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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
By DAN WEISS  |  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
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  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...
By webteam  |  July 07, 2010

Wolf Parade | Expo 86

Wolf Parade kick-start their third album by getting right into rambling poetics.
Sub Pop (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  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.
Lunar Laps
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  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
Jagjaguwar (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 19, 2009

2008 Listravaganza!

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
By 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
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 28, 2008

Variety pack

A compendium of Wolf Parade side projects
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 28, 2008

Wolf Parade

At Mount Zoomer will give you those same goosebumps you felt when you heard the band’s debut.
At Mount Zoomer | Sub Pop
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2008

Cult Maze

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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By 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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 20, 2007

Download festival?

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
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 14, 2007


Handsome Furs

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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 09, 2007

Sunset Rubdown

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
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  May 08, 2006
Wolf Parade

Holy F#@%!’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.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 08, 2006

Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005