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Sound and vision

When I hurried into a large tent to catch Micachu (a/k/a Mica Levi) and the Shapes at SxSW this past March, my back was killing me.  I was in shit shape. This would normally be the point where the writer’s woes get turned around by the subject’s music.
You can be old and like Micachu and the Shapes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 10, 2009

Meant to be

The Books are, more and more, making their work something you can see.
The Books leave (almost) nothing to chance
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 10, 2009

A whole new rush

You are obviously not a brilliant musician who appreciates the grand gifts that Rush displays.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 28, 2008

Bad match

A longtime friend of mine married a man who is mentally ill, violent, and dangerous.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 18, 2007


Two of Boston’s major dance series wound up their 2006–2007 season last week with low-calorie desserts.
Mark Morris at the ICA, Latin Jazz at the Shubert
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 22, 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


If I Did It, Rhode Island-style

Phillipe & Jorge wonder if Bob Driscoll, Providence College’s athletic director, isn’t angling for big paychecks from Fox network mogul Rupert “The Dirty Digger” Murdoch.
The URI Ram gets rough treatment at the Dunk
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  December 07, 2006

The many modes of Waits

By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 20, 2006