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Review: oOoOO | oOoOO

As much as I love a solid song or a monstrous riff, I will always tip my hat to those at the fringes of the music world ...
Tri Angle (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 29, 2010

Various Artists | D-Funk: Funk, Disco and Boogie Grooves from Germany 1972-2002

If you have only a few bucks to add some delicious German funk to your collection and are tempted to shell out for the recent Funky Fräuleins on the strength of its amazing bodypaint cover, hold on there a sec.
Marina (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  November 06, 2009

Review: Castanets | Texas Rose, the Thaw and the Beasts

Although based in a rustic, country-western sound, Ray Raposa's Castanets are irreverent, using familiar elements like pedal-steel guitars and gospel choruses in defiant ways.
Asthmatic Kitty (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  September 18, 2009

Paul Schrader at the HFA

"I'm not sure what happened to me," says Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst, one of the least reliable of the director's succession of unreliable narrators, in the film named for her.
American contradictions
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  January 26, 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

Action steps

The Killers go through some new motions
The Killers go through some new motions
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009


You may now unpeg your pants

If the inaugural Regeneration Tour seemed likely to play out as a string of “We’ve played our big hit, now what” moments, well, guess again.
Regeneration Tour at Bank of America Pavilion, August 20, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2008

Pop’s fairer image

After the Fantasy Mirrors show at Great Scott last Thursday, singer Nathanael Bluhm wasn’t feeling so hot, and since he was already wearing pajamas, I offered him and his bike a lift home.
Fantasy Mirrors take a good long look at themselves
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 04, 2007

Smooth moves

The music of Underworld is almost supremely funkless.
Underworld and John Digweed, Bank of America Pavilion, September 15, 2007
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 18, 2007

Disco lives!

Hard to get to but wonderful to visit, Jamaica Plain is one of the secret jewels in the Boston crown. DJ Joseph Colbourne, "Color Mix" (mp3)
Color at the Milky Way, plus Berlin in Boston
By DAVID DAY  |  May 29, 2007


Who would have expected, at this late date, to find a 1980s glam band with a feyish, Trent Reznor–influenced singer leading the action?
Schizophonia | V2  
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  August 01, 2006


Confuzed Disco

This two-CD reissue of Italian disco tracks from 1978 to 1982 has sharply electronic, sound-effected, atmospheric music full of speeded-up funk and slowed-down soul.
A Retrospective of Italian Records | IRMA import
By MICHAEL FREEDBURG  |  June 14, 2006