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Feist | Metals

Feist should be making perfect albums every time.
Cherrytree/Interscope (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  October 07, 2011

[live review] TV on the Radio + Broken Social Scene @ the Pavilion

TV ON THE RADIO do to my body what no other band can. And I don't mean in the "like man, this band totally... like...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  September 08, 2011

[live review] Broken Social Scene and Sea and Cake at the House of Blues 09.17.10

There are two things I learned about Broken Social Scene from their Friday night show at the House of Blues. The first is that Kevin...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  September 22, 2010

Broken Social Scene shake up convention

Prior to the popularity of Animal Collective, indie-rock fans long denied any genetic relationship to the types of bands ( i.e. , the Grateful Dead) you had to see live to get the "real" experience.
Experimental wisdom
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  September 10, 2010

Review: Land of Talk | Cloak and Cipher

A lot of people are going to love this album. Fair enough.
Saddle Creek (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 03, 2010

Broken Social Scene | Forgiveness Rock Record

Recent “loudness wars” notwithstanding, dynamics in music have very little to do with actual volume.
Arts & Crafts (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 07, 2010


The Radio Dept. | Clinging To A Scheme

I like to think of this band from Lund, Sweden, as like a Velamint. On the good side, that means they’re smooth, cool, minty, sweet, refreshing, and maybe even a little obscure.
Labrador (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 23, 2010

Spring clearance

I've seen the best music snobs of my generation destroyed by downloading — instead of savoring full albums the way one might enjoy a vintage claret, they're slamming down random shots of bands with stupid names, passing out, and blanking on what they hea
Discriminatin' picks for the frugal music snob
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010

Sing your life

Charles Spearin's Happiness Project — to be performed this Friday at the Middle East Downstairs as part of a trio of Torontonian acts — was originally just that: a project.
The Happiness Project speaks volumes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 27, 2009

Photos: Metric at House of Blues

Metric live at House of Blues Boston, November 20, 2009
Metric, live at House of Blues Boston, November 20, 2009
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  November 27, 2009
big tall list

Solid foundation

When Big Tall Buildings guitarist Jared Mann sent in a disc of six demos earlier this year, the raw potential behind songs "Natalie" and "Something with a Semicolon" had me dropping monthly emails on him with the subject header "WHERE'S THE ALBUM?"
A promising debut from Big Tall Buildings
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 31, 2009

VIDEO: Emily Haines of BMP performers Metric does "Anthems" with Broken Social Scene (and Feist) in Toronto

Hey, did you hear? We're putting on a free show with our friends at WFNX (that's 101.7 on your radio dial in Boston; 92.1 in...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 13, 2009

The Most Serene Republic | . . . And the Ever Expanding Universe

The Most Serene Republic were the first group signed to Arts and Crafts that had no relationship to Broken Social Scene.
Arts and Crafts (2009)
By JAKE COHEN  |  July 03, 2009

Eight is enough

Not only does Indianapolis exist, it seems, but it's got people who form bands. Just not very many.
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's find strength in numbers
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 30, 2009

Hipster University

On-campus concerts — for us graduates or college abstainers — offer a lot to complain about, but it’s worth taking a chance on a college gig or two this year.  
College rock hits the campus circuit
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 16, 2008

Photos: Lollapalooza 2008

Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more


Going on sale: August 1, 2008

Sunset Rubdown, M83, Against Me!, Broken Social Scene and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade.
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 30, 2008

License this!

The living, breathing Holy Grail of contemporary music success stories has impeccably styled Birkin bangs and a floaty angel voice.
There’s some Feist album left if anyone wants it
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 30, 2008

Los Campesinos!

Los Campesinos! are what happens when Sarah Records meets Minor Threat.
Hold on Now, Youngster . . .  | Wichita/Arts & Crafts
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 12, 2008

O, Canada!

You’d be forgiven for assuming that nothing’s been going on in Canada for the last few years beyond the interconnected shenanigans of that country’s indie-rock elite.
Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, and Kathleen Edwards are not hockey pucks
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2008

The year the music thrived

Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 17, 2007


Night work

Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew don’t play in the kind of rock bands that privilege streamlined sonics over the expression of individual creative wills.
Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew go solo
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 25, 2007

Easy, tiger

It’s been interesting to, however briefly, listen to songs I’ll likely still enjoy in twenty years.
Reconsidering hipsterism, sensitivity, and Ryan Adams’s legacy
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 12, 2007

Major threats

Ian MacKaye has set quite a model for how a punk rocker ought to grow up.
Indie-rock weekend: a play in three acts
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 20, 2007

A pleasant Reminder

Canadian singer Feist’s third solo album is a soundtrack for watching your lover walk out the door.
Feist comes into her own
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 04, 2007

Warm and Scratchy

The Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” isn’t just about programming smart animation for Futurama and Family Guy addicts.
14 new and exclusive tracks from "Adult Swim"
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 29, 2007


The good fight

The original lineup of ’90s Prov-rock stalwarts and near-stars Kilgore will be taking the stage together for the first time in eight years for “Fight to Remember.”
Kilgore reunites for cancer benefit; plus, Route .44
By BOB GULLA  |  May 18, 2007

Longing for a Reminder

The Reminder is a soundtrack for watching your lover walk out the door.
Feist's inevitable breakthrough
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 25, 2007

Do Make Say Think

Do Make Say Think packed SPACE’s tiny stage like I’d never seen it before.
Music seen, at SPACE Gallery, March 26, 2007
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 28, 2007

Northern neighbors

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, is full of promising, undiscovered acts.
Ontario musicians worth listening to  
By IAN SANDS  |  November 28, 2006