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The Receiving End of Sirens

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Star teamz

Mark it, dude: another banner year for the Boston music scene.
Ten from Boston’s 2007 pop underground
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 18, 2007
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Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007
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Let's just call it emo

The scariest thing about Scary Kids Scaring Kids is keyboardist Pouyan Afkary.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids + Dear Hunter, Axis, August 30, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007
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Is it in the stars?

When Casey Crescenzo, frontman of the Dear Hunter, was a kid, he gave Nirvana a shot. It didn’t take.
The rise of Casey Crescenzo’s the Dear Hunter
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 29, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs: August 31, 2007

Lori McKenna, Termanology, Receiving End of Sirens, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 LOCAL CDS  |  August 28, 2007
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Planetary rock

In 1619, Johannes Kepler — the famous astronomer dude — published his Harmonices Mundi, or “Harmony of the Worlds.”
The celestial sounds of the Receiving End of Sirens
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 01, 2007


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Going on sale: June 22, 2007

Hanson, Rusus Wainwright, Gov't Mule, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  June 18, 2007

Christians and Lions, 'Gimme Diction'


From More Songs for Dreamsleepers & the Very Awake
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  March 09, 2007
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Hunting season

"Any shows in Boston feel like home," says Casey Crescenzo.
The Dear Hunter set their sights on opera, Boston, and the Receiving End of Sirens
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  December 28, 2006
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Boston's 10 best

There are good times for the Boston music scene and there are bad times.
A year in local music
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 19, 2006
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Take two

In 2003, Ben Potrykus, then a freshman at Emerson College and the singer of the post-hardcore band the Receiving End of Sirens, made a decision that most aspiring musicians would call crazy: he turned down a major-label record deal to stay in school. V
Ben Potrykus gets a second shot with Christians & Lions
By WILL SPITZ  |  November 27, 2006


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Saturday's night's alright (for Sunday)

In gestures that pass for typical punk fashion, tens of thousands of TBS fans showed the extent of their enthusiasm by pelting each other with anything they could get their grubby little hands on and stepping up the shoving match in the pit every time t
Taking Back Sunday and the Receiving End of Sirens, September 9 at City Hall Plaza
By JULIA KAGANSKIY  |  September 12, 2006
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Synapses firing

Back on Monday August 14, when Kenmore Square was the usual pre–Red Sox game Tasmanian clusterfuck, a smaller but no less devoted crowd began to form outside Avalon. Receiving End of Sirens, "Planning a Prison Break" (mp3)
The Receiving End of Sirens have their own Fenway faithful
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 08, 2006
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Panic!'s producer

BU grad and Boston rock vet Matt Squire gave up the guitar for the producer’s chair – and now he’s got his name (and even a songwriting credit) on the hottest Top-40 emo album in America.
Matt Squire and the rebirth of emo
By JULIA KAGANSKIY  |  September 01, 2006
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Siren song

When the Receiving End of Sirens took the stage, coming out to the “Cheers” theme (“Sometimes you want to go….”) and the screams of a packed Avalon, it was clear that it was good to be back.
Keating, Portugal. The Man, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Circa Survive at Avalon, August 14, 2006
By SAM MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 15, 2006
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Ready for action!

It’s hard to say how many showers they’ve missed or how many T-shirts they’ve gone through in the month-plus they’ve been on the road this summer, but it’s safe to say that the van they’re crisscrossing the country in is rife with man-stink.
Monty Are I go national with Wall of People
By BOB GULLA  |  July 25, 2006


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Going on sale: May 26, 2006

Carlos Mencia, Jello Biafra, The Wrens, The Bronx, and Phil Lesh sharing a bill with Trey Anastasio
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 23, 2006
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Top ten Boston CDs: May 14, 2006

Same as it ever was: Godsmack, Cook, Dolls reign supreme
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  May 16, 2006
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Top ten Boston CDs, week of April 30

No, Virginia, the Dresden Dolls did not top the charts this week
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  May 02, 2006
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Top ten Boston CDs, April 23, 2006

Holy shit: Dane Cook gets knocked out of the top spot!
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  April 25, 2006
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Top 10 Boston CDs: February 12, 2006

Cook eats rock bands for breakfast, Taxpayer and TREOS crack the chart
As reported by Newbury Comics
By EDITORIAL  |  February 15, 2006


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Top 10 Boston CDs: January 29, 2006

Comedy of terrors: Dane Cook, Staind, Diecast lead the pack.  
As reported by Newbury Comics
By PHOENIX TOP TEN  |  January 31, 2006