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Photos: Mistletoe, Music & Misfits featuring Mean Creek, the Scrooges, and the Field Effect

Mean Creek, the Scrooges, and the Field Effect join WFNX.com to spread holiday cheer at Lansdowne Pub.
December 18 at Lansdowne Pub
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 28, 2012
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Mass appeal: Local pop acts of 2012

The best music from our city was cultivated within the clubs of Cambridge, Allston DIY spaces, squares of Somerville, and way across the pike in Western Mass.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 21, 2012
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The recorded rebirth of Mean Creek

Outside their rehearsal space, Mean Creek are standing with their hands in their pockets, excited to dig into some discussion about their anticipated new record, Youth Companion .

By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 12, 2012
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Local pop records to look for this autumn

The four quick cuts on the Boston quartet Pretty & Nice's Us You All We embody what guitarist Holden Lewis calls an endless-summer mentality. "I think our songs got happier," he says.
Elbows and knees
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: Mean Creek, Mellow Bravo, Soccer Mom, & Dirty Virgins at WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party (Night 2)

Mean Creek, Mellow Bravo, Soccer Mom, & Dirty Virgins played Night #2 of the WFNX Boston Accents Funeral Party on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
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By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  July 27, 2012
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Out: The Dropkicks Murphys steal the scene at the Boston Music Awards; Viva Viva, Mean Creek, and Moufy also honored

Punk's not dead — it just wears a scally cap and a Joe Thornton-era Bruins jersey.
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By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 25, 2011


Dropkick Murphys, Moufy, Mean Creek top the list of 2011 Boston Music Awards Winners


Say what you will about the 2011 BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS: Rob Zombie hasn't been nominated in several years. That's progress. We're still getting shitfaced and...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 20, 2011
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Out: Good times a’Bruin

It was the first time the Boston Phoenix hosted an awards party for its 23-year-old Best Music Poll, but what erupted June 15 at Brighton Music Hall was a drunken shitshow that honored decades of Boston rock and roll, and was capped off by the Bruins' f
A celebratory night of Boston rock (and hockey) at the Best Music Poll awards
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 24, 2011

[awesome video alert + download] Mean Creek "The Land Of Hopes And Dreams"


Fresh off their triple-score in our Best Music Poll (Best Boston Act, Best Male Vocalist in Chris Keene, and WFNX Boston Accents Song of the...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 22, 2011

[bmp video] Mean Creek "The Comedian"


So here's MEAN CREEK performing "The Comedian" at last night's Best Music Poll awards party at the Brighton Music Hall, roughly a half hour before...
By Michael Marotta  |  June 16, 2011

Indie rock thunderdome: Buffalo Tom + Mean Creek duke it out @ 04.08 the Paradise


BUFFALO TOM loves MEAN CREEK, Mean Creek loves Buffalo Tom, and we love them both even harder than their combined love for each other. Is...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 07, 2011


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Mean Creek lead a rocking Allston block party

"Hey, it's my birthday, and I got too drunk," announced Mean Creek's Chris Keene midway through their set before a sizable and affable crowd Saturday at the Brighton Music Hall. "You may remember me from such hits as 'Fucking Up the First Song.' "
Out: Choose your own adventure
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 04, 2011
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Winter Boston music preview: Stacked bills

If 2010 was the year Boston re-acquainted itself with its local music scene, then 2k11 should be one big party, right?
Local gigs to break the ice
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 31, 2010
Bettie Serveert reschedules show at T.T. The Bear's, takes Mean Creek on tour

Bettie Serveert reschedules show at T.T. The Bear's, takes Mean Creek on tour


Bettie Serveert couldn’t get to Cambridge last week, but that’s not stopping them from taking Boston out on tour with them. Phoenix cover sensations Mean...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 27, 2010
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Photos: Mean Creek at the WFNX Clambake

Mean Creek, live at the WFNX Clambake, Lansdowne Pub, June 27, 2010
Mean Creek, live at the WFNX Clambake, Lansdowne Pub, June 27, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 02, 2010
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Photos: Best Music Week, Night Three

"New Night" with Bearstronaut, Mystery Roar and Mean Creek, live at Revolution Rock Bar, June 10, 2010
"New Night" with Bearstronaut, Mystery Roar and Mean Creek, live at Revolution Rock Bar, June 10, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 11, 2010


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Photos: Providence Best Music Poll Awards at Lupo's

Bands perform and get their BMP awards from the Phoenix at Lupo's.
Providence BMP Awards Concert at Lupo's | June 9, 2010
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 11, 2010

VIDEO: BMP Winners Mean Creek (Best Band in Boston) give us a special performance


Today is the day we announce the winners of our annual BEST MUSIC POLL, and if you've seen a copy of this week's paper or...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 10, 2010
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Legacy act

What does it say about the current scene when the standard full rock band of two guitars, bass, and drums can seem novel?
Mean Creek look forward to a long road
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  June 05, 2010
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Connecting the dots

Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
By MATT PARISH  |  June 05, 2010
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Photos: Boston Music Awards 2009

Photos of Will Dailey, Mean Creek, Dear Leader, Lisa Bello, Bad Rabbits, and more from the Boston Music Awards.
Boston Music Awards 2009, live from the Liberty Hotel, December 2, 2009
By CATHERINE LEE  |  December 11, 2009


MP3 of the Week: Cassavettes, "Ordinary Girls"

MP3 of the Week: Cassavettes, "Ordinary Girls"


 Americana rockers CASSAVETTES, who differentiate themselves from this guy by spelling their name with two Ts, have been well-regarded in this town for some time...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 28, 2009
SUNDAY: Mark Sandman Memorial Concert

SUNDAY: Mark Sandman Memorial Concert


It's been 10 years since Mark Sandman's death, but the legacy of this Revere-born, Cambridge-bred icon thrives. Old friends, bandmates, and admirers unite for the...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 25, 2009
Mew + Mean Creek at the Paradise

Mew + Mean Creek at the Paradise


  It’s charming to see Mew brand their own music “pretentious art rock.” Then again, when you’ve titled your album No More Stories Are Told...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 18, 2009
Mp3 of the Week: Mean Creek, "Face of the Earth"

Mp3 of the Week: Mean Creek, "Face of the Earth"


 DOWNLOAD: Mean Creek, "Face of the Earth" [mp3] Every time we start waxing poetic about MEAN CREEK, we get sidetracked by how good-looking they are....
By Carly Carioli  |  August 11, 2009
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Going steady

Whenever Drug Rug come up in the press (which is happening more and more lately), writers seem to find it hard to separate the band from the relationship between founding members Sarah Cronin and Tommy Allen. Cronin and Allen are not crazy about this.
This just in: Drug Rug are insanely good
By RYAN STEWART  |  August 07, 2009