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[phlipcam video]: Superchunk live @ Royale
Things I did not expect to hear at the Superchunk show: a heartfelt tribute to Buffalo Tom. Sure enough, though, Mac McCaughan was up there...
| September 22, 2010
Live tonight: Superchunk at the Royale
So Pavement may have induced widespread fanboyish giddiness last Saturday in Boston (and is currently doing the same in New York this week - and...
| September 21, 2010
Ride that wave
Like a killer wave or a lousy metaphor, success can really sneak up on you.
Are Surfer Blood the only band from Florida?
| February 26, 2010
As action-packed as the holidays are, they can be a real dead zone when it comes to decent shows.
Ten shows you didn't know you'd be going to
| January 01, 2010
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?
| August 14, 2009
Japandroids | Post-Nothing
I was tempted to write off Japandroids as just one more lo-fi punk band who've overdosed on fuzz.
| July 10, 2009
When Carl Newman walks down a New York City sidewalk and seizes some sudden flicker of inspiration by humming bits of melody into his Blackberry.
A.C. Newman adjusts to the limelight on Get Guilty
| March 10, 2009
Oddballs and noisemakers
Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
| May 07, 2008
“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.
| May 07, 2008
Back in print
In a quiet basement in suburban Concord, singers/guitarists Gary Waleik and Bill Goffrier and drummer Jeff Oliphant are about to turn back into Big Dipper.
The return of Big Dipper
| March 05, 2008
Matter of characters
Two men are on the phone.
In the age of the sound bite, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are reviving the lost art of long-form radio comedy
| April 04, 2007
On the racks: October 10, 2006
Plus Robert Pollard, Sting, and the Cure.
From Gothic Archies to Mod Rods to little Lohans
| October 10, 2006
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