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You're standing at the edge of a vast canyon.
Into the vast beyond
| February 24, 2012
The enduring evolution of Lovers
Lovers, the chamber-folk-turned-synth-pop project helmed by Boston-born Carolyn Berk, has seen plenty of critical acclaim since its first release, 2002's Starlit Sunken Ship (Orange Twin).
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| November 11, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Yale Massachusetts "Danger City Population Me" (+Secret Music)
Don’t bother looking for YALE, MASSACHUSETTS on a map — it exists solely in the boozy minds of belligerent dudes hanging out in New Haven,...
| November 10, 2011
[tonight in allston] Glass T33th, Death Shepherd, Brutalist School @ O'Brien's
Anyone who has read the Phoenix on the regs knows we're pretty sweet on Xavier Gath's dark dance project GLASS T33TH (the calendar has zoomed...
| November 08, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Orca Orca, "Change Of Pace"
Jim Hewitt's self-recorded 2010 EP, Imago Demos (under the temporary moniker Young Minds), wasn't just a bedroom project. The Allston songwriter was so uncomfortable singing...
| October 20, 2011
CQ Presents to handle booking at T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge
CQ, meet T.T.’s. The Phoenix can confirm that CQ PRESENTS, the Boston-based booking agency that oversees nightly live music at Allston venues Great Scott and...
| September 30, 2011
[listen up] Orca Orca "Change of Pace/Get Up (Get Out)," October 23 @ O'Brien's
We will probably have more to say about this in the next few weeks, so consider this post more about the music than the message....
| September 28, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Moons "Jupiter Drive"
The online bio for Boston space-rock quartet MOONS reads simply: “A heartfelt story of some metal and hardcore kids that got into Hum, Swervedriver, and...
| September 14, 2011
The tireless street hustle of Grey Sky Appeal
Allston alt-rap crew Grey Sky Appeal more or less avoid the local scene altogether, opting instead to play shows where people give a shit, and sometimes even enjoy themselves.
Allston rap city
| August 19, 2011
Mornin' Old Sport launch our pop-up video series with jazz-inspired '20s country
Allston's Mornin' Old Sport play jazz-inspired country songs, brimming with three-part harmonies and a rare chemistry amongst the group's four members.
Sound on the streets
| August 12, 2011
Bozmo album release party sells out O’Brien's
I rolled up to the BOZMO album release party at O’Brien’s last Monday just as the first band was going on, and already there was...
| July 06, 2011
[Q&A] Bozmo talks about the new album, The White Album, and hope for better things
BOZMO is an Allston supergroup of Jeremy Mendicino of Pretty & Nice, J-Raff Carrasco of Earthquake Party, and Bo Moore of Wonderful Spells. So it...
| June 27, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Bozmo "Milksnakes"
“All the crust punks have credit cards,” sings Bo Moore in kicking off “Milksnakes,” the first offering from BOZMO. No, the lyric isn’t lifted from...
| June 23, 2011
[tonight] Love Inks @ O'Brien's Pub :: UPDATE: show canceled
Hey nevermind this got canceled. Too good to be true. First, the good news: Austin, Texas, minimalist pop trio LOVE INKS are in town tonight,...
| June 06, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Hunnie Bunnies "Never Been Here Before"
It was a awesome sight a week ago last Monday night at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, where a punk bar once famous for a guy...
| May 26, 2011
Out: Golden Girls show us their Wormhole at O'Brien's Pub
May 13 brought a promising line-up to O'Brien's Pub in Allston: Boston avant-pop artist Birthdays and Worcester fuzz-punks Golden Girls.
Worcester invasion (again)
| May 20, 2011
Grind it out: Wormrot in Allston, 04.02.11
Gruesome Singaporean grinders WORMROT were scheduled to play in Somerville last September, but a holdup at U.S. Customs left local fans disgruntled. Luckily, the band...
| April 01, 2011
[awesome video alert] Roadsaw "So Low Down"
Fuck yeah, there needs to be more music videos filmed at O'Brien's Pub in Allston. Let's ready up a Pickleback everytime we recognize a regular...
| March 25, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Sexcrement "Well Hungover"
Urban Dictionary defines “sexcrement” as . . . well, you can look it up for yourself. Within the grizzled Massachusetts underground, however, SEXCREMENT are defined...
| November 11, 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!
P. NICK CURRAN
| August 13, 2010
Pray For Polanski kick off a month-long residency
Local indie chameleons Pray For Polanski experiment with a mess of different genres and sounds on their latest sprawling release, The Death of Dennis Patrick...
| May 26, 2010
No moves required
Some of us are just better off not shaking it in public. So here are a few recurring options for rad nights of music that require not an ounce of dance mojo on your part.
Club nights for ye who cannot dance
| February 26, 2010
Photos: Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan and Raw Radar War
Photos of Jack Burton, David Lo Pan, and Raw Radar War at Born of Fire
Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan and Raw Radar War, live at Born of Fire at O'Brien's Pub, February 17, 2010
| February 26, 2010
Guitar punk rock has a long and, frankly, dull history.
Get Laid have nothing else to do but rule
| January 08, 2010
A few weeks ago, Summerduck — a new band led by Farhad Ebrahimi (bassist for the sadly defunct Night Rally) — walked in and turned the place into a cathedral.
The slow, brute force of Summerduck
| February 02, 2009
Premature Mondays at O’Brien’s Pub
MONDAY, MARCH 3 & 10The dearth of nighttime options on the first day of our workweek often leaves us drowning our sorrows in cheap pints...
| February 25, 2008
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