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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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Smooth operators


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