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Dead Kennedys walking

"Every artist is a business." If you're a fan of the legendary and incendiary punk band Dead Kennedys, you'd probably be dismayed to hear those words exit the lips of guitarist and band co-founder Ray Pepperell, a/k/a East Bay Ray.
Easy Bay Ray defends a punk-rock legacy
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010
October 13 | Dead Kennedys at the Paradise

October 13 | Dead Kennedys at the Paradise


We'd love to throw in some political jokes about the rock band Dead Kennedys, but in Massachusetts, any jabs at those dearly departed family members...
By Scott Kearnan  |  October 04, 2010
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Fall Music Preview: Stay positive

The face of the local nightlife landscape undergoes a major change in the form of a renewal this autumn, as the State Theatre’s exhaustively maligned absence ends on October 15, with 10 fall concerts on their docket already. But that’s not the only new v
The local concert calendar is filled to capacity
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists - #60 Dead Kennedys

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists - #60 Dead Kennedys


You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here!   We have hit a lot of different genres...
By MorningIntern  |  June 09, 2010
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Technical difficulties

Last week, Tristan da Cunha and I brainstormed some strategies by which they might finally hit the big time. Like, getting a charismatic frontman.
The trouble with Tristan da Cunha
By MATT PARISH  |  June 26, 2009

Music seen: Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter

Ah, Batshelter. What exactly are they? Punk, metal, a little of both, or something far more complex? Whichever, they've developed quite the following in the past few months.
Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter at Geno's, April 10
By DAN CLARK  |  April 17, 2009


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Review: Made in Mexico

As a crush of enthusiastic dudes knocked into me in spastic reverie while watching Made in Mexico at a house show last week, I recalled how, mere hours before, the room had been empty save for a heap of cases and equipment and an inexplicable grocery c
A house in Allston, January 12, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009
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Interview: The Damned's Captain Sensible

"School teachers and lawyers come along to see the Damned. . .and they want to see really bad behavior."
The Damned carry on
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 29, 2008
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Murder in six degrees

You’ve probably never heard of Peter Ivers.
Peter Ivers — pals with john Belushi to the Circle Jerks — was killed in 1983. A new book recalls his fascinating life — and mysterious death.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 10, 2008

We've got a bigger problem now

I got my first Dead Kennedys T-shirt in 1985 and have been a Michael Savage listener for years.
Letters to the Boston Editor: June 13, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 11, 2008
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Springtime for Darwin

There are two stories, and two stories only.
The wars of evolution are louder than ever. What Ben Stein, Bad Religion, and a physics professor from Quincy can tell you about where you came from.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 07, 2008


Mission completed

This article originally appeared in the January 18, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

The break-up of Mission of Burma


By DOUG SIMMONS  |  January 17, 2008
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Snakes and pilgrims

There’s something classic about a pretty blonde girl in a bikini with a boa constrictor wrapped around her neck.
From venom to the Otherside Café
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 08, 2007

Crossword: ''Why the face?''


And why does it never change?
By MATT JONES  |  September 19, 2007

Portland scene report: August 24, 2007

Harrington, who also publishes the local uber-zine Kapital Ink, is nothing if not elbow-deep in rock.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 22, 2007
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Rockets men

In 1982, two brothers from Oxnard, California, 60 miles northwest of LA, self-published the first issue of a comic they called Love and Rockets .
Brown showcases the comix world of Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez
By GREG COOK  |  February 07, 2007


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All access pass

Rock and roll in black-and-white and in color comes to town this week, when Providence-based photographer Richard McCaffrey presents a show of his best work at the Dryden Gallery.
Richard McCaffrey’s “Troubadours, Rockers & Punks”
By BOB GULLA  |  November 15, 2006

Decontrolling the price of punk

This article originally appeared in the October 13, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
 
By DOUG SIMMONS  |  November 14, 2006

Boston uber alles

This article originally appeared in the April 21, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
 
By DOUG SIMMONS  |  November 14, 2006
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Under the Covers battle

Rock-and-roll beefs are never quite as delicious as the heat-packing rivalries of their hip-hop brethren. Watch: Battle of the Album Covers
Albums of the year
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 19, 2006

Flashbacks: October 13, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  October 11, 2006


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Going on sale: August 8, 2006

Iron Maiden, Ani DiFranco, Atreyu, Bouncing Souls, Dead Kennedys, Pet Shop Boys, James Blunt, Justin Timberlake, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  August 08, 2006
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Get ready for summer, punks

What has already been an active year on the local scene only ramps up for summer.
Releases from Pete Kilpatrick, Emilia Dahlin + Subject Bias are just the beginning
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 14, 2006

Gorillaz in the midst

Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 17, 2006

Flashbacks, April 21, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 19, 2006
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30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to

No song captures the quiet desperation of a hard-drinking, hardscrabble nowhere town better than this one.
The greatest drinking songs of all time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 16, 2006