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[download] Nirvana, April 1990 @ ManRay in Cambridge

[download] Nirvana, April 1990 @ ManRay in Cambridge


Thanks to former WFNX DJ DUANE BRUCE, this one's now up on the interwebs: the fabled performance given by the pre-Grohl version of NIRVANA at...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 02, 2011
In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak

In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak


It's been one hell of week for Boston -- a Stanley cup victory, a parade that drew over a million people. So, too, has it...
By Kevin Sviokla  |  June 20, 2011
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Reality bites

At some point or another, the greatest artists are pegged as oddballs, weirdos, freaks. Being a great artist does mean going out on a limb.
The singular surrealism of Robyn Hitchcock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 04, 2010
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An expanding world

Housed in two galleries at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, “Methods for Modernism: Form and Color in American Art, 1900 to 1925” presents a healthy survey of works by artists featured in the two most definitive venues for introducing European modernis
Americans look at European modernism
By ANNIE LARMON  |  May 07, 2010

Rollin ’n’ tumblin’

Genre-jumping all week long
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 07, 2010
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Flashback: Art After Hours

There’s no shortage of nightclubs and bars in Boston, but the sheer magnitude of offerings has been no guarantee of quality. Between the scruffy rock clubs, gay discos, and often pretentious singles bars, there hasn’t been much of a middle ground.
A review of Man Ray nightclub
By ROBIN VAUGHN  |  March 26, 2010


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Flashback: Art After Hours

There’s no shortage of nightclubs and bars in Boston, but the sheer magnitude of offerings has been no guarantee of quality. Between the scruffy rock clubs, gay discos, and often pretentious singles bars, there hasn’t been much of a middle ground.
A review of Man Ray nightclub
By ROBIN VAUGHN  |  March 26, 2010
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Demdike Stare | Symbiosis

Do not adjust your speakers. There will be sounds emerging from them that would lead you to believe they’re malfunctioning, but fear not.
Modern Love (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  November 20, 2009
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Lows, highs, and middles

Yousuf Karsh is one of the giants of portrait photography.
A mixed bag at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009
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Interview: Amanda Palmer

So it’s the eve of the release of local sensation and Dresden Dolls vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer’s solo debut album, and I’m sitting in her bric-a-brac-filled South End apartment drinking herbal tea.
At home with the Dresden Doll's solo joint
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008
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Monday, we're in love

Witnessing the Cure was like an inexplicably uplifting trip through a never-ending black hole.
The Cure, Agannis Arena, May 12, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 19, 2008


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New moon

They blew down our Deli Haus, plucked our Lily’s, changed our Channel, exterminated our Rat, death-rayed our Man Ray, and (uh . . . ) union-busted our Local 186.
Everybody stop saying the Milky Way is closing
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 13, 2008
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Worth seeing

Three exhibitions will catch your attention at the RISD Museum.
Heroes, fakes, abstracts, and figures
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2007
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Sound and silence

The RISD exhibit reminds us that filmmakers at the forefront of the medium have been consistently drawn to the novelty of the medium.
Old and new images meet at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2007
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Walk on the mild side

In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007

State of Nirvana

This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A conversation with Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic
By KURT ST. THOMAS  |  March 28, 2007


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Very funney

Early William Wegman videos on YouTube are grainy black-and-white mini-musings on watching and being watched.
William Wegman at the Addison, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon at WAM, and John Ruskin & friends at the Fogg
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 27, 2007
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Going deep

A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007
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Boston music news: March 9, 2007

Everyone hates to see a sad, homeless goth kid. But that’s what it must have looked like in Central Square in July 2005 when Man Ray closed its doors.
Notes on the new destination for those mourning the loss of Man Ray
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 05, 2007
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3 DJs, 3 nights, 3 questions

The more we dig here at Circuits, the more dance nights, DJs, and genres we find. This week we have three different styles, three different DJs, and three questions. DJ Justice, "Vibe Control" (mp3)
Justice, Volvox, and Deano speak; Deeperlove shines
By DAVID DAY  |  January 09, 2007
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808 epilogue

September 28 marked the end of an era in Boston nightlife, but also perhaps a beginning.
Talking about the defunct club night with a robot named Bleep
By DAVID DAY  |  October 26, 2006


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Pillow talk

There were baby ballerinas on screen and on stage for the first full weekend of Jacob’s Pillow 2006.
Nacho Duato, Ballets Russes , Suzanne Farrell, Emanuel Gat
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 11, 2006
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Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
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In search of modern art

Despite offering many pieces that haven’t been seen in decades, the Museum of Fine Arts’ current “Degas to Picasso” is no blockbuster, and it doesn’t pretend to be.
‘Degas to Picasso’ at the MFA; ‘Fra Angelico’ at the Met  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 28, 2006
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Cannibals and castaways

Dana Schutz flirts with the ugly, considers our condition, pictures the unimaginable, and uncovers what some might prefer left under a rock.
Dana Schutz and Oliver Herring at the Rose, ‘Modern Masters’ at the MFA
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 14, 2006