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[live review] Camp Bisco was barely real life

This isn't real life.While this rather tired adage can be used to describe many a pleasantry, it can probably be best applied to music festivals:...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 15, 2011

I'm going to Camp Bisco and I'm going to live tweet about it

Normally this would be deserving of a "SSIA" but my God, look at this video. Yes, that video above which makes it seem like I'm...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 06, 2011

Free Energy stage a live dance party

Bad news for people who like bad moods: Free Energy are about to ruin your shitty day.
Rock science
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  November 19, 2010

Photos: LCD Soundsystem at the Orpheum

LCD Soundsystem live at the Orpheum Theatre on September 28, 2010
LCD Soundsystem live at the Orpheum Theatre on September 28, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 08, 2010

Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010

Free Energy | Stuck On Nothing

Like Bad Company and Damn Yankees before them, these buzzed-about Philadelphia longhairs have a song on their debut that shares the name of their band — a sure sign that Free Energy are serious about having a good time.
DFA/Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 14, 2010


LCD Soundsystem | This Is Happening

If the self-conscious hypercontrivance of James Murphy ever appears to you at odds with his relentless quest for abandon, I hear ya.
DFA (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 14, 2010

Yacht | See Mystery Lights

One reason DFA is the label of records people want at their party is because the folks there have a sense of humor — be it James Murphy's prolonged deadpan hipster-papa martyrdom, the Juan Maclean's unconcealed boner for shitty piano pre-sets, or the smi
DFA (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 31, 2009

Tiga | Ciao!

This Montreal-based electro-house dude made his name with slyly straight-faced covers of Nelly's "Hot in Herre" and Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night," and on his second studio disc, he doesn't appear hugely concerned that his original material should s
Last Gang (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 19, 2009

America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Power hungry?

It’s remarkable how dramatically the state’s political leadership has changed since the most recent Constitutional Convention.
The most powerful people on Beacon Hill want to stop the gay-marriage ban, but don’t have the votes
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 07, 2007


Past perfect

Just five years ago, James Murphy jump-started the dance-punk movement with his DFA label.
LCD Soundsytem mine the best of the ’80s
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  April 09, 2007

Arcade Fire is overrated

Now that the Best of 2006 lists are all finished and everyone has stopped arguing over whether TV on the Radio are overrated, we can get back to discussing whether the Arcade Fire are overrated?
The new year brings new hype
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  January 16, 2007

Religion and shit

If punk is really just folk music, maaaan , then how come so many punks insist on getting back to roots-rock in their old age?
Download new tracks Greg Graffin, the Clipse, and Shit Robot
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  May 31, 2006

Hot Chip

Their next album will be produced by the DFA. Their debut, originally released in the UK in 2004, namechecks Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ween, and Yo La Tengo.
COMING ON STRONG | Astralwerks
By TONY WARE  |  February 22, 2006

Multi-Task Force

It wasn’t exactly a grand homecoming for former Six Finger Satellite guitarist John Maclean, who snuck into the Paradise February 3 as the electro-funk auteur behind the Juan Maclean.
The Juan Maclean at the Paradise
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 07, 2006