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Jesus and Mary Chain perform live at the Paradise Rock Club on September 11, 2012.
September 11, 2012
| September 21, 2012
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s psych renewal
For anyone interested in gritty, stylish psych-rock with smoky swirls of noise and ambience, 2012 is a pretty good place to be.
| August 31, 2012
The Dears: Degeneration Street
This fifth and latest album from the Dears suggests that these Montreal natives need to clear out some Britpop cobwebs.
Dangerbird Records (2011)
| February 11, 2011
Weekend | Sports
Even in an age of excessive internet awareness and never-ending blog hype, it's easy to miss a young touring band on their first stop through town.
Slumberland Records (2010)
| December 03, 2010
Everybody please stop calling Alan Palomo "nostalgic." When I check in with him last Friday, the dude seems far more interested in whatever is on the horizon than whatever's in the past.
The radiant, repressed pop of Neon Indian
| March 05, 2010
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
| January 01, 2010
A Place To Bury Strangers | Exploding Head
When it comes to the resurgence of all things shoegaze, only one question remains: how literal do you want it?
| October 09, 2009
The Raveonettes | In and Out of Control
Jesus and Mary Chain comparisons aside, this Danish duo established their sound eight years ago by patching together an aural quilt of retro-rock roots — from garage to surf to wall of sound — and haven't wavered since.
| October 09, 2009
A flair for the drama
"There's not enough hype in the world for Glasvegas," old reliable hypemonger NME recently proclaimed. But that doesn't mean the magazine and the rest of the British music press aren't trying.
Great Scott, January 4, 2009
| January 06, 2009
The history of rock is littered with crazies who have craved nothing more than volume on top of volume, who have short-circuited themselves in the pursuit of the purity of noise.
A Place To Bury Strangers have it in for your earbones
| September 08, 2008
Interview: Courtney Taylor-Taylor
In the 2004 documentary DiG! , the Dandy Warhols’ Courtney Taylor-Taylor reacts to the musical criticism of a Capitol Records executive by scoffing, “I sneeze and hits come out!”
Mission: control freak
| September 08, 2008
Indie gets the blues
White rockers generally come by the blues one of two ways.
The Gossip, the Black Keys, and the Kills
| April 23, 2008
A very loud empire
Work those connections, because the Holy Fuck show at the Middle East upstairs this Friday is already sold out.
Death by Audio's DIY artists
| March 18, 2008
On the eve of Liars’ current US tour, frontman Angus Andrew — an Aussie expat — threw out his back and was, by all accounts, immobile.
Liars at Paradise, February 8, 2008
| February 12, 2008
One suspects all colds are terrible in the world of Stephin Merritt.
Stephin Merritt warms up on Distortion
| January 07, 2008
Start with some Spice
The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
| December 26, 2007
Boston music news: September 21, 2007
For the better part of a decade,Chris Brokaw was best known as Thalia Zedek’s guitar foil in the local band Come.
Notes on Chris Brokaw and Session Americana
| September 18, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The songwriting isn’t BRMC’s most memorable, but Baby 81’s noise-roots fumes are pretty thick.
Baby 81 | RCA
| April 23, 2007
Heard it first
I decided to check out four bands on the bill whom I’d never heard.
| February 07, 2007
Originally released in 2001, this fuzzed-out masterpiece by the Vienna-based Christian Fennesz is finally back in print, with two bonus tracks, a snazzy new cover, and a sharper mix from Fennesz himself.
Endless Summer | Editions Mego
| January 02, 2007
Coast to coast
Monstrous’ stealthy rise on the independent music scene has gone largely unnoticed, mainly because the trio has made most of its progress out of town, specifically in Portland, Oregon.
Monstrous go west, find their sound, and return
| December 12, 2006
And three more boxes
Among post-punk offshoots, perhaps the hardest to define is “goth.”
Gift ideas for the music fan on your list
| December 12, 2006
This article originally appeared in the August 14, 1992 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
This year’s model offers much more than music
| October 25, 2006
Without meaning to, Barrett invented one of rock’s enduring archetypes: the visionary who burns brightly just long enough to become a bona fide star before plummeting into introversion and, in this case, a silence lasting more than 30 years.
| July 21, 2006
“Beautifully sloppy” was a phrase once used to describe the work of Dan Treacy, the mastermind behind Television Personalities, one of the UK’s most consistent cult bands of the past two-plus decades.
My Dark Places | Comino
| May 25, 2006
The ultimate SALESMAN movie
Ruthless sharks, dumpy schlubs, or a combination of the two: Hollywood loves its pitchmen.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 13, 2006
Flashbacks, March 10, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| March 08, 2006
With their frenetic guitars, near-indecipherable vocals, and lo-fi production, Fire Engines are the least likely ’80s post-punk band to be experiencing a revival of sorts.
CODEX TEENAGE PREMONITION | Domino
| January 23, 2006
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