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Homegrown II: Shea's stadium
All too often, our music scene is referred to in the past tense.
Uniting 53 bands under one roof
| October 15, 2010
For those who heard German electronics maestro Felix Kubin slice the air with fried keyboards and speed-tweaked samples at Boston’s Goethe-Institut last November, his return to the States couldn’t come soon enough.
The amalgamated adventures of Felix Kubin
| May 14, 2010
On a sleepy side street in JP sits the Whitehaus, where, on a recent Saturday evening, muffled electronic gurgles and drones pulse from the basement like the sounds of some secret sci-fi laundromat. It's an experimental electronics night anchored by Bo
The Whitehaus spares its carpets with Blastfest 3
| March 19, 2010
It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
| July 17, 2009
Rare Frequencies: Cirque de so loud
Over the past few years, former Providence residents MEM1 (Laura and Mark Cetelia) have traveled ext...
| May 06, 2009
Assault and batteries
After a brief stint in Pittsburgh, guitarist and electronic musician GEOFF MULLEN is back in his native Rhode Island, and the New England music scene is so much the better for it.
Geoff Mullen plugs in; Lord & Karlheinz freak out
| February 20, 2009
The shows that Tufts University’s Oxfam Café has hosted over the past year-plus are not your typical sweat-drenched college rock shows.
Sonorous studies at Oxfam
| September 17, 2008
Without a script
Zeroplan is a performance series that combines improvised experimental music with avant-garde movement and dance.
Zeroplan keeps moving
| June 10, 2008
Jason Lescalleet makes shudderingly intense music: sometimes beautiful, sometimes harsh, rarely boring.
Jason Lescalleet leaves the house
| April 22, 2008
Perhaps it’s something in the air, but in the last year or so it seems that Boston’s experimental outer limits has seen an analog-synthesizer renaissance.
Astronaut and Ernst Karel
| December 14, 2007
In the age of the iPod and the impersonal digital download, the death knell of the traditional record store, piled high with vinyl and CDs, gets sounded with monotonous regularity.
Mimaroglu Music Sales and Weirdo Records
| October 17, 2007
Day by Day by Day
Two years ago, the Phoenix asked me to write a weekly column about Boston’s growing electronic music and DJ scene.
A column ends
| September 18, 2007
There were no frocks or fits of self-abuse on stage.
Deerhunter, Institute of Contemporary Art, July 12, 2007
| July 23, 2007
The more things change
As excellent as the show back in January was, I didn't think I would've wanted to pay to see the same thing twice. Slideshow: Matmos and So Percussion at Remis Auditorium at the MFA, October 12, 2006
Matmos and So Percussion, Remis Auditorium, October 12, 2006
| December 18, 2006
A Web site that’s hosted everyone from the Dresden Dolls to Diamanda Galás and Tortoise brings an international festival to Arlington.
'Brainwaves’ invades the Regent
| November 13, 2006
Punk 2 techno
For more than 16 years, Somerville’s Jonathan Gladstone has been one of the familiar voices of punk-rock radio on MIT’s WMBR, but now he’s switching his pitch up.
MBR’s Gladstone makes the switch; plus, Brainwashed’s 10th anniversary
| July 05, 2006
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Consisting of one new 42-minute track recorded live in guess-where, Lisbon encapsulates the best moments from Keith Fullerton Whitman’s two Kranky-released full-lengths.
Lisbon | Kranky
| April 24, 2006
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