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Growing pains

Among the stacks of new local releases coming out this winter, we were stoked to find a new offering by the pastoral plucker MICA JONES .
Wax Tablet

Thurston Moore moves on

When Thurston Moore takes the stage at Somerville Theatre on Tuesday, he will no doubt stroll through the wispy cloud-spires of last summer's Beck-produced solo effort, Demolished Thoughts (Matador).  
Demolition man
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 27, 2012

This season starts retro and then fades to Black

After a summer and fall that saw local releases at a fever pitch, perhaps it was inevitable we'd see something of a retrenchment for the dark days of winter.
A Modest mid-winter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 30, 2011
Thurston Moore's blog is a fun time

Thurston Moore's blog is a fun time

Belated recognition department: Thurston Moore has rejoined the blogosphere. (via The Fader)Highlights include wild youtubage of Northampton record-store noise gigs, wayback reminiscing about Sid Vicious,...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 22, 2011

VIDEO: Beck and Thurston Moore cover Yanni for Beck's latest Record Club installment

For a while, Beck's "Record Club" project - in which he recruits various musicians like Charlotte Gainsbourg, MGMT, Wilco, Feist, Jamie Liddell, and Devendra Banhart...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 01, 2010

SXSW 2010: Andrew WK bails on J Mascis and Thurston Moore. Plus, J Mascis solo [video]

So . . . bad news first. Remember that THURSTON MOORE - J MASCIS - ANDREW WK supergroup we told you about? Well, um ....
By Carly Carioli  |  March 24, 2010

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to debut two new bands -- one with Thurston Moore and Andrew W.K. -- at SXSW

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to debut two new bands -- one with Thurston Moore and Andrew W.K. -- at SXSW

J MASCIS has gone supergroup crazy. The Dinosaur Jr. frontman is taking his latest semi-allstar band (or at least featuring-members-of band) SWEET APPLE to SXSW for...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 11, 2010

Tight but loose

I had never come across the adjective "jangular" until I visited the Glowkid website.
Jangly + angular = Glowkid
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 22, 2010

52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010

Photos: Sonic Youth at the Wilbur Theatre

Photos of Sonic Youth on their 2009 tour
Sonic Youth, live at the Wilbur Theatre, November 22, 2009
By JEROME ENO  |  November 27, 2009

Dropping by with an old friend

Even before there were festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties to formalize the concept, Sonic Youth have always given off a curatorial air.
Sonic Youth + The Feelies, live at the Wilbur Theatre, November 22, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 27, 2009


Review: It Might Get Loud

Some guitar teachers will tell you there’s a right way and a wrong way to play the guitar. But Davis Guggenheim’s rousing new documentary, It Might Get Loud, reminds us that that’s not true at all.
Davis Guggenheim films his essay on the electric guitar
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009

The best is noise

One night last winter, Thurston Moore and Swedish sax kingpin Mats Gustafsson popped into the Middle East upstairs for an off-the-cuff performance together. The loose group arrangement — Bill Nace and Chris Corsano joined in at the last minute — made fo
Howard Stelzer's tale of the tape
By MATT PARISH  |  August 14, 2009

Sonic Youth | The Eternal

This is Sonic Youth's first release on Matador Records, a retirement home for long-in-the-tooth indie-rockers, after two decades of major-label albums and one celebrity-curated Starbucks hits compilation.
Matador (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  June 05, 2009

Fat Worm of Error: Windsong On Our Own Mind

Milky Way, January 25, 2009
Milky Way, January 25, 2009
By MATT PARISH  |  January 27, 2009

Rare Frequencies: Callithumpian Consort, Thurston Moore and Bill Nace

Although composer JOHN CAGE is best known for 4'33" of silence, he could raise a ruckus when the mood struck.
Louder than bombs
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 20, 2009


Dirge overkill

Against the grainy mix of plucky guitars and water-drop bells in "Burning Hearts," Flora Reed recalls a long-ago tryst that she traces from Paris cafûs across tarmacs and ancient ruins.
The sad songs of Winterpills
By MATT PARISH  |  December 09, 2008

Best week ever!

Edgy gigs likely to be booked solid
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 11, 2008

On the racks

Nelly Furtado, Frank Black, Pearl Jam, Fatboy Slim, and Luna.
June 20
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 27, 2008

Going on sale: October 17, 2008

Mighty Mystic, Constantines, Christmas Revels, Anthony Hamilton and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  October 15, 2008

Time of Rivers returns

The surprising success of the Time of Rivers Festival can be credited both to shrewd marketing and Portland’s increasingly robust presence in a niche music scene.  
Round two of the (mostly) solo guitar, (mostly) unplugged destination festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2008


Rhody loves Chachi

Get to know Charlie “Big Chachi” Carvalho for about five minutes and it’s clear he’s equal parts confident and cordial, a down-to-earth family man with big aspirations.
Spittin’ rhymes straight outta the Bucket
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2008

Universal truths

The world now enjoys increased access to some really degenerate rock-influenced art-noise.
Ecstatic Peace thrives despite the help
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  September 16, 2008

A team effort

Yes, the name sounds familiar and no, they don’t play Hawaiian music.
Everyone’s gonna find out about Hello Mahalo
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 23, 2008

Fortunate one

It was no surprise to find Chris Brokaw in Hawaii last week, just two Saturdays before he’s due back in Cambridge to pull a double shift upstairs at the Middle East.
Chris Brokaw is booked solid
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 07, 2008

Sonic sculptors

For more than a decade, local noise-rockers Neptune have cultivated a loyal fan base on the fringes of the Boston rock scene.
Neptune’s metal machine music
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  February 12, 2008


Beyond illbient

When I get DJ Spooky on the phone a week ago Tuesday, he’s fresh home in New York City from Antarctica.
DJ Spooky goes global
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2008

Local rock plows ahead

Not every local rocker is hibernating or joining Bang Camaro this winter.
Winter offerings you won’t have to shovel
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 26, 2007

Holiday books

Okay, we admit, we went a bit crazy this year.
Coffee-table madness
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 03, 2007

Punk House: Interiors In Anarchy Photography by Abby Banks

Edited by Thurston Moore | Abrams Image | 289 pages | $27.50
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 03, 2007