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The Big Hurt: Pete Wentz, celebrity-judge addict

I was always amused by the Pete Wentz phenomenon: here was a vainglorious loudmouth who came up in the Chicago hardcore punk scene, scored some moderate hits with his nü-emo group Fall Out Boy, and then rocketed down the slope of artistic corruption wit
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 15, 2012

Pete Wentz to debut new solo band in New England tomorrow

For those of you who can't keep track, PETE WENTZ was the pretty one in arena-emo legends Fall Out Boy. But no more. Starting tomorrow...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 13, 2010
Best way to get over a break-up? Get to the club and dance! Just ask Pete Wentz and his new band.

Best way to get over a break-up? Get to the club and dance! Just ask Pete Wentz and his new band.

What happens in the Fall Out of the break-up of pop-punks biggest Boy band? Fierce electro-pop, evidently. This just in: Pete Wentz has finally provided...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  July 02, 2010

Crossword: ''Leaving So Soon?''

Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
Can you figure out the mystery phrase?
By MATT JONES  |  March 19, 2010

The Big Hurt: Dispatches from Splitsville

Ladies and gentlemen, the unthinkable has happened: Fall Out Boy have split up.
FOB fall out; Scorpions subsist; Tyler frightens shoppers
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 12, 2010
Break Up Boy? Fall Out Boy lose a self-amputated Stump

Break Up Boy? Fall Out Boy lose a self-amputated Stump

Stump goes soloWe're not sure exactly what provoked it (perhaps someone borrowed Pete Wentz's eyeliner without asking?), but it seems that the members of Fall...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  February 05, 2010

The Big Hurt: Falling down the rabbit hole

Lee, Hoppus, Wentz, Avril, and 3OH!3 fall down the rabbit hole
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 22, 2010

Photos: Hot Stove Cool Music at the House of Blues

Hot Stove Cool Music benefit show featuring Tinted Windows, State Radio, The Low Anthem, Kay Hanley, and more, live at the Paradise Rock Club
Tinted Windows, Low Anthem, Kay Hanley, and more, live at the Paradise Rock Club, January 9, 2010
By MARY OUELLETTE  |  January 15, 2010

Going down

One last fling with The Elevator Drops
One last fling with The Elevator Drops
By MATT PARISH  |  December 18, 2009

The Big Hurt: Release yo’ delf

Every slow pop week has a silver lining: it’s a great chance to catch up on the thrilling world of useless press releases.
The week in horrendous press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 23, 2009

Tropicália storm

When Sérgio Dias takes to the Somerville Theatre stage this Sunday with the current incarnation of Os Mutantes, it's a safe bet he'll be beaming with gratitude. "I'm riding the same wave," he says of his band's legendary Brazilian albums, "but this time
The long awaited return of Os Mutantes
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 02, 2009


Pain makes you beautiful

With all the success Dead Season have had, perhaps their greatest talent lies in their unflappable honesty, their unwavering self-confidence. At times, their songs, full of introspection and naked emotion, are like being forced to stare at the sun. The i
 Dead Season find the middle ground between life and death
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 11, 2009

Review: Cobra Starship | Hot Mess

Are Cobra Starship's gleeful Day-Glo appropriations and their unbridled enthusiasm really indications of a disparity between intention and expression? Or is their crime simply the meta-mania of their fusion of '80s retro kitsch and '00s celebrity worship
Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 07, 2009

Bill Frisell | Disfarmer

Guitarist Frisell is one of jazz's great impressionists, and here he has the perfect subject for one of his audio mini-movies: the eccentric Arkansas portrait photographer Michael Disfarmer.
Nonesuch (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  July 17, 2009

Scrunk happens

According to AbsolutePunk's Jason Tate, brokeNCYDE "epitomize everything that music (and human beings) should not be."
We're not fans, but the kids seem to like it
By LEOR GALIL  |  July 17, 2009
closed list

History bites

Just a few months after the close of its upstairs neighbor, the Roma Cafe, the Bramhall Pub, long an institution in the West End, shut its doors two weeks ago. And while there's talk it may reopen after renovations, one thing is for sure: The 11-plus-ye
Bramhall shuttered; Jerks need a new home
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 26, 2009

deer list

Hail, Deer Tick!

Heady days for Deer Tick.
The Providence rockers are poised for a breakthrough with Born On Flag Day
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009

The Big Hurt: Jacko solvent! Boyle swelling! Lupus dissed!

If you had your heart set on picking up a gently used chimp tuxedo or a suspicious child skeleton, you're outta luck
MJ's ranch, Hoppus and Wentz on Twitter, and Susan Boyle
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 01, 2009

What can Brown do for you?

Our local alt-country renaissance continues this weekend with Gunther Brown's debut release, a five-song, 20-minute EP called Eustis Ridge.
Take a walk along Eustis Ridge with Gunther
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 17, 2009

Ship, ahoy!

Pigboat are not nu metal, or speed metal, or death metal, or glam metal, or any of the other metals, really.
Pigboat proves metal can Float
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 17, 2009

Pete Wentz

If the Fallout Boy toy were nailing the hot Simpson sister, we might want to hear about his sexcapades. But he's married to the busted one, so we've had enough homey.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009


The way things will be

The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009

Review: Made in Mexico

As a crush of enthusiastic dudes knocked into me in spastic reverie while watching Made in Mexico at a house show last week, I recalled how, mere hours before, the room had been empty save for a heap of cases and equipment and an inexplicable grocery c
A house in Allston, January 12, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009

Puttin’ on the Brits

There’s a song on Logan 5 and the Runners’ first album, Featurette, where Dave Berndt sings, “I wish I could see you at night/Naked through your window.”
Logan 5 and the Runners go beyond homage
By MATT PARISH  |  January 13, 2009


Tribute bands are usually considered blights, godsends, or novelties of dubious value.
Kino Proby pay tribute to a legend
By DAN CLARK  |  January 07, 2009

Sizzling frost

The winter dance season starts out promoting international coexistence.
Dance heat 2009
By DEBRA CASH  |  December 29, 2008

Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps

By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008

Sweet Dichotomy

No Age are a punk duo from Los Angeles. A week ago Monday at the Middle East downstairs, their clothes helped explain what they were up to.
No Age at the Middle East Downstairs, November 24, 2008
By RICHARD BECK  |  December 02, 2008

Say it ain't so, Joe

Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
By BY DAVID THORPE  |  November 11, 2008
Maura, bassists, WTF and The Finisher!

Maura, bassists, WTF and The Finisher!

We try to find a bassist more famous than Pete Wentz with Maura from We clear out the WTF Line, hear The Finisher and...
By Charlie  |  October 09, 2008