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Feist | Metals
Feist should be making perfect albums every time.
| 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...
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...
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.
| 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)
| 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)
| 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.
| April 23, 2010
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
| 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
| 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
| November 27, 2009
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
| 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...
| 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)
| 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
| March 30, 2009
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
| October 16, 2008
Photos: Lollapalooza 2008
Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, and more
MELISSA POCEK AND MEREDITH HASSETT
| August 07, 2008
Going on sale: August 1, 2008
Sunset Rubdown, M83, Against Me!, Broken Social Scene and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade.
GOING ON SALE
| July 30, 2008
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
| June 30, 2008
Los Campesinos! are what happens when Sarah Records meets Minor Threat.
Hold on Now, Youngster . . . | Wichita/Arts & Crafts
| May 12, 2008
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
| 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
| December 17, 2007
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
| September 25, 2007
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
| September 12, 2007
Ian MacKaye has set quite a model for how a punk rocker ought to grow up.
Indie-rock weekend: a play in three acts
| 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
| 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"
| 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
| May 18, 2007
Longing for a Reminder
The Reminder is a soundtrack for watching your lover walk out the door.
Feist's inevitable breakthrough
| 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
| March 28, 2007
Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, is full of promising, undiscovered acts.
Ontario musicians worth listening to
| November 28, 2006
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