Peter Bjorn and John

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Swede heart

Few contemporary singers achieve as perfect a confluence of sound and image as Sarah Assbring. It's deeply reassuring to hear mournful, stylized '60s pop coming out of a melancholic beanpole who resembles a recently bereaved Edie Sedgwick.
El Perro del Mar cheers up — a little
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 19, 2010
Ed, MySpace, PB&J and WTF

Ed, MySpace, PB&J and WTF

  It's a double-dose of Ed as he dishes out advice and wrecks another sports report. T...
By Charlie  |  April 29, 2009
Puma Red Room Performance: Peter Bjorn and John

Puma Red Room Performance: Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn and John performed live in the Puma Red Room at the Hard Rock Cafe Boston yesterday. C...
By Charlie  |  April 28, 2009

VIDEO: Blitzen Trapper and Peter, Bjorn and John perform live at the WFNX Coachella House

VIDEO: Blitzen Trapper play "Furr" live at WFNX's Coachella houseVIDEO: Peter, Bjorn and John perfor...
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 21, 2009
Coachella 2009:  The Peter Bjorn and John Interview

Coachella 2009: The Peter Bjorn and John Interview

So, Peter Bjorn and John were the musical highlight of the Sapporo house.  They stopped by to...
By Fletcher  |  April 19, 2009

Rogue wave

These days, younger, wiser bands simply don't bat their eyelashes at the majors like they used to.
The allure of the music industry may be long gone, but SXSW can still attract the underground to its edges
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 25, 2009


Make it new!

A refresher course from the indies
A refresher course from the indies
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 16, 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

Music News And Notes: Or, the Phuzz

Depressing cover albums, entertaining Kanye commentary, British alter-egos and iTunes-related woes abound as we at The Phoenix ease ourselves into the new year, one day at...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  January 14, 2009

Peter Bjorn and John | Seaside Rock

It’s really pointless. And somewhat nice.  
Almost Gold/Star Time | 2008
By SAM UBL  |  October 01, 2008

Indie invasion

Green living and government-subsidized health care and education are breeding smart indie-pop acts by the dozen.

Blogs like

By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  February 25, 2008


Live and kicking

Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 17, 2007

Are we still calling these ''podcasts''?

Each show features a music segment — usually a live in-the-studio performance and interview.
Fair Game music segment selections
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 06, 2007

Out of the dark

Needham native Marissa Nadler got her start as a singer-songwriter.
Marissa Nadler breaks into Boston
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 16, 2007

Going on sale: June 22, 2007

Hanson, Rusus Wainwright, Gov't Mule, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  June 18, 2007

Power-surge pop

I was expecting a restrained, polite set from the super-hyped Swedish band Peter Bjorn and John.
Peter Bjorn and John, Paradise Rock Club, May 4, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 07, 2007


One night in Belgium

Recently, a story’s been going around the baseball community about Matt White, a journeyman reliever with barely a cup of coffee on the big-league circuit.
Micah Blue Smaldone shows off his European flair
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 16, 2007

Stockholm calling

In “Young Folks,” the hipster hit by the Stockholm-based indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Morén boasts that “we don’t care about the young folks.”
Peter Bjorn and John, El Perro del Mar, and Lo-Fi Fink lead the new Swedish invasion
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 03, 2007