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Out: Boston loses a musical ace

As the book says, it is best to follow the example set by Jesus Christ himself — live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse.
Ketman a go-go bye-bye
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 16, 2011
Oh shit, Ho-Ag is back: 09.10.11 @ Great Scott

Oh shit, Ho-Ag is back: 09.10.11 @ Great Scott

Hey look -- HO-AG is back, with a bittersweet show next month at Great Scott that coincides with a farewell to our beloved KETMAN. So,...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 05, 2011

Trabants | Highwire Surfing

Only the future knows whether Boston's Trabants made a commercially savvy choice by disseminating a record of scorching surf rock during one of the snowiest winters in memory.
Lifted and Gifted (2011)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 21, 2011

Photos: Ketman live at the WFNX Clambake

Ketman live at the WFNX Clambake, Lansdowne Pub, June 27, 2010
Ketman | WFNX Clambake | Lansdowne Pub | June 27, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 02, 2010

Ketman | Ketman a Go Go

The winking disconnect between Ketman’s promotional art (swingin’ young people from a half-century ago enjoying the pleasures of their hi-fi system; Twiggy types with black bars across their eyes) and Ketman’s music (lean, pugilistic rock with 1980s Amer
Lifted & Gifted (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  May 21, 2010
Haiti Benefit with Big Bear, Chris Brokaw and Ketman at Middle East

Haiti Benefit with Big Bear, Chris Brokaw and Ketman at Middle East

The Middle East's Kevin Hoskins has been booking his ass off on behalf of the Red Cross in Haiti. Tonight he's put together another inspired...
By webteam  |  February 10, 2010

VIDEO: HUMANWINE, Ketman, and What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? at TT's

HUMANWINE at TT's; click for live footage of Ketman and What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?An insufferably obnoxious buddy of mine snatched away my notebook...
By Barry Thompson  |  October 14, 2009

The scene is now

As newspapers cede arbiter status to random bloggers with Fios and afternoons off, the function of polls like our humble offering must change out of necessity. What once was a forecast is now more like a diagnostic — it's anthropology versus tastemakery
What we can learn about Boston from the local winners
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 31, 2009
Child Bite + Big Bear + Ketman + Gondoliers at P.A's Lounge

Child Bite + Big Bear + Ketman + Gondoliers at P.A's Lounge

Motor City rockers Child Bite nabbed the Michigan slot in this year’s “50 Bands, 50 States” round-up. Now you can see the little nippers in...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 08, 2009

Year in Local Pop: Local motion

Bands come and go, but songs stick around.
Our 2008 playlist
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 22, 2008

Hump Day?

It’s reassuring to know that one can walk into a small club in the middle of the week and still see four local bands without being bored or disappointed by any of them.
Ketman, Tristan Da Cunha, Thunderhole, and Paparazzi, Great Scott, January 10, 2007
By JOE BERNARDI  |  January 11, 2007