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Mogwai | A Wrenched Virile Lore

All in all, Virile Lore feels more "deleted scene" than "director's cut."
Sub Pop (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  December 07, 2012

Apocryphonic: This Light Offers No Warmth, July 9 at Geno’s

Local avant-metal band Apocryphonic merge the grammar of Mogwai and the sonic vocabulary of Conifer into 35 minutes of dexterous post-rock on their impressive debut record.
Music heard
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 08, 2011

Mogwai | Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will

There's a fine line in the post-punk instrumental world between mind-blowing musical ecstasy and, uh, whatever is playing underneath the guy who says, "Well, there's an app for that."
Sub Pop (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 18, 2011
August 26 | Mogwai plays film screening for Burning at the Brattle

August 26 | Mogwai plays film screening for Burning at the Brattle

We have a hunch that smoke won't be coming from the screen during Burning, a new concert film from Scottish group Mogwai. On the other...
By Scott Kearnan  |  August 23, 2010

The Big Hurt: Bieber goes 3-D

This one is a few weeks old, but I think it bears mentioning: one of the dudes from COLOR ME BADD — the second-most-piratey-looking dude, if that helps — was arrested on charges of being a lady hitter. Another part of my youth destroyed; another pie
Plus Badd get bad, Loggins hits the highway, Perry slams 'Perry'
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 20, 2010
Burning: Mogwai Live at the Brattle

Burning: Mogwai Live at the Brattle

Does the band name Mogwai come from the film Gremlins? Or from the Cantonese word for "demon?" Or, as guitarist Stuart Brathwaite insists, does it...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 19, 2010


A real blast

The guttural rallying cry of an audience member on the other side of the mezzanine makes everyone laugh a bit, mostly because it peals out during one of Mogwai's gently arpeggiated intros.
Mogwai live at the Wilbur Theatre, May 1, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 08, 2009

Slideshow: Mogwai live at the Wilbur Theatre

Mogwai live at the Wilbur Theatre, May 1, 2009
Live at the Wilbur Theatre, May 1, 2009
By CHRIS DEMPSEY  |  May 08, 2009

Lenka | Lenka

A few months ago this pint-sized diva from Down Under posted a cutesy rendition of Modest Mouse’s “Gravity Rides Everything” to her MySpace page.  
Epic (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 01, 2008

Going on sale: June 13, 2008

Mogwai, Janet Jackson, Coldplay and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  June 10, 2008

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky are certainly symphonic, and devoted to bigness in the absence of a vocalist.
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone | Temporary Residence
By RICHARD BECK  |  March 12, 2007


Under the Covers battle

Rock-and-roll beefs are never quite as delicious as the heat-packing rivalries of their hip-hop brethren. Watch: Battle of the Album Covers
Albums of the year
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 19, 2006

Beast masters

“I think that what we do very naturally as a band is quite predictable,” says Mogwai guitarist and de facto leader Stuart Braithwaite.
Mogwai celebrate 10 years of loudness

What's up, Matador?

Mission of Burma’s new disc isn’t due for a couple of weeks, but Matador has been kind enough to provide an MP3 preview.
The indie giant gears up for a big May
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 01, 2006

Going on sale, March 17, 2006

Buckcherry, Click Five, Willie Nelson, Cex, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 14, 2006

Making the leap

A full weekend of dance performance is on the docket.
Festival Ballet, Dance:Close-Up!, and more
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 09, 2006


Remix revolutions

For decades now, remixes have been a tool to get pop songs into dance clubs.
Reworking Beck, Bloc Party, and more
By DAVID DAY  |  February 02, 2006

Boston Music News, January 6, 2006

Dear Leader are hard at work on their second album; tentatively titled The Siamese Democracy , it’s due out in April on Lunch Records.
News and notes on Dear Leader, Radio Knives, Damone, and Crash and Burn
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 17, 2006