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Label Made: The story of Captured Tracks
The corner of West and Noble is a quiet, industrial area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
| December 21, 2012
I'm not a big fan of the "you are what you eat" theory of musical influence. I've experienced enough defective Radiohead knockoffs in my day to know that a group's favorite bands often have nil to do with how their music will sound. I also think that o
The learning curve of Lissy Trullie
| December 11, 2009
For some hip-hop heads, artists like Mickey Factz represent everything that reeks in rap. Between his bypassing the rugged underground, blowing up on-line, and occasionally kicking Kanye-esque arrogance, he's an easy target for so-called purists.
Mickey Factz is here to catch your asses up.
| March 02, 2009
“Maybe over there? Try over there . . . ” The muffled voice in the background sounds defeated.
Vivian Girls find fans, lose shoes
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| October 08, 2008
It takes two
The makeupbreakup machine officially gets cranking on August 19 when their debut EP, We Prefer Not To . . . (s.a.f. records), is released. Call it electro-surf power-pop?
makeupbreakup are ready to make their move
| July 30, 2008
Telling the Truth
Providence hip-hop ain’t what you think it is.
Prolyphic and Reanimator bring it
| May 07, 2008
Armor for Sleep
It's kind of refreshing to hear a bitchy emo record that doesn’t direct all its ire toward the heartless females.
Smile for Them | Sire
| December 26, 2007
Rockin’ ’n’ rulin’
Girls Rock & Girls Rule, founded by G-Spot lead singer Gail Silverman, was created five years ago to raise awareness and exposure for independent female artists.
Girls together outrageously in Newport; the Agents; and more
| September 18, 2007
If it weren’t for the Middle East — the Cambridge club, not the region — NYC’s latest musical cause célèbre might not exist.
Battles look to the future, not the past
| July 10, 2007
Hard to get to but wonderful to visit, Jamaica Plain is one of the secret jewels in the Boston crown. DJ Joseph Colbourne, "Color Mix" (mp3)
Color at the Milky Way, plus Berlin in Boston
| May 29, 2007
Hip and free VBS.TV
In collaboration with Vice magazine, Spike Jonze has put together an on-line TV station.
But will it play in Peoria?
| April 24, 2007
Indie kids aren’t known for their dance moves.
Ratatat, Paradise, March 15, 2007
| March 16, 2007
The great-great-great grandson of Ralph Waldo Emerson rocks out. Grizzly Bear, "On a Neck, On a Spit" (mp3)
The steady triumph of Grizzly Bear
| January 30, 2007
Who wants to be Tony Millionaire?
Tony Millionaire’s working habits are monastic.
Drunk on cheap beer and india ink, a Gloucester artist’s creatures are ready for their close-up
| April 12, 2006
Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day five
Donkey Kong; the barking of a dog proves less worrisome than the bite of its soundman; the inappropriate uses of Oingo Boingo; Uncle Monsterface ponders the transformative properties of old laundry.
HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE
| April 07, 2006
Now is the winter of our discontent. That last heating bill nearly caused a coronary, and this month’s will only be worse.
Free booze! Free books! Free movies! Free iPods! A guide to getting something for nothing
| January 18, 2006
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