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Thalia Zedek emerges once again

Like the cool air and diffuse light surrounding the desolate, ramshackle boardwalk pictured on the cover of her new record, Via (Thrill Jockey), something dark looms in Thalia Zedek's music.

By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 01, 2013
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Parlour Bells' moonlight dance

Few things that happen so frequently are as revered as nightfall.
Cellars by Starlight
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 07, 2012
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The orchestrated pleasure of Eddie Japan

Sitting with Eddie Japan frontman David Santos, there is suspicion he might be a spy. He's well-dressed, to suit any occasion that might arise, and he refuses a drink.
Cellars by starlight
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 16, 2012
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Photos: Earthquake Party, Fat Creeps, RIBS + Viva Viva at the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party (Night 1)

Earthquake Party, Fat Creeps, RIBS and Viva Viva perform live during night one of the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party | Monday, July 23, 2012 at Great Scott
Monday, July 23, 2012 | Great Scott
By MICK MURRAY  |  July 27, 2012
Boston Accents playlist 01.22.12: George Vala, Grand Resort, Sand Reckoner, Parlour Bells, Muscle Milk!!, Yale MA, Animal Talk

Boston Accents playlist 01.22.12: George Vala, Grand Resort, Sand Reckoner, Parlour Bells, Muscle Milk!!, Yale MA, Animal Talk


On a Sunday where the New England Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl XLVI, we premiered new jams from Muscle Milk, Sand Reckoner, Garvy J.,...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 22, 2012
Boston Accents playlist 01.15.12: Lifestyle Edition, with Grand Resort, Bon Savants, Giantist, Little Face, Fat Creeps, Twin Berlin, Casey Desmond

Boston Accents playlist 01.15.12: Lifestyle Edition, with Grand Resort, Bon Savants, Giantist, Little Face, Fat Creeps, Twin Berlin, Casey Desmond


It’s LIFESTYLE night on Boston Accents. Sean Drinkwater and Ad Frank from Boston’s synthpop veterans hung with me tonight in the studio, playing new tracks,...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 15, 2012


Boston Accents playlist 01.08.12: Class of 2012 edition + Daily Pravda, MJEML, Cancer Killing Gemini, Young Adults, Doomstar!

Boston Accents playlist 01.08.12: Class of 2012 edition + Daily Pravda, MJEML, Cancer Killing Gemini, Young Adults, Doomstar!


It's the CLASS OF 2012 edition of Boston Accents, where we had some bands hang out in the WFNX studio, spun the entire compilation --...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 08, 2012

Class of 2012: Young London drop album trailer, @ Mid East 01.17.12; join the WFNX Sunday nite on-air party


Class of 2012 cover darlings YOUNG LONDON are about to blow up. After the electro-pop duo's first single "Let Me Go" provided the December soundtrack...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 06, 2012
Boston Accents playlist 01.01.12: Moons, Girlfriends, Bad Rabbits, Nicholas Burgess, Autochrome, Winter Preview + Top 10 of 2011

Boston Accents playlist 01.01.12: Moons, Girlfriends, Bad Rabbits, Nicholas Burgess, Autochrome, Winter Preview + Top 10 of 2011


First show of 2012 was a doozy! We forecasted the upcoming year in Boston rock, from anticipated releases by Passion Pit, Bad Rabbits, Autochrome, Girlfriends,...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 01, 2012
Boston Accents Top 10 songs of 2011

Boston Accents Top 10 songs of 2011


Let's get this out of the way, right at the top: lists that rank musicians and artists are, for the most part, fairly useless. But...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 21, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 12.18.11: Phoenix 'Holiday EP,' My Dick (mp3!), Cassette, Mikael Hirsch, Bon Savants, Bleu


Holiday parties are a hell of a drug. Apologies for the tardiness of this week's playlist, but to make it up to America, I'll be...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 20, 2011


Boston Accents playlist 12.11.11: Honoring Dustin Hengst of Damone (RIP); M.O.O.N., Caleb Groh, Letterday, Wrong Shapes, ER, Poweranimal, Mean Creek, Halson +++

Boston Accents playlist 12.11.11: Honoring Dustin Hengst of Damone (RIP); M.O.O.N., Caleb Groh, Letterday, Wrong Shapes, ER, Poweranimal, Mean Creek, Halson +++


A somber start to Boston Accents tonight, as we pour one out for DUSTIN HENGST of DAMONE, who passed away last week at the age...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 11, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 12.04.11: Boston Hassle, Rule, Camden, Stephie Coplan, A Bit Much, Viva Viva, Kingsley Flood

Boston Accents playlist 12.04.11: Boston Hassle, Rule, Camden, Stephie Coplan, A Bit Much, Viva Viva, Kingsley Flood


Ahoy! Missed y’all, as it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been in the FNX studio, thanks to the Boston Music Awards and Flashback Weekend....
By Michael Marotta  |  December 04, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Kingsley Flood "Black Boots" + introducing the Converse in-stores

MP3 of the Week: Kingsley Flood "Black Boots" + introducing the Converse in-stores


“Uptown’s gonna go downtown tonight!” It’s equally a plea, a promise, and warning from vocalist Naseem Khuri on “Black Boots,” the latest master folk-ing racket...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 01, 2011
Boston Music Awards are Sunday, and we're throwing a room party + live WFNX broadcast

Boston Music Awards are Sunday, and we're throwing a room party + live WFNX broadcast


Many questions will be answered at Sunday night's highly-anticipated BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS party at the swank-ass Liberty Hotel. Among the hot topics...  -- Can our...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 17, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 11.13.11: Leisure, Creaturos, Prefab Messiahs, Animal Talk, Squall, Black Light Dinner Party, songs from Dan Shea's Boston Hassle comp

Boston Accents playlist 11.13.11: Leisure, Creaturos, Prefab Messiahs, Animal Talk, Squall, Black Light Dinner Party, songs from Dan Shea's Boston Hassle comp


Killer show tonight! We got into the details of the T.T. The Bear's Place renovations, played the entire Creaturos demo -- all 13 minutes, son...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 13, 2011


Boston Accents playlist 11.06.11: Movers & Shakers, Earthquake Party, Night Fruit, Mission of Burma, Secret Music, Quilt, Camden, Yale MA

Boston Accents playlist 11.06.11: Movers & Shakers, Earthquake Party, Night Fruit, Mission of Burma, Secret Music, Quilt, Camden, Yale MA


Rolling into November, tonight on BOSTON ACCENTS we dropped new styles and sounds from Movers & Shakers, Night Fruit, and unveiled the entire upcoming Earthquake...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 06, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 10.30.11: New jams + spooky sounds: Hush Now, Death Shepherd, Parasol, Ruby Ridge, Aloud, Wesleys, Sugar Snow

Boston Accents playlist 10.30.11: New jams + spooky sounds: Hush Now, Death Shepherd, Parasol, Ruby Ridge, Aloud, Wesleys, Sugar Snow


It's a New Music Spooktacular on BOSTON ACCENTS tonight, mixing up some fresh new rock and pop jams with some creepy experimental sounds from the...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 30, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 10.23.11: Ghost-host BMAs edition


Welcome to the Ghost Host edition of the Boston Accents playlist recap! As you may or may not know, I landed my dumb ass in...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 23, 2011

Boston Accents: The Ghost-Host Live Chat (Boston Music Award Nominees Edition)


Boston Phoenix music editor and WFNX "Boston Accents" host MICHAEL MAROTTA couldn't make it into the studio tonight, so he's running the show by remote...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 23, 2011

Boston Accents 10.16.11: Young London, Vary Lumar, SPF 5000, Muck + the Mires, Fat Creeps, Mean Creek, Yale MA +++


Another episode of BOSTON ACCENTS is in the books, we opened with some neon pop bangers, got our rock and roll on, dipped into the...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 16, 2011


Boston Accents playlist 10.09.11: Mikey Welsh appreciation, Fat Creeps, Yale MA, Future Bible Heroes, Avoxblue, Twin Berlin, Appomattox

Boston Accents playlist 10.09.11: Mikey Welsh appreciation, Fat Creeps, Yale MA, Future Bible Heroes, Avoxblue, Twin Berlin, Appomattox


We started tonight's show with recognition of MIKEY WELSH, former Weezer bassist and longtime Boston rock and art scene veteran who died unexpectedly this weekend...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 09, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 10.02.11: Glass T33th, Casey Desmond, Orca Orca, Leisure, Dom, You Won't +++

Boston Accents playlist 10.02.11: Glass T33th, Casey Desmond, Orca Orca, Leisure, Dom, You Won't +++


Here's tonight's Boston Accents playlist. Not shown: my rant about the stupid two-week club rule, me stumbling like fuck over the name of the new...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 02, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 09.25.11: The Faux, Eyes Like Knives, Kill Screens, Dirty Virgins, Rio Bravo, The Pomps, Stereo Telescope+

Boston Accents playlist 09.25.11: The Faux, Eyes Like Knives, Kill Screens, Dirty Virgins, Rio Bravo, The Pomps, Stereo Telescope+


Here is tonight's Boston Accents playlist, and it's a fucking doozy. We kicked it off with a double shot of THE FAUX, then rolled back...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 25, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 09.18.11: War Prez, Water Moccasins, Bynars, NHHymnal+

Boston Accents playlist 09.18.11: War Prez, Water Moccasins, Bynars, NHHymnal+


Here's the playlist from tonight's show, kicking off with a bit of a dance party tip before cruising through new jams from War Presidents, Water...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 18, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 09.11.11: NYC love + new Viva Viva, Camden, Township, Moons

Boston Accents playlist 09.11.11: NYC love + new Viva Viva, Camden, Township, Moons


Here's tonight's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist, complete with show notes, band links, and my usual ragtime blah-blah-blahs. Listen in every Sunday night from 8 to 10pm...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 11, 2011


Boston Accents playlist 09.04.11: holiday weekend re-launch edition (new host!)

Boston Accents playlist 09.04.11: holiday weekend re-launch edition (new host!)


It's a Labor Day edition of Boston Accents -- and the first one with me in the pilot seat. Woo! Tune in to WFNX 101.7...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 04, 2011
Boston Accents re-launches this Sunday -- the best in New England rock + pop on WFNX

Boston Accents re-launches this Sunday -- the best in New England rock + pop on WFNX


LISTEN LIVE: WFNX Radio on teh internetts Oh hey it's here! After multiple bulletins, carefully-placed teasers, a few print ads, a couple of online announcements,...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 02, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 6.12.11


FREEZEPOP - We Don't Have Normal Livesfrom the album Imaginary Friends.  Playing Phoenix Best Music Poll Awards party, Wed 6/15 @ Brighton Music Hallwww.freezepop.comBODEGA GIRLS...
By New England Product  |  June 12, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 6.5.11


SLEEPY VERY SLEEPY - Another Worldfrom the album Unlimited Circulation.  Download this song at Boston Band Crush .orgwww.sleepyverysleepy.bandcamp.comONE HAPPY ISLAND - Night With A Friendfrom...
By New England Product  |  June 05, 2011