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Shake Your Booty for a Bounty

Like in other businesses, family connections are important in filmmaking. Just ask Kate Hudson and Michael Douglas.
Dance for Your Supper Dept.
By TOM MEEK  |  June 04, 2010
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Sofia Italian Steakhouse

I have to admit I giggled when I got a press release describing this restaurant as being located in the “white-hot West Roxbury-Dedham dining scene.” After all, the space had already killed a reasonably good steak house, Vintage, after a long closure in
Versatility and competence go a long way
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 30, 2009
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An unstoppable force

Appreciation of Converge is one of those things that comes after you stop trying too hard, like driving stick without stalling at the red lights.
This time is (once again) right for Converge
By MATT PARISH  |  October 16, 2009
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Whiskey. Beer. Rock 'n' roll!

Country-fried rawk quartet Girl Haggard have already achieved the goals founder Aaron Jaehnig drafted up when the bigman bassist and bartender-about-town formed the band with Hendersonville, Tennessee native Mandy Allan back in January.
Girl Haggard and Hank Sinatra Jr. join forces and raise hell
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 18, 2009
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Whiskey. Beer. Rock 'n' roll!

Country-fried rawk quartet Girl Haggard have already achieved the goals founder Aaron Jaehnig drafted up when the bigman bassist and bartender-about-town formed the band with Hendersonville, Tennessee native Mandy Allan back in January.
Girl Haggard and Hank Sinatra Jr. join forces and raise hell
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 18, 2009
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Michael Ryan: 1951-2009

Every proper obit should begin with something long-winded and amusing. In this case, that's easy.
A celebration of the good old days by someone who knew him when
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  August 28, 2009


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Unmasked(1)

South County screamo quartet Verbana Darvell recently finished their latest EP, Brought Out the Waiting , produced by studio whiz Mike Poorman at Strangeways Recording in Providence.
The return of Verbana Darvell
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 13, 2009

Mike's Kitchen

 
A foodie favorite in deepest Cranston
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 10, 2008
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Comics and crafts unite

What differentiates Comicazi-con from this past month's Boston Comic Con, sponsored by Framingham's Bedrock Comics, is the big-tent approach. Comicazi-con won't be focusing solely on comics, but will include local merchants.
Square Deal
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 10, 2008
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Friends remember Alan Lupo

The Boston Phoenix is collecting memories from all those whose lives were touched by our friend and colleague, Alan Lupo.  

By CLIF GARBODEN  |  October 16, 2008

Soup to completely nuts

I half-expected Rise Against to play their obligatory hits for 20 minutes and say “goodnight”; instead, they tore it up for well over an hour.  
Rise Against at T.T. the Bear's, October 7, 2008
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 15, 2008


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In and out of fashion

Something felt eerie about scruffy, squirrelly Rhode Island trio Deer Tick as they entertained the bleep out of the densely occupied VFW.
Paradosaurus Wreck invades the Dilboy VFW
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 19, 2008
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DIY all over again

Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008
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Life lines

Scaring people away isn’t Big Bear’s primary objective.
Getting to the hard core of Big Bear
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 12, 2008
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She's crafty

What would Grandma say?
Indie music and the internet have fueled an arts-and-crafts renaissance that would puzzle your grandmother
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  December 10, 2007
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Coming home

Whereas active-duty soldiers return as a group to a military base upon coming home, National Guard members disperse into their civilian communities.
You want the troops out of Iraq? Next, we have to get Iraq out of the troops.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 11, 2007


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Faces of conflict

Each summer, it seems, the Iraq War springs another issue for the peace movement to rally around, symbolized by a specific face with a story to tell.
Marine Corps challenge anti-war vets
By IAN SANDS  |  June 06, 2007
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On smelling a Rat

“How do you stop a fish from smelling?”, the Damned once famously asked an audience at CBGB.
Reunion
By JOHN E. COLI NIKOLAI  |  March 21, 2007
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Goodbye, cruel America

Toward the end of 2006, we woke up to the glad news that Chile’s former strongman Augusto Pinochet had saved everyone the trouble of hanging his sickly carcass for war crimes and atrocities by dying of a heart attack.
An in-death eulogy for 2006
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  December 20, 2006
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Veterans won’t let veterans march

Maine Veterans for Peace may not be allowed to march in Portland’s Veterans Day parade this year, because parade organizers and participants object to the group’s anti-war politics.
Denied
By SARA DONNELLY  |  October 04, 2006
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The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards

Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 04, 2006


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Cheap thrills

Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
By ELLEE DEAN  |  June 14, 2006
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Farewell to My True Loves

A good band is hard to find.
Club Shot: Eli "Paperboy" Reed
By NICOLE TAMMARO  |  January 31, 2006

Boston music news - January 27, 2006

ELI “PAPERBOY” REED and his eight-piece soul band the TRUE LOVES play their swan song January 28 at the Central Square VFW Hall.
Notes on Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Ryan Lee and the Mindless, and the organizers of the 2005 New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Festival
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  January 27, 2006
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Class act

With Boston bursting at the seams with colleges and conservatories, music knowledge can get you quite far in this town.
Wayne brings his wax to school; a VFW house party
By DAVID DAY  |  January 23, 2006
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Soft sell

Sing! isn’t just the emphatic title of Tiger Saw’s third and most recent full-length on Kimchee Records: it’s also the rotating-member-band’s manifesto.
Tiger Saw’s quiet music for swelling hearts
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 13, 2006