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Photos: New Collisions CD Release at Great Scott

The New Collisions perform live at Great Scott on October 9, 2010.
New Collisions, live at Great Scott, on October 9, 2010
By REYNOLDS AVLON  |  October 15, 2010
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New Collisions rediscover their pop identity

Ever since Adam and Eve invented pop music by writing the first song, "Snake Is a Jerk," local bands have honored a time-tested structure.
Smashing sound barriers
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 08, 2010
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Mix nuts

Pop music has a history of great production teams.
An interview with breakout roots-music production stars the Tremolo Twins
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 23, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008
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A Jersey junket

Joe Harvard, East Boston native, made his bones in these parts, primarily as a producer and founding co-owner of Fort Apache studio.
Joe Harvard's rock-and-roll birthday
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2008
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Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007


The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 11


Radiohead + Teenage Fanclub + Dandy Warhols | Harborlights Pavilion | August 23, 1997
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Saturday-night special

This article originally appeared in the August 28, 1997 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Radiohead at Harborlights Pavilion
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006
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Sex, clubs and rock ’n’ roll

The first thing you’d have noticed about the Dresden Dolls’ CD-release show at the Orpheum April 21 was how different it felt to be seated in a theater while the duo played.
The Dresden Dolls shift into harder-rockin’ mode
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 02, 2006
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Bands to watch out for

Winter in Boston is like being grounded. Too many housebound nights, and we’re bored, stir-crazy, and filled with the overwhelming sense of injustice at being stuck in here while the whole world goes on out there.
Promising local releases in ’06
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  December 29, 2005