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Class of 2012

If 2012 truly represents the End Times, then it's best to go out with a sonic bang.
A dozen fresh faces on Boston's music scene
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 06, 2012
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Local experts predict the Boston of the future

There's more to imagining our city's future than placing bets on when Hizzoner will retire (which is just an exercise in futility at this point).
Best Decade Ever
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2011
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Winter Boston music preview: Stacked bills

If 2010 was the year Boston re-acquainted itself with its local music scene, then 2k11 should be one big party, right?
Local gigs to break the ice
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 31, 2010

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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Love in Stockholm | A King's Ransom

If your judgment on Love in Stockholm were based solely on their penchant for matching suits and shades, their humble origins as BU undergrads who formed a band in order to obtain "free beer and girls," and their parody video of the Lonely Island's "I'
Self-released (2010)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 03, 2010


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The boy with The Thorn in his side

This could be a fairy tale.
On the record with Jesse Gallagher and Biff Rose
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  November 26, 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
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Homegrown II: Shea's stadium

All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
Uniting 53 bands under one roof
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 15, 2010
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New Collisions rediscover their pop identity

Ever since Adam and Eve invented pop music by writing the first song, "Snake Is a Jerk," local bands have honored a time-tested structure.
Smashing sound barriers
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 08, 2010
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Night Fruit add grit to a dream-pop landscape

My fascination with dream pop — a genre characterized by washy guitars and airy, indistinct vocals — lies in its effects when done right: a sense of vague translocation and a fleeting feeling of transcendence.
Nocturnal cravings
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  October 01, 2010


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Come hither: Thalia Zedek and company reunite

"I had already pretty much been around the block at the time," says Thalia Zedek.
Call it a Comeback
By MATT PARISH  |  September 24, 2010
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Connecting the dots

Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
By MATT PARISH  |  June 05, 2010
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Timeline: Reggae in Boston

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