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[phlipcam video] Simian Mobile Disco @ the Paradise

And now for something completely different. Amid the litany of SXSW coverage, I'm happy to report that last night SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO played the rawest...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  March 22, 2011

DJ the Juan Maclean at the Red Door

In New Hampshire, DFA-disco DJ The Juan Maclean literally brings us into the future at the Red Door in Portsmouth (107 State St., 603.373.6827).
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

The Juan Maclean at the Red Door

Six Finger Satellite made some of the most influential crash-and-burn post-punk records of the '90s. After their disastrous end, former guitarist John MacLean emerged from...
By webteam  |  September 29, 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

Same difference

"I grew so weary of playing by myself on the laptop. I felt so controlled by the computer."
It's a pleasure keeping the Field on repeat
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 15, 2009
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Juan Maclean

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Juan Maclean

With less than a month to go until Boston native the Juan Maclean drops his new DFA disc The Future ...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 17, 2009


Make it new!

A refresher course from the indies
A refresher course from the indies
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 16, 2009


Four friends, two bands, and nine years laer, Arcadia Landing is closed for business, according to a statement posted on their MySpace page on July 25.
Arcadia Landing call it quits
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 27, 2008

The beat goes on

It’s been seven years since DFA Records authorized scads of ostensibly soulless hipsters to relax a little and shake their asses the way young people ought to.  
DFA’s heyday may be a whole heydecade
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 26, 2008

Going on sale: July 18, 2008

The Walkmen, Ray LaMontagne, Jonathan Richman, Gang Gang Dance, Paul Weller, and Henry Rollins.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 15, 2008

Far into the Future

Almost every Tuesday night, New York DJ/producer Tim Sweeney live-mixes disco, house, electro, and offshoots and recombinants thereof.
Tim Sweeney's nighttime playlist
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  October 08, 2007


Friendly fire

In Boston’s gay club culture, night doesn’t get hotter than Hot Lunch, the gay-friendly party that takes over the Paradise Rock Club once a month. Xavier J, "Crystal Meth" (mp3)
Hot Lunch’s exploding party night, plus Bay State Beat Market
By DAVID DAY  |  September 12, 2006

Taking flight

“It’s that classic New England heavy thinking man’s rock,” is how Sonic Youth guitarist and Northampton resident Thurston Moore puts it. The Boston hit list: Ten local bands you need to see. By Matt Ashare More Thurston Moore: What a Sonic Youth gu
Black Helicopter reach a higher plane of rock
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 05, 2006

Mark Farina

Mark Farina has been making his mixes in the DJ booth and as a hired remixer for other artists for so long, it’s a wonder this two-disc session didn’t appear sooner.
Sessions | Ministry of Sound
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  June 30, 2006

Fantastic voyagers

What will be this year's songs of summer? Here are the top contenders. LISTEN: Nelly Furtado, "Maneater" | Keane, "Is It Any Wonder?"
Your soundtrack to summer
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 07, 2006

Juan and Kon

When you’re immersed in the chaos of Miami’s Winter Music Conference, it’s impossible to stick to a set schedule.
Boston goes to Miami; columnist attempts to keep up
By DAVID DAY  |  March 28, 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

Beyond Graveside

In the aftermath of the Dorchester shootings, it's even harder to book rap shows in Boston.
Hip-hop promoters beat back a bum rap
By DAVID DAY  |  January 31, 2006