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Live review: The Upper Crust and the Lights Out rock New Year’s Eve
An annual tradition, local fop-rock faves the Upper Crust headlined Church's NYE festivities for a fourth straight year, but rock upstarts the Lights Out provided a healthy bit of rock of their own during 2010's last gasp.
Dropping balls at Church in the Fens
| January 07, 2011
"I'm pasty, pale, overweight and I have red hair. I see that Coldstone Creamery and I want to crawl inside and hide," Louis C.K. responded when I asked if he recalled just how disgustingly hot and muggy Rhode Island could be during his 4th of July head
Louis C.K. has work to do
| July 03, 2009
Review: Department of Eagles
At the Brattle Theatre Sunday, Fred Nicolaus, guitarist from the Brooklyn-based duo Department of Eagles, announced that they'd play a song from their little-known 2003 debut album, The Whitey on the Moon UK LP . "It's not very good," he warned.
Brattle Theater, January 18, 2009
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| January 20, 2009
Robby Roadsteamer's good intentions
"He's beyond passionate — it's almost to the brink of sanity with him."
The Greater Boston Alternative-Comedy Festival
| December 11, 2008
Catch a rising star
Boston is lousy with talented stand-ups — the following performers just happen to be a few jokes closer than the rest to the top of Comedy Mountain.
Local standup talents to watch
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| September 17, 2008
This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of Hulu.com
| April 22, 2008
Paler than thou
Comic-book-style superheroes have been a staple of TV since George Reeves put on Superman’s red cape and blue tights in 1951.
Jim Gaffigan’s off-white superheroes
| September 19, 2007
The Mauss that roared
A month ago, Boston comedian Shane Mauss could barely get local comedy clubs to return his calls.
Meet the man who could put Boston’s comedy scene back on the map
SEAN L. MCCARTHY
| March 30, 2007
In “Young Folks,” the hipster hit by the Stockholm-based indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Morén boasts that “we don’t care about the young folks.”
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar, and Lo-Fi Fink lead the new Swedish invasion
| March 03, 2007
Demetri Martin has chosen a radical modus operandi for a young contemporary comedian.
Demetri Martin’s precocious humor
| October 25, 2006
On the racks: September 19, 2006
...plus DJ Shadow, Chingy, and Kasabian
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Fergie, Smash Mouth...
| September 19, 2006
The Cartoon Network goes heavy metal
Metal remains fertile ground for satire on all fronts, but what sets the Cartoon Network’s new animated series Metalocalypse apart is the reverence that precedes the ridicule. Brendon Small, "Dethklok Detheme" (mp3) Watch the trailer for Metal
Brendon Small’s Metalocalypse adventure
| August 08, 2006
Boston music news: February 24, 2006
Believe it or not, Dinosaur Jr. are convening at J Mascis’s home studio this month to record material for a new album.
A new Dinosaur Jr. record, Dropkicks return to Conan, "Haunted Tooth, Neon Fang," and more
| February 21, 2006
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