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Bloc Party regain their post-punk edge

When Bloc Party announced in 2009 that they were taking a break, the band's future was a big question mark.
Four, squared
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  September 14, 2012

Lissy Trullie | Lissy Trullie

Lissy Trullie sounds simultaneously hungry and tepid, as if Trullie wants to make a big splash, but her album lacks the conviction or vision to make it happen.
Xenon/Downtown (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  March 16, 2012

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Remember when disco was cool again? The year was 2007, and indie kids took to the revival as a flamboyant soundtrack to their flamboyant dance nights.
Moshi Moshi Records (2011)
By Michael C. Walsh  |  February 05, 2011

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke adopts a solo platform

When you've spent almost a decade confined to a band environment, it makes sense to name your debut solo record The Boxer .
Boxer rebellion
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 03, 2010

VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009

By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009


The Big Hurt: 10-year glitch

It boggles the mind that as recently as a decade ago, if you wanted to hear "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town (and you did, believe me), you'd have to perform a primitive prayer ritual: you'd call some creepy guy with a really deep voice and beg him to play
The Big Hurt: A major decade for music — minus the music
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 18, 2009

Jack Peñate | Everything Is New

Not everything is new on Everything Is New , this young London singer's sophomore set, but enough is to make you wonder what on earth persuaded Jack Peñate to ditch the ample charms of his terrific debut.
XL (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 21, 2009

Slideshow: Bloc Party at House of Blues

Bloc Party, live at the House of Blues on March 19, 2009.
Bloc Party, live at the House of Blues, March 19, 2009
By CASSANDRA MARINO  |  March 20, 2009
Photos: Bloc Party kicks off US headlining tour at Boston House of Blues

Photos: Bloc Party kicks off US headlining tour at Boston House of Blues

  Photos: Cassandra MarinoBLOC PARTY kicked off their US headlining tour at the House of B...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 20, 2009

Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008


Nervous energy

“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008

Photos: Lollapalooza 2008

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more
New Videos [The Verve, Santogold, Phantom Planet and more!]

New Videos [The Verve, Santogold, Phantom Planet and more!]

Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes The Verve – Love Is Noise Bloc Party – Mercury Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal M83 – Graveyard Girl
By Paul Driscoll  |  July 15, 2008

VIDEO: Bloc Party releases new single, "Mercury"

Bloc Party: "Mercury" First impressions of the new Bloc Party single: sounds like a gahhh-rage rem...
By Importer  |  July 07, 2008

VIDEO: Bloc Party releases new single, "Mercury"

Bloc Party: "Mercury" First impressions of the new Bloc Party single: sounds like a gahhh-rage r...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 07, 2008


Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

Packin' 'em in on Lansdowne Street

Whoever told you that the post-punk revival is on the wane was wrong.
Best Music Poll Party, Lansdowne Street, June 6, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 12, 2007

Subtle stars

In the gaps between words are the things that really intrigue me,” sings Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith on “Girls Who Play Guitars.”
Separating Maxïmo Park from the pack
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  May 21, 2007

True believers

Luke Pritchard may look a bit like a shaggy dog with his lips curled in a mock Jagger pout. But it’s no pose.
The Kooks keep it classic
By KEN MICALLEF  |  May 08, 2007


It’s impossible to keep up with the hundreds of noteworthy artists who release CDs every year.
Hot artists who recently hit the Hub
By DAVID DAY  |  April 09, 2007


A bit of fun

The Orpheum turned into a sweatbox a week ago Wednesday.
Bloc Party, Orpheum Theatre, March 8, 2007
By DAVID DAY  |  April 03, 2007

No reason to complain

There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 20, 2007

Brit flops?

Bloc Party have gotta be one of the more misunderstood — or at least mislabeled — Brit exports of the past couple of years. Lily Allen, "Smile" (mp3)
Bloc Party rise to the occasion, plus Lily Allen on SNL
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 06, 2007

Welcome to the real world

When it comes to Second Life ( SL ), the immersive “metaverse” that’s gotten reams of breathless media coverage over the past six months, hard numbers are hard to come by.
Virtual insanity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 24, 2007

Bad Boston

Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 17, 2007


Wincing the blogs away

In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 17, 2007

Going on sale: January 12, 2007

Gomez, Circa Survive, Bang Camaro, Shore Leave, Bloc Party, and more.
 Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  January 08, 2007

Indie springs forward

For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007


Fucked Up balances their use of "artier" methods with a desire to make hardcore dangerous again.
Canada's Fucked Up makes hardcore safe for indie rockers
By JOE BERNARDI  |  November 11, 2006