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Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  October 12, 2012

Review: Shut Up and Play the Hits

For those in their 20s who worship dance and Internet culture with equal voracity, LCD Soundsystem was a "generation defining" band, and this documentary detailing the their 2011 farewell concert is their Stop Making Sense.
Documenting LCD Soundsystem's farewell show
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  September 14, 2012

Jonathan Lethem braves Talking Heads’ Fear of Music

In every single rock documentary on the BBC, there comes a certain moment.
Fear factor
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 01, 2012

Touré on Prince

Boston native Touré, a critic (Rolling Stone), talking head (MSNBC), television host (The Hip Hop Shop), and author (What It Means To Be Black Now) has added "Harvard lecturer" to his lengthy résumé.
'Touch, if you will, my stomach'
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2012

Say yes to the Can’t Nots

The Can't Nots released their debut EP, Applesauce , earlier this year and quickly racked up some positive press around these parts, and garnered a Best Breakthrough Act nomination in our 2011 Best Music Poll.
A positive double negative
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 07, 2011

Hail the swinging geniuses!

For a tiny state, Rhode Island has offered much to the world — Mr. Potato Head, the Claus von Bulow trial, and a rich local music scene that covers the waterfront from alternative acts to blues, country, and a wide variety of artists in electronic n
A fan's notes on the Young Adults
By TED WIDMER  |  May 27, 2011


Wax Museum

If you don't cringe, at least a little bit and maybe a lot, when you see Sean Duffy's Burn Out Sun (2003) — a sculptural starburst of crisscrossing LPs bearing the immortal Sun Records label — then you probably aren't much of a record fan.
 Cringe worthy
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 15, 2011
Podcast:  Trevor Schoonmaker on The Record at the ICA 4-12-11

Podcast: Trevor Schoonmaker on The Record at the ICA 4-12-11

Trevor Schoonmaker, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, talks about The Record, Contemporary Art and Vinyl, opening at the ICA 4/15.  To learn...
By FNXAdmin  |  April 12, 2011

The new TV season

Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 25, 2011

Gully + Foam Castles + Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance, January 8

Gully, Foam Castles, and Sunset Hearts at Empire was a veritable who's-who of the Portland indie rock scene.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  January 14, 2011

Review: The many tentacles of Jason Spooner's Sea Monster

Jason Spooner is an amalgamation of John Prine and John Mayer — great songs and great hair, all in one package. Their aesthetics are similar, too. Sure, there are important and wounded songs in the bag, but these guys aren't afraid to have a good time,
Get kraken
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 19, 2010

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #9 - The Talkiing Heads

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #9 - The Talkiing Heads

    New England can technically lay claim to today’s artists, seeing as how David Bern, Chris Frantz, and Tina Weymouth were all grads of...
By MorningIntern  |  August 23, 2010

Dancing with himself

Arthur Russell's music does little to illuminate the mysteries and vagaries of his life. It simply tosses them aside, in pursuit of moods and rhythms few have successfully replicated, two decades later.
Arthur Russell's posthumous renaissance
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 24, 2009

Same as he ever was

Thirty-four years after forming the legendary band Talking Heads with fellow Rhode Island School of Design students Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, David Byrne returns to the area to perform “The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno.”
David Byrne on working with Brian Eno, the new music industry, and his time in Providence
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  November 25, 2008

Severed Heads

“This ain’t no CBGB,” David Byrne sang during his late-set dive bomb into “Life During Wartime,” and a glance around the immensely classy premises of the Wang Theatre verified it.
David Byrne at the Wang Theatre, October 31, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 04, 2008