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Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England

Heavy Metal Kings Conquer New England


Anyone who caught the HEAVY METAL KINGS show at Brighton Music Hall a few months back would agree it was a headbanger's ball, something like...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 18, 2011
With Retail Stores Closed, Fat Beats Soldiers On...

With Retail Stores Closed, Fat Beats Soldiers On...


The bad news is that both Fat Beats retail shops – on Sixth Ave in Manhattan and Melrose in Los Angeles – are officially out...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 23, 2010
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A long time comin'

Says Slaine, "When I get high I want to get higher, and when I get low I just want to get lower. I can't seem to find that place in the middle."
La Coka Nostra's been prepping this debut for a minute
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 17, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009
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Part-time villain

As much as Ill Bill eschews clichés, the Brooklyn rap goon is either a righteous friend or a torrential enemy.
Ill Bill gets nice
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2008

Get-along gang


Ill Bill’s got friends in fly places
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 03, 2008


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The accidental gangsta

Elemental Zazen wears Sauconies on stage and has “World Peace” tattoo’d on his forearm.
Elemental Zazen has been through some shit
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 19, 2008

Static circuitry

One of Circuits’ favorite local acts, BOY IN STATIC (a/k/a ALEX CHEN ), is preparing to release Violet , the follow-up to his remarkable debut, Newborn , on May 29. Boy In Static, "Where It Ends" (mp3)
Boy in Static sets a date, Rise prize, and Slaine
By DAVID DAY  |  March 08, 2007
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Citizen Slaine

Trying to get to the bottom of one of the Boston scene’s more controversial rappers is no easy feat.
In the studio with Boston’s hardest-working rapper
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  September 27, 2006