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The liberation beat rolls on for CSS

Struggling young bands toil to discover something novel, to uncover a musical concept that no one has encountered before, only to find, if they succeed, that this initial toiling is just step one — and that step two involves finding a way to progress so
That cheer brigade
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 21, 2011

Resident aliens

Foreign favorites Graeme Sinden, DJ Mehdi, and Cansi de Ser Sexy
Foreign favorites Graeme Sinden, DJ Mehdi, and Cansi de Ser Sexy
By CHRIS NELSON  |  October 27, 2008

At home away from home

“We love all the pop stuff.” says Sá. “We do love the Pixies, but we also love Mariah, you know?"
CSS take on the world — again
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 05, 2008

Counter culture

Like an e-mail from a long-lost ex, Record Store Day was designed to remind shoppers around the world that record stores still exist.

Record Store Day at Newbury Comics

By LUKE O’NEIL  |  April 23, 2008

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

Brazilian punk

That rumbling, booty-shaking bass, the whip-thwap drums, the familiar melodies with Portuguese lyrics. It’s called baile funk, and if you’ve been to a hip DJ show lately, you’ve probably heard it. Edu K, "Hot Mama (Bonde do Role mix)" (mp3)
Edu K helps baile funk survive hipsterdom
By DAVID DAY  |  October 03, 2006


On the racks: July 12, 2006

Plus Sao Paulo sextet CSS and Bad Religion's Greg Graffin.
Thom Yorke, Some Girls, Peaches . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 11, 2006