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The Big Hurt: The week in booze

Let's get blind shitfaced on semi-poisonous bathtub newsshine.

By DAVID THORPE  |  November 02, 2012

What's F'n Next? Poliça

Poliça have come a long way in the past year. When they played the Paradise last September, the Minnesota act opened for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — and it was one of their first shows ever.

By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 05, 2012

Photos: Bon Iver at the House of Blues

Bon Iver performs at the House of Blues on August 5, 2011.
House of Blues | August 5, 2011
By NATANYA KHASHAN  |  August 12, 2011
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Bon Iver | Bon Iver

The deliberation and complexity of this record announces how ludicrously full of ideas Vernon is.
Jagjaguwar (2011)
By DEVON MALONEY  |  June 24, 2011

Person and persona

Folksie newcomer John Shade says that his songs are focused on identity and anonymity, but there’s also what sounds like an unraveling personal economy lurking beneath: characters steal purses, check classifieds, go it alone with “no safety net,” and gen
For John Shade, it’s all in the text
By MATT PARISH  |  May 07, 2010

Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello and more at Bonnaroo 2009 in Manchester, Tennessee
Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Elvis Costello, and more at Bonnaroo 2009
By LEXY WINTER  |  June 19, 2009


Smooth operators

The year in Auto-Tune
By RICHARD BECK  |  December 23, 2008

The Big Chill

The crowd coming in from the cold was young, excited, and wrapped in flannel — as though the Wilbur Theatre had been given over to a village of wimpy lumberjacks.
A feast of heartbreak and isolated introspection
By RICHARD BECK  |  December 16, 2008