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Lights, camera, action rock!

Keep the Cristal on ice until further notice from Steve Aiello, lead singer/guitarist for Monty Are I, who just released their "official" major label debut, Break Through the Silence on Island/Def Jam.
Monty Are I — from Cranston to Island/Def Jam
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2009

Interview: Monty Are I

Summer 2009 could be the defining moment of Monty Are I's decade-long musical endeavor. The sonic pride of Cranston West High are on the same label as the Killers and Fall Out Boy, and their big-league debut is due out this summer.
A shot at the 'big time'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009

Thanks be to Coulter

Even appearing to defend Ann Coulter makes my skin crawl, but I must.
Letters to the Boston editor: November 2, 2007
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  |  October 31, 2007

Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007

Career opportunities

Martin Johnson isn’t quite sure where he is.
Boys Like Girls
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 08, 2007

Planetary rock

In 1619, Johannes Kepler — the famous astronomer dude — published his Harmonices Mundi, or “Harmony of the Worlds.”
The celestial sounds of the Receiving End of Sirens
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 01, 2007


Synapses firing

Back on Monday August 14, when Kenmore Square was the usual pre–Red Sox game Tasmanian clusterfuck, a smaller but no less devoted crowd began to form outside Avalon. Receiving End of Sirens, "Planning a Prison Break" (mp3)
The Receiving End of Sirens have their own Fenway faithful
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2006

Panic!'s producer

BU grad and Boston rock vet Matt Squire gave up the guitar for the producer’s chair – and now he’s got his name (and even a songwriting credit) on the hottest Top-40 emo album in America.
Matt Squire and the rebirth of emo
By JULIA KAGANSKIY  |  September 01, 2006

Ready for action!

It’s hard to say how many showers they’ve missed or how many T-shirts they’ve gone through in the month-plus they’ve been on the road this summer, but it’s safe to say that the van they’re crisscrossing the country in is rife with man-stink.
Monty Are I go national with Wall of People
By BOB GULLA  |  July 25, 2006

Our kinda Blue

She may currently live outside of Boston, but Diane Blue is, in her heart and on record, an Ocean Stater.
Diane’s masterful Here I Am ; Monty's goes national  
By BOB GULLA  |  March 08, 2006