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Ra Ra Riot | Beta Love

On their woefully underrated first two albums, Ra Ra Riot worked their trademark art-pop sweet spot.
Barsuk Records (2013)
By RYAN REED  |  January 25, 2013

[phlipcam video] Ra Ra Riot + Jack's Mannequin + Guster (and, uh, Will Forte) @ the BoA Pavilion


Holy super-fans, Batman. Who knew JACK'S MANNEQUIN had such a dedicated following? If the crowd at Friday night's GUSTER show, for which the SoCal band...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  August 15, 2011
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Ra Ra Riot graduate to the indie elite

When you listen to Mathieu Santos, you might imagine that Ra Ra Riot have enjoyed a charmed rise to indie fame, everything coming a little too easy for the erstwhile college students.
Senior project
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 26, 2010
Ra Ra Riot at the Met

Ra Ra Riot at the Met


There's a bit of "meh" going around re: Ra Ra Riot's second disc, The Orchard (Barsuk), but the fey vocals and pulsing cellos manage to...
By webteam  |  September 21, 2010
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Review: Ra Ra Riot | The Orchard

Two years after the modest success of The Rhumb Line , these Ithaca-based college chums have returned with a sleeker, more cerebral album that speaks to their post-grad sensibilities.
Barsuk (2010)
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 03, 2010
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The Met is ready to rock back into action

The Met is back.
Nightlife Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 23, 2010


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Photos: Ra Ra Riot at Paradise Rock Club

Ra Ra Riot on tour to promote their new album, The Rhumb Line
Ra Ra Riot, live at the Paradise Rock Club, October 3, 2009
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 09, 2009

Ra Ra Riot at the Paradise


Ra Ra Riot is a little more ra ra than riotous, but that's part of their charm. The six-piece act resembles a group of young...
By webteam  |  October 06, 2009
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Branding Bangor

If a big-league indie pop festival falls in Bangor, will anyone hear it?
It's Maine's first large-scale indie music festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 14, 2009
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Photos: Best of BMP Concert 2009

The best shots from the Best Music Poll concert 2009, August 1, 2009.
Photos of Ra Ra Riot, Passion Pit, Gaslight Anthem, Metric, The Airborne Toxic Event, and The Bravery
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 07, 2009
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Best Music Poll 2009 concert

Stream audio of all the bands' performances, watch video highlights, download interview podcasts, browse concert and behind-the-scenes photos, and share your own photos and videos at the  Boston Phoenix Web site  or  WFNX's site.  
A 40,000-person group hug
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 07, 2009


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Photos: Backstage with Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot backstage at WFNX and the Boston Phoenix's Best Music Poll Concert at City Hall Plaza in Boston on August 1, 2009.
Ra Ra Riot backstage at the Best Music Poll Concert 2009.
By LUCY SHERMAN AND MORGAN LAFORGE  |  August 07, 2009
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Photos: Ra Ra Riot at Best Music Poll 2009

Photos of Ra Ra Riot at  the Boston Phoenix and WFNX's annual Best Music Poll Concert on August 1, 2009 at Boston's City Hall Plaza.
Ra Ra Riot, live at Boston City Hall Plaza| August 1, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA AND LUCY SHERMAN  |  August 07, 2009
Photos, interview, and streaming audio: Ra Ra Riot at Best Music Poll 2009

Photos, interview, and streaming audio: Ra Ra Riot at Best Music Poll 2009


20 MORE PHOTOS: Ra Ra Riot at Best Music Poll 2009In case you weren't among the 40,000 people who braved the 85 degrees of clear...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 03, 2009
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Interview: Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit

In 2008, Passion Pit won Best New Artist in our Best Music Poll.
Cleaning up with this year's BMP winners
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  July 31, 2009
BMP 2009: Mat from Ra Ra Riot on WFNX, touring, and his band's new album

BMP 2009: Mat from Ra Ra Riot on WFNX, touring, and his band's new album


 When I was reading up on Ra Ra Riot in anticipation of this interview, I was surprised to learn they've only been together since 2006....
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 28, 2009


Jodi Explodi, Meantone, Tony McNaboe and more

JODI EXPLODI 's Shipyard EP is out and available, after a few delays here and there. It's the first disc from the band since the four-song Demo-Arigato from 2006. It appears to have some kind of zombie theme to it, but we haven't caught a listen yet.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 10, 2009
Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll Concert will be a FREE SHOW at City Hall Plaza with Passion Pit, Metric, Gaslight Anthem, Ra Ra Riot, The Bravery, and TATE

Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll Concert will be a FREE SHOW at City Hall Plaza with Passion Pit, Metric, Gaslight Anthem, Ra Ra Riot, The Bravery, and TATE


Re: Best Music Poll 2009 Concert

BOSTON PHOENIX/WFNX BEST MUSIC POLL 2009
August 1st | 4:30
City Hall Plaza in Boston
FREE

Ra Ra Riot
Passion Pit
Metric
Gaslight Anthem
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Bravery

Did we mention it was FREE.

Videos after the jump to get you pumped.


By Ryan Stewart  |  June 29, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009