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The young and the restless

Clayton McIntyre of Box Elders has one of the better "why nothing makes me nervous" stories I've heard.
Box Elders break out of the basement
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 19, 2010
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Lightspeed Champion | Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You!

Devonté Hynes first appeared as a member of the joky UK dance-punk trio Test Icicles.
Domino (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 05, 2010

Kicking around town with Roy Davis, Lost on Liftoff, and more

Sideman supergroup Frederick have decided to make a record. Except they don't have the dosh.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 16, 2009

Music Seen: Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies

Frost-inducing temperatures finally hit Southern Maine on Monday, but there was mulled wine to help keep warm at the Hogfarm Studio Annex.
At Hogfarm Studio Annex, October 12
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  October 16, 2009
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Alt- together now

At some point during the recording of their new album, someone in the Broken Singles realized that Sarah Borges had been botching the chords to their cover of the Lemonheads' "Ride with Me."
Sarah Borges leaps ahead by getting back to basics
By MATT PARISH  |  April 10, 2009
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Slideshow: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese at MFA

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
"Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 10, 2009


Portland music news: January 9, 2009

Former WCLZ morning host PETE BOLDUC has a new band: GUNTHER BROWN (not to be confused with the Boston-based Sucka Brown).
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  January 07, 2009
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Skell of the year 2008

Man, this was a tough one.
Four out of five dentists recommend Plaxico as 2008’s worst sports criminal
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 23, 2008
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Shredding zoo

As guitarist Nuno Bettencourt and vocalist Gary Cherone prepare to play what is, to most, their one hit, a moment pops into my head.
Extreme rock the New York State Fair
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 09, 2008
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Conor Oberst

It’s just an Omaha boy playing some good old country pop — for once.
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By DAVID BOFFA  |  August 26, 2008

Portland scene report: July 11, 2008

Brzowski is back.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  July 09, 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.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 14, 2008
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Where's Nick now?

On his first night in Portland, Nick Galusha thought he might have to go without a bed.
And how the hell will he get to Hawaii
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 14, 2008

Throttling Throat

This article originally appeared in the May 8, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
What's on Trial with Deep Throat
By JANET MASLIN  |  May 12, 2008
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Lost and found

There’s scant digital evidence that one Tona Omaha exists or ever existed: he has one on-line mastering credit on a 1996 disc of guitar instrumentals.
Silicon gems from the analog ’80s
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  April 01, 2008

Portland scene report: December 7, 2007

Okay, so we heard “Letter to the President” on WCLZ during the normal course of things, so they are playing local music.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 05, 2007


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Eraser heads

What happened to the student bill of rights?
Overzealous deans at Emerson literally make students’ rights disappear
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAMES F. TIERNEY  |  October 25, 2007
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I will survive

“There is no such thing in civilized society as self-support,” claims a handwritten, hand-held, Dylan-esque cardboard sign.
John Osorio-Buck in Lawrence, street art in Central Square, and Corita Kent’s Rainbow Gas Tank
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 16, 2007
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Bon appétit

With apologies to those of my readers who were expecting a poignant analysis of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shalom in the Home .
Sometimes you eat the bull and sometimes . . .
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 28, 2007
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Choose your own adventure

This fall, Boston is slated to become the seventh chapter of the youth writing organization founded by Dave Eggers in 2002.
Pencils, books, and peg legs? A new writing center is coming to town, and it’s calling your inner child.  
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 15, 2007
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Rockin' out!

Conor Oberst's come a long way from being an introverted solitary performer with an acoustic guitar.
Bright Eyes, Somerville Theatre, February 28, 2007
By MELISSA POCEK  |  March 02, 2007


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Country living

If you were Little Red Riding Hood, you’d want A. Jacob Galle to save you.
A. Jacob Galle on trees, video art, + NYC
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 24, 2007
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Annuals

“I got magic . . . coming out my fingers!”, Adam Baker screeches at the start of “Carry Around.” Annuals, "Brother "  (mp3)
Be He Me | Ace Fu
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 09, 2007

Among the uninsured

Like many large-city governments, Boston is self-insured — that is, instead of paying for an insurance policy to cover its claims, it takes the risk of paying everything it gets hit with out of the city coffers.
How other cities handle their mistakes
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 27, 2006
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Cursive

Cursive once subtitled an album Semantics of Song . Cursive, "Dorothy at Forty"  (mp3) Cursive, "Bad Sects"   (mp3)
Happy Hollow | Saddle Creek
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 26, 2006
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Tilly and the Wall

The tap dancing conceit makes perfect sense in Tilly’s boisterous, lovedrunk sound, which skirts indie-folk tedium through sheer energy.
Bottoms of Barrels | Team Love
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 06, 2006


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Doyle’s Café’s Reuben sandwich

No one knows the genesis of the Reuben sandwich, a famous deli staple that combines corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese between slices of toasted rye bread.
Ruling Reuben
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 25, 2006
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Romney watch

On January 19, in his annual State of the State speech, Governor Mitt Romney declared that Massachusetts is doing great — and then he and his staff promptly left.
Where in the world is the governor’s credit card?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 05, 2006
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Amateur hour

Do you love America’s pastime in all its plodding glory? Or do you merely seek the vicarious thrills of jacking dingers over the Green Monster?
MVP Baseball loses its license to line-drive
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 31, 2006