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What's F'n Next
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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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
| February 10, 2012
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