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I'm going to Camp Bisco and I'm going to live tweet about it

Normally this would be deserving of a "SSIA" but my God, look at this video. Yes, that video above which makes it seem like I'm...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 06, 2011

[sxsw video] MSTRKRFT @ Mohawk

Praise Jah for video. I almost forgot stumbling into the MSTRKRFT party at the Mohawk, I think on late Friday night closer to Saturday's a.m....
By Michael Marotta  |  March 22, 2011
MSTRKRFT at the Roxy

MSTRKRFT at the Roxy

As the disemvoweling MSTRKRFT, Jesse Keeler and Al-P bring their gleaming-chrome electro-house party anthems to Boston tonight. They’ll be ramming their sonic Fist of God...
By Shaula Clark  |  June 10, 2009

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008

Basstown tales

As Boston goes, the origin stories of superstar DJs are few and far between.
Superstar DJ/producer Armand Van Helden’s Boston story
By DAVID DAY  |  May 21, 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


Nights on the town

In last year’s “Circuits” year-end wrap-up, we heralded the reach of Boston out to the world at large. This year, things got pretty radical inside the Hub. We Are Cassette, "Angels We Have Heard on High" (mp3)
A year in the local clubs
By DAVID DAY  |  December 18, 2006


Boston may not be known as the capital of nightclubs, but in fact there’s weekly club action in every corner, with DJs and special guests galore even at clubs known best for live rock.
Seven days on the dance floor
By DAVID DAY  |  September 12, 2006

On the racks: July 18, 2006

Plus MSTRKRFT and Lily Allen
Golden Smog, Helmet, Billy Ray Cyrus
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 20, 2006


Most dance punk is just a shower and a missing guitar away from straight dance music, so it’s not such a surprise that aggro-electronicist Jesse F. Keeler of Death from Above 1979 and his group’s producer, Al-P, would go house.
The Looks | Last Gang
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  July 18, 2006

Remix revolution - side

By  |  January 31, 2006