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Catching up with Kid’s Gotta Do

There's no shortage of emo-influenced, WARPED Tour rock bands in these parts.
Two-man show
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 17, 2012

Photos: Warped Tour 2010

Bands and fans congregate for the Massachusetts installement of Warped Tour 2010, at the Comcast Center on July 13, 2010.
Warped Tour 2010 | Comcast Center | July 13, 2010
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  July 16, 2010

Greasing the skids

Things could have been different for Ben Maitland-Lewis.
Berklee grad Ben Maitland-Lewis had a successful music career and a high-powered job at a major record label. Then he gave it all up for Boston and a beat-up, vegetable-oil-fueled van.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 26, 2010

Bay State update

Last we left the Bay State, they had turned out the excellent EP Let's Turn This City On , released just over a year ago. In the meantime, they've played the Warped Tour, picked up a booking agent, and worked hard on their live show. Their new three-s
A three-song EP for the holidays
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 27, 2009

Lights, camera, action rock!

Keep the Cristal on ice until further notice from Steve Aiello, lead singer/guitarist for Monty Are I, who just released their "official" major label debut, Break Through the Silence on Island/Def Jam.
Monty Are I — from Cranston to Island/Def Jam
By CHRIS CONTI  |  October 09, 2009

Review: Mayhem Fest 2009

A mere 10 minutes after setting foot in the Comcast Center, my editor and I witness our first major act of Mayhem Fest carnage. Actually, we couldn't have missed it -- it was aimed directly at us.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, et al | August 4, 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield
By MICHELLE ABBASCIANO  |  August 14, 2009

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The music man

Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 07, 2009
VIDEO+REVIEW: Warped Tour 2009 in Boston

VIDEO+REVIEW: Warped Tour 2009 in Boston

Vanna at Vans Warped Tour 2009 | Comcast Center | Photo by Bryan Mastergeorge  If punk fans leap at any excuse to be pissed off,...
By Michelle Abbasciano  |  July 24, 2009

Photos: Warped Tour 2009 in Boston

Photos of Warped Tour 2009's stop in Boston
Vans Warped Tour 2009 hits the Comcast Center
By BRYAN MASTERGEORGE  |  July 24, 2009

Smack downer

I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009

Scrunk happens

According to AbsolutePunk's Jason Tate, brokeNCYDE "epitomize everything that music (and human beings) should not be."
We're not fans, but the kids seem to like it
By LEOR GALIL  |  July 17, 2009


The other river rave

When heads deserted the Chinatown-warehouse rave scene in the late '90s, the house loyalists from Soul Clap and Marz Entertainment were still cracking glow sticks.
Soul Clap and Marz bring life to the banks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 19, 2009

'BRU's bracketology

The 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt continues this week with six more bands on tap, following victories by the Viennagram and Baylock last weekend.
The Rock Hunt semi-finals, part two
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 18, 2009

Interview: Monty Are I

Summer 2009 could be the defining moment of Monty Are I's decade-long musical endeavor. The sonic pride of Cranston West High are on the same label as the Killers and Fall Out Boy, and their big-league debut is due out this summer.
A shot at the 'big time'
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 25, 2009


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

Heart and soul

The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2008

Photos: Warped Tour 2008 at Comcast Center

Photos: Warped Tour 2008 at Comcast Center

We sent two photographers into the rain and the mud. They came back with lots of photos of kids go...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 25, 2008

Photos: Warped Tour 2008

Get in the pit: From Katy Perry to Every Time I Die, an inside (and outside, and from behind) look at what went down (and up and down) at this year's Warped Tour.
July 23, 2008 at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA

Festival casualties ’08!

A young man died of meningitis, which doctors believe he contracted by sharing joints with contagious hippies at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.
A grim reminder that rock can still maim you
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 21, 2008

Old souls

“The very first Bouncing Souls show was a battle of the bands in high school. We took third place out of four bands. We sucked, though — we were terrible. Horrible ."
The Bouncing Souls stay relevant
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  July 15, 2008

The new girl

“I am the pink in a sea of darkness.”
Katy Perry storms the boys’ club
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 15, 2008


Future classic

No problem — your crib was on the way to the racetrack anyway. We’ll be able to meet Erik at the Hot Dog Safari in 20 minutes if the traffic holds up.
Here, sit down and check out Moe Pope
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 01, 2008

Geography lessons

"You could put us in Anchorage or Alaska or Antarctica or even somewhere in the Himalayas, and at heart we’d still be from Boston.”
Street Dogs remain Boston to the core
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 24, 2008

Grrrrab bag

Bear is the new wolf
Bear is the new wolf
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 01, 1900