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Photos: JP Music Fest 2012

This year's JP Music Fest took over Jamaica Pond on September 8, 2012.
September 8, 2012 | Jamaica Pond
By LAURA JANE BRUBAKER  |  September 14, 2012

Review: Tonic

Bad restaurant idea number 16: let's do a neighborhood bar-bistro where there already is one.
JP’s brilliant but erratic new bistro
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 06, 2012

Chris North connects life's road maps

The best folk albums are road albums. They're written on the road or for the road, they drop in names of states and interstates, they channel land and transience and distance.
Collector items
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  June 08, 2012

The Woodrow Wilsons | The Devil Jonah

The Woodrow Wilsons are a haushold name — to anyone familiar with Jamaica Plain's Whitehaus Collective, that is.
Whitehaus Family Records (2012)
By  |  March 06, 2012
Impromptu 350th birfday bash for Centre Street, anyone?

Impromptu 350th birfday bash for Centre Street, anyone?

Image courtesy of Jamaica Plain Historical Society CENTRE STREET, the unofficial main drag of bohemian Boston borough Jamaica Plain, turns 350-years-young on this day according...
By Barry Thompson  |  January 19, 2012

Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel

Zink's new show, "Assembled" at Howard Yezerski Gallery (460 Harrison Ave, Boston, through February 7), features handsome, hard-edged abstractions assembled from mod, jitterbugging patterns of flat Plexiglass tiles.
By design
By GREG COOK  |  January 13, 2012


The Poison Oaks | Pine

It feels unfair for the Poison Oaks to release , their debut 7-inch, on the cusp of another New England winter.
Self-released (2011)
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  December 02, 2011

[the internet ruling] Frank Hurricane raps about a JP pizza shop

The internet is too good today. First we found the SynthCats Tumblr, then Patrick Stickles' new Twitter, then this US Girls cover of "The Boy...
By Liz Pelly  |  November 04, 2011
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Review: Robinwood Café & Grille

The diner — that hallowed bastion of old-time Americana, the predecessor to modern fast-food joints — is simply not one of our long suits. In this relatively weak field, Robinwood Café & Grille, a Jamaica Plain diner, executes solidly on the standby
Executing solidly in the classic New England Greek-American diner tradition
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 19, 2011

Photos: One Night in Boston 2011

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over eight hours on the night of July 15, 2011; here are a few of our favorites.
Fifteen photographers. Eight hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 12, 2011
original plumbing at midway

Party supplies

Original Plumbing, the New York–based quarterly lifestyle magazine and Web site for trans men and their friends, returns to the Midway this Friday for a queer/trans dance party featuring go-go boys, a photo booth, DJs D'hana and Justincredible, and a mi
Trans Dance Dept.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 12, 2011

good mornin old sport

Mornin' Old Sport launch our pop-up video series with jazz-inspired '20s country

Allston's Mornin' Old Sport play jazz-inspired country songs, brimming with three-part harmonies and a rare chemistry amongst the group's four members.
Sound on the streets
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 12, 2011

Out: Dropping some future funk sounds with Jamaica Plain's the Craters at Yes.Oui.Si

About 30 kids bopped their heads to tracks from the Craters' 2010 tape Teenage High School , released via JP DIY label Breakfast of Champs, plus newer songs like the soon-to-be-hit "Sunsense."
Deep impact near the MFA
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 05, 2011
comfort food from Fill Bellys

Review: Fill Belly's

As the wheels of the food truck turn, so does the cyclical nature of trends. Fill Belly's latest spin is a retro one: a brick-and-mortar storefront.
A JP comfort-food spot that's been around the block
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 29, 2011

The best of Boston's mobile cuisine

Summer in Boston traditionally means exploring the city, getting sunburned, and ironically (but totally seriously) drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. But now that meals-on-wheels mania has put the boot on our fair city, it also means chasing down every foo
Truck nuts
By DAVID EISENBERG  |  June 10, 2011
Chris North Dream Quartet at the Haven in Jamaica Plain

Out: The Chris North Dream Quartet help christen the Haven in Jamaica Plain

With the Chris North Dream Quartet, singer/guitarist Chris North Alspach retains the sincere Celt-folk vocal inflection and distinctly New England–influenced lyrics of his other, Best Music Poll–nominated band, the Points North.
Scottish piper
By LIZ PELLY  |  May 06, 2011


Does this book make me look smart?

The first and only complete passage of Infinite Jest Chris Braiotta ever read was tattooed on somebody's calf.
Somervillian mocks the cult of David Foster Wallace with Tumblr-tastic 'People Holding Infinite Jest'
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 15, 2011

How staying different saved street art in the Bean

Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
Boston bombers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2011
Betsaida Gutiérrez mourns the passing of the Hi-Lo.

The shadow of Whole Foods falls upon JP

"I can no longer see my friends when I go to the supermarket. . . . Jamaica Plain is for us, not for the rich people."
There Goes the Neighborhood
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 04, 2011
Podcast:  Eugenia Williamson of the Phoenix 3-3-11

Podcast: Eugenia Williamson of the Phoenix 3-3-11

Eugenia Williamson of the Boston Phoenix joined Fletcher and Henry to talk about the Whole Foods debate that rages on in Jamaica Plan.  Find her...
By FNXAdmin  |  March 03, 2011
Pariah Beat

The evolving dark carnival of Pariah Beat

Pariah Beat's new album, Bury Me Not , is all about death. Some songs are about death itself; others chronicle types of transitory phases.  
Collective bargaining
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 25, 2011

Banditas and Sleepover Shows

Getting Intimate with Banditas and Sleepover Shows in Jamaica Plain

It’s just after 7 pm on February 15, and I find myself alone, locked in, trapped after hours at Jamaica Plain vintage-clothing store 40 South Street. I do not work here.
 Jamming in jammies
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 25, 2011

[phlipcam video] Behind the scenes at Banditas' Sleepover Shows session

Last week we were invited to 40 South Street, where Sleepover Shows was shooting BANDITAS for an intimate, three-song session in the two-room Jamaica Plain...
By Michael Marotta  |  February 24, 2011

An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011

Review: Canary Square

Where are the canaries? There are no canaries here. This gastropub is on Jamaica Plain's William E. Canary Square, marked with a sign few read in memory of Corporal Canary, who died in World War I.
Remaking a popular spot in Jamaica Plain
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 14, 2011

The Temple reshuffles

As a scene comes out of the basements, the Temple reshuffles
Building a safe haven as a scene comes out of the basements
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 17, 2010


Interview: Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

Age 31, recently elected Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley is a member of a new generation of local politicos who are more at home in coffee bars than in smoke-filled rooms.
The new kid
By PETER KADZIS  |  December 10, 2010

Photos: JP vs. Somerville dance-off

 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
By JAMES CHOCA  |  November 26, 2010

L'affaire Olbermann

Keith Olbermann's brief suspension from MSNBC for giving $2400 to each of three Democratic congressional candidates is an interesting case study.
Why Keith should lay off the campaign cash. Plus, Matt O'Malley for City Council.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 12, 2010

Homegrown II: Shea's stadium

All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
Uniting 53 bands under one roof
By NOLAN GAWRON  |  October 15, 2010