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Boston rock's 2010 in review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 24, 2010
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Boston Rock’s 2010 Year In Review

In a year where the only party anthem we could all agree on was Auto-Tune the News'  "Bed Intruder" remix , it's no wonder Boston turned inward to reconnect with its native rock scene.
Locals scene and heard
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 17, 2010
A mini-CMJ on the streets of Allston

A mini-CMJ on the streets of Allston


 Everyone is all worked up about CMJ down in the Dirty Apple later this week, but the spirit of the NYC music fest is alive...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 18, 2010
[UPDATED] Live Nation catches a Ferry to indie clubland

[UPDATED] Live Nation catches a Ferry to indie clubland


Live Nation’s proposed Brighton Music Hall, slated to occupy the space left by Harpers Ferry later this year, is a game-changer for Boston’s live-music scene....
By Michael Marotta  |  October 14, 2010
Harpers Ferry to close this month

Harpers Ferry to close this month


Harpers Ferry in Allston is closing on Halloween night. Rumors circulated earlier this week that the Brighton Avenue bar and live music venue was shutting...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 01, 2010
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Chiddy Bang reconnect the hipster to hip-hop

Man, did I want to hate Chiddy Bang.
Sample selection
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 20, 2010


[phlipcam video] Streight Angular @ Harper's Ferry


It didn’t take long for the Boston rock scene to help one of its own. On two weeks notice, The Luxury, Streight Angular, Gene Dante...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 17, 2010
Benefit for Ben Grenville Garceau at Harpers Ferry

Benefit for Ben Grenville Garceau at Harpers Ferry


We were saddened to hear that former Roman Traffic/Gravehaven vocalist Ben Grenville Garceau was in a serious accident last month that's meant a lengthy and...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010
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Photos: Nappy Roots at Harpers Ferry

Rap quintet Nappy Roots perform at Harpers Ferry on July 22, 2010.
Nappy Roots, live at Harpers Ferry, on July 22, 2010
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  July 30, 2010
Kurt Vile and Real Estate at Harpers Ferry

Kurt Vile and Real Estate at Harpers Ferry


Two up-and-coming critics' darlings top the bill in Allston this weekend: Philly singer/songwriter Kurt Vile, backed by a full band, and Jersey psych-pop outfit Real...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
Alternative Schmalternative Comedy Show at Harpers Ferry

Alternative Schmalternative Comedy Show at Harpers Ferry


Harpers Ferry departs from the norm this week with a rare music-free night. The Alternative Schmalternative Comedy Show features a stellar team of home-grown comedy:...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010


Soul Rebels Brass Band at Harpers Ferry

Soul Rebels Brass Band at Harpers Ferry


The Soul Rebels Brass Band tore it up at the last New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with their blend of trad second-line funk and...
By webteam  |  June 30, 2010
Islands at Harper's Ferry

Islands at Harper's Ferry


Arising from the quirkily smoldering ashes of the Unicorns in 2005, Montreal's Islands were infusing jangly indie pop with Afro-Caribbean rhythms way before Vampire Weekend...
By webteam  |  June 22, 2010
Cage at Harpers Ferry

Cage at Harpers Ferry


This should be an interesting show, and not just because rapper-turned-eclecticist Cage assaulted Boston comic Ricky Mortis on stage the last time he rocked Harpers...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010
Joell Ortiz at Harper's Ferry

Joell Ortiz at Harper's Ferry


Unless you're looking for guys in tight jeans and sunglasses with lyrics to match their candy-colored kicks, Joell Ortiz has everything you could ever want...
By webteam  |  June 15, 2010
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Mr. Incongeniality

The night before this interview, Bomshot pulled what might go down as the most boneheaded stunt in Boston hip-hop history when, in the middle of a crowded Slaine and Ill Bill show at Harpers Ferry, he attempted to cheap-shot the former from behind.
Bomshot makes a better MC than neighbor
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 28, 2010


Jeru The Damaja at Harpers Ferry

Jeru The Damaja at Harpers Ferry


Rap fans who caught the end of Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010 at the Paradise two weeks ago got a preview of this coming Jeru...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010
Flobots at Harpers Ferry

Flobots at Harpers Ferry


In Boston - birthplace of Audible Mainframe and Crown City Rockers - people take their organic hip-hop as seriously as college preppies take Dave Matthews....
By webteam  |  May 19, 2010
Ill Bill + Slaine at Harpers Ferry

Ill Bill + Slaine at Harpers Ferry


Brooklyn rapper Ill Bill marries heavy guitar riffs with rhymes as if it were 1994. No wonder Bill - né William Braunstein - is a...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010
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Photos: 2010 US Air Guitar Championships

Boston air guitarists: crustaceous, outrageous, etc.
2010 US Air Guitar Championships, at Harpers Ferry, April 6, 2010
By ANNE WERMIEL  |  April 09, 2010
Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars + The Macrotones

Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars + The Macrotones


The members of Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars began jamming together in the refugee camps of Guinea as a brutal civil war raged in their home...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010


2010 Boston Regional Air Guitar Competition

2010 Boston Regional Air Guitar Competition


Last time we attended the Boston Regional Air Guitar Competition, we discovered contestants like the suit-and-tie clad Jamie Stern, who began his routine by tearing...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010

VIDEO: Sam Adams performs "Driving Me Crazy" live at Harpers Ferry


We had to step away from the Bean for a minute, but that didn't mean we intended to miss the mayhem when Boston's Boy hit...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 22, 2010
Sam Adams CD Release at Harpers Ferry

Sam Adams CD Release at Harpers Ferry


In what might have been the fastest ride to the top for any Boston artist ever, 22-year-old Sam Adams recently landed his debut EP, Boston’s...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010
Ill Bill + Slaine

Ill Bill + Slaine


As the ringleader behind the legendary New York underground outfit Non Phixion, Ill Bill helped establish a new brand of hardcore hip-hop that now serves as a...
By webteam  |  February 03, 2010
DC Rapper Wale

DC Rapper Wale


Unless you're one of the superfans who crashed his "Chillin" video shoot with Lady Gaga last summer on the South Boston waterfront, this is the...
By Ian Sands  |  January 13, 2010


Southie-Roslindale MC Slaine

Southie-Roslindale MC Slaine


Despite doing like Mos Def and finding creative life beyond hip-hop in major motion pictures, Southie/Roslindale MC Slaine continues to spit vitriol atop rough hardcore...
By Ian Sands  |  January 06, 2010
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Spring fever

As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010
"Let's Go Back In Time: Harper's Ferry New Year's Eve"

"Let's Go Back In Time: Harper's Ferry New Year's Eve"


Among the blasts from the past slated for the back-to-the-future-themed "Let's Go Back In Time: Harper's Ferry New Year's Eve" are an '80s-style "Enchantment Under...
By Ian Sands  |  December 22, 2009
MC Exposition's " 'Twas The Night After Christmas" Bash

MC Exposition's " 'Twas The Night After Christmas" Bash


Some local rappers move away and ditch their "B" hats. Not Audible Mainframe frontman MC Exposition - the rapper, who now calls Long Beach home,...
By Ian Sands  |  December 22, 2009