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Photos: ManRay Reunion at the Paradise Rock Club

The Paradise Rock Club hosted a reunion of fans of the now-closed, once-legendary nightclub ManRay on February 1, 2013.

By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 08, 2013
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Dan Deacon is coming to America

In 2007, Dan Deacon experienced startling cultural self-awareness.

By REYAN ALI  |  November 09, 2012
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Shelf life: Twin Shadow

On Sunday, George Lewis Jr., a/k/a TWIN SHADOW, brings his new-wave and R&B-inflected indie-pop to the Paradise, where he'll play songs from his latest record, Confess.
One-offs
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 28, 2012
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Getting loud with Lightning Bolt

What is noise?

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: Bob Mould + Cymbals Eat Guitars at Paradise Rock Club

Cymbals Eat Guitar + Bob Mould played Paradise Rock Club on Monday, September 10, 2012.
September 10, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: Jesus and Mary Chain at the Paradise

Jesus and Mary Chain perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on September 11, 2012.
September 11, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 21, 2012


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Patterson Hood sidesteps his Trucker mouth

Rock and roll once saved Patterson Hood's life.
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By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  September 14, 2012
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The Raveonettes | Observator

Attentive Raveonettes fans passed the summer anxiously, weighing the implications of the revelation that the duo's forthcoming collection largely sprang from frontman Sune Rose Wagner's Jim Morrison-inspired bender of booze and benzos.
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By JAY BREITLING  |  September 07, 2012
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Dragonette step into the limelight

Do you think you could make it in the music world? If you answered "yes," then ask yourself this follow-up: how game are you?
Say hello
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 07, 2012
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The Jesus and Mary Chain’s psych renewal

For anyone interested in gritty, stylish psych-rock with smoky swirls of noise and ambience, 2012 is a pretty good place to be.
Louder now
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 31, 2012
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Bob Mould | Silver Age

Now that he's getting love as a godfather figure from both sides of the indie/mainstream divide (see No Age and Foo Fighters, for starters), Bob Mould is again playing like he has something to prove — or at least an iconography to maintain.
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By ZETH LUNDY  |  August 31, 2012


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Dan Deacon | America

America as a country is rarely celebrated by its off-the-radar and off-kilter musicians.
Domino
By REYAN ALI  |  August 24, 2012
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Antibalas | Antibalas

As its simple title would suggest, the fifth album from the Brooklyn Afrobeat torchbearers gets back to basics.
Daptone (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  August 10, 2012
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Scratching beneath Cuffs’ indie-pop surface

On a Friday night in Central Square, the guys from Cuffs are hanging around before a show they're playing with some local friends' bands.
Living splendor
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 10, 2012
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Frank Ocean | Channel Orange

Since the ’80s, when R&B began to lean more heavily on the candid bling-and-booty-centric tropes championed by its plain-speaking hip-hop cousins, the music’s subtlety, nuance, and imagination have faded.
Def Jam (2012)
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  July 27, 2012
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Twin Shadow | Confess

4AD Ever since his 2010 synth-pop sleeper debut Forget blew up like a critical landmine, Twin Shadow mastermind and former Bostonian George Lewis Jr. has been pigeonholed as an '80s-pop revivalist, mostly to his own annoyance.
4AD (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  July 13, 2012


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Photos: We Want The Airwaves at the Paradise

Parlour Bells + Garvey J + Orbit + O Positive played We Want the Airwaves at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
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Dirty Projectors | Swing Lo Magellan

In the indie-rock academy of musical tomfoolery, Dave Longstreth has always earned excellent marks.
Domino (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  July 06, 2012
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Photos: Garbage at The Paradise Rock Club

Garbage played The Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
Garbage | Paradise Rock Club | May 26, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 08, 2012
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Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise

I was hoping for cross-cultural pandemonium at the Paradise's double-bill of Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman, and the two-hour show left me mostly satisfied.
International sounds of love
By JON GARELICK  |  June 08, 2012
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Photos: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club

Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman played the Paradise Rock Club on June 3, 2012.
 Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman | Paradise Rock Club | June 3, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 08, 2012


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Dr. John at the Paradise

One of the things I've always liked about Dr. John is his ability to turn any music he touches into his own — Duke Ellington, Tin Pan Alley, Howlin' Wolf Blues.
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By JON GARELICK  |  June 08, 2012
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Photos: Dr. John at the Paradise Rock Club

Dr. John performs live at the Paradise Rock Club on June 6, 2012.
June 6, 2012
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 08, 2012
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Alabama Shakes | Boys & Girls

In 2012, every other mainstream female pop singer is trying her hand at honest-to-God soul, shooting stylistically for Aretha Franklin (by way of Adele's 21) but usually winding up closer to early-Nelly Furtado.
ATO (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  April 13, 2012
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The Ting Tings just won’t go away

The 2000s as a whole felt like a giant one-hit-wonder tar pit, but the decade also had a silver lining for young bands — television commercials.
Commercial appeal
By CINDAL LEE HEART  |  April 06, 2012
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The Ting Tings just won’t go away

The 2000s as a whole felt like a giant one-hit-wonder tar pit, but the decade also had a silver lining for young bands — television commercials.
Commercial appeal
By CINDAL LEE HEART  |  April 06, 2012


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Spiritualized | Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Whenever an artist looks back to a high point in his or her catalogue for inspiration in building a new work, it's typically "uh-oh" time.
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By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  March 30, 2012
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From Sun Volt to Guthrie with Jay Farrar

Putting together the New Multitudes project, singer-guitarist Jay Farrar had access to a treasure trove: thousands of lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives.
Multitudes of challenges
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  March 16, 2012
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Delta Spirit | Delta Spirit

The characters in Delta Spirit's songs— wistful daydreamers, hopeless romantics, and clear-eyed pragmatists alike— are as rich and complex as the music.
Rounder (2012)
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  March 16, 2012
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At home with Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten is peeling an orange in her South Brooklyn apartment.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  February 17, 2012