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Dance around town before the students come back

The W Hotel's Electric Summer Music Series goes underground with the party crew DJ team of M|O|D.
Phoenix Shakedown
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 17, 2012
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Bells on parade

We last heard from ALL THE REAL GIRLS last summer, when they shot the EP Tinsel Town on location of the set of the film Lost On Purpose .
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 20, 2012
[hot tip] Hear new Bad Rabbits jams spun tomorrow night at Family Culture

[hot tip] Hear new Bad Rabbits jams spun tomorrow night at Family Culture


Jonesin' to hear the sure-to-be-top-shelf new jams off BAD RABBITS upcoming American Love EP? Then the Family Culture party tomorrow night at the Good Life...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 30, 2011
[ticket giveaway] Flying Lotus @ Royale 09.09.11

[ticket giveaway] Flying Lotus @ Royale 09.09.11


Last week we caught up with Steven Ellison, d/b/a FLYING LOTUS, for a fairly rare interview that looked inside the mind of one of the...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 07, 2011
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Photos: Turquoise Jeep at the Good Life

Flynt Flossy, Pretty Raheem, Whatchyamacallit and Yung Humma of  Turqoise Jeep  perform at the 5 Year Anniversary Party for "Fresh Produce" at the Good Life, on July 30, 2011.
"Fresh Produce" | 5 Year Anniversary Party | July 30, 2011
By MIKE JOHNSON  |  August 05, 2011
Quasi-Celebrity Roast of D-Tension This Thursday (7/21) at Good Life

Quasi-Celebrity Roast of D-Tension This Thursday (7/21) at Good Life


Some of you know D-Tension as the Bay State's resident comic rapper, an author of such mirthful gems as "Soccer Mom" and "I'm So Old."...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 20, 2011


July 23 | Fresh Produce at Good Life

July 23 | Fresh Produce at Good Life


It's pretty impressive that Fresh Produce has lasted for five years. The last time we saw produce that old, we were cleaning out the refrigerator...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 11, 2011
March 26 | Ladies 1st Edition with DJ Shortee at Good Life

March 26 | Ladies 1st Edition with DJ Shortee at Good Life


There are plenty of dance-floor divas trying to break the glass (or is it vinyl?) ceiling - but overall the DJ industry remains a man's...
By Scott Kearnan  |  March 21, 2011

Shakedown 03.03 - 03.09: Forward, March


THURSDAY 03.03 DESIGNER DRUGS @ Middle East NYC duo Designer Drugs have long ruled the remix circuit, crushing dance floors with reboots of everyone from...
By Michael Marotta  |  March 03, 2011
Heart and sole

Heart and sole


Photo: LARA CALLAHAN  "Art was a form of therapy for me," shares Olivia Chaffee, glancing out the window of Good Life, where she has a...
By Scott Kearnan  |  February 07, 2011
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Five electronic artists filling local stages

Five electronic artists filling local stages
On the solo circuit
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 17, 2010


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Weezer: The Early Years

When Rivers Cuomo, Weezer wunderkind and Harvard-educated overachiever, sets his mind to something, he is nothing if not meticulous.
Rivers Cuomo reflects on the making of 'Blue' and Pinkerton
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 04, 2010
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Slideshow: Paint Pens in Purses [NSFW]

The all-female art collective releases its first book
The all-female art collective releases its first book
By PAINT PENS IN PURSES  |  December 03, 2010
December 4 | Paint Pens in Purses at Good Life

December 4 | Paint Pens in Purses at Good Life


As much as we'd love to cover our apartment walls with fantastic original pieces from local artists, our modest décor budget rarely allows us to...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 29, 2010
Shakedown 11.18 - 11.24: Dance like a turkey, before the turkey dances like you

Shakedown 11.18 - 11.24: Dance like a turkey, before the turkey dances like you


------- THURSDAY 11.18 DANSER @ Milky Way --------------- Remember watching Adam Ant on MTV back in the ’80s and thinking you could dance better than...
By Michael Marotta  |  November 18, 2010
The Good Life becomes The Ghoul Life

The Good Life becomes The Ghoul Life


Good Life halloween from jeff gilbride on Vimeo.  It apparently took just seven hours to transform The Good Life into a full-scale haunted house. The...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 25, 2010


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Gang of Fort Point

For a moment or two last Friday at the Middle East, the Fort Point Recordings showcase had the vibe of the old WBCN Rock N' Roll Rumble's preliminary round, circa 2004 or so, when the annual battle of the bands went down in the Cambridge club's upstair
Eclectic label lives the Good Life in Cambridge
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 15, 2010
September 24 | Craziest Party of All Time at Good Life

September 24 | Craziest Party of All Time at Good Life


Whether it was your sorority's biggest keg party or a Vegas bachelor bash that will live in infamy, you've likely experienced your own Craziest Party...
By Scott Kearnan  |  September 20, 2010
Shakedown: The last dance stretch of Boston’s sweaty summer 2010

Shakedown: The last dance stretch of Boston’s sweaty summer 2010


THURSDAY 08.26: MAKE IT NEW WITH DJ BLOODY MARY @ Middlesex Lounge Berlin-based techno diva Bloody Mary claims that her album Black Pearlwas inspired by...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 26, 2010
Shakedown: A good week for apocalyptic bottle-poppin sensitive thugs

Shakedown: A good week for apocalyptic bottle-poppin sensitive thugs


FRIDAY 06.06 WILD SAUCE @ Good Life  United Styles 6 descends on Boston this weekend, but the World B-Boy Cup afterparty at Good Life is...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 05, 2010

HOT BEAT: Dubstep


In case you haven't noticed (or didn't read our Music issue last month - shame on you!), dance music is back in a big way....
By Stuff Boston  |  July 26, 2010


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Hip-hop's royal gains

It's a typically dope thing about hip-hop that one of its foremost architects — an old- and true-school icon who nurtured acts like De La Soul, cut the genre's standard bearer for concept albums, and, for better or worse, produced boom-bap's first comi
Prince Paul's got perspective
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 16, 2010
Barchetypes: A taxonomy of Boston’s bartenders

Barchetypes: A taxonomy of Boston’s bartenders


JEREMIAH BERNSTEIN OF MIDDLESEX LOUNGE | Photo: MIKE DISKIN Bartenders, like the bars they work in, come in all shapes and sizes. But eventually you...
By Luke ONeil  |  July 12, 2010
Just Dance: From American radio to Boston dance floors, the beat is back

Just Dance: From American radio to Boston dance floors, the beat is back


Photo: LARA CALLAHAN Picture it: it's the mid-1990s. You set your car radio (terrestrial, not satellite) to a Top 40 station, and suddenly, if you...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 28, 2010
June 23 | Silent Disco at Good Life

June 23 | Silent Disco at Good Life


Initially, the idea of a Silent Disco makes as much sense as an "invisible movie." (And how do you party? With "paralyzed dancing"?) But this...
By Scott Kearnan  |  June 14, 2010
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Where the girls are

While Boston does have a few conventional — some might say uninteresting — gay bars, it doesn’t have a designated hotspot for queer women.
Prime places to track down all the single ladies
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 04, 2010


Booty Advisory: May you all be useless on Monday

Booty Advisory: May you all be useless on Monday


Chuckie FRIDAY 05.28 | CHUCKIE @ RoyaleDon't worry, it's not the Chuckie who climbs out of your toybox in the middle of the night and...
By webteam  |  May 27, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Creatures of Habit, "How We Lustre"

MP3 of the Week: Creatures of Habit, "How We Lustre"


Now that we can hear about actual dance music being made in Boston without having our monocles drop into our drinks, we can put the...
By webteam  |  April 23, 2010
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Kid vicious

It’s not easy being a rapper from Wisconsin. Just ask 23-year-old hip-hop lifer Juiceboxxx.
Juiceboxxx cares not for your nerdcore
By LEOR GALIL  |  April 09, 2010
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Championship vinyl

You have a better chance of hearing Taylor Swift songs banging out of Kanye’s tinted windows than you do of hearing either of their pop asses on the Good Life speakers during Fever.
Flavorheard, Frank White, and Mister Jason are Fever  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 02, 2010