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Sugar | Copper Blue/Beaster + File Under: Easy Listening
Two live shows, mucho B-sides, and the ferocious Beaster EP now all compressed into one gulp could leave even the biggest power-pop fan gasping for air.
| July 20, 2012
Welcome to Chateau Rex
75orLess Records strikes again with another stoner-rock scorcher in Chateau Rex , courtesy of Coma Coma.
A new day rising for Coma Coma
| May 28, 2010
He's their rock
The pantheon of Where Are They Nows is populated with fallen and faded demigods, yes, but could've-beens, almost-weres, and also-rans crowd the wings.
Superdrag redeem themselves
| April 10, 2009
WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
| December 01, 2008
It’s hard not to dig Von Doom’s sound for someone like myself, who went a bit apeshit for the lovelorn, melodic, and melancholy noise of early ’90s indie rock, from stalwarts Buffalo Tom and Dinosaur Jr. to obscure stuff like St. Johnny and Seaweed.
The return of Von Doom
| October 29, 2008
Polvo give it another go
The North Carolina quartet’s noisy sound was music to a select group of ears.
After a decade-long hiatus, the progenitors of math rock find their chemistry still exists
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| June 17, 2008
Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008
The chill of victory.
Passion Pit, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Bob Mould, Amanda Palmer, the Presidents of the United States of America, and Death Cab for Cutie at Bank of America Pavilion, May 10
| May 14, 2008
Oddballs and noisemakers
Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
| May 07, 2008
New day rising
As a member of alternative punk band Hüsker Dü and crunch-pop outfit Sugar, Bob Mould became legendary for blissful guitar melodies and personal lyrics that explored his inner angst.
Mr. Mould goes to Washington
| March 04, 2008
Yesterday once more
Sometimes listening to a record is more than just listening to a record.
Digging into Big Dipper’s Supercluster
| February 27, 2008
No surprise when you consider that Mould, along with Sonic Youth and the Pixies, was among the genre’s most influential architects as the leader of Hüsker Dü.
District Line | Anti-
| February 20, 2008
Shots in the dark
Naomi Petersen was not famous. Neither was she semi-famous, almost famous, post-famous, or notorious.
Joe Carducci recalls the real price of punk
| January 29, 2008
Show and tell
After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
| January 04, 2008
When you think about it, the Hold Steady are the perfect Boston band.
Craig Finn returns to BC
| September 19, 2007
In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
| September 18, 2007
But if determination = quality, then Bad Religion are one of the best punk bands in the world.
New Maps of Hell | Epitaph
| August 20, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
If more bands wrote music that sounded like fiction, they might deliver results as pleasurable as this.
Anytown Graffiti | Great Society
| June 05, 2007
The history of Boston rock and roll begins with these immortal words: “Ding! Dong! Ding ding dong! Ka-ding dong, ding dong ding!”
A short history of Boston rock
| November 15, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 20
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros | the Roxy | November 22, 1999
| October 25, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 21
R.E.M. + Husker Du | Harvard University Indoor Track Center | March 22, 1984
| October 25, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 22
PJ Harvey | T.T. the Bear’s Place | August 15, 1992
| October 25, 2006
Remembering Randy Hien
In an unfathomably cruel twist of fate, longtime Living Room owner Randy Hien was killed in a car accident on Monday, September 25.
A collection of anecdotes and heartfelt farewells
REMEMBERING RANDY HIEN
| September 28, 2006
The Rockers’ new groove
Indie- and alt-rockers have always had a difficult relationship with dancing.
New indie-rock dance tracks
| September 11, 2006
On the racks: September 5, 2006
...plus Grizzly Bear, Bob Mould, and more.
Beyoncé, the Rapture, Audioslave...
| September 05, 2006
It could be that with the new Daughters album, Hell Songs , we’ve reached the end of the sonic line.
Daughters’ hardcore mayhem; Eric Fontana; Coat of Arms
| August 08, 2006
Punk rock had jetpacked the Minutemen into a synæsthetic sound world where ideas had the same value as chords, where Reagan’s policy in Central America could be related directly to the setting of your amp.
The Minutemen and the LA they endured
| June 24, 2006
Get it while you can
A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to Recidivism.org , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
| June 12, 2006
Gorillaz in the midst
Remember the great electronica gold rush of ’97, the year Madonna’s Maverick label won a massive bidding war over long-ignored rave mystic Liam Howlett, a/k/a Prodigy, and we all grooved to the electropunk clash of “Smack My Bitch Up”?
Damon Albarn joins Beck in the pan-cultural playground
| May 17, 2006
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