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The Walkmen fill in the gaps

Nothing on the seventh Walkmen release is remotely as jarring as their 2004 masterpiece, "The Rat," a song that had frontman Hamilton Leithauser howling over frenetic guitars and a wildly crashing drumbeat.

By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 12, 2012
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How staying different saved street art in the Bean

Boston has a special place in graffiti history — and not just because one of our early marquee vandals, Popeye, was Jordan Knight of the New Kids on the Block.
Boston bombers
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 01, 2011
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With Going Out in Style, Dropkick Murphys remain Boston's most treasured punk success

Dropkick Murphys are the best tourist trap in this city. Maybe in any city. Maybe in the world.
The tightest ship in the business.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 25, 2011
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#MaHeritage

The things we're thankful for also tend to be the things that bind us together.
What would you add to a list of Massachusetts's 'intangible cultural heritage'? We asked, you answered — In 140 characters or less.
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 20, 2010
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Review: The Walkmen at Middle East

It was strange to see the sparse instrumentation from which NYC’s The Walkmen drew their atmospheric, honey-dipped sound last Friday at the Middle East.
 The Walkmen, live at Middle East downstairs on September 18, 2009
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 25, 2009
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Photos: The Walkmen

The Walkmen live at the Middle East downstairs, September 18, 2009
The Walkmen live at the Middle East downstairs, September 18, 2009
By SARAH VIERA  |  September 25, 2009


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The kids are OK!

There has been much debate — public, behind closed doors, and on message boards — as to whether Boston punk does in fact rule.
Boston Rules brings back the good old days of punk
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 30, 2009