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[awesome video alert] Have Nots "Louisville Slugger" + mp3 + Billy Ruane doc


Boston-based director MICHAEL GILL strikes again. Last year, Gill's Circumvision production company took home "Video Of The Year" honors at the 2010 Boston Music Awards...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 05, 2011
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Yes.Oui.Si shows DIY show-space potential

A new multimedia art space on Vancouver Street run by a trio of twentysomethings, Yes.Oui.Si has the feel of one of the mixed-media collages that decorate its walls.  
Out: Affirmative art
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 18, 2011

Billy Ruane's ashes laid to rest at the Middle East in Cambridge


 BILLY RUANE came home last night. The relentless local music adventurer, who passed away unexpectedly in October, had been lauded in both song and spirit....
By Tom Kielty  |  January 31, 2011

Boston rock's 2010 in review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 24, 2010
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Boston Rock’s 2010 Year In Review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 17, 2010
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Ashes to ashes

The clock struck midnight at Billy Ruane's Memorial Birthday Bash last Wednesday night in Central Square, and suddenly, as if on cue, things kicked into high gear.
A wild night for Billy Ruane
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 26, 2010


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Interview: Pat McGrath on the strange, cruel, beautiful life of Billy Ruane

Longtime Ruane friend Pat McGrath talks about Billy's mania, his wealth and his ignorance of money, his tragic family history, and the epic task of keeping him (just barely) on track.
The final word
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  November 12, 2010
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Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010
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Photos: Billy Ruane remembered

Images of the Boston legend throughout the years
Images of the Boston legend throughout the years
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010
Ten minutes with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross

Ten minutes with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross


 The title of New Yorker critic Alex Ross’s new book, Listen to This (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux), takes its name from an essay about the...
By Jon Garelick  |  November 10, 2010
Billy Ruane Memorial Birthday Bash: lineup announced (11/17 @ Mid East)

Billy Ruane Memorial Birthday Bash: lineup announced (11/17 @ Mid East)


The lineup for the Nov. 17 Billy Ruane Memorial Birthday Bash at the Middle East has been revealed, via mideastclub.com and the event's Facebook page...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 08, 2010


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Billy Ruane: Saying goodbye to a whirlwind

Billy Ruane died last week at the age of 52, leaving the Boston music scene in his debt.
A tribute to the man who helped create the scene he loved
By BRETT MILANO AND MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 05, 2010
WFNX Boston Accents playlist 10.31.10 (Halloween songs & Billy Ruane tribute)

WFNX Boston Accents playlist 10.31.10 (Halloween songs & Billy Ruane tribute)


Last night's Boston Accents loval music show was divided into two parts: the first hour featuring Halloween-appropriate songs, and the last 60 minutes dedicated to...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 01, 2010

Billy Ruane wake planned for Saturday; donations to Sandman fund


From the Middle East: a wake will be held for Billy Ruane on Saturday, October 30 from 4 to 8 pm at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 28, 2010
Fourth Wall Gallery announces pop-up Billy Ruane memorial art show, open to all [corrected]

Fourth Wall Gallery announces pop-up Billy Ruane memorial art show, open to all [corrected]


[THANKS OLIVER FOR THE COMMENT: NOW UPDATED WITH FEWER ERRORS AND WHATNOT] The Fourth Wall Project -- at 132 Brookline Ave near Kenmore Square, near...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 27, 2010

[phlipcam video] Lady Lamb the Beekeeper @ TT The Bear's, the night Billy Ruane died


It was a little past 11pm last night when my editor Carly and I were exchanging Billy Ruane war stories in a cramped booth at...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 27, 2010


Friends, fans, musicians, writers remember Billy Ruane [updated]


STREAM: Varsity Drag, "Billy Ruane" (MySpace) NEW: DETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE  Many, many people who knew and loved...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 27, 2010
Remembering Billy Ruane

Remembering Billy Ruane


NEW: DETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE Anyone who’s spent any significant time around the Boston music scene probably has...
By Jon Garelick  |  October 27, 2010
UPDATED: Billy Ruane, R.I.P.; Middle East holds 11 pm vigil.

UPDATED: Billy Ruane, R.I.P.; Middle East holds 11 pm vigil.


UPDATE 10/28/10 1:30 PMDETAILS: BILLY RUANE'S WAKE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN CAMBRIDGE UPDATE: 10/27/10 12:15 PMREACTION TO THE DEATH OF BILLY RUANE: from...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 26, 2010
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Still rockin'

“You remember what happened — I threw a fuckin’ party that got too fuckin’ big.”
The Middle East Celebrates 20
By BRETT MILANO  |  November 13, 2007
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Boston music news, November 9, 2007

"If you don’t have the flowers, the bees won’t come for the nectar.”
Notes on the 20th anniversary of the Middle East
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 05, 2007


Praise the Lord

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1993 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mary Lou’s star rises from the Red Line Platform
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 28, 2007
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On smelling a Rat

“How do you stop a fish from smelling?”, the Damned once famously asked an audience at CBGB.
Reunion
By JOHN E. COLI NIKOLAI  |  March 21, 2007