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First step for the freak fest

The three key components to any successful underground music concert are good bands, cheap booze, and a sketchy venue whose identity is a semi-well-kept secret.
Rave On
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  July 01, 2011
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A different Empire

I grew up in central New York, and I can confirm that anyone who grows up in upstate who wants to do something interesting or awesome usually winds up doing it somewhere else
The many sounds of upstate
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008
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Upstate of mind

Mercury Rev dig out of Buffalo
Mercury Rev dig out of Buffalo
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 01, 2008
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School daze

The shows that Tufts University’s Oxfam Café has hosted over the past year-plus are not your typical sweat-drenched college rock shows.
Sonorous studies at Oxfam
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 17, 2008
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Future Shocker

For three years, Future Classic’s Legends of Style has been promoting urban art, style, and culture in Boston with legendary parties at huge venues like the Convention Center. J-Boogie, "Conga Rock" (mp3) J-Boogie, "Soul Clap" (mp3)
Jennifer Saphier runs the show
By DAVID DAY  |  October 17, 2006
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Heavy-metal chill out

Drone metal. Cats love it, and probably unborn children, too, hearing it buzzed through the womb wall. Boris, "Farewell"   (mp3) Sunn O))), "It Took The Night To Believe"  (mp3) Growing, "Green Pasture"   
Growing and SunnO))) crawl to the drone
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 15, 2006