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Nine Boston pop shows coming this Spring

Go nine songs deep into Gozu's new The Fury of a Patient Man — from the stoner chug of opener "Bald Bull" to the buzzing boogie of "Salty Thumb" to the upright guitar crunch of "Disco Related Injury" — and there's barely any room to breathe.

By MICHAEL MOROTTA  |  March 01, 2013

Boston Rock & Pop Class of 2013

What was once a stodgy rock-and-roll town swallowed up by its participants' mutual disdain for one another has given way to a community fostering relentless creativity and support.
A baker’s dozen of the best new bands in Boston — and slightly beyond
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 25, 2013

A spectrum of sounds warms up Boston’s winter playlist

Ultimately unfounded threats of the Mayan apocalypse are in the rearview, but this winter's new Boston music survey starts with a Cult and ends with a Flood.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 28, 2012

It takes an identity thief

In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
By JACLYN TROP  |  April 23, 2010