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What's F'n Next? Divine Fits
When asked to name the best note for a one-note song, of course Britt Daniel is already sitting at a piano.
Los Angeles, California
| October 12, 2012
Wolf Parade on July 11 at Port City Music Hall
In concert, Wolf Parade operate in a mode that is or ought to be the Platonic ideal for a rock show: their live renditions of studio tracks are simultaneously faithful, timed to metronomic precision, and — when the occasion calls for it — beautifully unh
| July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Wolf Parade at the House of Blues
Electro-indie alt band Wolf Parade don't tour all that often. So, I was a little surprised to see that they had booked a gig at the...
| July 14, 2010
Wolf Parade at the Port City Music Hall
Thanks to a full paper and my vacation, there's no space or time for me to sing the praises of perhaps my very favorite band...
| July 07, 2010
Wolf Parade | Expo 86
Wolf Parade kick-start their third album by getting right into rambling poetics.
Sub Pop (2010)
| July 02, 2010
Ready, set, howl!
From the people who brought you the Woolly Fair, the city's furriest art festival, a bit of hairy exercise this past weekend.
| October 09, 2009
Sunset Rubdown | Dragonslayer
Sunset Rubdown's 2007 release, Random Spirit Lover , is an underappreciated tour de force , a sprawling indie-rock epic imbued with a spirit of anarchic glee. Their third album is as ambitious as its predecessors but mutes the joy in favor of a more
| June 19, 2009
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 24, 2008
The call of the wild
It’s not easy being in a band whose two primary songwriters have quite different ideas about how to write an indie-rock song.
Wolf Parade get instinctual
| July 28, 2008
A compendium of Wolf Parade side projects
| July 28, 2008
At Mount Zoomer will give you those same goosebumps you felt when you heard the band’s debut.
At Mount Zoomer | Sub Pop
| June 24, 2008
Fuming through the dog days
In preparation for another three months of endless days and sweaty nights, here are five new albums to get you through the summer.
Five new albums to soundtrack a passive-aggressive summer
| June 18, 2008
Early on in Cult Maze’s all-too-brief tenure as Portland’s best indie-rock band — probably when they were still called The Funeral — I offered to buy Joshua Loring a beer before his set.
Music seen at Geno’s + SPACE Gallery, April 4 + April 6, 2008
| April 09, 2008
Live and kicking
Yes, we suffer from an embarrassment of riches when it come to live music here in the Boston area.
Live reviews: 2007 in review
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 17, 2007
Modest Mouse, buzzing bees
“I think this festival is sponsored by large, stinging insects . . . made by Volkswagen,” quipped Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell.
The Download Festival, Tweeter Center, August 18, 2007
| August 20, 2007
It’s a pretty cool line-up of “indie” stars, indie almost-stars, college-rock faves, and local heroes.
How about the Tweeter Center line-up instead
| August 14, 2007
Playing Bruce Springsteen to Spencer Krug’s David Bowie, Dan Boeckner came across as the humble workhorse of Wolf Parade. "What We Had," Handsome Furs (mp3)
Plague Park | Sub Pop
| May 21, 2007
Off the record: Week of May 11, 2007
The Battles album Mirrored plays like an impossibly taut hipster remix of an air strike from Star Wars .
The National, Battles, Handsome Furs, and Deerhunter
| May 09, 2007
Shut Up is unabashed and far-reaching, a thousand parts sweated down to four players and one harrowing Robert Smith karaoke voice, occasionally too synth-proggy but always high stakes.
Shut Up I Am Dreaming | Absolutely Kosher
| May 08, 2006
ThePhoenix.com’s Pulitzer-winning classical music columnist told us he was going to see Wolf Parade. We said, “You better get us a camera-phone photo.”
A classical aesthete checks out Wolf Parade. And their vulgar opening band, too.
| April 08, 2006
 An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator.  Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
| December 30, 2005
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