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Five must-hear tracks off Dan Shea's Boston Hassle compilation, released on a playable, wearable button Sunday at Great Scott.
Five must-hear tracks off Dan Shea's Boston Hassle compilation
By MICHAEL MAROTTA AND LIZ PELLY  |  December 09, 2011

Out: Homegrown III pops up in unlikely spaces, bounces from Medford to the South End

When you follow an itinerant music scene, it can take you to unexpected places.
The Crane life
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 21, 2011

Homegrown II: Shea's stadium

All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
Uniting 53 bands under one roof
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 15, 2010

Review: Needy Visions | Needy Visions

The Needy Visions are all about fun, and goddamn do I wish I had their latest homonymous release at the beginning of summer.
Bodies of Water Arts & Crafts/Motorcycle Face (2010)
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  September 17, 2010

Golden Sounds: Cable Access is the new No Wave?

Behold: below, some greatest hits from "GOLDEN SOUNDS," the Brookline Access Television series run by BATV programming coordinator and Tunnel of Love guitarist ANDY MCBAIN....
By Carly Carioli  |  September 13, 2010

A western Mass

With a handful of friends and some small-town pride, Western Massachusetts native John Boilard spent his high-school years transforming a tiny backyard woodshed in bucolic Palmer — 20 miles southeast of Northampton — into one of the Northeast's best-kept
Campout Fest brings Boston DIY to Palmer
By MATT PARISH  |  August 27, 2010


Weekend trip

It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
By MATT PARISH  |  July 17, 2009
Dan Shea's Top 5 Songs To Start Your New Way of Life To

Dan Shea's Top 5 Songs To Start Your New Way of Life To

1. "Breathin' Out," Kurt Vile (from Constant Hitmaker, Gulcher/Woodsist Records)2. "You Might Even ...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 18, 2009

Here they come a-wassailing

There's not a whole lot of Yuletide-themed activity on Boston's musical fringes this year, and that makes the holiday rock show at the Milky Way this Sunday all the more welcome.
Rock bands, throat singer, and a partridge in a pear tree
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 16, 2008

Sisto act 2

LDW is a party, but also a massive love letter to the city’s bare-bones arts scene.
Love During Wartime — a last splash and a fresh start
By MATT PARISH  |  May 28, 2008

Boston music news: February 24, 2006

Believe it or not, Dinosaur Jr. are convening at J Mascis’s home studio this month to record material for a new album.
A new Dinosaur Jr. record, Dropkicks return to Conan, "Haunted Tooth, Neon Fang," and more
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  February 21, 2006

Party picks

Let’s get this straight: Compound 440r is not a commune.
  Robots, vagina, and drum machines: a 440r holiday to remember
By TIA CARIOLI  |  December 29, 2005

Bands to watch out for

Winter in Boston is like being grounded. Too many housebound nights, and we’re bored, stir-crazy, and filled with the overwhelming sense of injustice at being stuck in here while the whole world goes on out there.
Promising local releases in ’06
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  December 29, 2005