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Winter Boston music preview: Stacked bills

If 2010 was the year Boston re-acquainted itself with its local music scene, then 2k11 should be one big party, right?
Local gigs to break the ice
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 31, 2010
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Friends of E

Last month, Central Square hosted a memorial party for the late Billy Ruane, who at 52 years old, pretty much everyone agreed, had lived a full, rich life. This Saturday, T.T. the Bear’s is once again the site of a show in someone’s memory.
 Boston rock rallies around the Di Guardia family
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 03, 2010
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Franz Nicolay reboots

I’m a little worried that this interview could kill Franz Nicolay.
 Lone troubadour
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 03, 2010
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Tribute: Friends remember Billy Ruane

Billy Ruane died on a Tuesday night.
The heart of Boston rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 12, 2010
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Billy Ruane: Saying goodbye to a whirlwind

Billy Ruane died last week at the age of 52, leaving the Boston music scene in his debt.
A tribute to the man who helped create the scene he loved
By BRETT MILANO AND MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 05, 2010

Life on the mend with Austin's Woven Bones

"Woven bones" suggests a serial killer trying to consolidate many corpses, or something a bloodthirsty despot might use to fashion a crown.
Road out of ruin
By REYAN ALI  |  October 22, 2010


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Suuns | Zeroes QC

Secretly Canadian (2010)
Secretly Canadian (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  October 15, 2010
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Night Fruit add grit to a dream-pop landscape

My fascination with dream pop — a genre characterized by washy guitars and airy, indistinct vocals — lies in its effects when done right: a sense of vague translocation and a fleeting feeling of transcendence.
Nocturnal cravings
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  October 01, 2010
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Come hither: Thalia Zedek and company reunite

"I had already pretty much been around the block at the time," says Thalia Zedek.
Call it a Comeback
By MATT PARISH  |  September 24, 2010
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Review: Land of Talk | Cloak and Cipher

A lot of people are going to love this album. Fair enough.
Saddle Creek (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 03, 2010
Josh Farrar + the NowhereNauts on rules that rock...and autotuning isn't one of them

Josh Farrar + the NowhereNauts on rules that rock...and autotuning isn't one of them


The NowhereNauts play a Girls Rock Camp benefit show. Click here for more photos from the show. When I walk into Symposium Books, Sofie Kapur...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  August 14, 2010


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Miniature Tigers | Fortress

Charlie Brand's head is a strange, fanciful place.
Modern Art/ILG (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  August 06, 2010

VIDEO: Bear In Heaven, Twin Sister, and Mountain Man, live at T.T.'s from last night


Big night in Central Square last evening. Let's go straight to the video.MOUNTAIN MAN, a trio of three young women who met at Bennington and...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 14, 2010
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The irresistible force of Dexter Romweber

Many would argue that, in the world of creativity, there is a fine line between genius and insanity. The best artists, so the argument goes, usually straddle the line, often relying on the latter to achieve the former.
Jetting
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 25, 2010
They're not tripping; they're You Say Party! We Say Die!

They're not tripping; they're You Say Party! We Say Die!


If I didn’t know any better, I’d read this quote from You Say Party! We Say Die! siren Becky Ninkovic and assume she’s candyflipping her...
By Barry Thompson  |  March 25, 2010
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Photos: Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents at TT the Bear's

Photos from Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents at TT's
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, live at T. T. the Bear's Place, March 5, 2010
By ANNE WERMIEL  |  March 12, 2010


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Dee's so fine

Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents co-founders Jen D'Angora (the Dents, the Downbeat 5) and Ed Valauskas (Gravel Pit, the Gentlemen) won't come right out and say that they had ambitions of ever forming a '60s-style girl group — they won't even come out and
The girl-group delights of the Deelinquents
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 05, 2010

MP3 of the Week: The Appreciation Post, "The Beating of a Lifetime"


In case the past 60 years of kids being in bands haven’t made it clear, parents just don’t understand. Especially the dickface dad we meet...
By webteam  |  February 26, 2010
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Royal pain

Jesse Lortz is always ready to lay something heavy on you. As the primary architect and male half of Seattle indie-folk troubadours the Dutchess & the Duke (who come to T.T. the Bear's Place this Sunday), he spent their 2008 debut, She's the Dutch
The ugly truths of the Dutchess & the Duke
By REYAN ALI  |  January 08, 2010
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Spring fever

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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 2010
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Bring the trauma

Even with the new order completely renovating the rock biz, some things have to be done the old-fashioned way. And after having their asses duly kicked by the old-fashioned way this past month, the five-piece London orchestral-pop combo known as Fanfarl
Fanfarlo adjust to the road
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 18, 2009


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Graduate studies

I'm not a big fan of the "you are what you eat" theory of musical influence. I've experienced enough defective Radiohead knockoffs in my day to know that a group's favorite bands often have nil to do with how their music will sound. I also think that o
The learning curve of Lissy Trullie
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 11, 2009
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Group effort

If you're inclined to play punk rock, chances are you've got a self-esteem problem. It's not an æsthetic that attracts the well-adjusted. Exhibit A: Mark Lind. As bassist and frontman of the Ducky Boys, he's opened for Rancid, U.S. Bombs, and Flogging M
Don't call Mark Lind's Unloved a solo project
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 20, 2009
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White Denim | Fits

Even more than on last year’s auspicious digital-only Exposion , Austin’s White Denim stomp down the fine line between fertile versatility and iffy uncertainty. More often than not on Fits , this works out awesome.
Downtown (2009)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 23, 2009
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He, himself, and Hi

“I was always the kid who hated to do group projects at school because I always thought I could work better on my own.”
Eric Elbogen's Say Hi comes into its own
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 16, 2009
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Up and autumn!

Behold! The prime of the approaching fall local rock crop.
New local rock to shake the leaves from the trees
By MATT PARISH  |  September 18, 2009


MP3 of the Week: The Lights Out, "Gottagetouttahere"

MP3 of the Week: The Lights Out, "Gottagetouttahere"


 That oddly-lit photo seems somehow appropriate for the authors of this week's mp3 of the week. THE LIGHTS OUT is their name (disclosure: one of...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 08, 2009
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Pilot program

People with steady jobs that pay well tend to harbor misconceptions about the day-to-day existence of creative types trying to make it.
Super Time Pilot rise from Quiet Desperation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 04, 2009
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Pilot program

People with steady jobs that pay well tend to harbor misconceptions about the day-to-day existence of creative types trying to make it.
Super Time Pilot rise from Quiet Desperation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 04, 2009
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Pilot program

People with steady jobs that pay well tend to harbor misconceptions about the day-to-day existence of creative types trying to make it.
Super Time Pilot rise from Quiet Desperation
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 04, 2009