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Review: Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
| June 15, 2012
What does it say about the current scene when the standard full rock band of two guitars, bass, and drums can seem novel?
Mean Creek look forward to a long road
P. NICK CURRAN
| June 05, 2010
The gang's all here
It's coming up on 20 years since Calvin Johnson met Ian Svenonius. It was at a Hazmat show in DC, and Svenonius was fronting his Nation of Ulysses. Johnson was blown away.
Chain and the Gang and the Hive Dwellers do it all again
| April 17, 2009
Condo Fucks | Fuckbook
In the unlikely event that you haven't already discovered this on the Internet: the Condo Fucks are not the "legendary New London, CT trio" they're described as on Matador's Web site.
| March 23, 2009
Words, words, words
Who would do such a thing?
Ammon Shea reads them all for you
| August 11, 2008
“Part of my goal is to just fucking force Americans to listen to Russian rock.”
Alina Simone sings Yanka Dyagileva
| August 05, 2008
It won't rock the worlds of less-than-obsessive fans of American post-punk, but it’s something we need more of: enterprising indie rock sprung from minds that are smart enough to keep it simple.
Fields/Aquamarine | Bar/None
| July 15, 2008
Redstone’s red-carpet revelry
Boston University is rolling out the red carpet again . . . literally.
Comm Ave Walk of Fame
| February 06, 2008
Twenty-five years after its initial release, this cornerstone of American ’80s post-punk/new-wave sounds both innovative and quaint.
Drums along the Hudson | Cooking Vinyl
| August 20, 2007
Suzanne Vega’s Beauty and Crime is a sleek collection of New York City stories, all pop-song trim, but bubbling with an undercurrent of experimentation.
Suzanne Vega gets into the sounds of the city
| August 07, 2007
Yo La Tengo
As silly as the title sounds, it’s an accurate reflection of the we’re-not-afraid-to-take-on-anything attitude that’s propelled Yo La through the past dozen years. Yo La Tengo, “Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind”
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass | Matador
| September 18, 2006
Six of one, 16 of another
OK, we sometimes beat up on our pals at Fountain Street, but we also tip the beret and sombrero when warranted.
When it comes to useless medical studies, let’s call the whole thing off
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| June 21, 2006
Elvis Costello’s My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon) disappoints me. I don’t mean critically as much as personally.
Has Elvis Costello become Yes?
| February 21, 2006
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