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Oooh, la, la: ShaShaSha

He may not have planned it this way, but Dominic Lavoie is definitely striking while the Internet is hot.
A psyched-out solo effort from Dominic Lavoie
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 02, 2012
OTR: Tame Impala :: Lonerism

Tame Impala | Lonerism

Australia's Tame Impala make music as the Lester Bangs character describes it in Almost Famous : if and when their psychedelic rock and roll "chooses you," it begs for intimate consumption.
Modular Records (2012)
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 05, 2012
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The Famous Winters’ cold comfort

The Famous Winters co-founders Alex Garzone and Sean Kennedy delivered an eclectic introduction to their new venture last summer with the EP Carnival Sky .
Melodancholy & the inventive sadness
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III

James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 02, 2011
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Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher talks new music, the Oasis breakup, and 'shithole' Glastonbury

Back in March, I caught up with Liam post-soundcheck in Paris, when he called to talk about his new gig, Noel taking credit for the success of Oasis, and how he is scaling back the partying -- but not to Chris Martin of Coldplay levels.
Feeling supersonic
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 19, 2011

J. Biddy at RiRa, March 30

J. Biddy has been a weekly staple at RiRa for quite some time. He's a human acoustic jukebox and takes requests from a printed list of his repertoire.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  April 08, 2011


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In an iPod world, Broadway goes vinyl

Dave Lifrieri, owner of Analog Underground on Broadway, was in the eighth grade listening to Beatles and Led Zeppelin on vinyl when the CD player — and the inevitable avalanche of remasters — made their full arrival.
Records Department
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 01, 2011
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Review: The Music Never Stopped

An exploration of music's power to heal, this maudlin movie (based on Oliver Sacks's essay "The Last Hippie") features go-to supporting player J.K. Simmons in a rare leading role.
An exploration of music’s power to heal
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 01, 2011
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The smooth pop-rock of Zach Jones's Broken Record

For an album to be more than just a collection of songs, it's more important that the songs all feel the same than sound the same. No one wants 10 tracks all in the same style — that gets old unless everything is terrific — but there should be an aesthe
Don't fix it
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2011
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The digital delight of Space versus Speed

Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011
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Jeff Beam navigates the Flying Trapeze

Talk about a high-wire act. On his fourth full-length album in as many years, young songwriter/performer/engineer Jeff Beam has set out to make an important album that's listenable, a record that both challenges ideas about pop music and embraces them.
Without a net
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2010


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The Big Hurt: NKOTBSB hit the road!

Guys! You guys! Holy shit, guys: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and the BACKSTREET BOYS are teaming up for a headlining tour in 2011.
Plus, Justin Bieber vs. Wyclef Jean, Primal Scream vs. Kevin Shields, and Beatles UK vs. Beatles USA
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 03, 2010
Beatles fail to unseat Ke$ha, but here’s their Top 10 Songs and Albums on iTunes anyway

Beatles fail to unseat Ke$ha, but here’s their Top 10 Songs and Albums on iTunes anyway


DAY ONE: THE BEATLES' BEST-SELLERTHE BEATLES couldn’t break the iTunes Top 10 singles charts or the Top 5 albums charts – suggesting that for most...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 17, 2010
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Black Mountain scale various rock influences

If, as they say, talent borrows and genius steals, then Vancouver rock collective Black Mountain do a bit of both.
Psychedelic heights
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: Nowhere Boy

John Lennon (Aaron Johnson) was a handful as a teen.
Is that really how the Beatles met?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2010
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John Lennon | Signature Box

Part absurdist wit, part domestic romantic, and part quasi-revolutionary, John Lennon had a restless, albeit brief, post-Beatles career.
Capitol (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 08, 2010


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Getting into the mix

Raw Power is viewed by many as one of the all-time great rock albums — but its hyper-trebly, David Bowie–mixed brittleness has been almost as infamous as the musical mayhem on the wax.
Three more that fans want raw
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 27, 2010
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Darker My Love | Alive as You Are

This makes it six years since Darker My Love got their psychedelic labors under way, and it still seems unusual that guitarist/singer Tim Presley is the same Tim Presley of long-defunct hardcore agitators the Nerve Agents.
Dangerbird (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  August 13, 2010
Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane

Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane


Tonight, something called Metal Elvis makes its Boston debut at the Hard Rock Cafe -- and if you couldn't already tell from the high-concept title,...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 03, 2010
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Review: Green Day: Rock Band

Activision has pumped out rhythm games centered on a single band — Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen have all had their own Guitar Hero . Harmonix has offered only The Beatles: Rock Band . Until now.
Repeat, repeat
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 25, 2010
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Harper's Magazine, 1850-1980

It seems but a moment ago that the sound of Dylan and Baez, the Beatles and the Stones reverberated through a world bent on catastrophe. Has it been almost 20 years?
The legacy of Willie Morris and Lewis H. Lapham
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  June 25, 2010


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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010
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Bettye LaVette | Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Bettye LaVette’s previous two albums had titles that required a little digging to unpack.
Anti- (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 04, 2010

Mousam River Ramblers

At Atlantic Hall, Kennebunkport, May 19
Music Seen
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  June 04, 2010
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The radio on TV

There is nothing new about bands playing on television. But local bands and local channels? Lately there’s been something of an explosion.
Suddenly local music is all over the airwaves
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 14, 2010
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Fresh heirs

A tip for bands out there trying to impress people with blogs: when choosing the decade you’d like to be mistaken for hailing from, choose wisely.
Dr. Dog have no Shame in their game
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2010


Crossword: ''Burn After Reading''

It's what remains.
It's just overkill
By MATT JONES  |  April 23, 2010

Soundbender's last show, Battle of the Bands, and more

SOUNDBENDER , in playing the LOKI  EP-release party, will be saying goodbye. The band have announced it will be their last show.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 16, 2010

Friartown, redux

Phillipe and Jorge have always had a problem with Providence College basketball’s advertising campaign, which refers to the area as “Friartown” in a delusional suggestion that the squad has support throughout the local community.
PC players foul out. Plus, helping Johnny Mac, a Supreme shift, and ‘Monbo Time’
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Say anything

It’s almost impossible to read a single page of YouTube comments without being confronted by society’s ugliest afflictions: ignorance, pointless fights, horrifying racism, and unfair criticism of Justin Bieber’s haircut.
The week in YouTube comments
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 09, 2010