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Vudu Sister’s new CD; and Girls Rock! RI hits the ’90s

There are two big shows of note to squeeze into your stacked Cinco de Mayo social calendar this weekend, starting with the Vudu Sister album release show on Friday, followed by a stellar lineup of local acts covering '90s-era classics on Saturday when G
Wild weekend
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 04, 2012

Wild Flag | Wild Flag

It's not quite a Sleater-Kinney reunion, but those who have missed the band since their 2005 swan song, The Woods , should be thrilled with Wild Flag.
Merge (2011)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  September 16, 2011

SXSW 2011: [Photos] Wild Flag at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop

Wild Flag, live at SXSW
Wild Flag | SXSW | Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, Austin TX | March 16, 2011
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 18, 2011
Carrie Brownstein and Wild Flag

Carrie Brownstein waves the Wild Flag

Last December, the Portland Mercury announced that Wild Flag would play the Bunk Bar. Carrie Brownstein -- Wild Flag singer and guitarist, Sleater-Kinney alum, and star of the IFC sit-com Portlandia -- saw the write-up online.
Clean slate
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 04, 2011
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 12-02-10

Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 12-02-10

Riot Grrl vs Classic Country music on today's broadcast. "You're No Rock N' Roll Fun" by Sleater-Kinney takes on "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by...
By MorningIntern  |  December 02, 2010

The Corin Tucker Band | 1,000 Years

Four years ago, it was guitarist and vocalist Corin Tucker's maternal pull that bore most of the blame for Sleater-Kinney's disbanding.
Kill Rock Stars (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  October 08, 2010

OTD favorites Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss unite to form Wild Flag

OTD favorites Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss unite to form Wild Flag

 As you may or may not know, we here at OtD have been following the post-Sleater-Kinney moves made by Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Corin...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 23, 2010

Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker to release solo "middle-aged mom record" in October

Thanks to YouTube -- and a recent Carrie Brownstein interview that included the words "Sleater-Kinney reunion" -- we've been thinking a lot lately about what...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 08, 2010

More on Corin Tucker's solo album

So the recent Sleater-Kinney reunion non-news left me excited enough to have possibly given short shrift to the real story here: Corin Tucker's return to...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 26, 2010
Carrie Brownstein teases Sleater-Kinney reunion

Carrie Brownstein teases Sleater-Kinney reunion

There is actually not really much news in this recent Guardian interview with Carrie Brownstein. But we hear "Sleater-Kinney" and "reunion" mentioned in the same...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 25, 2010

In the red

A handful of Phoenix readers questioned the parameters of what exactly defined a "Breakthrough Act" in our recent Best Music Poll, decided in dominant fashion by alt-rock quartet SEXCoffee. What exactly constitutes a band playing together for six yea
SEXCoffee amp it up on The Morning After
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 04, 2009


The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

Providence music news: February 27, 2009

Sling some shuffleboard while MARK CUTLER slings the six-string TONIGHT (the 26th) at Nick-a-Nee's
Shake some action
By PROVIDENCE MUSIC STAFF  |  February 25, 2009

Splendid sludgefest

Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
Six Star General soars on Spaceship to Planet Cookie
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 23, 2008

Bittersweet sendoff

You're killing me Sweetthieves.
One last chance to catch Sweetthieves in the act
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 16, 2008

More different than alike

In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) as part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration (WPA).
Searching for national identity in State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 24, 2008


Girls Rock!

The effort was valiant, but the documentary is often a jumble of haphazardly shot footage, with too many interview bites, and sketchy sequences.
An irresistable, haphazard jumble
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 23, 2008

Funny business

“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 07, 2008

Voices carry

Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 05, 2008

Night work

Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew don’t play in the kind of rock bands that privilege streamlined sonics over the expression of individual creative wills.
Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew go solo
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 25, 2007

Rockin' out!

Conor Oberst's come a long way from being an introverted solitary performer with an acoustic guitar.
Bright Eyes, Somerville Theatre, February 28, 2007
By MELISSA POCEK  |  March 02, 2007


Looking for a love

Your eyes met across the (bar/theater/bath house).
An imagined guide to hookups and taped-together missed conversations  
By JESSICA GROSE  |  August 30, 2006

Pretty Girls Make Graves

Is it even possible that this is the same Seattle band who so nicely put a little twist on the Lookout! Records’ pop-punk formula when they debuted way back in ’02 with a woman up front?
Elan Vital | Matador
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 08, 2006

Flashbacks, April 14, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITROIAL  |  April 12, 2006

Battlestar anime

Fans of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic The Seven Samurai , which spawned John Sturges’s 1960 The Magnificent Seven , are going to be surprised at what they find in Samurai 7 .
Kurosawa’s classic becomes IFC’s Samurai 7 , plus more, but not better, Henry Rollins
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 30, 2006

Big business

Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 10, 2006


From the ashes

Honest, perceptive, and keenly felt, The Good Life — the story of two couples’ furtive, hesitant stabs at happiness in the brave and fearful new world of post-9/11 New York — is McInerney’s most mature and affecting book yet.
Jay McInerney grows up
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2006

Hitsville UK?

Of the many, many excellent jokes singer Eddie Argos makes on the crackerjack debut by his London-based band Art Brut, the best might be the band’s name itself.
Art Brut, the Cribs, and Brakes spearhead Britain’s new underground
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 22, 2006