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Runner and the Thermodynamics catch up with their past

As sagas of rock-and-roll near-misses go, there's a cinematic quality to Runner and the Thermodynamics, who in the early 2000s channeled their reverence for '70s arena rock into a power-pop detonation that briefly cracked the glass ceiling of the music b
Reigniting powerlines
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 19, 2010

Rock in a hard place

That little twang of cognitive dissonance you feel in your brain when someone refers to a “Boston rock scene” is perfectly normal.
Township climb a scene that’s neither
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 19, 2010

Oh, the humidity!

Fleetingly delicious Olde Tyme slushies quickly melted into sticky Kool-Aid soup. The weekend-long ArtBeat festival was under way!
Hot times at ArtBeat 2008
By MATT PARISH  |  July 22, 2008

The benefits of stage fright

Like Tanton’s opposing halves, Tulsa’s music is marked by a sort of push-pull between melody and dissonance, concision and unhinged sonic exploration.
Tulsa find their inner noise
By WILL SPITZ  |  September 18, 2007

Cabin fever

Local-music aficionados were downright spoiled in 2006. Hallelujah the Hills, "Hallelujah the Hills" (mp3) SnowLeopards, "Stuck in the Middle" (mp3)   Tulsa, "Whissper" (mp3)
Local bands that will get you through the winter
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 02, 2007

Boston bands rock the living room

However much you think you know about the local music scene, you almost certainly don’t know as much as Andy Guthrie and Jen Kelley.
Bringing down the house
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 06, 2006


Boston music news, March 10, 2006

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Shutesbury electro-rock trio Mobius have just got the opening gig on the Editors/Stellastarr* spring tour, though they’ve yet to be confirmed for the March 20 stop at the Roxy.
Notes on Mobius and Township
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  March 08, 2006

Hyland avenues

It’s Friday night at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, and the band on stage are facing a potential drum-kit disaster.
Headband and Appletown Gun Shop  
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  February 02, 2006