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Photos: Cold War Kids at House of Blues

Cold War Kids perform live at the House of Blues on March 22, 2011.
Cold War Kids | House of Blues | March 22, 2011
By ANDREW MCFARLAND  |  April 01, 2011

Review: Cold War Kids | Mine Is Yours

A lot of people are going to hate this album, but not everyone.
Interscope (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  January 28, 2011

Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo

Look, I get it: the last thing we need right now is yet another band who can be described as “sun-baked,” “reverb-soaked,” or even just “psychedelic.” But Avi Buffalo (I know! An animal name to boot!) are worth your attention for a few reasons.
Sub Pop (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 28, 2010

Interview: Warren G

Humble and nonchalant as ever, Warren G is cooler than Miles Davis smoking an Alaskan cucumber.
Smooth hustler
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009

Homecoming kings

It doesn't matter how popular you are at any given high school; if you move to a new town — unless you have sexy twin sisters who are willing to fellate the football team — you'll be starting on the first rung of the social scaffold. The same goes for
Audible Mainframe revisit the Bean (for a minute)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 21, 2009

Y'all come back now . . .

I've always liked the idea of there being some weight to the "nines," meaning: if you're a year, and you're going to perch yourself at the very edge of a decade, you'd better be ready to represent.
Diminishing returns in 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 30, 2008


No chopped liver

NPR's weekly quiz show, Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me , visits the Wang Theatre with some recognizable panelists.
 Wait Wait in Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2008

Road worriers

Right around this time 10 years ago, our van died in the desert plains of Arizona on some godless stretch of I-8.
Obscene gas prices, stolen equipment, broken vans, no sleep -- so why do bands still go on tour?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 03, 2008

Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008

Calling for back-up

Of all the tumult and talent swinging through town in 2006, I cherish most my memories of Audible Mainframe backing Slick Rick at Harpers Ferry.
Slick Rick gets fly with a little help from his friends
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 12, 2008

Scene and heard

Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007


Body talk

Although Ben Johnson has been seriously committed to acting for only 2-1/2 years, he was the only person that artistic director Tony Estrella considered for the demanding title role in The Elephant Man .
Ben Johnson’s striking transformations
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 04, 2007

Coffee culture

Your article “ Choosing Our Religion ” is interesting and pretty true.
Letters to the Boston editor: March 16, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 14, 2007

If terrorists hit Boston

What follows is a scenario roughly based on two real-world post-9/11 terrorist attacks.
In The Edge of Disaster , a security expert warns that the US is not prepared for future disasters
By STEPHEN FLYNN  |  March 08, 2007

Does your life suck?

In this pixelated alternate world account holders aren’t users, they’re “residents.” In this world, you can fly. You can “teleport.” You can’t drown. You do not age. You can have an awkward version of cyber-sex. Watch the Second Life trailer (QuickTi
In the MySpace-meets- Matrix online world of Second Life , everyone is sexy, real money flows, and pixels are the only limitation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  July 17, 2006

Sports blotter: June 2, 2006

In what may be the highest-pro?le Crips murder case since the Snoop Dogg “Murder Was the Case” incident, a Los Angeles high-school football star on his way to a full ride at Oregon was implicated last week in an investigation that reads like a Sociology
Copycat run-ins with Gilbert Arenas and Amare's mom
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 31, 2006


All apologies

They may be plagiarists, but Boston’s latest star word lifters just don’t know the art of apology.
Sorry doesn’t cut it anymore
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 27, 2006