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The Toasters look back at early days of stateside ska
Despite its seminal role in the creation of first-wave UK punk, ska in America doesn't get no respect.
| January 13, 2012
Occult Detective Club | Crimes
It's tough coming up with anything new in punk rock that isn't going to sound as if you were trying too hard to reinvent something that's as basic as it gets
| March 04, 2011
Laura Stevenson moves from aggression to affirmation
Fuck math. All teenagers should be forced to play in punk bands.
Yes we Cans
| February 04, 2011
The English Beat at Johnny D's
The English Beat peppered their two-hour-plus show with comments about the ’80s at Johnny D’s Tuesday night, but you wouldn’t call what they had to...
| January 05, 2011
Love in Stockholm | A King's Ransom
If your judgment on Love in Stockholm were based solely on their penchant for matching suits and shades, their humble origins as BU undergrads who formed a band in order to obtain "free beer and girls," and their parody video of the Lonely Island's "I'
| December 03, 2010
Do the math
Three blistering nights at the 201
Off the Couch
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| March 05, 2010
Mixing it up
B. DOLAN and SAGE FRANCIS provided memorable highlights at this year’s Rock the Bells in Mansfield; watch the Strange Famous reps slay Jerky’s Bar (401.621.2244) with special guest SLEEP on THURSDAY (the 12th).
B. + Sage + Roz + Chelsy + Stefan + more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| November 13, 2009
It's still summer
From the Low Anthem to Mastamindz
Off the Couch
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| August 28, 2009
Sugar-coated pop, anyone?
With lines such as "chock-full of sunny melodies and intimate, introspective lyrics with bright, polished production," I clearly didn't stumble onto the next Jesus Lizard here.
Jonas Dream's merry melodies
| May 01, 2009
Chatting with Grow songwriter Matt Odabashian and resident rapper Sneaktechniks about their livin lovin learnin debut and upcoming CD release party, it was clear that the band has taken an admirable and ballsy approach to their music.
Grow keep it real on livin lovin learnin
| January 06, 2009
Playlist: Octorber 19, 2007
Viva Viva, Drug Rug, DJ Kon, and more
| November 11, 2008
Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
| June 02, 2008
Not fade away
Wormtown. It's a state of being, an alternative reality, a club-music subculture centered in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Ain't no party like a Wormtown party
| April 30, 2008
Old Dogs, new tricks
After the Jungle Dogs went down in 1998, bandleader Tom Kutcher was keen on lightening things up.
The mighty Indestructibles
| April 23, 2008
Boston music news: January 25, 2008
Mark Zaleski is only 22, but the saxophonist, who just began his final semester at New England Conservatory, has played with both Dave Brubeck and Jethro Tull.
Notes on Mark Zaleski and Apollo Sunshine
| January 22, 2008
Show and tell
After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
| January 04, 2008
What comes to mind when you think of roots music? Neatly trimmed facial hair?
Bread and Roses do the regular-joe thing
| August 29, 2007
So wrong they're Righteous
Less than two years into their existence, the Self-Righteous Brothers already have a press kit worth of raves.
These brothers make their own rules
| July 25, 2007
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
| July 09, 2007
Fact and fiction . . .
Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
| May 30, 2007
In case you’ve missed it, it’s all the rage.
What Cheer? Brigade makes its point loud and clear
| May 08, 2007
They Won’t Stay Dead is nothing if not appropriately named.
Meet They Won't Stay Dead and the Radionics
| May 03, 2007
Eye of the storm
Ska shows are incongruous affairs.
The Slackers, Middle East, April 19, 2007
| April 23, 2007
Boston music news, February 16, 2007
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones started it with their yearly Yuletide multi-night “Hometown Throwdown,” which ended after 2002. Now Darkbuster have revived the tradition with their “Hometown Throwup,” which in its second year takes over the Abbey Lounge Febr
Notes on Darkbuster, Frank Smith, and Bang Camaro
| February 13, 2007
The red-faced trumpet player screeches into the upper register as a jumble of timbales and turntable noise surges through the PA.
The Cat Empire’s circus of sounds
| February 06, 2007
Heartbeat Records’ Studio One reissue series continues not only to shore up the legacy of Studio One honcho Coxsone Dodd but to present an expansive, rich portrait of Jamaican popular music.
More gems from the Studio One vaults
| December 06, 2006
As a producer at Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One in the ’60s and later at his own Black Ark studio, Lee “Scratch” Perry played a critical role in developing the steady grooves of ska and roots into the addled atmospherics of dub.
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry speaks
SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON
| December 05, 2006
In 2003, Ben Potrykus, then a freshman at Emerson College and the singer of the post-hardcore band the Receiving End of Sirens, made a decision that most aspiring musicians would call crazy: he turned down a major-label record deal to stay in school. V
Ben Potrykus gets a second shot with Christians & Lions
| November 27, 2006
Life after gabba-gabba
You might already know that Pete Depressed and his roving Irish rousers the Gobshites are amid a recording experience at Wellspring Studio, with Depressed and Huck Bennert at the console.
Hey, it’s Uncle Monk, featuring Tommy Ramone
| August 17, 2006
No charm, little grace, what’s left of Alright, Still by the end are rich young Allen’s swipes at her poor, old, and obvious targets, horrific classism, the worst kind of celebrity self-obsession. Lily Allen, "Smile" (mp3)
Lily Allen’s Web-tastic career
| July 31, 2006
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