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Free Energy | Stuck On Nothing

Like Bad Company and Damn Yankees before them, these buzzed-about Philadelphia longhairs have a song on their debut that shares the name of their band — a sure sign that Free Energy are serious about having a good time.
DFA/Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 14, 2010

The (other) British invasion


Five great bands from UK blues’ back pages
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 19, 2008
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Sexual Halen

Good news from the literary delivery room: the ignoble genre of rock biography has just given birth to its first genuine comedy.
The little Dutch boys who could
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 23, 2007
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A Bridge to the past

Anybody out there old enough to remember Burt Sugarman’s Midnight Special ?
Citadelle build a tower that spans the decades
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 19, 2007
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Anarchy in Medford

Sitting in on Tufts lecturer Michael T. Fournier’s course “History of Punk Rock,” offered via the university’s Experimental College, one can’t help but think of Johnny Rotten’s famous final words: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
History of punk rock
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 18, 2006
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Hunting the wild Klosterman

He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 05, 2006


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On Golden Smog

Golden Smog's tours feel like an easy excuse for a bunch of old buddies to get together and do what they love. Slideshow: Golden Smog at the Paradise
Golden Smog, the Paradise, September 18, 2006
By TOM KIELTY  |  September 19, 2006
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The emo corps

Some young bands dream of the day they’ll write that one beautiful, searing bundle of truth that persuades parents to have kids, inspires armies to stop fighting, and conjures puppies and kittens from thin air.
Panic! At the Disco and The Academy Is . . . make a major indie bang
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 04, 2006