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Boston music news: February 22, 2008

This is Nick Lowe weekend in five cities.
Notes on a local tribute to Nick Lowe
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 20, 2008
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Fallout joys

In his newly published The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll , Phoenix contributor Brett Milano explores the evolution of the local music scene.
When the Nirvana explosion rocked Boston
By BRETT MILANO  |  September 18, 2007
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All dolled up

We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 06, 2007

Boston music news: March 30, 2007

Drummer Billy Beard saw a young band called the Everyday Visuals at the Lizard Lounge last year and was knocked out.
Notes on the Everyday Visuals and Brett Rosenberg
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 27, 2007
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Life is a cabaret

The Dresden Dolls have been crazy busy since the release, earlier this year, of Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner), and their autumn itinerary ensures they’ll be applying the pancake make-up well into winter.
The Dolls, the Rudds, d’Elf, and more shake it up this fall
By JONATHAN PERRY  |  September 13, 2006
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The Boston hit list

It’s hard to believe Black Helicopter were playing out for a good five years before they hit most people’s radar. Taking Flight: Black Helicopter reach a higher plane of rock. By Matt Ashare
Ten local bands you need to see
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 30, 2006


Rumble final

This year, the WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, which moved from the Paradise to the Middle East back in the ’90s, waited until the final to move from the upstairs where the preliminaries were held to the larger downstairs room.
Wild-card strike
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 27, 2006