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Solveig Says Hello: The French DJ/producer finally hits Boston

Third time's the charm for Martin Solveig.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  March 22, 2013

Jeffrey Tonnesen’s Night — and Day

Raised on '90s raves, Jeffrey Tonnesen started out by spinning bands like the Clash and the Kinks at hipster rock bars on the Lower East Side; now he plays international fashion shows for Prada and DVF.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  January 18, 2013

Memphis tears down the house at PPAC

There are worse concerns in America's history of racial inequities than a white DJ getting eyerolls for playing black music. Nonetheless, the musical Memphis will tick you off about the foolishness anyway.
The soul of a city
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 07, 2012

The explosive center of Boys Noize

In recent years, the ascent of electronic music has caused some anxiety among the sensitive and the conservative.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 30, 2012
Justice music

Justice blaze new trails for dance music

Most musicians, at a certain point, discover a paradox at the center of the whole act of musical creation: that seemingly complex music can be simple, and that making simple music is often a complex process. After all, what do you expect in a medium whe
For all
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 16, 2012
Scuba album Personality

Scuba | Personality

Believe it or not, there still exist some pockets of the globe where dubstep remains sacred, with champions of purism deflecting the ever-tainting mainstream intrusions.
Hotflush Recordings (2012)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 09, 2012

ID fest 3

Identity Festival rocks out the dance party

Genre predictions are dumb, but there is one thing absolutely certain in music: rock music is dead, and the era of electronic dominance is finally here.
Beats happening
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  August 19, 2011

Mod Night at Empire Dine and Dance, June 3

Speaking from experience collaborating with him on the decks, the litmus test that best gauges the success of any Ian Paige DJ night is how well Booker T and the MGs' "Green Onions" goes over.
Music seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 10, 2011

Party starters Soul Clap globalize their beat

Closing in on a decade of collaborations under the name Soul Clap, the DJ duo of Eli Goldstein and Charlie Levine (a/k/a Elyte and Cnyce) have taken their local street cred and brought it on the road.
Just for Kicks
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  March 04, 2011

Getting over Stupid

On FRIDAY (the 4th), head downtown to check out the TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET at the Speakeasy (under Local 121, 401.621.6123), or check out the Chace brothers in action when THE PROPELLERS play the Apartment (401.228.7222) with Woosta-based guests
Plus, Welcome Home, Roz & the Rice Cakes
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  March 04, 2011

Beth Ditto | Beth Ditto EP

Remember when Mary Beth "Ditto" Patterson was just a blues singer? The Arkansas-born belter used to wail punk blues for the Gossip - the trio who made her a star - like the second coming of Janis Joplin.
Deconstruction (2011)
By JEREMY ADAMS  |  February 04, 2011


Photos: SSLLOOWW with Avoxblue

Avoxblue plays at Middlesex Lounge's monthly dance night, SSLLOOWW.
Avoxblue | Middlesex Lounge | November 30, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  December 10, 2010

Deadmau5 | 4x4=12

The world of the superstar DJ is not dissimilar to that of the superstar architect.
Ultra (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 03, 2010

Photos: No Tomorrow at Machine

Celebrating the end of the world
No Tomorrow, at Machine on Saturday, February 6, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 26, 2010
Surrealist Nite With Roger Miller

Surrealist Nite With Roger Miller

With his band Mission of Burma, Roger Miller has been responsible for some enormously disorienting rock scores. So it makes sense that Arts at the...
By Ian Sands  |  January 20, 2010

Photos: Dan Deacon at the ICA

Super Secret Summer Surprise with Dan Deacon at the ICA
Dan Deacon, live at the Institute for Contemporary Art on June 12, 2009

Armless DJ spins with feet

Pascal Kleiman has been at the forefront of underground music nearly his whole life. He's ...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  May 05, 2009

Simply Thursdays

You’re a pared-down kind of person: jeans and black pumps are your weekday wardrobe staples, a stif...
By Staff@Night  |  November 13, 2008

Cosmo Baker

Do some soul searching with Brooklyn-based DJ Cosmo Baker when he makes his first local appearance ...
By Staff@Night  |  November 13, 2008
Bug out: US visa nazis kill yet another great show

Bug out: US visa nazis kill yet another great show

Bug feat. Warrior Queen, "Poison Dart" Just in case you had any doubt, US terror policy is stil...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 23, 2008
FREE TONIGHT: Die Young, DJ Bruno, Baltimoroder, Soul Clap, DJ Knife, Ms. Thang, Melee at Good Life

FREE TONIGHT: Die Young, DJ Bruno, Baltimoroder, Soul Clap, DJ Knife, Ms. Thang, Melee at Good Life

No Request Zone: Real Talk from Boston's DJ Elite  Not long ago, we teamed up with our sister m...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 14, 2008

Nevermind the Ableton . . . Here's the Lemur!

Nevermind the Ableton . . . Here's the Lemur!

  Thanks to Tia, our new obsession has a name, and it is LEMUR. Now you and your DJ friends...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 19, 2008

PODCAST: DJ Ms. DD's The Trannysphere #1

DJ Ms DD: Introducing The Trannysphere >>DOWNLOAD: DJ Ms. DD, The Trannysphere #1 [mp3] About once a week, for as long as we can remember,...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 15, 2007
Monday: Sinden & Hearthrob at Middlesex

Monday: Sinden & Hearthrob at Middlesex

For those of you reading this at work: the weekend ain't over yet, snitches. Many of you will have ...
By webteam  |  October 01, 2007

Monday: Sinden & Hearthrob at Middlesex

For those of you reading this at work: the weekend ain't over yet, snitches. Many of you will have...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 01, 2007
Friday: Thunderdome VII, Boston Vs. B-More

Friday: Thunderdome VII, Boston Vs. B-More

Monsterous edition of THUNDERDOME tonight, bringing Baltimore Clurb legend Scottie B and Spank...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 21, 2007

Friday: Cousin Cole joins Crank Dat craze, DJs at E-Room

YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUAA! BIRD FLU: tonight at Enormous Room Mr. Collipark, eight zillion kids with ...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 17, 2007

Video: Justin Timberlake hearts Ryan Adams

JT, "What Goes Around" at Boston Garden, 8/10/07 We've reviewed Justin Timberlake enough that ...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 11, 2007

Friday the 13th, Part 1: Thunderdome 6

It got shut down by the Man at the early hour of 1 a.m. -- a first for the Elks -- but by that time ...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 18, 2007

Photos: Fall Out Boy at Tweeter, Pete Wentz at Gypsy Bar

Fall Out Boy +44 The Academy Is...   Fall Out Boy, Paul W...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 01, 2007