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Must Flee TV?

If Jersey Shore and Last Comic Standing had a threesome with Curb Your Enthusiasm in the men’s room of Great Scott, the bastard issue might look a little something like Quiet Desperation .
With his new ‘reality sitcom,’ the artist formerly known as Robbie Roadsteamer tries to stop the Allston hipster brain drain
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
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Pilot program

People with steady jobs that pay well tend to harbor misconceptions about the day-to-day existence of creative types trying to make it.
Super Time Pilot rise from Quiet Desperation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 04, 2009
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Pilot program

People with steady jobs that pay well tend to harbor misconceptions about the day-to-day existence of creative types trying to make it.
Super Time Pilot rise from Quiet Desperation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 04, 2009
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Pilot program

People with steady jobs that pay well tend to harbor misconceptions about the day-to-day existence of creative types trying to make it.
Super Time Pilot rise from Quiet Desperation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 04, 2009
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The scene is now

As newspapers cede arbiter status to random bloggers with Fios and afternoons off, the function of polls like our humble offering must change out of necessity. What once was a forecast is now more like a diagnostic — it's anthropology versus tastemakery
What we can learn about Boston from the local winners
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  July 31, 2009
New England Product: Robby Roadsteamer, and upcoming local shows!

New England Product: Robby Roadsteamer, and upcoming local shows!


  Last weekend was quite an eventful one. We hung out with Taxpayer for the majority of it...
By New England Product  |  May 13, 2009


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Robby Roadsteamer's good intentions

"He's beyond passionate — it's almost to the brink of sanity with him."
The Greater Boston Alternative-Comedy Festival
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 11, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Robby Roadsteamer

Rumours is the album where everyone starts fucking everyone else in the band. The albums after that, you can hear that they all hate each other.
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 12, 2008
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Going on sale: November 2, 2007

M.I.A., Sheila Divine, Rhett Miller, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  October 31, 2007
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The rites of Robby

“At first he was a douchebag,” says Roadsteamer (a/k/a Rob Potylo) of the character he created.
Roadsteamer’s new message of unity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 09, 2007
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Boston music news: June 15, 2007

Jim Infantino of Jim's Big Ego is describing The Ego & the Oracle , a show he’s been staging Sundays at Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway.
Notes on Jim's Big Ego, Campaign for Real-Time, and, um, Mayor Menino
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 12, 2007


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Portrait of the artist as a dirty man

“This is so fucking tame compared to what’s coming,” says My Life in Heavy Metal author Steve Almond after reading a bit from his R-rated short stories on the stage at Great Scott last Tuesday night.
Jimmy’s letters to Nora
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  November 20, 2006

NEMO and the Boston Music Awards

It all started a week ago Wednesday at Avalon, where bands played, the audience mingled and schmoozed, a guy in a bear suit turned out to be Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione (I think), and the NEMO music festival kicked off with the 2006 Boston Music
All’s well that ends well
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 03, 2006
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Top Ten Boston CDs: July 30

Dane and the Gang
As reported by Newbury Comics
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 01, 2006
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Intergalactic rock

I didn’t really get the Campaign for Real-Time until some time after my lengthy interview with the band. Campaign for Real-Time, "In Your Dreams" (mp3)
The secret behind the Campaign for Real-Time stories
By WILL SPITZ  |  July 18, 2006

Rumble final

This year, the WBCN Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble, which moved from the Paradise to the Middle East back in the ’90s, waited until the final to move from the upstairs where the preliminaries were held to the larger downstairs room.
Wild-card strike
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 27, 2006


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Soft sell

Sing! isn’t just the emphatic title of Tiger Saw’s third and most recent full-length on Kimchee Records: it’s also the rotating-member-band’s manifesto.
Tiger Saw’s quiet music for swelling hearts
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 13, 2006
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Doin’ it live

The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
 
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 09, 2006