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Ask the Dead crank it up on debut EP

Indie-punk quartet Ask the Dead may be a relative newcomer to the PVD music community, but the players have been kicking around and making noise for quite awhile.
Bring the Noise
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 23, 2012

Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012

Bolting Cölt

Received some sad news that WESLEY ALLEN HARTLEY 's project SPLENDORA CÖLT , which led the core trio of his Traveling Trees further down the dark trails of postpunk country, are splitting up.
Wax Tablet

Photos: Foo Fighters + Social Distortion + The Joy Formidable at the TD Garden

The Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable perform live at the TD Garden on November 16, 2011.
November 16, 2011 | TD Garden
By TIM BUGBEE  |  November 25, 2011
[playlist] Our music fall preview hits Spotify

[playlist] Our music fall preview hits Spotify

Despite the inevitable drop in temperatures, this week's Fall Preview includes a concert schedule that promises to keep things hot n' heavy all season long....
By Patrick McDermott  |  September 16, 2011
Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza 2011

Traditionally, china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's Addiction,...
By Jared Dionne  |  August 14, 2011


Photos: Foo Fighters + Foster the People + Muse + more at Lollapalooza 2011

Surveillance footage from three days packed with solid sets -- and even a few mind-blowing ones.
Scenes from the 20th annual Lollapalooza festival | August 5-7, 2011
By JARED DIONNE  |  August 12, 2011
FF list

Foo Fighters | Wasting Light

After Nirvana, Dave Grohl could easily have spent the rest of his career hiding behind a drum kit somewhere, but instead he risked undeserved scrutiny by jumping to the mic in front of his own creation.
Roswell/RCA (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  April 15, 2011

SXSW Tuesday Recap: You Didn't Really Want To See The Foo Fighters Anyway

The worst kept secret at South By Southwest Interactve was that Dave Grohl was coming to hijack the closing party last night (Tuesday) at Stubb's...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 16, 2011

WFNX's top 101 songs in 2010

WFNX listeners voted online at  for six weeks to create this list of 2010's best songs.
WFNX's most popular songs in 2010
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 07, 2011
Blog: Dave Grohl vs Scissor Sisters [VIDEO]

Blog: Dave Grohl vs Scissor Sisters [VIDEO]

Fletcher shares some shocking revelations and emotional trauma from the Foo Fighters frontman, and his "lawsuit" against glam-rockers Scissor Sisters, as detailed in this article....
By MorningIntern  |  October 05, 2010


Oranjuly | Oranjuly

Three years is a long time to make an album. A band could either neuter every nuance that might have existed on the tape or patiently polish their songs like little gemstones.
Self-released (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 02, 2010

The Big Hurt: Dispatches from Splitsville

Ladies and gentlemen, the unthinkable has happened: Fall Out Boy have split up.
FOB fall out; Scorpions subsist; Tyler frightens shoppers
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 12, 2010

Priestess | Prior To The Fire

Now Priestess are back in Indieland, rubbing denim-clad elbows with the likes of Nebula and Black Math Horseman.
Tee Pee (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 29, 2010

VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade

WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
By WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Hottest songs of 2009

By PHOEBIE PHOENIX  |  December 18, 2009


Them Crooked Vultures | Them Crooked Vultures

One day, maybe in a decade or three, somebody will dig this LP out of the future virtual version of a record crate in a Salvation Army and be blown away by the deep grooves this supergroup generate
DGC/Interscope (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 20, 2009

Newport’s rock royalty

If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 23, 2009

How it feels to be something (back) on

Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
By LEOR GALIL  |  September 25, 2009
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Updating a previous item: Courtney Love claims she didn't agree to allow Kurt's likeness to be playable in Guitar Hero 5, Activision says otherwise. Grohl and Novoselic also respond.

By now you've likely seen the video of the late Kurt Cobain's likeness being used as a playable avatar in Guitar Hero 5 (and playing...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 11, 2009

Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
. . . or are we dancey?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009


Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009

Furious foodies

Top Chef at midseason
Top Chef at midseason
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 16, 2008

Offa my couch, Larroquette

In a video posted to his Web site, former Rolling Stone Ringo Starr has lovingly warned his fans to stop sending him fan mail.  
Foos fight McCain, Madonna pans Palin, Heart hearts Barack
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 24, 2008

Interview: Shane West

The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
Too late to stop
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008
FNX FILES [Foo Fighters / Ash]

FNX FILES [Foo Fighters / Ash]

The recent Foo Fighters gigs at Wembley Stadium - which saw them collaborate with members of Led Zeppelin - are to be released on DVD....
By Paul Driscoll  |  July 28, 2008


We are Devo

It’s been almost three decades since five guys in baggy yellow industrial clean-up suits sporting the letters D, E, V, and O took the Paradise stage, jerking about like robots, playing clipped, caustic art punk.
The return of Akron’s finest
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 17, 2008
What do the Foo Fighters want backstage?

What do the Foo Fighters want backstage?

The Smoking Gun has posted the 2008 "rider" for the Foo Fighters.  A rider is the list of needs (demands) that the band requires for...
By Fletcher  |  May 14, 2008


The initial lineup for the Canadian edition of the Virgin Festival has been unveiled, with Foo Fighters and Oasis headlining. Also on the bill are...
By Paul Driscoll  |  March 27, 2008

The French are coming

The launch of an extensive North American tour sponsored by MySpace that comes to the Paradise this Saturday.
Justice and Busy P bring the Ed Banger sound to Boston
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 10, 2008