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Ten years in, Ladytron grounded by Gravity

More than a decade into their career as trusted electro-pop veterans, Ladytron's place in the world of pop music seems as precarious as when they started.
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 07, 2011
October 7 | Ladytron at the Paradise Rock Club

October 7 | Ladytron at the Paradise Rock Club

It's no surprise that hearing the word "Tron" tickles our nostalgia bone, considering how often we watched the '80s sci-fi flick play out on cable...
By Meghan Kavanaugh  |  October 03, 2011

Slideshow: The Faint + Ladytron at House of Blues

The Faint + Ladytron live at the Boston House of Blues
The Faint + Ladytron live at House of Blues, April 8, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  April 17, 2009

Future perfect

If you stood close to the stage, your torso bones rattled along with the backbeat.
Ladytron at the Paradise, June 30, 2008
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 07, 2008

Faraone in Montreal Day 3: More Jazz Than On Uncle Phil’s Porch

Here’s how festivals work: you get drunk on alcohol, then you get drunk on music, then around six o’clock you shower it off, then you...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 03, 2008

He loves the ’80s

“My relationship to the music of the ’80s is very genuine. There’s no irony to it.”
M83 recaptures your youth
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2008


M83: Saturdays = Youth

Saturdays = Youth is M83’s version of a high-school yearbook — aural snapshots documenting gilded angsty awkwardness in all its glory.


By SHARON STEEL  |  April 15, 2008

Heard it first

I decided to check out four bands on the bill whom I’d never heard.
Coachella no-names
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 07, 2007

Brit flops?

Bloc Party have gotta be one of the more misunderstood — or at least mislabeled — Brit exports of the past couple of years. Lily Allen, "Smile" (mp3)
Bloc Party rise to the occasion, plus Lily Allen on SNL
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 06, 2007


Purists often debate the definition of “DJ.”
At the White Heart, January 14
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  January 17, 2007

Brazilian punk

That rumbling, booty-shaking bass, the whip-thwap drums, the familiar melodies with Portuguese lyrics. It’s called baile funk, and if you’ve been to a hip DJ show lately, you’ve probably heard it. Edu K, "Hot Mama (Bonde do Role mix)" (mp3)
Edu K helps baile funk survive hipsterdom
By DAVID DAY  |  October 03, 2006


Metal queens

 “Tonight’s like the night where there’s all sorts of hot-chick DJs who like Metallica?” gasped an enthusiastic club patron on a recent night in Central Square. “I’ve heard about those nights at ZuZu. They’re infamous!”
Hairspray and headbangers at Zuzu; 7L’s new blends
By DAVID DAY  |  July 19, 2006


Peaches sharpens her synth hooks, varies the electrogrooves, and serves up 13 tracks that are just amusing enough in their risqué behavior to keep the smiles coming.
Impeach My Bush | XL
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 18, 2006

Remix revolutions

For decades now, remixes have been a tool to get pop songs into dance clubs.
Reworking Beck, Bloc Party, and more
By DAVID DAY  |  February 02, 2006