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Crash proof

I've never trusted music that's too engineered, too perfect. Headphones on the drummer and a hundred tracks running off a laptop? Most bands practice and practice to get things just right, but it's that threat of the unexpected that makes a show worth
Arms and Sleepers are more than just a hard drive
By MATT PARISH  |  October 02, 2009

Up and autumn!

Behold! The prime of the approaching fall local rock crop.
New local rock to shake the leaves from the trees
By MATT PARISH  |  September 18, 2009

Boston music news: June 6, 2008

The local rap duo 7L & Esoteric head east on their new full-length.
Notes on 7L & Esoteric, Travels, and Mission of Burma
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 02, 2008

Salty dogs

Reflect on a band like Victory at Sea and the ocean metaphors roll in.
The wide wake of Victory at Sea
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 03, 2008

If it ain’t broke . . .

For the past three years, the only real suspense in the local end of the Best Music Poll has been whether the Dresden Dolls or the Dropkick Murphys would win more categories.
The local ballot reflects a stable, vital scene
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 26, 2006