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What's F'n Next: Squarehead (Dublin, Ireland)

On a sunny autumn afternoon on a side street in Brooklyn, I sit outside on a rickety black staircase with Squarehead, chatting about their week.

By LIZ PELLY  |  November 02, 2012
The Big Hurt - July 20, 2012

The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese

It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 20, 2012
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Review: Albert Nobbs

Lesbianism doesn't exist as a cogent category in 19th century Ireland, which could explain why Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close), a woman disguised for years as a man and employed as a Dublin waiter, has no personal understanding of who she is, her identity, o
Gender identity crisis
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 27, 2012
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Smash Mouth chicken out

In the end, some eggs were eaten and a bunch of money was raised to help sick kids, which is great. But did Steve Harwell truly meet the egg challenge? No!
Scrambling
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 21, 2011
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Squarehead | Yeah Nothing

Amidst Dublin's vibrant musical underground of DIY labels like Popical Island and Richter Collective, this debut long-player by surf-pop trio Squarehead is one of the city's most anticipated 2011 indie releases.
Richter Collective (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 16, 2011
Podcast: The Breakfast Show Dublin Tapes (Dennis O'Reilly)  3-17-11

Podcast: The Breakfast Show Dublin Tapes (Dennis O'Reilly) 3-17-11


DOWNLOAD: The Breakfast Show Dublin Tapes 3-17-11  To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."   This is going to be crack! Shane, Jared, and...
By MorningIntern  |  March 23, 2011


Podcast: The Breakfast Show Dublin Tapes 3-17-11

Podcast: The Breakfast Show Dublin Tapes 3-17-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast: The Breakfast Show Dublin Tapes 3-17-11 Fletcher and Henry chew the fat at the Jameson Distillery in Boston on St. Patty's day.Spoiler alert,...
By MorningIntern  |  March 23, 2011
Podcast:  Two Door Cinema Club from Dublin 3-18-11

Podcast: Two Door Cinema Club from Dublin 3-18-11


Two Door Cinema Club are in Dublin to perform two shows at The Olympia Theatre.  They dropped by The Breakfast Show this morning to chat...
By FNXAdmin  |  March 18, 2011
Podcast:  Mumford and Sons from Dublin 3-17-11

Podcast: Mumford and Sons from Dublin 3-17-11


Mumford and Sons came by the Jameson Distillery in Dublin to perform a surprise set.  They sat with Julie at the WFNX broadcast for an...
By FNXAdmin  |  March 18, 2011
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Review: The Druid’s fine trip to Inishmaan

Although Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is the least likely of his plays to provoke a riot, as John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World did at its 1907 Dublin premiere, it is the most Synge-like of the Anglo-Irish dramatis
Cripple kicking
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 04, 2011
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Review: Kisses

Dylan (Shane Curry) and Kylie (Kelly O'Neill), two tough 11-year-old neighbors in suburban-housing-estate Dublin, flee their abusive homes in search of a better and more adventurous life in the inner city.
A prepubescent, hard-boiled version of Before Sunrise
By ZAK JASON  |  August 06, 2010


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Tana French gets her characters where they live

Frank Mackey's life changed when he was 19. The year was 1985, and he and his girlfriend Rosie Daly were about to run away together.
Faithful Place proves a rich mystery
By CLEA SIMON  |  July 09, 2010

The Low Anthem visit the Low Countries

Plus Brown Birds and Toughcats
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  February 12, 2010

Classic U2 from new years day 1990


 I would argue that this is the single greatest U2 performance ever. It's New Years Eve 1989 in Dublin.
By Keith Dakin  |  January 15, 2010
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Review: Leap Year

Why, Amy Adams, why?
Needs to take a long leap off a short cliff
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 15, 2010
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Booked solid

The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 01, 2010


Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 23, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, October 23, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: October 16, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
This week's theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2009

Play by play: October 9, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 09, 2009


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Endurance Reads

Beach reading . The very phrase is abhorrent to book lovers, connoting as it does cheap paperbacks, tumescent with air-dried seawater and crunchy with sand, paragraph after paragraph of poorly written pulp meant to be read as fast as the passing of su
Summer-Book Therapy Sessions
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 19, 2009
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History's mysteries

Melodrama is a particularly satisfying popular art form for a financial crisis, filled as it is with unambiguous types and tropes — rich ruthless villains, poor but warm-hearted heroes and heroines, music that spiritedly cues our hisses and cheers, and
Explore Portland's past with AIRE
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 29, 2009
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Reggae: Upcoming shows in Boston

Upcoming reggae shows and club nights in and around Boston
Boom shakalaka  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009
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Reggae revival

The climate is tropical, sweet skunk fills the air, and reggae jams are hitting such lofty decibels that I can't even feel my phone vibrate.
Booming in Boston's underground, Caribbean riddims are about to burst back into the mainstream
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 22, 2009

Crossword: ''A sustainable puzzle''

And I even recycled a few clues.
And I even recycled a few clues.
By MATT JONES  |  April 10, 2009


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The Irish rovers

"The Pogues and Boston go together in ways that belong in the realm of the unexplainable."
The Pogues return to their other 'old main drag'
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 17, 2009
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Review: Waiting for Dublin

Director Roger Tucker fills the emerald hills with snoozing priests, bumbling alcoholic policemen, ruddy-faced children, and grizzled fiddle players who say, "Top o' the mornin' to yeh!"
A national-stereotypes manual masquerading as a movie
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 11, 2009
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Irish, but not Celtic

With the Boston Celtic Music Festival taking over a host of venues January 9 and 10 it can be easy to forget that not all Irish music is . . . Celtic music.
Gems from the Emerald Isle
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 07, 2009
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Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008