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Food For Thought: DirtyDurdie
Hip-hop duo DirtyDurdie have cooked up one of the freshest releases of the year with their Rhymanese Diner mixtape, out next week at their release party at the Rhino Bar in Newport.
The Rhymanese Diner mixtape
| June 17, 2011
BUMP up the volume
Local opener M-Dot got arrested on some bullshit for scuffling with state troopers at last Saturday’s Boston Urban Music Project (BUMP) festival on City Hall Plaza.
City Hall Plaza all the rage for 10,000 revelers
| August 13, 2010
Somewhere in Allston, there’s an over-caffeinated barista/drummer bitching about Bad Rabbits.
What was the Eclectic Collective is now Bad Rabbits
| September 18, 2009
United we stand
With the local AFL-CIO elections coming up, Phillipe and Jorge would like to make a rare union endorsement by saying that nothing would please us more than to have George Nee, current secretary-treasurer of the organization, win his bid to take over depa
A 'vote' for George Nee. Plus, euphemisms, bad sports, and the bucket
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| August 28, 2009
It doesn't matter how popular you are at any given high school; if you move to a new town — unless you have sexy twin sisters who are willing to fellate the football team — you'll be starting on the first rung of the social scaffold. The same goes for
Audible Mainframe revisit the Bean (for a minute)
| August 21, 2009
They get ill
Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
Five Philly rap essentials
| May 29, 2009
When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
| March 24, 2009
Boston's Irepress weren't supposed to be an instrumental band. What they've evolved into just happens to be too stylishly sinuous to lend itself to lots of words.
Words fail the post-everything epics of Irepress
| February 09, 2009
Joe the rapper
"One thing I've learned is that if you write about reality, you'll never run out of material."
Joe Budden, Freeway, and the enduring authority of street rap
| November 11, 2008
Hip-Hop The Hard Way
A smidge of DIY-punk ethos was probably the last thing anybody expected Friday at Bill’s Bar: no roadies were spotted as the Press Project's rhythm section set up their own equipment.
The Press Project at Bill's Bar, August 29, 2008
| September 02, 2008
Calling for back-up
Of all the tumult and talent swinging through town in 2006, I cherish most my memories of Audible Mainframe backing Slick Rick at Harpers Ferry.
Slick Rick gets fly with a little help from his friends
| May 12, 2008
When Mike Blast enters a room it’s hard not to notice.
Music Seen at the Big Easy, June 18, 2007
| June 27, 2007
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