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Arborea sail across a fossil sea
When critics say a band have a timelessness about them, people generally mean the band's music is sort of universally appealing, outside of trends or genres.
| April 22, 2011
Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch kick out the laid-back jams
Add Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch to the conversation when talking up the quality roster of local Americana/alt-country acts within state lines.
Digging their roots
| December 17, 2010
My Song Is Better Than Yours 2-25-10
Brett Queener is blazing his way towards a My Song record, but will the seductive aroma of Dave Littlefield's sausage stop him in his tracks?...
| February 25, 2010
White Denim | Fits
Even more than on last year’s auspicious digital-only Exposion , Austin’s White Denim stomp down the fine line between fertile versatility and iffy uncertainty. More often than not on Fits , this works out awesome.
| October 23, 2009
Up and autumn!
Behold! The prime of the approaching fall local rock crop.
New local rock to shake the leaves from the trees
| September 18, 2009
Sugar-coated pop, anyone?
With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
| May 01, 2009
Winter to remember
Sometimes January in this town can be a bit slow. It's cold. There's a holiday hangover. Whatever.
2009 enters with a roar
| December 30, 2008
Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
| December 01, 2008
Despite the title of their debut album, it’s unlikely that there was anything particularly strange about the Cinematics’ education.
A Strange Education | TVT
| October 27, 2008
Live: Andrew Bird in Portland
For his nearly-sold-out show in Portsmouth’s Music Hall, Bird compensated for the absence of bandmates by doing, well, everything himself.
Music seen at the Music Hall, October 8, 2008
| October 16, 2008
Cambiata gave a rare turned-down set at the Scarborough Bull Moose store.
Music seen at Bull Moose, Scarborough, February 9, 2008
| February 13, 2008
18 big hits
This year, the number of great albums increased twofold across all genres, from hip-hop to metal, from swing to punk.
Providence local music: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
In living color
Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point
| September 12, 2007
Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, is full of promising, undiscovered acts.
Ontario musicians worth listening to
| November 28, 2006
Regarding “ Foleygate ”: a) There is no excuse good enough for Foley; no one but his lawyer should attempt to defend his behavior — but remember, there are no apparent criminal acts here.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 13, 2006
| October 11, 2006
As Tall As Lions
I’m not sure what sort of albums Jeff Buckley would be making if he were still alive.
| September 05, 2006
Growing up in public
Ricky Valente, former wiz kid, has transformed himself into a legitimate and gifted songwriter.
Ricky Valente’s compelling new Loveless Letters
| August 22, 2006
When the Receiving End of Sirens took the stage, coming out to the “Cheers” theme (“Sometimes you want to go….”) and the screams of a packed Avalon, it was clear that it was good to be back.
Keating, Portugal. The Man, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Circa Survive at Avalon, August 14, 2006
| August 15, 2006
Coming off break-up life support has rendered me incapable of common sense, which is why I volunteer to participate in foolish “single girl” activities that I will likely look back on for a chuckle when I’m craggier than Mick Jagger and sporting orthoped
Striking out at ‘Rock and Roll Dating’
| August 11, 2006
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