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Monique Ortiz farewell performance at the Lizard Lounge

Monique Ortiz farewell performance at the Lizard Lounge

In a slew of farewell performances before she pulls up stakes and moves to Austin, Monique Ortiz has been reasserting her authority as sharp songwriter,...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Naked Boston

Every year, Ol' Man Winter cruelly turns Bostonians' bodies into shriveled, cracked sacks of atrophied muscle and lumpy goo — not exactly fodder for Playmate of the Month.
Spring has finally arrived! So take off all your clothes with these seven ways to celebrate nudity in greater Boston.
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010

Head with wings

Mark Sandman died with his boots on. Or at least the rock-and-roll equivalent of the Old West gunfighter’s epitaph.
Remembering Morphine’s Mark Sandman
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 03, 2009

Mixed grill

Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
By JON GARELICK  |  December 01, 2008

2008 Rock N' Roll Rumble

No villain would’ve scripted a well-deserved victory for honky-tonky good ol’ boys Girls Guns & Glory.

Girls, Guns, Glory and Gall at Harpers Ferry, April 25, 2008

By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 01, 2008

Bring on the blues

There’s lots of music in store just around the proverbial corner for local music aficionados.
New discs on tap by Roomful, Al Basile, and Ronnie Earl
By BOB GULLA  |  December 04, 2007


Anxiety of influence

The sound on A.K.A.C.O.D.’s new Happiness CD is going to make many Boston listeners think one word: Morphine.
A.K.A.C.O.D. come out of Morphine’s shadow  
By JON GARELICK  |  November 27, 2007

All dolled up

We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 06, 2007

’S no joke

A roomful of local nominees and friends made it to the Paradise last Wednesday.
A Best Music Poll pre-party, Paradise, April 4, 2007
By BRETT MILANO  |  April 09, 2007

Sound samples

Spinning the local music CD lazy susan has turned up some pretty cool surprises.
Baylies Band, Lucky 57, Fred Kendall Abong, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  March 27, 2007

Life is a cabaret

The Dresden Dolls have been crazy busy since the release, earlier this year, of Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner), and their autumn itinerary ensures they’ll be applying the pancake make-up well into winter.
The Dolls, the Rudds, d’Elf, and more shake it up this fall
By JONATHAN PERRY  |  September 13, 2006