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Drum circle

It sounds like the set-up to a bad joke. When Man Forever take the stage at Great Scott in Allston this weekend, the band will run five or six drummers deep.
Man Forever's John Colpitts finds his rhythm
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  August 13, 2010

Soundtrack of her life

"I think that I secretly wish I was a filmmaker." Annie Clark may consider this some real hush-hush info, but even a cursory listen to Actor , her latest album (as St. Vincent), makes clear her cinematic aspirations.
St. Vincent recasts the movies
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 15, 2009

Fortunate one

It was no surprise to find Chris Brokaw in Hawaii last week, just two Saturdays before he’s due back in Cambridge to pull a double shift upstairs at the Middle East.
Chris Brokaw is booked solid
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 07, 2008

Revolution (age) 9

Brookline Music School Takes On “The White Album”
Brookline Music School at Northeastern's Blackman Theatre, May 11
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 14, 2008

St. Vincent

Clark’s soaring soprano is capable of hitting a Billie Holiday swoon just as easily as a sinister incantation.
Marry Me | Beggars Banquet
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 30, 2007

Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007


What’s the story?

‘Liam Gallagher should have stayed in England,’ opined Newsday after a show on Long Island.
Sorting through the ruins of Oasis
By JAMES PARKER  |  February 06, 2007

Cul de Sac

When Cul de Sac first released this album, 15 years ago on Rough Trade, they were peers of Sonic Youth, aural and textural spelunkers with a knack for discovering the emotional explosions in colliding, fricative, and harmonious slabs of sound.
Ecim | Strange Attractors
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 08, 2007

High-voltage humans

No musical movement, not even CBGB’s-era first-wave punk, captured the push-and-pull of love/hate about modern city living like No Wave did.
No Wave is new all over again
By ANDREA FELDMAN  |  April 05, 2006

ID Check: Alex Brown-Whalen

Heavy-metal axe strapped over his shoulder, Alex Brown-Whalen sure knows how to shred.
Flying-V prodigy
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 26, 2006