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The down low

A legacy of musical runts
A legacy of musical runts
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 01, 2009

Get shorty

"It's not like Jay-Z saw me on the street and discovered me and made me into a superstar! I was doing my thing already."
Lady Sovereign hits new heights
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 01, 2009

Get sprung

Between the packages that turn up on my Jamaica Plain doorstep and the envelopes that stuff my Phoenix mailbox, I have enough music to start a mixtape spot in Downtown Crossing.
A bumpin' crop of spring hip-hop
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 18, 2009

Roots Manuva | Slime and Reason

The richest fruit of British rap’s gestation period is the growing catalogue of Roots Manuva.  
Big Dada/Ninja Tune (2008)
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  October 15, 2008

’Round the outside

Although music isn’t necessarily getting more political in content these days, it does seem to be borrowing a trope from the political world.
The most popular artists in our BMP have indie roots
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 19, 2008

Paul Driscoll vs. Lady Sovereign & Muse

Love Me Or Hate Me (Driscoll's Supermassive Mix)
By Paul Driscoll  |  December 07, 2007


America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007

Dishing on a star

“There are so many hot chicks here in Boston, I wish I was straight!”
Perez Hilton and Lady Sov, Mansion, May 23, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 29, 2007

Linwood bounce

Beat Research is going large this Friday with Bouncement, a party of extreme bass sound and huge beats with an experimental touch. Juelz Santana, "Santana's Town (Ghislain Poirier remix)" (mp3)
Beat Research goes big; 7L skates and Dudley rocks
By DAVID DAY  |  March 27, 2007

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007


The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 28, 2006


Diversified incoming

It’s a testament to the strength of hip-hop, as the medium enters its third decade, that 2006 would see such a wide range of sounds so well represented, from commercial anthems to abstract beat tapes.
A year in hip-hop
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  December 19, 2006

Boston's 10 best

There are good times for the Boston music scene and there are bad times.
A year in local music
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 19, 2006

On the racks: October 31, 2006

Plus Lady Sovereign, Isis, and Flavor Flav.
The Who, Deftones, Meatloaf
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 02, 2006


“People have this kind of problem with me,” says Lady Sovereign over the phone from her London home. “They think they know me, and they don’t know me — and it’s dis gustin ’.” Lady Sovereign, "Gatheration" (mp3)
Lady Sovereign sets her sights on the US
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  October 20, 2006

Hits and missus

Give you a hint: one of them sizzled, one of them fizzled. Live grime’s a bitch, innit? The Streets and Lady Sovereign at Avalon, June 21, 2006
Lady Sovereign and the Streets at Avalon
By MAC CARROLL  |  June 22, 2006


Hell freezes over

Before a Cat Power show, the question always looms: what sort of shit is Chan Marshall going to pull tonight? Cat Power at Berklee Performance Center
Cat Power amazes at tour kickoff
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 08, 2006

Mix matters

In recent years, our random cultural generator has produced a new breed of DJ, blog-fueled crews who brazenly mix R&B with post-rock and reggaeton with pop punk as they host parties in cities from Seattle to Atlanta and cultivate their audience on-li
The secret success of Certified Bananas
By DAVID DAY  |  May 15, 2006

Going on sale: April 14, 2006

Arctic Monkeys, KT Tunstall, Lady Sovereign, and Streets
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 11, 2006

Canadian clubbed

As red-hot underground DJs go, Ghislain Poirier is as understated as it gets.
Two new sides of DJ Ghislain Poirier
By DAVID DAY  |  March 07, 2006

Various artists, RUN THE ROAD VOLUME 2 | Vice

If Cam’ron is good enough to look for talent overseas and Jay-Z can nab Lady Sovereign, then Great Britain might just overcome America’s mainstream myopia. Vice believes it.
By JAMIN WARREN  |  February 27, 2006