Brian Viglione

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The World/Inferno Friendship Society | The Anarchy and the Ecstasy

Jack Terricloth once likened playing in a band to being married and having a full-time job. Hence, his World/Inferno Friendship Society fashion themselves a kooky circus punk co-op, not a band.
Chunksaah Records (2011)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 18, 2011

A talk with legendary producer and musician Martin Bisi

Since opening BC Studio in Brooklyn in 1979, Martin Bisi has recorded dozens of records on the fringe of the avant-garde scene, including early Sonic Youth, Michael Gira's Swans and Angels of Light, and the cabaret breakout debut record from Boston's Dr
‘Tired of recording’
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 25, 2011

Franz Nicolay reboots

I’m a little worried that this interview could kill Franz Nicolay.
 Lone troubadour
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 03, 2010
[interview]: Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione discuss November 2010 Dresden Dolls reunion

[interview]: Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione discuss November 2010 Dresden Dolls reunion

 Break out the guyliner: the Dresden Dolls have announced a reunion, or a return from hiatus, or whatever the fuck you want to call it,...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  September 22, 2010

Amanda Palmer bares all

I knew Amanda Palmer would show me her breasts. It was just a question of when.
Former Dresden Doll pulls the strings in the ART's Cabaret
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 20, 2010

Classing up the joint

A substantial portion of the Paradise's clientele Friday evening wouldn't have looked out of place at a fancy dinner party. Thanks to the World/Inferno Friendship Society, punk rock and snazzy fashion sense are no longer mutually exclusive.
World/Inferno Friendship Society at Paradise Rock Club, April 11, 2009
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 24, 2009

VIDEO: World Inferno Friendship Society at the Paradise

VIDEO: World Inferno Friendship Society, "Just the Best Party" live at the Paradise. Video by Barry ...
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 23, 2009

Fun Funeral Rite

Now it can be revealed: Amanda Palmer has a stage mom.
Amanda Palmer at the Paradise, November 24, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008

All Dolled up

Last night, Amanda Palmer kicked off this season of the Boston Pops EdgeFest.
Amanda Palmer and the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, June 19, 2008
By RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH  |  June 20, 2008

Boston, beer, and Bobby Brown

Last weekend at the Orpheum, Bobby Brown was not indicted but inducted.
The 20th-Anniversary BMAs
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 09, 2007

Boston music news: August 10, 2007

The Dresden Dolls played Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” tour this summer.
Notes on the Dresden Dolls-Aberdeen City connection
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 07, 2007


Panoramic pop

The Pavilion was P-town for a night.
Cyndi Lauper and "True Colors," Bank of America Pavilion, June, 16, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 19, 2007

All dolled up

We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 06, 2007

Working girl

It’s no surprise that the big local winners in our Best Music Poll tend also to be the hardest working bands and artists.
Amanda Palmer reflects on the Dresden Dolls’ breakthrough year
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 06, 2007

Boston muisc news: April 13, 2007

The working title for Amanda Palmer's solo album is Who Killed Amanda Palmer? , but the Dresden Doll says she’s toying with another: That’s Amanda Fucking Palmer to You .
Notes on Amanda Palmer and the Mystery Tramps
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 2007

Eclectic collective

The house that HUMANWINE founders Holly Brewer and M@ (i.e., Matt) McNiss share in Jamaica Plain looks like a gallery that’s exploded. HUMANWINE, "Rivolta Silenziosa" (mp3)
HUMANWINE emerge as Boston’s next big concept in rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 27, 2007


Boston music news: March 16, 2007

Amanda Palmer may be the public face of Dresden Dolls, but drummer BRIAN VIGLIONE is no shrinking violet.
Notes on Brian Viglione's many projects, plus Elaine O'Rourke and Guster
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 13, 2007

Tracks of her tears

There are tears but no onions in The Onion Cellar. But who needs emotionally catalytic root vegetables when you have the Dresden Dolls?
The Dresden Dolls rock The Onion Cellar
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 19, 2006

Crying game

The Onion Cellar that Amanda Palmer envisioned is not the one that the ART will present at Zero Arrow Theatre.
The Dresden Dolls and the ART grapple in The Onion Cellar
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 07, 2006

We do too have celebrity sightings in Boston!

Who cares about seeing Sacha Baron Cohen eat dinner with Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky at Fiamma?
Gawking and stalking
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  December 01, 2006

Boston music news: December 1, 2006

It’s no secret that, along with being a rock band, the Dresden Dolls are, well, theatrical.
Notes on the Dresden Dolls and Girls Rock Camp
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 27, 2006

NEMO and the Boston Music Awards

It all started a week ago Wednesday at Avalon, where bands played, the audience mingled and schmoozed, a guy in a bear suit turned out to be Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione (I think), and the NEMO music festival kicked off with the 2006 Boston Music
All’s well that ends well
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 03, 2006

Life is a cabaret

The Dresden Dolls have been crazy busy since the release, earlier this year, of Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner), and their autumn itinerary ensures they’ll be applying the pancake make-up well into winter.
The Dolls, the Rudds, d’Elf, and more shake it up this fall
By JONATHAN PERRY  |  September 13, 2006

Tuned out

Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 02, 2006

If it ain’t broke . . .

For the past three years, the only real suspense in the local end of the Best Music Poll has been whether the Dresden Dolls or the Dropkick Murphys would win more categories.
The local ballot reflects a stable, vital scene
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 26, 2006

Growing pains

So much has happened for the Dresden Dolls over the past year that it’s no surprise the duo fared so well in this year’s Best Music Poll.
The Dresden Dolls try to balance life and art
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 17, 2006


Sex, clubs and rock ’n’ roll

The first thing you’d have noticed about the Dresden Dolls’ CD-release show at the Orpheum April 21 was how different it felt to be seated in a theater while the duo played.
The Dresden Dolls shift into harder-rockin’ mode
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 02, 2006