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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.
Hearing Red
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 17, 2010
My Song Is Better Than Yours 2-25-10

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?...
By MorningIntern  |  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.
Downtown (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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
By MATT PARISH  |  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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2008

Mixed grill

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
By JON GARELICK  |  December 01, 2008

The Cinematics

Despite the title of their debut album, it’s unlikely that there was anything particularly strange about the Cinematics’ education.  
A Strange Education | TVT
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  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
By BOB GULLA  |  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  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007

Northern neighbors

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, is full of promising, undiscovered acts.
Ontario musicians worth listening to  
By IAN SANDS  |  November 28, 2006

Prime-time drama

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
By LETTERS  |  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.
Triple Crown
By SHARON STEEL  |  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
By BOB GULLA  |  August 22, 2006

Siren song

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
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 15, 2006

Music mismatch

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’
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 11, 2006