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Exploring staged improvisation with Javelin

In the spicy euphoria following a Valentine's Day dinner date last week (real-deal bibimbap), Javelin's Tom Van Buskirk and his date tried to hold their own in a Los Angeles Korean table-tennis club.
Ping-pong sounds
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 24, 2012

Review: Final Destination 5

Are we dead yet? It would appear not, as the Final Destination franchise keeps slogging on, like a cross-country family road trip from hell (spoiler alert: somewhere around mile 600, Mom's going through the windshield).
3D splatter-fest
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 19, 2011

Three wicked freakin' awesome free festivals

July is upon us, and Providence is about to ratchet up the al fresco action with an outdoor music festival season sure to satisfy freaks and families alike.
Rockin’ the nice price
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 01, 2011
Music Hack Day 2010 Recap: This Is How You'll Be Listening To Music Tomorrow

Music Hack Day 2010 Recap: This Is How You'll Be Listening To Music Tomorrow

Music Hack Day is the hardest topic that I've ever had to write on. I think my editor and I covered the conference somewhat competently...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 17, 2010

Photos: Foo Fest 2010 at AS220

Foo Fest's slam poetry, music, and exhibits come to AS220 on August 14, 2010.
Foo Fest | AS220 | August 14, 2010
By KELLY PHILLIPS  |  August 20, 2010

Whole lotta Foo Fest going on!

There's a little bit of everything in the music segment of AS220's annual Foo Fest — inventive folk, arty hip-hop, girl grooves, brass bands.
The best plan: get there early, stay late
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 13, 2010

Warpaint, Javelin, and Beach Fossils at Great Scott

Warpaint, Javelin, and Beach Fossils at Great Scott

The current state of indie rock can pretty much be summed up by three terrific, up-and-coming bands. War Paint (pictured) are a psyched-out experimental outfit...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 2010

Javelin | No Más

No offense to 2009 or anything, but there’s something really refreshing about a Brooklyn-based, MySpace-made indie band’s releasing an album devoid of blatant art-rock agendas and half-assed attempts at cohesion.
Luaka Bop (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  April 16, 2010
Javelin at Jerky's

Javelin at Jerky's

Don't be afraid to call it funkadiscodelia - the from-everywhere mixology that Javelin puts down on No Mas (Luaka Bop) blends sweet beats and careless...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010

SXSW 2010: The band who wasn't there

This past Saturday around noon, about a dozen of us were cracking our first Lone Stars of the day at Peckerheads, one of scores of dimly daylit venues lining Austin’s teeming Sixth Street.
Beach Fossils, Tanlines, Best Coast, and a wave of minimalism at SXSW
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 26, 2010
SXSW: Javelin at Shangri-la

SXSW: Javelin at Shangri-la

It ain’t easy getting a dance party going on the first day of SXSW: nobody is permadrunk yet, everyone’s still thinking about how they look...
By Michael Brodeur  |  March 18, 2010


Spring clearance

I've seen the best music snobs of my generation destroyed by downloading — instead of savoring full albums the way one might enjoy a vintage claret, they're slamming down random shots of bands with stupid names, passing out, and blanking on what they hea
Discriminatin' picks for the frugal music snob
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010