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The Big Hurt: Burnt beef, Bono’s billions, blotto Billboard, and Bieber’s balls

 BIEBERWATCH! Last we heard of the lad, Scooter Braun confirmed — after extensive hands-on palpation and scrotal Ben Wa Balling, no doubt — that Bieber's balls had dropped.
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 08, 2012
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Meet John Nels, Under City Lights

It's fairly amazing how many musicians from the county make their way down here to the Big City — last week it was Travis Cyr traveling this way for a CD release show.
Shining on Portland
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 09, 2011

Spider-Man musical claims yet another victim


Look, Julie Taymor, we know you've done some awesome stuff in the past. But really, that doesn't give you the green light to go a-maiming...
By Steve Miller  |  December 22, 2010
World AIDS Day Zakim Bridge FAIL

World AIDS Day Zakim Bridge FAIL


On Wednesday, December 1, our very own Zakim Bridge, the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world, became one of over 30 urban landmarks illuminated with...
By Micah Hauser  |  December 03, 2010
Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons

Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons


 When we first caught wind of the soon to be premiered pop-culture monstrosity that is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (a.k.a. Wherein U2 Scores an...
By Steve Miller  |  November 01, 2010
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Musician + Author = Crap

On Tuesday, musician Ben Folds (formerly of the Five) and rock-obsessed novelist Nick Hornby ( High Fidelity ) released a collaborative record called Lonely Avenue . The result of this musical-literary team-up isn't excruciating.
Worst of Both Worlds
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 01, 2010


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Vampire Weekend | Contra

There are a few words I did not expect to use in describing Vampire Weekend's second album. Paul-Simony-er is one of them.
XL (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 08, 2010
CLICK TRACKS: Music News Roundup (Walken' on Gaga, Weezer in Snuggies, Bono straddles the Berlin Wall, and more)

CLICK TRACKS: Music News Roundup (Walken' on Gaga, Weezer in Snuggies, Bono straddles the Berlin Wall, and more)


In the best (and strangest) pop re-make since Shatner gave us "Rocket Man," Christopher Walken weighs in on the Gaga phenom with a spoken-word rendition...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  November 05, 2009
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Photos: U2

U2, live at Gillette Stadium, September 20, 2009
U2, live at Gillette Stadium, September 20, 2009
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  September 25, 2009
Click, click: What U2 hears when they hear U2

Click, click: What U2 hears when they hear U2


   30 MORE PHOTOS: U2 at Gillette Stadium, September 20, 2009. Credit: Richard McCaffrey. If you happened to take a cigarette break on the north...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 21, 2009
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Review: Brüno

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Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 10, 2009


Burrito, Maura, Ed, bodies, Hardwick and WTF?

Burrito, Maura, Ed, bodies, Hardwick and WTF?


  The Info Burrito, Maura Johnston of Idolator (with Billy Corgan!), Special Ed singing,...
By Charlie  |  June 11, 2009
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The worst word

Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstrea
How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
By TIMOTHY GOWER  |  April 03, 2009
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U2 | No Line On the Horizon

You don't need me to tell you whether the songs on the new U2 album reflect the social, political, economic, and religious turmoil that seems it's been defining global affairs since before we can remember.
Interscope (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 09, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Cohen back on stage, Dee back in Heaven, Kelly back on the market

Rascal Flatts are coming out with a sixth album, and I still haven't caught up with the previous five!
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2009
Bad start for Bono

Bad start for Bono


 When the Times announced Bono's hiring as an op-ed columnist, editorial page editor Andrew Ro...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 11, 2009