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An '80s Britpop pre-history

The pre-history of Britpop can be traced to the early-'80s Liverpool grudge match between Echo & the Bunnymen and Julian Cope's Teardrop Explodes.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2011
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Will Sergeant outlines his '70s prog roots

When Echo & the Bunnymen emerged, in 1978, punk rock was turning the world upside down, making indulgent '70s rock instantly irrelevant with its exciting new sounds and ideas.
 S ix '70s prog masterpieces recommended by Sergeant himself
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2011
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Keeping cool with early Echo & the Bunnymen

It's safe to say that the impact and importance of rock bands has often been drastically overstated.  
Crocodile rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2011
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists Of All Time #76: Echo and the Bunnymen

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists Of All Time #76: Echo and the Bunnymen


You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far by clicking here!  #76: Echo and the Bunnymen     All...
By MorningIntern  |  May 17, 2010
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Echo and the Bunnymen | The Fountain

Less dour than the Cure but more somber than New Order, with a thorny mix of sadness and sunshine, Liverpudlian gloom-pop masters Echo & the Bunnymen were far weirder than they get credit for being.
Ocean Rain (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 13, 2009

Birdsongs on the road

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic enjoyed a curiously successful career from their very first show, a release party at Kenmore Square's deceased Rat for the Modern Method label's local comp A Wicked Good Time .

By MATT PARISH  |  July 24, 2009


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Guitartyrs?

From the late '70s to the late '80s, Anglophile guitar rock went through a strange period of adjustment following the Year Zero history eradication brought on by capital-P Punk and its subsequent slaying of the Guitar Hero.
Some unsung Brit guitar heroes
By DAN BROCKMAN  |  June 26, 2009
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A flair for the drama

"There's not enough hype in the world for Glasvegas," old reliable hypemonger NME recently proclaimed. But that doesn't mean the magazine and the rest of the British music press aren't trying.
Great Scott, January 4, 2009
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 06, 2009
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Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 2008

The Cinematics

Despite the title of their debut album, it’s unlikely that there was anything particularly strange about the Cinematics’ education.  
A Strange Education | TVT
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 27, 2008
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Life after The Sopranos

If you’re a Sopranos fan, you remember the demise of Christopher Moltisanti in an overturned SUV.
Christuhfuh rocks
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2008


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Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007
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Editors: An End Has a Start

Like Ian McCulloch in the early ’80s, Editors singer Tom Smith sounds old before his time, preoccupied as he is with our precarious mortal coil.
Epic
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 28, 2007
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The good fight

The Cold War’s first recording doesn’t sound like anything on the Providence music scene, which is curious.
The Cold War; Daughters; Summerfest Providence; and more!
By BOB GULLA  |  August 14, 2007
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Ode on melancholy

Friday the 13th was a fitting date for Calla to play at the Middle East.
Calla, the Middle East, April 13, 2007
By MELISSA POCEK  |  April 24, 2007
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Renewing their vows

Life obviously isn’t fair.
Spouse return after three years with Relocation Tactics
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 04, 2007


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Neo-new-what?

The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 28, 2006

And three more boxes

Among post-punk offshoots, perhaps the hardest to define is “goth.”
Gift ideas for the music fan on your list
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 12, 2006
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Rock and role

Greg Dulli may wear his tender heart on his suave, stylish sleeve, but it’s just bait — a lure for unwitting romantics who enjoy having their hearts broken. Slideshow: Twilight Singers at Avalon, November 14, 2006
The Twilight Singers, Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 20, 2006
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The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history


The Phoenix picks the shows that have defined the scene
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2006

Timothy Leary's dead

This article originally appeared in the March 17, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The psychedelic revival
By MARK MOSES  |  October 25, 2006


Saturday-night special

This article originally appeared in the August 28, 1997 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Radiohead at Harborlights Pavilion
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006
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Designer imitation

No doubt their mimeographed postpunk is about as fresh as a tray of Shaw’s sushi. And yet Editors are well aware that they can be past expiration date and still come through with the upper hand. Slideshow: Editors at the Paradise, July 30, 2006
Editors at the Paradise, July 30, 2006
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 31, 2006
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On the racks: June 27, 2006

. . . and all sorts of guest stars.
Dashboard Confessional, India.Irie, Shawnna, Grant Lee Phillips . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 27, 2006
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The lastest days of the Littlest Bar

The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 29, 2006
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Liverpool's latest

Last year, though word barely reached the States, the Liverpool scene came back to life, with the Zutons, the Stands, and the Coral leading the resurgence.
The overlooked brilliance of the Coral
By KEN MICALLEF  |  January 17, 2006