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Photos: Age Rings + Taxpayer + Pretty & Nice at Middle East Downstairs

Age Rings, Taxpayer, and Pretty & Nice perform live at Middle East Downstairs on May 21, 2011.
Middle East Downstairs | May 21, 2011
By KEN MARCOU  |  June 03, 2011
The Bynars

Spring's starting line-up of new Boston rock

In the spirit of the fast-approaching baseball season, let's take a look at nine local rock shows that might offer the city more hits than Carl Crawford in April.  
Nine volts
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 18, 2011

Mean Creek lead a rocking Allston block party

"Hey, it's my birthday, and I got too drunk," announced Mean Creek's Chris Keene midway through their set before a sizable and affable crowd Saturday at the Brighton Music Hall. "You may remember me from such hits as 'Fucking Up the First Song.' "
Out: Choose your own adventure
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 04, 2011

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
MP3 of the Week: Taxpayer, "Droning Engines"

MP3 of the Week: Taxpayer, "Droning Engines"

Getting 10 or 12 four-minute songs ready for pressing is like getting 10 or 12 four-year-olds ready for a party — it takes what feels...
By webteam  |  May 27, 2010
Taxpayer EP-release party at Great Scott

Taxpayer EP-release party at Great Scott

After dropping one of the better local rock records of 2009 in Don't Steal My Night Vision (Lunch Records), Taxpayer are back with Photo, a...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010


2009: The year in local pop

When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
By MATT PARISH  |  December 25, 2009
MP3 of the Week: Taxpayer, "We Have Arrived"

MP3 of the Week: Taxpayer, "We Have Arrived"

1. Taxpayer, “We Have Arrived” (mp3) 2. Eli “Paperboy” Reed, “I’m Gonna Break Every Heart I Can” 3...
By webteam  |  March 12, 2009

Grand designs

Last year at this time, Taxpayer were up in New Hampshire in a backwoods cabin they'd locked themselves in for a long weekend.
Taxpayer do some sound planning
By MATT PARISH  |  March 10, 2009