mirage Rock  kicks off with an oddly agreeable "wooo-ooo" from singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell on "Knock Knock," a fun and energetic opening song for this mostly gentle album.
Columbia (2012)
By SEAN CORBETT  |  September 14, 2012

WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010

WFNX listeners voted online at  for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 07, 2011

Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo

Look, I get it: the last thing we need right now is yet another band who can be described as “sun-baked,” “reverb-soaked,” or even just “psychedelic.” But Avi Buffalo (I know! An animal name to boot!) are worth your attention for a few reasons.
Sub Pop (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 28, 2010

Photos: Band of Horses at the Ames Hotel

Band of Horses, live at WFNX Ames Hotel Session
Band of Horses, WFNX Ames Hotel Session, May 17, 2010
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  May 21, 2010
Pearl Jam + Band of Horses at the Garden

Pearl Jam + Band of Horses at the Garden

After 20 years together, grunge-era survivors Pearl Jam have ditched the flannel, but much remains the same: they're still cranking out solid albums, and they're...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010


Photos: Sunday at Bonnaroo 2009

Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
Phish, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008


Vampire Weekend - A-Punk Kate Nash - Foundations M.I.A. - Paper Planes MGMT - Time To Pretend Nada Surf - Whose Authority By Paul Driscoll  |  January 24, 2008

Second job

Tyler Ramsey is currently touring the country pulling double duty as both a solo singer-songwriter and a recent-addition guitarist in Band of Horses.
Interview: Tyler Ramsey splits the difference with Band of Horses
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 16, 2008
FNX Top 10 Most Played 1/14/08

FNX Top 10 Most Played 1/14/08

 1) The Bravery - Believe     2) Dropkick Murphys - The State of Massachusetts 3) Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles 4) Band...
By Fletcher  |  January 14, 2008


Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007

Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007

They’ve got issues

As newspapers and magazines slim and shift their focus to online content and revenue streams, it has become sadly commonplace to overlook the unique capabilities of periodically printed matter.
The bookworm’s gift that keeps on giving
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 12, 2007


Radiohead have begun mapping out 2008 tour dates in support of their new album, In Rainbows. A number of European concerts have been announced for...
By Paul Driscoll  |  November 29, 2007

The Writ stuff

Cass McCombs upends standard persona-building moves.
Cass McCombs finds his indie-folk footing
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  November 01, 2007


Band of Horses

Much has changed for Band of Horses and their mercurial frontguy, singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell, since they quietly released their debut album.
Cease to Begin | Sub Pop
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 30, 2007

Modest Mouse, buzzing bees

“I think this festival is sponsored by large, stinging insects . . . made by Volkswagen,” quipped Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
The Download Festival, Tweeter Center, August 18, 2007
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 20, 2007

Download festival?

It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007

Clean and sober

Slow week in Reality Land. Yes, there was the premiere of Season #2 of The Hills , but what can you say about The Hills ?
The Hills , Shooting Sizemore , and more from The Apprentice: LA and I’m from Rolling Stone
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007


Pony expressions

Judging by the number of hipsters at the sold-out show, BOH have weaned indie-rockers off their Shins records almost as hurriedly as they right-clicked and saved-as “The Great Salt Lake” off Stereogum months ago.
Band of Horses, September 8 at the Paradise Rock Club
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 11, 2006

Get it while you can

A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006

Local heroes

The set time, 9 pm, wasn’t ideal, but everything else came together perfectly for Zox as they made their inaugural appearance at the music industry blitzkrieg known as South by Southwest.
Rhode Island bands make a good showing at SXSW
By BOB GULLA  |  March 21, 2006