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| June 29, 2012
Scott Lucas & The Married Men | Blood Half Moon
The good ol' days of 1996 — the year Local H's "Bound for the Floor" played once every half hour on modern-rock radio — was a long-ass time ago.
The End Records (2012)
| June 01, 2012
Blurring gender lines with Speedy Ortiz
During a recent Allston basement show performance with her loud, grungy pop band Speedy Ortiz, Sarah Dupuis found herself surprised.
| May 25, 2012
Sand Reckoner provide sensory overload
Since the 1960s, bands classified as "psychedelic" have been caught in the endless pursuit of trying to expand the senses beyond pure aural stimulation.
A wider scope
| April 06, 2012
Behrens's solid second effort
If there is a male equivalent to "chick lit," Peter Behrens's latest novel, The O'Briens , is probably it, a detail-rich, character-driven historical novel that lightly touches issues of family loyalty and individual aspirations.
| March 30, 2012
[live preview] Texas's Wiccans @ O'Brien's Pub in Allston, Wednesday July 13
This Wednesday, July 13, Denton, Texas's WICCANS bring their fast-but-catchy, melodic-matched-with-abrasive-vocals punk magic to O'Brien's pub in Allston. This Texas band features members of...
| July 08, 2011
[boston blackout] Controlled Bleeding's Paul Lemos on 30 years of experimental noise
Industrial forbears CONTROLLED BLEEDING play their first Boston show in years this Saturday at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. The group formed in the late ‘70s,...
| April 21, 2011
MP3 of the Week: Eldridge Rodriguez "What A Difference A Drug Makes"
Over the past decade, the Beatings’ ELDRIDGE RODRIGUEZ has been one of the more prolific and distinguished voices in Boston rock, releasing 10 studio albums...
| March 31, 2011
Weekend | Sports
Even in an age of excessive internet awareness and never-ending blog hype, it's easy to miss a young touring band on their first stop through town.
Slumberland Records (2010)
| December 03, 2010
Everyone Everywhere | Everyone Everywhere
Remember when emo wasn’t just some watered-down pop-punk version of goth? No? Well . . . it wasn’t.
Tiny Engines (2010)
| May 21, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Howl, "Heavenless"
Meet HOWL, a Providence quartet who seek to ruin your face with their particular brand of devastating metal insanity. To that end, they’ve gone and...
| May 20, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Phantom Glue, "Phantom Glue"
This doesn’t happen very often, so brace yourself for the biggest MP3 of the Week trifecta ever: PHANTOM GLUE’s “Phantom Glue” off Phantom Glue. As...
| April 28, 2010
Bands of brothers
I'm living the most local life I've ever lived right now in Dorchester," says Chris Hislop, bespectacled guitarist in the long-running Boston band Piles.
'Hislopalooza' is a family affair
| March 12, 2010
Feral Children + Grass Is Green + DJ Clay N. Ferno
The past few releases of long-time Seattle band Feral Children are rooted in an indie-pop sound, but they also veer off in unlikely directions (hardcore,...
| February 10, 2010
Easter Bloodhounds + Who Carries The Lantern
Easter Bloodhounds deliver such a blistering, disorienting aural assault that you'd think they were three guitars deep. But the entire line-up consists of two pissed-off...
| December 22, 2009
The evil deaf
Inside the dusty corner room of a dungeon-like warehouse basement, Karl Giesing dumps out a bag full of pedals, samplers, grimy cables, and homemade synth boxes. Their functionality seems questionable.
The return of the Northeast Noise and Power Electronics Festival
| November 06, 2009
Photos: Nicholas Cage braves the bro-pit at O'Brien's to see his son's black-metal band
ALL PHOTOS: Rev. Aaron for RETURN TO THE PIT Yes, we're talking about that Nicholas Cage. And yes, you heard right: his son Weston...
| July 16, 2009
FALL IN: THUNDERHOLE
For our skronky, nervous, Devo-inflected proto-rock buck, there’s no better value than a THUNDERHOL...
| November 19, 2008
Maybe it’s because dressing up as the economy would be kind of lame, but I’m haven’t heard Jack O’Shit in the way of truly scary costume ideas this year.
When bands dress up for Halloween, it’s creepy
| October 28, 2008
“Boston has a way of being a little too comfortable for bands,” says Zak Longo as he sits in his Brighton kitchen.
Mad Man Films finish what they started
| August 19, 2008
Mp3 of the Week: Yoni Gordon and the Goods
Foreground: Yoni. Background: the national phallus. DOWNLOAD: Yoni Gordon and the Goods,...
| November 15, 2007
O'Briens: Not a shit-hole anymore
The Inside Track -- or some Herald blog or something? -- confirms what MySpace gig calendars have be...
| July 06, 2007
Gallery: Return to the Pit mayhem at O'Brien's
Abhorred Revocation Hekseri Watchmaker Alex Onslought, pictured with cash money ...
| October 19, 2006
Returning to the Pit
IF YOU GO: Watchmaker, Extinction Agenda, Abhorred, Revocation, and Hekserito benefit return...
| October 18, 2006
Metal up your ass: Bang Camaro and Unearthly Trance
Loving the fact that the Relapse Contamination Tour -- the toughest metal show this side of Mastod...
| September 01, 2006
Tonight: Paper Rad at O'Brien's
If you have any psychedelics lying around that you’ve been saving for a rainy day, do yourself a f...
| August 02, 2006
OTD exclusive: Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores
Our favorite record cover since Swamp Tech.A personal favorite of this here OTD contributor, ALEC K....
| June 10, 2006
OTD exclusive mp3: Magic People
The last time we saw Magic People, their looming towers of keys, synths, and theramin combined wit...
| March 15, 2006
The name Kevin Omen isn't chiseled on the Harvard Ave concrete the way it oughta be, but back in t...
| February 24, 2006
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