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Nicole Atkins is back

Nicole Atkins finds peace in her darkness

A lot seemed to go wrong for Atkins after Columbia Records released her classic-pop imbued debut Neptune City four years ago. The singer of the newly rechristened Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea watched everyone responsible for getting her signed to a
Fade to black
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 12, 2011
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Fountains of Wayne | Sky Full of Holes

Sky Full of Holes, the first Fountains album in four years, is another reminder of why the band deserve some limelight of their own.
Yep Roc (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  August 05, 2011

Fountains of Wayne at Port City Music Hall


In this life, errors are unavoidable. I made one just last week in saying that tonight's Fountains of Wayne show is anywhere other than the...
By webteam  |  October 13, 2010
Fountains of Wayne and Jill Sobule at the Met

Fountains of Wayne and Jill Sobule at the Met


"There's something wrong that she can't describe" is a key Fountains of Wayne line. It's from the band's last record, Traffic and Weather, and it...
By webteam  |  October 05, 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
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The Big Hurt: Sub-super supergroups, INXS excess, and unsaved unsavories

I think we can agree that "supergroups" have a history of underperforming in the superness department.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 03, 2009


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Going on sale: December 5, 2008

Semi Precious Weapons, Lenka, Slipknot and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  December 03, 2008
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Pop-powered

Big chord changes and bigger melodies mark Neo Nouveau’s second stellar album, Courtyard , released a few weeks back.
Neo Nouveau’s crafty Courtyard
By BOB GULLA  |  May 13, 2008
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New kids on the rock

Back on June 20, three tour buses were lined up like impregnable traveling fortresses behind the House of Blues in Cleveland.
The Click Five struggle with the new world disorder
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  June 29, 2007

Crossword: 'Boardin' boredom'


Note the starred entries; I wrote this in an airport.
By MATT JONES  |  April 04, 2007
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Elixir of youth

After 11 seesaw years in the pop music marketplace, Fountains of Wayne return on a fourth studio album as an unparalleled American pop-rock phenomenon.
Fountains of Wayne push their expiration date
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  March 27, 2007


Facing the music

There’s a fine distinction between “music snob” and “music connoisseur.”
Pandora works roughly half the time
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 31, 2007
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Indie springs forward

For years we waited. And then we started making jokes about it. And then the jokes got old. So we waited some more. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, "Love Song No. 7" (mp3)
Clap your hands and say Axl
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 02, 2007
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The Hold Steady

Like many of America’s smartest rock bands — from Fountains of Wayne to the Drive-By Truckers — this Minneapolis-to-Brooklyn quintet are an anomaly. The Hold Steady, "Killer Parties Remix"
Boys And Girls In America | Vagrant
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 13, 2006
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On the racks: August 8, 2006

Plus Blood Meridian, the Gin Blossoms, and Bernard Fanning.
Dirty Pretty Things, Ani DiFranco, and the Cure
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 08, 2006

Kay Hanley

Kay Hanley may have relocated to LA, but when she returned to T.T. the Bear’s Place, she was greeted by a packed crowd who hadn’t forgotten past triumphs.
Homecoming queen
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 13, 2006