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Arborea sail across a fossil sea

When critics say a band have a timelessness about them, people generally mean the band's music is sort of universally appealing, outside of trends or genres.
Hearing Red
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 22, 2011

Photos: Massive Attack at the House of Blues

Massive Attack, live at the House of Blues, on May 13, 2010
Massive Attack, live at the House of Blues, May 13, 2010
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  May 21, 2010
Massive Attack + Neon Indian at the House of Blues

Massive Attack + Neon Indian at the House of Blues

A headline like "Massive Attack Hits US!" would seem cause for concern, if not panic. In this case, though, we're talking about the pioneering trip-hop...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010
May 13 | Massive Attack at the HoB

May 13 | Massive Attack at the HoB

In terms of their influence on electronic music, Massive Attack is truly - well, massive. The UK producer duo is largely regarded as having pioneered...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 03, 2010
goose list

Shudder to think

With the tools available to electronic musicians — software and limitless collaborators available through the Internet — the only limiting agents are ambition and work ethic. Well, talent, too, but that can be as easily wasted as ever if you don’t know h
Chill out this summer with Goose Bumps, Vol. 3
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 10, 2009

Puracane | I've Been Here the Longest

Released by San Francisco groove merchants Ubiquity almost a decade ago, Puracane's debut Things You Should Leave Alone was an interesting if oddly timed proposition.
Astraea (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 12, 2009


Strangeways, here we come

Everysmithever, who put out a self-titled full-length this fall and then promptly stopped playing shows, is more than a Cambiata side project.
Everysmithever push all kinds of boundaries
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 21, 2009

Less is best

González possesses the will power and the patience to dig into each of his songs until he has exhumed its bleeding heart.
The spare science of José González
By SHARON STEEL  |  March 04, 2008

Natalie Walker

It’s all soothing, but Walker’s never too sweet.
Urban Angel | Quango
By KEN MICALLEF  |  January 14, 2008

Other music meccas

By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 29, 2007

Ode on melancholy

Friday the 13th was a fitting date for Calla to play at the Middle East.
Calla, the Middle East, April 13, 2007
By MELISSA POCEK  |  April 24, 2007


Rock and role

Greg Dulli may wear his tender heart on his suave, stylish sleeve, but it’s just bait — a lure for unwitting romantics who enjoy having their hearts broken. Slideshow: Twilight Singers at Avalon, November 14, 2006
The Twilight Singers, Paradise Rock Club, November 14, 2006
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 20, 2006

Back in the trip-hop groove

There are always questions before the lights go down at a show, but Massive Attack offered more to ponder than usual at the Orpheum Sunday night. Massive Attack at Orpheum Theatre, October 1, 2006
Massive Attack, Orpheum Theatre, October 1, 2006
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  October 03, 2006

Going on sale: July 21, 2006

Black Eyed Peas, Los Lonely Boys, Gnarls Barkley, Massive Attack, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By EDITORIAL  |  July 18, 2006

On the Racks: May 30, 2006

Plus, Jamie Lidell and Herbert get in the mix.
Sophie Barker, Les Claypool, and Peeping Tom  
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 31, 2006


Did we piss off the hipster-show gods?
José González, Arctic Monkeys, and Annie
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 07, 2006



To the electronica-lite of Zero 7’s 2001 debut, Simple Things , Jamaican-born Mozez brought hot buttered soul and Marvin Gaye assurance, the former church singer wrenching real soul out of a pure digital frieze.
SO STILL | Apace
By KEN MICALLEF  |  January 23, 2006