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As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
| March 19, 2010
Review: Pirate Radio
A rusty, red-painted trawler bobs in the waves of the North Atlantic. Inside is a claustrophobic warren of rooms: tiny, brine-smelling bunks, a well-stocked bar, and, crucially, a broadcast booth, its shelves crammed with the latest 45s and LPs, its turn
Richard Curtis’s boat rocks
| November 13, 2009
Howlin’ Wolf | Rockin’ the Blues: Live In Germany, 1964
The fidelity of the recording is far from state-of-the-art, but its historical value - and sheer musicality - more than make up for any qualities that might peeve audiophiles.
| November 18, 2008
Men from Mars(eille)
“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”
Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
| October 02, 2008
The South shall rise . . .
The singing groups of the South of France draw on everything from mediæval pilgrimage chants and troubadour poetry to contemporary rap and ragga.
France's Occitan New Wave
| October 01, 2008
Reverend Organdrum come by their name honestly.
Hi-Fi Stereo | Yep Roc
| January 07, 2008
After spending Thanksgiving gorging yourself on turkey, mashed potatoes, and all manner of high-calorie treats from candied yams to kaleidoscopic Jello molds, you should have energy to burn.
Thanksgiving treats in clubland
| November 19, 2007
The Blob + Glue + Hangar 18
Local MCs Altruistic and Bread are “The Blob.”
Music seen at the Asylum, November 2, 2007
| November 07, 2007
Back to ‘Bassic’
Dubstep is one of those genres that’s more often talked about than heard.
Dubstep comes to Boston
| October 23, 2007
Boston music news: September 14, 2007
Rock clubs in the Fenway come and go.
Notes on two new rock clubs in the Fenway area
| September 12, 2007
To most rock fans, psychedelic means Jimi Hendrix and Arthur’s Lee’s Love, or Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and Frigid Pink’s “House of the Rising Sun.”
Dungen deliver another potent dose of psych-rock
| June 04, 2007
The Fun Years
In experimental music, there are constructs of noise and dissonance and there are landscapes of ambient textures.
Life-Size Psychoses | Barge
| May 29, 2007
Kool Koala weekend
On Kid Koala’s new album we hear a sample of the Kid’s mom speaking to her favorite son.
SPACE hosts the weird worlds of hip-hop
| April 18, 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
As is tradition (well, four years old, anyway), I’ll sum up my wishes from last year before I get to wants for 2007.
Wishes for the year in local music
| December 27, 2006
Realm of the senses
Put aside everything you think you know about art for the sake of experiencing the sensual extravaganza of “Sensorium.” Slideshow: ‘Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art’ at MIT List Visual Art Center.
Digging the media in ‘Sensorium’
| October 25, 2006
The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 19
Beastie Boys | Worcester Centrum | August 25, 1998
| October 25, 2006
New old spots
In our transient town, hundreds of thousands of Bostonians turn over every four years, but the venues tend to remain the same.
The Alchemist, the Good Life, Hot Lunch, and Glory
| August 01, 2006
The turntablist who taught jam bands to scratch speaks on his new album, the roots of jazz rap, and his New Orleans tribute with Charlie Hunter.
DJ Logic talks about his Zen moment
| July 17, 2006
Boston’s Next Generation Productions is on its way to becoming the premier party promoters on the circuit.
Next Generation is making moves, plus Letia Larok
| July 11, 2006
You can tell a lot by a man’s record collection, and even more by his DJ set. And if not? Well, you still got to hear the new Burma record The Obliterati at the Enormous Room.
Brazilian funk, Missy Elliott, and other things you wouldn’t expect to find in Mission of Burma’s record crates
| May 24, 2006
It’s Saturday night and somewhere in Chinatown there’s a party goin’ on.
Robot Love Songs, Unlockedgroove, and Zero G
| May 10, 2006
Pimp your iPod
No gadget is an island.
The best ways to accessorize your cell, gaming device, or MP3 player
| April 25, 2006
Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day four
A belated appreciation of Ben’s Chili Bowl; singing along to Manowar; pony farts; in which the tour is compared to Apocalypse Now , in reverse.
The Chili Bowl and other stories
HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE
| April 07, 2006
Bibliophiles, audiophiles, and ailurophiles alike could find happiness at Diskovery, but at the end of the month, book, music, and cat lovers will have to travel just a bit farther for their fix, because this Allston institution can’t hold on any longer.
Allston indie moves out
| March 15, 2006
From Rio to Austin to Boston
Carnaval Brasileiro isn't a concert — it's a bacchanal, a dance party that surpasses the lunk-headed debauchery of New Orleans Mardi Gras and is more in the spirit of Rio.
Carnaval Brasileiro comes north
| February 16, 2006
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