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Mass appeal: Local pop acts of 2012

The best music from our city was cultivated within the clubs of Cambridge, Allston DIY spaces, squares of Somerville, and way across the pike in Western Mass.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 21, 2012

What's F'n Next? Metz

The joke's on you if you still think Canada is just our laid-back, friendly neighbor up north. Futher proof to the contrary: Toronto's METZ, who would lead you to believe that Canada is one big furious mosh pit.
Toronto, Canada
By PERRY EATON  |  November 16, 2012

Haunted by sound, Pile is rising

The five-year-old quartet Pile, among the brightest of Boston's bursting subterrane, makes waltz-time, feel-bad guitar music that is gothic in the non-eyeliner sense: angular songs express the sort of specific, primal anxieties that litter a liberal-arts

By JAY BREITLING  |  October 26, 2012

Bands from the blogosphere

There were nearly 100 bands, artists, or acts nominated in the Boston edition of this year's Best Music Poll, and yet there was still a healthy debate over omissions.
BMP 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 15, 2012

Blurring gender lines with Speedy Ortiz

During a recent Allston basement show performance with her loud, grungy pop band Speedy Ortiz, Sarah Dupuis found herself surprised.
Punk poetry
By LIZ PELLY  |  May 25, 2012

Out: Shark?, Speedy Ortiz, Life Size Maps, and Earthquake Party make a sweaty good time

Every underground scene has its "house bands" — local favorites that play tirelessly, fill slots on stacked line-ups every weekend, and amass a dedicated following of fans and friends in their scenes.
House bands
By LIZ PELLY  |  April 20, 2012


Out: Speedy Ortiz come together

The kickoff weekend of new local show bookers the Dreamhouse Collective was coming to a close a week ago last Monday night at Great Scott, but the walls of the Allston venue were still vibrating thanks to the grungy guitar reverb of Northamptom trio Spe
Building a Dreamhouse in Allston
By EMMA DESSAU  |  February 10, 2012