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Mouth of Flowers in Full Effect

Devotees of mid-'90s indie/post-hardcore/ CMJ -approved alt-rock have been feeling the love the past few years.
Petal to the metal
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011

Review: Minks | By The Hedge

In part because it sounds an awful lot like the shoegaze and '80s dreampop bands she selects to fill her soundtracks, the debut full-length from Boston-gone-Brooklyn duo Minks floats along like a Sofia Coppola movie - delicate and listless, topped with
Captured Tracks (2011)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  January 28, 2011

The Sunshine Factory | Sugar

Never underestimate the impact of a My Bloody Valentine record.
Self-released (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 11, 2010

The Big Hurt: NKOTBSB hit the road!

Guys! You guys! Holy shit, guys: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and the BACKSTREET BOYS are teaming up for a headlining tour in 2011.
Plus, Justin Bieber vs. Wyclef Jean, Primal Scream vs. Kevin Shields, and Beatles UK vs. Beatles USA
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 03, 2010

Fear and Loathing in HorrorHound Cincinnati (but mostly fear)

For the uninitiated, horror conventions are the best places to go to get autographs of your favorite big-screen serial killers, buy Poltergeist lunchboxes and other...
By Michael Neel  |  November 28, 2010

Shake 'n' bake

Earthquake Party! are one of the few bands whose sound lives up their name: shattering, blown-out, blissed-out, all-enveloping. On a Tuesday morning in their Allston practice space — a Tuesday morning! — the trio play with unrestrained mania.
The raw post-grunge pop of Earthquake Party!
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  August 13, 2010


High fidelity

“It’s a complicated subject,” says Peter Kember — a man more commonly known by his pseudonym, Sonic Boom — on the relationship between music and drugs.
Sonic Boom’s Spectrum are worth the trip
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2010

SXSW 2010: Lost in Austin

I can’t resolve an obsession with a sound until I find it live.
Two bikes, four chords, and the truth
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  March 26, 2010

5 for '10

I love baby bands, and I hope the ones I mention here don't mind my calling them that.
New locals to love right away
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 22, 2010

A Place To Bury Strangers | Exploding Head

When it comes to the resurgence of all things shoegaze, only one question remains: how literal do you want it?
Mute (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 09, 2009

Glorious bastards

Few bands could serve as a better case study on the influence of Internet hype on mainstream media and popular acceptance than Deerhunter. Before the band "broke" in early 2007, to a glowing Pitchfork review of their album Cryptograms , the Atlanta fo
Deerhunter's path from divisive buzz band to indie royalty
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 04, 2009


The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009

Westward ho!

Forgot those rabid right-wingers with their hateful teabags — Coachella had the range, and the machinery for change, and the spiritual thirst. Oh and Leonard Cohen.
The Phoenix survives Coachella
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009

The sneaky flutes are back

I'm on the phone with Damon Tutunjian, one founder of the Boston indie-rock band Swirlies, and he's helping me to understand the Sneaky Flute Empire.
Swirlies revisit a legacy of noisy goodness
By RICHARD BECK  |  February 24, 2009

Review: My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Back in the early '80s, before Michael, Jason, and Freddy took off as slasher all-stars, there were other less famous genre seedlings, like the homonymous source for this pedestrian hack-'em-up about a pickax-wielding wonk gone berserk in a sleepy mining
Not for the squeamish
By TOM MEEK  |  January 20, 2009

Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008


The Big Hurt: Rotten butter

John Lydon spreads it on thick. Plus, intrusive devices and CGI pissoirs
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 08, 2008

All Tomorrow's Parties 2008: Blasts From The Past

THE END (NO REALLY, THE FUCKING END): My Bloody Valentine, 'You Made Me Realise' (Ending) Tie it to whatever ugly contemporary reality you please, but...
By Michael Brodeur  |  September 25, 2008

Koushik | Out My Window

Although unshy about his background, he’s a subtle arranger, reluctant to play the Bollywood card (there’s not even a teaspoon of Asha).
Stones Throw (2008)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 23, 2008

All Tomorrow's Parties: MBV

If you thought that you could handle the band’sjangly rattle and strum, then you had to brace yourself for “You Made Me Realise,” which was interrupted by an excursion into bone-melting NOISE.
My Bloody Valentine at Kutshers Country Resort, Monticello, New York, September 19-21, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 23, 2008

Pedal pushers

The history of rock is littered with crazies who have craved nothing more than volume on top of volume, who have short-circuited themselves in the pursuit of the purity of noise.
A Place To Bury Strangers have it in for your earbones
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008


Interview: Courtney Taylor-Taylor

In the 2004 documentary DiG! , the Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor reacts to the musical criticism of a Capitol Records executive by scoffing, “I sneeze and hits come out!”
Mission: control freak
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 08, 2008


Although Boris might seem just another Japanese drone-happy drop-tuned stoner-rock outfit, close inspection reveals instead a 16-year investigation of the meaning of sound and music itself.
Boris are completely out of control
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 07, 2008

He loves the ’80s

“My relationship to the music of the ’80s is very genuine. There’s no irony to it.”
M83 recaptures your youth
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2008

Portland scene report: May 16, 2008

Pinksy, the new band that grew from the ashes of Local Nothing, were hoping to drop their first EP, Two for the Road , May 6.

Other peas in the pod

In addition to the Brown Bird and Dead End Armory albums here are two recent Peapod releases
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2008


Painting My Bloody Valentine

Thump! The needle hits the record with an abrasive scratch and then the music begins.
Gideon Bok’s analogous responses at USM Gorham
By IAN PAIGE  |  March 19, 2008

A very loud empire

Work those connections, because the Holy Fuck show at the Middle East upstairs this Friday is already sold out.

Death by Audio's DIY artists

By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 18, 2008


It was a dark and stormy night . . . which made for a veritable holiday in the sun for the folks attending “Gotharama — New England’s Dark Music Festival.”
Greetings from the dark side
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 10, 2008

What's new is better

Not many bands can say their seventh album is their best.
Blonde Redhead at Paradise Rock Club, January 20, 2008
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 22, 2008