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What's F'n Next? Stepdad

The kaleidoscopic neon-pop of Stepdad, which shares some sonic DNA with the Double-P, has unpredictably blown out of Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 30, 2012
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Saint Etienne's love letter

No more than two seconds into Saint Etienne's latest album (their first in seven years), Words And Music (Heavenly/Universal UMC), angelic-voiced Sarah Cracknell opens "Over the Border" with a spoken-word confession over a soft acoustic guitar: "When

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 26, 2012
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Brite Futures | Dark Past

A few years ago, the cutesy teens in Natalie Portman's Shaved Head slid out of Seattle on the hot pink shoulders of robo-bounce kinda-hit "Me + Ur Daughter" and the cheap intrigue of a ridiculous moniker.
Turnout (2011)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 27, 2012
Boston Accents playlist 01.15.12: Lifestyle Edition, with Grand Resort, Bon Savants, Giantist, Little Face, Fat Creeps, Twin Berlin, Casey Desmond

Boston Accents playlist 01.15.12: Lifestyle Edition, with Grand Resort, Bon Savants, Giantist, Little Face, Fat Creeps, Twin Berlin, Casey Desmond


It’s LIFESTYLE night on Boston Accents. Sean Drinkwater and Ad Frank from Boston’s synthpop veterans hung with me tonight in the studio, playing new tracks,...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 15, 2012
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Photos: Class of 2012 at WFNX

Boston's 12 best new bands stopped by WFNX to chat with music editor Michael Marotta on December 8, 2011.
Boston's 12 best new bands
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 13, 2012
Boston Accents playlist 11.13.11: Leisure, Creaturos, Prefab Messiahs, Animal Talk, Squall, Black Light Dinner Party, songs from Dan Shea's Boston Hassle comp

Boston Accents playlist 11.13.11: Leisure, Creaturos, Prefab Messiahs, Animal Talk, Squall, Black Light Dinner Party, songs from Dan Shea's Boston Hassle comp


Killer show tonight! We got into the details of the T.T. The Bear's Place renovations, played the entire Creaturos demo -- all 13 minutes, son...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 13, 2011


Boston Accents playlist 11.06.11: Movers & Shakers, Earthquake Party, Night Fruit, Mission of Burma, Secret Music, Quilt, Camden, Yale MA

Boston Accents playlist 11.06.11: Movers & Shakers, Earthquake Party, Night Fruit, Mission of Burma, Secret Music, Quilt, Camden, Yale MA


Rolling into November, tonight on BOSTON ACCENTS we dropped new styles and sounds from Movers & Shakers, Night Fruit, and unveiled the entire upcoming Earthquake...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 06, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 10.30.11: New jams + spooky sounds: Hush Now, Death Shepherd, Parasol, Ruby Ridge, Aloud, Wesleys, Sugar Snow

Boston Accents playlist 10.30.11: New jams + spooky sounds: Hush Now, Death Shepherd, Parasol, Ruby Ridge, Aloud, Wesleys, Sugar Snow


It's a New Music Spooktacular on BOSTON ACCENTS tonight, mixing up some fresh new rock and pop jams with some creepy experimental sounds from the...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 30, 2011

Boston Accents playlist 10.23.11: Ghost-host BMAs edition


Welcome to the Ghost Host edition of the Boston Accents playlist recap! As you may or may not know, I landed my dumb ass in...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 23, 2011

Boston Accents 10.16.11: Young London, Vary Lumar, SPF 5000, Muck + the Mires, Fat Creeps, Mean Creek, Yale MA +++


Another episode of BOSTON ACCENTS is in the books, we opened with some neon pop bangers, got our rock and roll on, dipped into the...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 16, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 10.09.11: Mikey Welsh appreciation, Fat Creeps, Yale MA, Future Bible Heroes, Avoxblue, Twin Berlin, Appomattox

Boston Accents playlist 10.09.11: Mikey Welsh appreciation, Fat Creeps, Yale MA, Future Bible Heroes, Avoxblue, Twin Berlin, Appomattox


We started tonight's show with recognition of MIKEY WELSH, former Weezer bassist and longtime Boston rock and art scene veteran who died unexpectedly this weekend...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 09, 2011


Boston Accents playlist 10.02.11: Glass T33th, Casey Desmond, Orca Orca, Leisure, Dom, You Won't +++

Boston Accents playlist 10.02.11: Glass T33th, Casey Desmond, Orca Orca, Leisure, Dom, You Won't +++


Here's tonight's Boston Accents playlist. Not shown: my rant about the stupid two-week club rule, me stumbling like fuck over the name of the new...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 02, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 09.25.11: The Faux, Eyes Like Knives, Kill Screens, Dirty Virgins, Rio Bravo, The Pomps, Stereo Telescope+

Boston Accents playlist 09.25.11: The Faux, Eyes Like Knives, Kill Screens, Dirty Virgins, Rio Bravo, The Pomps, Stereo Telescope+


Here is tonight's Boston Accents playlist, and it's a fucking doozy. We kicked it off with a double shot of THE FAUX, then rolled back...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 25, 2011
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The improbable rise of We Are Augustines

With new management, new supporters, and the same Pela fans, We Are Augustines remain a work in progress.  
Comfort music
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 23, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 09.18.11: War Prez, Water Moccasins, Bynars, NHHymnal+

Boston Accents playlist 09.18.11: War Prez, Water Moccasins, Bynars, NHHymnal+


Here's the playlist from tonight's show, kicking off with a bit of a dance party tip before cruising through new jams from War Presidents, Water...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 18, 2011
Boston Accents playlist 09.11.11: NYC love + new Viva Viva, Camden, Township, Moons

Boston Accents playlist 09.11.11: NYC love + new Viva Viva, Camden, Township, Moons


Here's tonight's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist, complete with show notes, band links, and my usual ragtime blah-blah-blahs. Listen in every Sunday night from 8 to 10pm...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 11, 2011


Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-23-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-23-11


Phoenix Music Editor Michael Marotta stops by the studios to talk about local bands and gross weather.DOWNLOAD:  Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-23-11To download, right click and...
By MorningIntern  |  May 23, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-16-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-16-11


Phoenix editor Michael Marotta comes in and drops his contemporary music know how.DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-16-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."   ...
By MorningIntern  |  May 16, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-2-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-2-11


Phoenix Editor MICHAEL MAROTTA stops by the studios to discuss all things musical and alcoholic.  DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Michael Marotta 5-2-11To download, right click link and...
By MorningIntern  |  May 02, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-25-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-25-11


Phoenix editor Michael Marotta stops by to talk about where you can find the best Vodka in Boston.DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-25-11 To download, right...
By MorningIntern  |  April 25, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-11-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-11-11


Playfully misogynist Phoenix editor Michael Marotta and Fletcher talk about who they're excited to see at Coachella this weekend.  Marotta also talks about Boston based...
By MorningIntern  |  April 11, 2011


Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-4-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 4-4-11


Don't think there were any highlights over the weekend at the SOX game?  Phoenix editor Michael Marotta enlightens us.A My Chemical Romance Cover is uncovered,...
By MorningIntern  |  April 04, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 3-21-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 3-21-11


DOWNLOAD: Michael Marotta 3-21-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."    Phoenix writer Michael Marotta talks about his travels at the rowdiest SXSW to...
By MorningIntern  |  March 21, 2011
SXSW Coverage:  The Boston Phoenix + First Contact

SXSW Coverage: The Boston Phoenix + First Contact


Read about what should be in your iPods for the next year here (via thephoenix.com).  Dom, Kanye West, The Kills, Brother, Foster The People, The Strokes...
By FNXWeekenders  |  March 20, 2011

Podcast: Michael Marotta 3-14-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Michael Marotta 3-14-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link As." Don't call them local, Bodega Girls release their new album tomorrow.  We...
By MorningIntern  |  March 14, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 2-28-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 2-28-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast Michael Marotta 2-28-11  To download podcast, right click and choose "Save Link As."  Phoenix writer Michael Marotta talks about must see festivals this...
By MorningIntern  |  February 28, 2011


Podcast: Michael Marotta 2-8-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 2-8-11


Boston Phoenix music editor Michael Marotta stops in to talk about Russian Kurt Cobain, a brand new Buffalo Tom tune, and many more.DOWNLOAD: Podcast Michael...
By MorningIntern  |  February 08, 2011
Podcast: Michael Marotta 1-10-11

Podcast: Michael Marotta 1-10-11


The Boston Phoenix's Michael Marotta talks about Boston's 11 Best Local Bands, such as Stereo Telescope and Ribs. DOWNLOAD: Podcast Michael Marotta 1-10-11.mp3To save podcast,...
By MorningIntern  |  January 10, 2011
Podcast Michael Marotta Fall Music Preview Part II 9-20-10

Podcast Michael Marotta Fall Music Preview Part II 9-20-10


Here is the audio from the second part of the in studio interview with Michael Marotta, music editor from the Boston Phoenix.DOWNLOAD: Podcast Michael Marotta...
By MorningIntern  |  September 20, 2010
Podcast Michael Marotta Fall Music Preview 9-20-10

Podcast Michael Marotta Fall Music Preview 9-20-10


Michael Marotta is in the studio giving us the low down on hot new releases this fall.DOWNLOAD: Podcast Michael Marotta 9-20-10.mp3To save podcast, right click...
By MorningIntern  |  September 20, 2010