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Review: Rock Band 3

Adding a keyboard to Rock Band 3 was the most logical move for Harmonix.
Keys open doors
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 12, 2010
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One night, one jazz trifecta

True, there aren't enough paying gigs for musicians, but the live music is out there — and last Wednesday, I had to scramble to make three promising shows.
Taylor Eigsti, the October Trio, and the BC Quintet
By JON GARELICK  |  July 02, 2010

Twos for the road



By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 19, 2010
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Contemporary heart

Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2010
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Review: DJ Hero

Shortly after DJ Hero ’s release, a couple of craiglist ads popped up from gamers claiming they’ll plug in and play the game at your party for $75 — all you have to provide is the TV and the speakers.
Hit the decks in DJ Hero
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 13, 2009
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Hop to!

Somewhere in Allston, there’s an over-caffeinated barista/drummer bitching about Bad Rabbits.
What was the Eclectic Collective is now Bad Rabbits
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 18, 2009


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Covers uncovered

The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2009

Crossword: ''Come on, get it right!''


Driving grammar purists crazy since, well, forever
By MATT JONES  |  December 03, 2008
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Picnic + Homecoming

We’ll hope that both of the first-time ever events that took place last Saturday will return annually, and be as successful in the future as their debuts.
Music seen at Lincoln Park and SPACE Gallery, September 13, 2008
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  September 17, 2008
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Thirty for 2006

Last year I hinted that I’d have to expand my rankings after two years of Top 20s. Well, here you go. The Top 30.
A year in local releases
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 21, 2006
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Grupo of life

When one day I’m bitten by some kind of radioactive bug and attain super powers, I’d like Grupo Esperanza’s “Spacism” to be my theme song.
Esperanza offer far more than hope
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 12, 2006


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Long + short of it

Megan Jo Wilson’s debut disc remains a strong introduction and suggests a future as a band leader, like her frequent collaborator Sara Cox, rather than a solo artist.
Megan Jo Wilson’s Seed, Stars, Galaxies
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 24, 2006