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Photos: Radio's One-Year Anniversary with The Field Effect, Parlour Bells, Oldjack, Mellow Bravo, and Cancer Killing Gemini

The Field Effect, Parlour Bells, Oldjack, Mellow Bravo, and Cancer Killing Gemini celebrate Radio's one-year anniversary on October 13, 2012.
Radio | October 13, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 19, 2012

Berenice Abbott's miracle of science

Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.

By GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2012

Sidecar Radio to pull the plug

It seemed like maybe they were rejuvenated by the addition of Walt Craven, but just a couple of shows into playing as a four-piece, one of Portland's longer-running rock acts announced this week they were calling it quits.
Legacy Place
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 21, 2012

How one man unites old folks, babies, and hipsters through the power of easy listening

Bob Bittner, the last auteur of terrestrial radio, presides over an 11-by-11-foot room in a Cambridge storage facility near Fresh Pond Mall.
The last auteur of terrestrial radio
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 03, 2012

What did 101.7 FM mean to listeners over the years? We asked, you answered

These comments have been edited and condensed for continuity, grammar, and available space. Read the originals, and add your own to the hundreds we've collected, at
We are WFNX
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012


Listening to WFNX 1983-2012

WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 20, 2012

Photos: A Terrible Beauty at Radio

A Terrible Beauty played Radio on Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 13, 2012

Sound Session 2012 hits the streets

The block is hot (like, stifling hot) and about to get hotter as the capital city's grandest music and dance festival — the eighth annual Sound Session — once again descends upon Downcity.
Rocking the block
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 13, 2012

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.
Parlour Bells + Garvey J + Orbit + O Positive  
By  |  July 10, 2012

WFNX dies before it gets old

One of the greatest anti-establishment rallying cries of the 20th century was the notion that you can't trust anyone over the age of 30.
Radio Silence
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  May 25, 2012


Gone forever

Although I could spend this opportunity ranting and raving about the sale of WFNX to Clear Channel, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank WFNX .  
Letters to the Boston editors, May 25, 2012
Dance Party Videodrome

Photos: Videodrome Discothèque presents The Prince & The Protégés Party

Crowds came with flair for The Price & The Protégés Party on April 27 -- hosted by Videodrome Discothèque, voted Boston's best dance night in our 2012 reader's poll.
Radio | April 27, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 04, 2012

Hunx | Hairdresser Blues

The idea of Hunx and His Punx's Seth Bogart doing a solo album is kind of silly.
Hardly Art (2012) 
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 24, 2012

Interview: Marc Maron rejoins his old Boston crowd

Marc Maron's WTF podcast is essential listening for comedy fans.
Stand-up guy
By DAVID BRUSIE  |  January 27, 2012

Class of 2012

If 2012 truly represents the End Times, then it's best to go out with a sonic bang.
A dozen fresh faces on Boston's music scene
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 06, 2012

Deirdre talks about cohousing on MPBN

I was on the radio this week (MPBN's new call-in program - they're taking listener suggestions for what to name it) talking about cohousing with...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  December 09, 2011

Uncertainty at WPRO

Could Rhode Island's talk radio firmament be poised for a shakeup?
On the Air
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 09, 2011

Bunny's a Swine unveil new record, new label

Inside a foam-padded attic at the top of a two-family home down a narrow tree-lined street just outside of Northampton is the birthplace of a band.
Noise in the attic
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  December 02, 2011
[saturday] Calling All Angels 2: A Benefit for Friends of Emilia @ Radio

[saturday] Calling All Angels 2: A Benefit for Friends of Emilia @ Radio

Around this time last year, a music community came together for the Di Guardia family. United by the memory of baby Emilia Marie, who passed...
By Michael Marotta  |  December 01, 2011
Shakedown, 11.10.11 to 11.19.11: November spawns a slew of new Boston records

Shakedown, 11.10.11 to 11.19.11: November spawns a slew of new Boston records

Thursday 11.10.11 MOVERS & SHAKERS @ Middle East upstairs The textured citrine sounds of Movers & Shakers’ latest record, National Harvester, are perfect for November...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 10, 2011

[mp3] Dave Navarro approves of Parlour Bells' "Classic Girl" cover; 10.29 @ Radio

[mp3] Dave Navarro approves of Parlour Bells' "Classic Girl" cover; 10.29 @ Radio

Well this should make up for not being able to play the Faces Nightclub Demolition party last week (sorry we missed it, Cambridge, how'd it...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 28, 2011

Photos: John Powhida International Airport + Sidewalk Driver + The Organ Beats + The Rationales at Radio

John Powhida International Airport, Sidewalk Driver, The Organ Beats and the Rationales perform at the grand opening of Radio in Somerville on October 7, 2011.
October 7, 2011 | Grand opening of Radio, Somerville
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 21, 2011

Nina Violet | We'll Be Alright

As a solo artist, Martha's Vineyard native Nina Violet has been holding back.
Self-released (2011)
By JEREMY ADAMS  |  October 14, 2011

Christening and listening at Radio in Somerville

Radio, the embryonic house o' rock at the former Club Choices space at 379 Somerville Ave, has cricks in need of massaging. But I'm confident those will be attended to — Radio probably won't be a sweat lodge at its 200-person capacity most of the time.
Out: A new club choice
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 14, 2011
Radio transmission: New Somerville venue unveils first slate of shows, opening Oct. 7

Radio transmission: New Somerville venue unveils first slate of shows, opening Oct. 7

Last week we noted the arrival of a new rock club in Somerville called RADIO. This 200-person capacity venue at 379 Somerville Ave., in the...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 23, 2011

Another town, another story

One of the great things about my day job as director of Insight Radio (part of Insight, a non-profit in Warwick that promotes independence and opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired) is that I get to see just about every news website
Rodney King has advice for North Kingstown. Plus, a few clarifications
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 01, 2011

Thanks all around

"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 13, 2011

Easily distracted

Contrary to popular belief, Republican Governor Paul LePage is not an idiot.
The LePage mantras
By AL DIAMON  |  April 08, 2011

WCYY/WBLM parent company to be bought

A long-rumored deal appears to have come to fruition this week: The second-largest radio station owner in the country, Cumulus Media, has agreed to acquire the third-largest, Citadel Media, owner of Portland's prominent radio stations WCYY, WBLM, WJBQ,
Radio daze
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 18, 2011