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Photos: 2012 Best Music Poll winners

Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party | June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN AND COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 15, 2012
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Photos: Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party

Crowd shots from the 2012 Best Music Poll Awards Party | June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
June 13, 2012 | Fourth Wall Project
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 15, 2012
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Jonah Tolchin’s Criminal Man is a product of the environment

As if there was any question regarding the impassioned subject matter found on Jonah Tolchin's recent full-length debut Criminal Man , the 19-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist decidedly sets me straight during our interview earlier this week.
Straight outta Shannock
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 08, 2012
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Out: Good times a’Bruin

It was the first time the Boston Phoenix hosted an awards party for its 23-year-old Best Music Poll, but what erupted June 15 at Brighton Music Hall was a drunken shitshow that honored decades of Boston rock and roll, and was capped off by the Bruins' f
A celebratory night of Boston rock (and hockey) at the Best Music Poll awards
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 24, 2011
In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak

In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak


It's been one hell of week for Boston -- a Stanley cup victory, a parade that drew over a million people. So, too, has it...
By Kevin Sviokla  |  June 20, 2011
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Photos: 2011 Best Music Poll awards party

June 15, 2011 | Brighton Music Hall, Allston
The first-ever Best Music Poll awards party came to life at Brighton Music Hall emceed by DJ Paul Foley with Bodega Girls as the house band and an all-start cast of Boston music heroes including Bill Janovitz, Peter Wolf and Amanda Palmer.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 17, 2011


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Photos: Best Music Poll 2011 Awards Party at the Met

Providence Phoenix staffers present  Best Music Poll awards  to local bands at the Met on June 14, 2011.
The Met Cafe | June 14, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 17, 2011

[bmp video] Bodega Girls cover the Pixies


Amongst the Boston classics covered by BODEGA GIRLS at last night's award show was "Gigantic" by the Pixies. Check it out above, and remind yourself...
By Liz Pelly  |  June 16, 2011
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Fungus Amungus kicks out the (structured) jams

It's hard to believe Fungus Amungus have released only one album since sax player Jarrod Valenti founded the band nearly a decade ago.
Re-growth of the cool
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 29, 2011
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Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch kick out the laid-back jams

Add Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch to the conversation when talking up the quality roster of local Americana/alt-country acts within state lines.
Digging their roots
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 17, 2010

Portland Music Awards show


You've already found out who the winners are but maybe you had to miss the party... (Band practice, perchance?) Here are a whole slew of...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 15, 2010


BEST MUSIC WEEK: John Shade, Kingsley Flood, and Magic Magic at 5 pm in Downtown Crossing


The countdown to the Phoenix's annual, reader-voted BEST MUSIC POLL is just about over. To find out who won, check online and in the fishwrap...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 09, 2010
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Connecting the dots

Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
By MATT PARISH  |  June 05, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010
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In the red

A handful of Phoenix readers questioned the parameters of what exactly defined a "Breakthrough Act" in our recent Best Music Poll, decided in dominant fashion by alt-rock quartet SEXCoffee. What exactly constitutes a band playing together for six yea
SEXCoffee amp it up on The Morning After
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2009

Ziggy lives!

Club Hell starts the weekend off THURSDAY (the 6th) with an early-bird experimental rock show featuring Houston's SCALE THE SUMMIT (currently on tour opening for Dream Theater) with Cranston's CALIFORNIA SMILE , who are reportedly finishing a new rec
And FH13 offers a little bit of everything
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009


Some Best Music Poll Concert Pictures

Some Best Music Poll Concert Pictures


See more pictures from Best Music Poll 2009 here.
By Charlie  |  August 03, 2009
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009
Burrito, Beach BBQ, Best Music Poll, vampire fish and WTF

Burrito, Beach BBQ, Best Music Poll, vampire fish and WTF


  The Burrito, audio from the Phantom Gourmet Beach BBQ, The Best Music Poll concert a...
By Charlie  |  June 29, 2009
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A decade of song

It’s been a decade since the Portland Phoenix and the Portland music scene first joined up to celebrate the best in local music. Here are some highlights from this year’s party, and some artifacts we dug up from the archives.  
10 years of the Portland Music Awards
By MARGO ROY, CLIF GARBODEN, JOHN MARSHALL, LISA CRAIG, MATTHEW ROBBINS, SONYA TOMLINSON, JEFF INGLIS, AND JENNIFER KEARNS  |  June 12, 2009

Hey! Where's my Phoenix?!


Your eyes are not deceiving you - we haven't distributed this week's issue of the Portland Phoenix y...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 03, 2009


A sneak preview of Wednesday's awards show


So we have this Portland Music Awards show coming up on Wednesday (yes, this Wednesday, June 3), at ...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 31, 2009