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Review: The enduring pleasures of Gypsy

There are stage mothers and then there is Rose in the musical Gypsy , who is to the rest of the lot what Godzilla is to geckos.
Gotta sing! Gotta dance!
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2011
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Legacy act

What does it say about the current scene when the standard full rock band of two guitars, bass, and drums can seem novel?
Mean Creek look forward to a long road
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  June 05, 2010
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Personal space

If you’re in a hurry, or you’re reading this in a tweet, here are some choice Julianna Barwick keywords (thank you, every music writer!): æthereal , ghostly , and luminous .
Eluvium and Julianna Barwick find their voices
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 14, 2010
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Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010
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Haus music

On a sleepy side street in JP sits the Whitehaus, where, on a recent Saturday evening, muffled electronic gurgles and drones pulse from the basement like the sounds of some secret sci-fi laundromat. It's an experimental electronics night anchored by Bo
The Whitehaus spares its carpets with Blastfest 3
By MATT PARISH  |  March 19, 2010
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Old-time bangers

The one element needed when revitalizing a neglected canon? Verve. Ever since the Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the trad-acoustic scene a few years ago, they've kept this notion front and center.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the red zone
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 22, 2010


Crossword: ''You want fries with that?''

Some people do
Some people do
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2009

VIDEO: Marissa Nadler from last winter


By Ryan Stewart  |  April 24, 2009

ROCK'S STEADIES

THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
THINK JUST BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP IS TOUGH? MEET FIVE BANDS WHO'VE COMBINED WORK AND PLAY ? AND AGAINST ALL ODDS ENDED UP MAKING SWEET HARMONIES.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  December 10, 2008

Hot and cold

Bands and artists do have a way of coming and going here in Boston.
A revved-up Bang Camaro and techno Freezepop lead the way
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 07, 2008

Video of the Week: Tulsa live at BMP showcase


Voting has officially ended for this year's Best Music Poll: results will be announced in May, a few...
By Carly Carioli  |  April 04, 2008


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A bad idea triumphs

The only way the regulators could abandon their duties more would be to develop amnesia in addition to their weakened spines.
Verizon: $500,000,000 — Public: $0
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008
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Going on sale: February 29, 2008

Dosh, M83, Rihanna, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  February 26, 2008
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Scene on Fire

The sun is really shining on Portland’s experimental-folk community these days.
Portland neo-folkies go international
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 23, 2008
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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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Cheer on the cheap

Having such a bursting social calendar requires being armed, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson, to the teeth.
A guide to seasonal imbibing
By TODD RICHARD  |  November 14, 2007


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Perfect pairing

Sarah Cronin and Tommy Allen have just opened a box of T-shirts sent by their record label.
Drug Rug turn a relationship into a band
By JEFF BREEZE  |  November 08, 2007

The benefits of stage fright

Like Tanton’s opposing halves, Tulsa’s music is marked by a sort of push-pull between melody and dissonance, concision and unhinged sonic exploration.
Tulsa find their inner noise
By WILL SPITZ  |  September 18, 2007
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Singles scene

It’s old news: this series of tubes they call the Internet has revolutionized the way music is distributed.
Local bands dig in with digital
By WILL SPITZ  |  September 12, 2007
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Charles in charge

Charles is a wonderful painter, but he was painting a nude woman when I came home one day last week.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 28, 2007
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Two of a kind

Beat Awfuls founder Dave Vicini, who also co-leads Viva Viva, has a penchant for contradiction. Beat Awfuls, "DIY Die" (mp3)
The Beat Awfuls and Viva Viva do it their way
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 13, 2007


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We found Whitey Bulger . . . and he’s still missing

I get a lot of calls about Bulger, but this one was different. Watch video footage of a possible Whitey sighting in California
Anniversary party: The FBI celebrates 12 years of failure
By DAVID BOERI  |  January 05, 2007
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Cabin fever

Local-music aficionados were downright spoiled in 2006. Hallelujah the Hills, "Hallelujah the Hills" (mp3) SnowLeopards, "Stuck in the Middle" (mp3)   Tulsa, "Whissper" (mp3)
Local bands that will get you through the winter
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 02, 2007

Portland scene report: November 3

Harpswell Sound call it “big news;” we call it nearly crushing.
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  November 01, 2006
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Chicken hawk?

Who would have expected such a sweet, good-natured movie after the chic ugliness and depravity of Kids and Bully ?
Larry Clark’s Wassup Rockers
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 05, 2006

Jamestown loses its erection

Jamestown Bridge is falling down, falling down. James­town Bridge is falling down, my fair lady!
The big blow-up could be a spectacle for the ages
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 12, 2006


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Blues schooled

A charter member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bishop has just released his first disc since the murder of his daughter Selina in 2000.
Elvin Bishop gets his groove back
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 13, 2006