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June 16 | WFNX Clambake at the House of Blues

June 16 | WFNX Clambake at the House of Blues

A little advice before today's WFNX Clambake: don't prep like a preppy. You might pull the Nantucket reds or critter pants from the closet before...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 13, 2011
Spit Reunion | May 1

Spit Reunion | May 1

Okay, Boston rockers: you think a faux-hawk and some ink are all you need to gain credibility in the punk scene? Please - these days,...
By Scott Kearnan  |  April 19, 2010

Timeline: Reggae in Boston

A timeline of reggae milestones in Boston
1968 - 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009

Tonight: "Throwed" bids farewell to Bill's Bar

In the '90s, Bill's Bar appointed itself the "Bastard Child of Lansdowne Street" -- but, thankfully...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 07, 2009
Au Revoir Bill's Bar?

Au Revoir Bill's Bar?

In the interest of getting meaty chunks of gossip on the web as soon as possible - and not in t...
By Chris Faraone  |  March 24, 2009

Future classic

No problem — your crib was on the way to the racetrack anyway. We’ll be able to meet Erik at the Hot Dog Safari in 20 minutes if the traffic holds up.
Here, sit down and check out Moe Pope
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 01, 2008

Polled over

  Bang Camaro at Avalon   Clap Your Hands Say Yeah   The Cinematics   ...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 07, 2007

Best Music Poll Concert: tix on sale now

This, dudes, is going to sell out quickly. We'll have VIP tix to give away eventually, but do you ...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 27, 2007

Mp3 of the Week: The Channels

IF YOU GO: Okay Thursday, the Channels, the Snowleopards, HalfnelsonsFriday, October ...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 26, 2006

Exclusive mp3: Snowleopards

Sooooooo . . . we'll try this again. Last time we posted an unreleased Snowleopards song, t...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 20, 2006

Tonight: Make It New 2nd Anniversary, XXXChange at Paper

IF YOU GO: "Make It New" 2nd Anniversary Party two live acts, four DJs, including Juan MacLea...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 19, 2006

Recap: MSTRKRFT at Bill's

Photo: Rita Lombardi. Bonkers party snaps by Mike McKay at Brilliant Mistake. MSTRKFTOctober 12 ...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 15, 2006

Tonight: MSTRKRFT, Brodsky's Octave Museum

No downloads yet from Stephen "Cave In" Brodsky's solo/band album The Octave Museum -- whic...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 12, 2006

Tonight: Aaron LaCrate at Paper

In case the Elle spread didn't change your mind about the midget, maybe you'll take our word for...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 29, 2006

Recap: Dashboard at City Hall, Paper at Bill's

Photos: 1-6, Dashboard Confessional at City Hall Plaza (c) K. Bonami, except C...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 05, 2006

Mp3 exclusives: Therefore I Am and She's the Car

Top: She's the Car. Bottom: Therefore I Am DOWNLOAD: Therefore I Am, “I Get Nervous In Cars” (m...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 29, 2006

Mp3 of the Week: The Blue Bloods

Photo by Mike Byrne DOWNLOAD: The Blue Bloods, "Dying Day" Vintage Boston street-punk is alive...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 18, 2006

Mp3 exclusive: Hooray for Earth

DOWNLOAD: Hooray for Earth, "Simple Plan" (mp3) The band formerly known as Raymond makes a huge l...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 27, 2006

Best Music Poll: Start your engines

Tickets to this thing go on sale this Thursday. Watch this space for pre-sale links. Now let's ...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 11, 2006

Mp3 exclusive: Westward Trail

The latest denizens of Boston's powerbook-pop underground to join the mysterious Compound 440r c...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 06, 2006

April fools

We refuse to believe anything published today, anywhere. Which means we're not convinced that Ben ...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 01, 2006

Mp3 exclusive: The Luxury

Last spring, when future FNX New England Product host Dave Virr wanted to celebrate the 6th annive...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 30, 2006

Exclusive mp3: Protokoll

Honeypump message-boarders threw a hissy when Protokoll disabled the download function on their ...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 23, 2006

OTD exclusive: AM Stereo

Lawyers, architects, administrators, and family men by day, *AM Stereo pull the ol’ Bruce Banner a...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 02, 2006

Termanology's Out the Gate

Lawrence has never been known as a hip-hop hotbed, but TERMANOLOGY stands poised to put the city o...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 09, 2006

UV Protection at Bill's Bar

By importer  |  February 04, 2006

New England Product and present: UV Protection

MP3 of the Week LISTEN: UV Protection, "UV Protection Theme" (mp3) Previously available on the I...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 02, 2006

Tonight: Beat Circus, Age Rings

1. Looking forward to this one: Phoenix faves Beat Circus -- the mad Waits/bop carnie-jazz apocaly...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 26, 2006

NEP/OTD present: the Rudds, Ryan Lee

Sure, the RUDDS have impeccable ’70s and ’80s references — lots of bands do. But few people are more...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 26, 2006

OTD Exclusive: Bon Savants

  Arch, sophisticated, and impeccably dressed, Bon Savants frontman Thom Savant croons fey, ...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 20, 2006