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Bethany Cosentino settles into a comfort zone

Best Coast have caught a lot of flack for not sounding like themselves on their new record, The Only Place (Mexican Summer).
Still California dreaming
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 13, 2012

Road Trippin’: 25 shows across New England you need to see before Labor Day

While we agree that kicking back in a shady backyard with a plate of barbecue, a cooler of cold brews, and some good tunes spinning on the iPod deck is one hell of a way to while away a lazy summer afternoon, we'd like to suggest that you get a bit more
Sounds of summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 08, 2012

Best Coast | The Only Place

It was heartbreaking to see Bethany Cosentino's 2010 full-length debut, Crazy for You, questioned for lacking "overall intelligence."
Mexican Summer (2012)
By DAN WEISS  |  May 11, 2012

Cool noise

Could this be the summer that the Internet finally gets music right?
Our DJ spins you a handpicked soundtrack to your summer
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 22, 2011

Photos: Best Coast at Paradise Rock Club

Best Coast, No Joy, and Wavves perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on February 4, 2011.
Best Coast + No Joy + Wavves | Paradise Rock Club | February 4, 2011
By STEPHANIE ROSE  |  February 11, 2011

50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011


Winter live music preview: Tour stops

Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
Ten gigs worth trudging through snow to
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 31, 2010

The Nightly News Playlist [Monday – 11/15]

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work Vampire Weekend – Holiday Young The Giant – My Body Best Coast – Boyfriend Neon Trees...
By Paul Driscoll  |  November 16, 2010

[phlipcam video] Best Coast @ the Middle East

We have no idea what the haters are smoking -- it's certainly not the good shit -- because last night's Best Coast performance at the...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 29, 2010
Tonight: Young Adults make a racket in Cambridge (with Best Coast)

Tonight: Young Adults make a racket in Cambridge (with Best Coast)

 If you consistently read the Phoenix, you know we're pretty high on Best Coast, which hits the Middle East tonight with the UK's Male Bonding...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 28, 2010

Higher yearning: Best Coast

The day after a Best Coast gig in Minneapolis last week, a reviewer for the City Pages alt-weekly bemoaned the fact that the Los Angeles trio took a whole two hours — two hours! — to hit the stage after doors opened.
'60s garage sound gone to pot
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 24, 2010


Best Coast | Crazy For You

The simplicity that Best Coast have cultivated on a handful of '60s-inspired, surfside fuzz-pop EPs and singles over the past year or so has created an easy opening for the band to deliver on the blog cred they've racked up in the same time frame.
Mexican Summer (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  July 23, 2010

Best Coast at the Crane Room at Tufts

Best Coast perform "I Want You" at TuftsLess than a week following the performance that landed her band a giant photo and rave review in...
By Carrie Battan  |  April 12, 2010

SXSW 2010: The band who wasn't there

This past Saturday around noon, about a dozen of us were cracking our first Lone Stars of the day at Peckerheads, one of scores of dimly daylit venues lining Austin’s teeming Sixth Street.
Beach Fossils, Tanlines, Best Coast, and a wave of minimalism at SXSW
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 26, 2010

SXSW 2010 (Thursday): Live from Red Fez

Photos of Japandroids, Best Coast, and Diamond Rings at SXSW
Japandroids, Best Coast, and Diamond Rings at SXSW
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 19, 2010