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666-pack: Music to groove the savage Beasties

This article originally appeared in the January 13, 1987, issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Three white smart-asses from Brooklyn lay waste to their wildest, most diseased daydreams on Licensed to Ill .
By CHUCK EDDY  |  March 09, 2012
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Beastie Boys | Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

"Back on the mic, it's the anti-depressor," flows King Ad-Rock over raunchy drums and speaker-busting clavinet in "Make Some Noise," the bravado launching pad of Beastie Boys' eighth studio album.
Capitol Records (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  May 06, 2011

Beastie Boys revisit "Fight For Your Right," get remixed by Passion Pit

I'm definitely the last person on the planet to be commenting on the BEASTIE BOYS, but these two items both achieved a first in my...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 11, 2011

Atomik at Bayside Bowl, March 15

Having a DJ (or, in this case, two) play your bowling night is a luxury, but damned if it doesn't seem like an obligatory one on occasion.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 25, 2011
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours - 11-04-10

Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours - 11-04-10

It's New Wave vs Folk Rock as "Roadrunner" by Modern Lovers takes on "Old Man" by Neil Young.DOWNLOAD: Podcast My Song Is Better Than Yours...
By MorningIntern  |  November 04, 2010
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 10-14-10

Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 10-14-10

It's 90s Rap-Rock vs 90s Cow-Punk. "Sabotage" by The Beastie Boys vs "I Was Wrong" by Social Distortion.DOWNLOAD: Podcast My Song Is Better Than Yours...
By MorningIntern  |  October 14, 2010

Don't miss: Record Store Day -- April 17, 2010

Will Dailey: Record Store Day 2010Sandwiched on the calender between MLK Day and Columbus Day, comes yet another holiday celebrating a gone-but-not-forgotten architect of our...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 16, 2010

Thinking outside the Woodbox

As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010

Battlestar Galactia does Beasties

I know. Video mashups have been lame for kind of a while. And for some viewers, Battlestar Galactica got really lame really quickly. But still,...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 11, 2010

The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009

Melody makers

If you’re an up-and-popping band or artist, you first need to find fans, friends, and fiends on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and, of course, in real life. But where do you go from there?
So you started a band — now what? Berklee and Topspin are here to help.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 14, 2009

Beastie Boys postpone tour, delay album after MCA is diagnosed with cancer

As the video above indicates, the Beastie Boys are taking a bit of a hiatus while Adam "MCA" Yauch undergoes treatment for a cancerous tumor...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 20, 2009

Mommy, what's with Michael?

" After I got HIStory , I played it incessantly. It was the greatest, strangest, angriest, most bizarre thing I ever heard. Michael Jackson is this iconic persona..."
State of the art
By MICHAEL ENDELMAN  |  July 03, 2009

Recap: Bonnaroo 2009

Live from Bonnaroo 2009
Blog posts, slideshows, and more from Bonnaroo 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 19, 2009

Photos: Friday at Bonnaroo 2009

Photos from Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bonnaroo 2009
Public Enemy, Santigold, Beastie Boys, and more on Friday, June 12, 2009 at Bonnaroo
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009

Crossword: ''Pig out''

External appearances count.
External appearances count.
By MATT JONES  |  May 15, 2009

Vital overtones

By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 25, 2008

Philly busters

Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz instructed me to meet him at a barren studio beneath a highway overpass in South Philly, where they were at work on their latest, A History of Violence (now out on Babygrande).  
In the studio with Jedi Mind Tricks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 21, 2008

Battling Scientology

In a world wracked with uncertainty, there is at least one thing you can bet on: pick a fight with the Church of Scientology, and its leaders will fight back — always with vigor, often with a vengeance, and sometimes with litigation that can be long and
Anonymous's Gregg Housh is committed to bringing down the Church of Scientology. Is he a gadfly or a goon?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2008

Chinese democracy

With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 06, 2008

Here we go, yo

No Rock the Bells tour would be official without a godlike headliner at the helm.
Rock the Bells: Q-Tip reunites A Tribe Called Quest one last time
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 21, 2008


The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Courting dissent

One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008

Chicago 10

Some of the lead participants in the farce leave lasting impressions, not least the antic prankster Abbie Hoffman, voiced by Hank Azaria.
A motion-capture cartoon with an anachronistic soundtrack
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008

Cuong Vu

For those who know trumpeter Cuong Vu from his work with the Pat Metheny Group, Vu-Tet could come as a rude shocker.
Vu-Tet | artistShare
By JON GARELICK  |  February 06, 2008

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

Crossword: ''Un-scary movie''

Slasher pics get the edit
By MATT JONES  |  October 24, 2007

Sound and silence

The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007

Audible Treats

When the word “underground” gets attached to “hip-hop,” we’re apt to imagine white boys spouting SAT verbiage in a feeble imitation of the real thing.
"Underground" hip-hop
By DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN  |  September 12, 2007

Working girls

Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
Northern State keep their raps real
By IAN SANDS  |  August 14, 2007