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Don't mess with Neko

For some reason, an audience member hurled a CD — no case, just the shiny, sharp-edged disc — at the stage early in the band's set. This prompted New Pornographer Case to say, half-jokingly, "Whoever threw that, come up here, and I will fucking fight y
New Pornographers | House of Blues Boston | June 18, 2010
By DAVID BRUSIE  |  June 25, 2010
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Photos: New Pornographers at the House of Blues

New Pornographers perform live at the House of Blues on June 18, 2010.
New Pornographers | House of Blues | June 18, 2010
By SCOTT M. LACEY  |  June 25, 2010
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New Pornographers at the House of Blues


With eight busy members - one of whom is a giant star - the Canadian indie-rock supergroup the New Pornographers almost always end up having...
By webteam  |  June 15, 2010
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The New Pornographers | Together

Once a group of Canadian unknowns masquerading as a supergroup, the New Pornographers are no longer entirely Canadian or unknown, and neither are they the same cavalier bunch who redefined left-field power pop for the Naughts.
Matador (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  May 07, 2010
Tonight: hear the New Pornographers' latest in Somerville

Tonight: hear the New Pornographers' latest in Somerville


Tonight, those of you who can make it over to the Independent in Union Square in Somerville have a chance to be among the first...
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 20, 2010
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Spring clearance

I've seen the best music snobs of my generation destroyed by downloading — instead of savoring full albums the way one might enjoy a vintage claret, they're slamming down random shots of bands with stupid names, passing out, and blanking on what they hea
Discriminatin' picks for the frugal music snob
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010


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Off the record?

Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 18, 2009
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Solo contender

When Carl Newman walks down a New York City sidewalk and seizes some sudden flicker of inspiration by humming bits of melody into his Blackberry.
A.C. Newman adjusts to the limelight on Get Guilty
By ZETH LUNDY  |  March 10, 2009
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Guilty pleasure

A.C. Newman is on fire. One of indie rock's most prolific songwriters and performers, Newman has six albums to his credit this decade...
A.C. [Carl] Newman talks pop and the making of his new album
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  March 10, 2009
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Review: A. C. Newman, Get Guilty

As leader of the New Pornographers, Carl Newman has lorded it over an indie-pop dynamo through four well-received albums.
Matador
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  January 12, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008


The first review of 2009: A. C. Newman

The first review of 2009: A. C. Newman


Future events such as these will affect you in the future!In 2004, Carl Newman of the New Pornographers - perhaps feeling jealous of his fellow...
By Ryan Stewart  |  December 18, 2008

ROCK'S STEADIES

THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 10, 2008

Variety pack


A compendium of Wolf Parade side projects
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 28, 2008
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Death Cab’s Chris Walla aims for the heart and the mind

Chris Walla knows he’s never going to make a Steely Dan album.
Solo shots
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 05, 2008
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The top 20 local albums of 2007

Whatever you may think of Portland’s live-music scene nowadays — I’d argue it’s improving.
Here’s to the cream of a very impressive crop
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 19, 2007


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Pop secrets

This confounding of rock orthodoxy simply happened.
The New Pornographers explore the quiet zone
By SCOTT FRAMPTON  |  August 21, 2007
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Sister act

There’s nothing conventional about Tegan and Sara.
The unconventional rise of Tegan and Sara
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 30, 2007
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Size matters

The Shins’ third album, Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop), is as good as any rational mortal should expect an indie-pop album to be in the winter of 2007. The Shins, "Phantom Limb" (mp3)
The Shins tend to a growing fan base
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  February 06, 2007
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Oh brother, where alt thou?

In the summer of 1995, Grant Alden was documenting “the tail end of the grunge years” as managing editor of a Seattle music weekly, the Rocket . Alejandro Escovedo, "Broken Bottle" (mp3 via MySpace) Drive-By Truckers, "Feb. 14" (mp3 via MySpace)
A popular cult genre searches for its lost highway
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 02, 2006
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Get it while you can

A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to  Recidivism.org , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006


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Roots canals

Punk’s courtship of Americana has always been a natural one.
The country excursion of Jenny Lewis, the Elected, and Neko Case
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 14, 2006
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Belle & Sebastian

The last thing anyone would have expected from Belle and Sebastian after the languid poetics, soft-focus instrumentation, and tasteful trumpet refrains of If You’re Feeling Sinister   was producer Trevor Horn.
Quiet triumph
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 07, 2006