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The simple pleasures of Banditas

Simplicity is not always easy, but sometimes it's the surest path to style and clarity, especially when we're talking about three girls, three instruments, three singers, loads of reverb, no solos, basic blues beats, high-and-lonesome harmonies, and kil
Easy rider
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  September 14, 2012

Out: Boston loses a musical ace

As the book says, it is best to follow the example set by Jesus Christ himself — live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse.
Ketman a go-go bye-bye
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 16, 2011

[live recap + video] JD McPherson + Raging Teens + Banditas @ TT The Bear's

The JD McPHERSON show at T.T. The Bear's last night was likely one of the most fun things happening in the city at the time......
By Barry Thompson  |  August 03, 2011
Banditas and Sleepover Shows

Getting Intimate with Banditas and Sleepover Shows in Jamaica Plain

It’s just after 7 pm on February 15, and I find myself alone, locked in, trapped after hours at Jamaica Plain vintage-clothing store 40 South Street. I do not work here.
 Jamming in jammies
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 25, 2011

[phlipcam video] Behind the scenes at Banditas' Sleepover Shows session

Last week we were invited to 40 South Street, where Sleepover Shows was shooting BANDITAS for an intimate, three-song session in the two-room Jamaica Plain...
By Michael Marotta  |  February 24, 2011

[mp3] The sound of Boston's Class of 2011

In this week's Phoenix we hype 11 local bands you should know in 2011. While the feature includes tasty tidbits like each band's bio, next...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 06, 2011

High-quality: From Allysen Callery to Coma Coma

Ladies first for your FRIDAY (the 15th): ALLYSEN CALLERY headlines at the Speakeasy (below Local 121) with ANNA COOGAN and LELAND SUNDRIES ($6, 401.274.2121), JERI & THE JEEPSTERS play a freebie at Striker's (401.615.7708) deep in the Coven
Off the Couch

[phlipcam video] Banditas @ the Plough & Stars

 Hey, it's Banditas! After making the rounds last night along the usual Central Square dance party spots -- Vigil @ Middlesex, Release @ Enormous Room,...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 16, 2010
Banditas at T.T. the Bear's

Banditas at T.T. the Bear's

Next month, country-tinged garage-rock trio Banditas will be taking up a Wednesday residency at the Plough and Stars. But before they do that, they're showcasing...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 18, 2010